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.

“It Is Not What One Does; It’s What one Becomes”


“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    (Plato)



“There are two ways of spreading light:  to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.”   (Edith Wharton)



“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”   (Goethe)



“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”   (W. Somerset Maugham)



“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.”   (Max Lerner)



“How many slams in an old screen door?  Depends how loud you shut it.  How many slices in a bread?  Depends how thin you cut it.  How much good inside a day?  Depends how good you live ‘em.  How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.”   (Shel Silverstein)



“I have learned this:  it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.”   (Oscar Wilde)

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