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.

“Press On”


“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.     (Rainer Maria Rilke)



“I think and think for months and years.  Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false.  The hundredth time I am right.”     (Albert Einstein)



“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong.”     (Thomas Carlyle)



“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”     (Jacob August Riis)



“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.”     (H. Jackson Brown)



“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by often falling.”     (Lucretius)



“Press on!  A better fate awaits you.”

(Victor Hugo)


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