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.

“Beliefs Have Power”

“There are in fact four very different stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth … the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.”     (Roger Bacon)

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“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”     (Marian Wright Edelman)

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“The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized and never knowing.”     (David Viscott)

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“All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.”    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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“Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others.  But the creator is the man who disagrees.  Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current.  But the creator is the man who goes against the current.  Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together.  But the creator is the man who stands alone.”     (Ayn Rand)

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“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.  Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”       (Anthony Robbins)

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