What inspires? What sparks creation?

There are as many answers to this as there are ideas. Leading clients through the ideation process is one of the several services we provide at Dawn. Often we use quotes to spark a discussion. We seek out quotes where the writer skillfully uses words to express and illuminate an idea in a powerful or provocative way. You’ll find some of our favorites here, including ones that have the power to alter a mindset. If you’re looking for a favorite author or a particular subject, use our search function to find these quotes from the illuminating nuggets we’ve collected.

We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.

We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.

– Joseph Campbell

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

– Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein on how everything is a miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

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I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.

– Harun Yahya

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

-African proverb

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

– Joseph Campbell


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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It’s only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

– The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.

– Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

– Anatole France

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Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble.

– Indian proverb

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let us not plant any seeds other than seeds of love and compassion.

– Rumi

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the actions.

– Confucius

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No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

– Brendan Francis

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

– Dan Millman

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Decisions are made by those who show up.

— Aaron Sorkin

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