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.

“Don’t Whine and Grumble”


“When asked how things are, don’t whine and grumble . . .  If you answer, ‘Lousy,’ then God says, ‘You call this bad?  I’ll show you what bad really is!’ 

When asked how things are and, despite hardship or suffering, if you answer, ‘Good,’ then God says, ‘You call this good?  I’ll show you what good really is!’”       (Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav)



“When one has a dream, he is a success, for the dreamer cannot be a total loser.  It is impossible to have a dream and be a total failure.  The dreamer has already succeeded over despondency, despair, cynicism and depression.  These alone can defeat many of us.  Most of us do not even dare to dream.  That is why I say that the person who has a dream is already a winner.”      (Rev. Robert A. Schuller)



“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.  Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”       (Phillips Brooks)



“I am not yearning for great miracles, but for the daily change, the almost imperceptible rebirth, the insignificant miracle of growth, which is greater than all others.”      (Ulrich Schaffer)



“There is more in us than we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”       (Kurt Hahn)


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