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.

“Adversity – A Kick in the Teeth May Be the Best Thing”


“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me.  You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.   (Walt Disney Company)



“When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.”    (Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now:  7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential)



“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”    (Dalai Lama XIV)



“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back.  That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”    (Vince Lombardi Jr.)



“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over.  But one thing is certain.  When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”    (Haruki Murakami)



“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”   (Napoleon Hill)



“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.  It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”    (Wade Boggs)


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