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.

“Children Remember What You Are”


“Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.”  (Jesuit Maxim)



“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.  One of these is roots; the other, wings.”   (Hodding Carter)



“Children have neither a past nor a future.  Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”   (Jean de la Bruyere)



“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you will tell them.  They don’t remember what you try to teach them.  They remember what you are.”  (Jim Henson)



“Conspicuously absent from the Ten Commandments is any obligation of parent to child.  We must suppose that God felt it unnecessary to command by law what He had ensured by love.”  (Robert Brault)



“We do not realize how fragile our childhood was until it becomes our turn to play the grown-up.”   (Robert Brault)


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