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.

“Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing; No ‘Excuse Bag'”


“A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.”   (Ralph Waldo Emerson)



“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”   (Stephen R. Covey)



“Every day, think as you wake up, ‘today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.  I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’”   (Dalai Lama)



“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.  The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?’”   (Leo Buscaglia)



“Throw away your “excuse bag.”   (J. Meyer)



“Perhaps the Ten Commandments would be more widely observed if Moses had brought them down on refrigerator magnets.”   (Robert Brault)


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