Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”


“We’re all afraid of something.  The one fear we must all guard against is the fear of ourselves.  Don’t let the sensation of fear convince you that you’re too weak to have courage.  Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.   No one is born a coward.   We were meant to love.   And we were meant to have the courage for it.”      (John McCain, U. S. Senator)


“The biggest mistake is not taking action.   We fear mistakes and failure more than just about anything.   We fear mistakes to the point where we don’t even begin to make the changes we know we need to make, or give up when we meet resistance long before the goal has been achieved.   And yet, if you’ll allow me to stretch a quote from Buddha just a bit, there are only two mistakes we should fear: not starting and not finishing.   Failure and mistakes are not the problem, of course, it is the fear of them which may keep us from starting a difficult journey or force us to give up even after we mustered up enough courage to at least start.”      (Garr Reynolds)


“Do not believe in excuses.   Believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.”      (James Cash Penney)


“Courage doesn’t always roar.   Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.      (Mary Anne Radmacher)


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