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.

“Thank You, Part I”


“I am a flawed person.  A brook with many stones, a clear blue sky with many blackbirds.  I have many shortcomings.  A rainbow that’s not long enough, a starry night with clouds.  But I can only be thankful to the God who loves me just this way, and I can only be grateful to the people in my life who accept the clear blue sky with many blackbirds and who are patient with the rainbow that isn’t long enough.  And because of this, I am taught love, because of this I love my God, and I love these people.”   (C. JoyBell C.)



“Don’t let mistakes be so monumental, don’t let your love be so confidential, don’t let your mind be so darn judgmental, and please let your heart be more influential.  Be thankful for all that the spirit provides and be thankful for all that you see without eyes.”   (Michael Franti)



“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”   (Oprah Winfrey)



“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  (Albert Schweitzer)



“There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings:  a thankful reflection on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them.  The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.”   (Hannah More)



“. . . a basic law:  the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.  This, of course, is a fact.  Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind.  The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity.”   (Norman Vincent Peale)



“One Love!

One Heart!

Let’s get together and feel all right.

Hear the children cryin’  (One Love!);

Hear the children cryin’  (One Heart!),

Sayin’:  give thanks and praise

To the Lord and I will feel all right;

Sayin’:  let’s get together

And feel all right.”  (Bob Marley, ‘One Love’ lyrics)


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