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.

“Remove a Mountain; Carry Away Small Stones”


“Nobody is here to fulfill your dream.   Everybody is here to fulfill his own destiny, his own reality.”      (Osho)


“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.  Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.   We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”     (Maya Angelou)


“Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.   Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.   Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.”      (Ernest Hemingway)


“Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.”      (Jean Sibelius)


“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot.”     (Eleanor Roosevelt)


“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”      (Chinese Proverb)

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