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.

“Changing the World Can Be So Simple”


“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”    (Leo Buscaglia)



“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.   A smile.   A word of optimism and hope.   A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.”   (Richard M. Devos)



“Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge.”    (Carmelia Elliot)



“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”    (John Lennon)



“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”   (Dr. Seuss)


“One smile has the power to…

Calm fears.

Soften stone walls.

Warm a cold heart.

Invite a new friend.

Mimic a loving hug.

Beautify the bearer.

Lighten heavy loads.

Promote good deeds.

Brighten a gloomy day.

Comfort a grieving spirit.

Offer hope to the forlorn.

Send a message of caring.

Lift the downtrodden soul.

Patch up invisible wounds.

Weaken the hold of misery.

Act as medicine for suffering.

Attract the companionship of angels.

Fulfill the human need for recognition.

Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?”    (Richelle E. Goodrich)



“Peace begins with a smile.”   (Mother Teresa)


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