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.

“We Are the Champions / We Can Make the World a Better Place”

“I believe you make your day.  You make your life.  So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself.  I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.”   (Brad Pitt)

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“There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.”   (Buck Rogers)

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“Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.”   (Denis Waitley)

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“Champions aren’t made in gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.  They have to have the skill, and the will.  But the will must be stronger than the skill.”   (Muhammad Ali)

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.”   (Muhammad Ali)

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“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable.  Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”   (Denis Waitley)

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“Respect your efforts, respect yourself.  Self-respect leads to self-discipline.  When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”   (Clint Eastwood)

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‘We Are the Champions’

“I’ve paid my dues

Time after time

I’ve done my sentence

But committed no crime

And bad mistakes

I’ve made a few

I’ve had my share of sand kicked to my face

But I’ve come through

And I need to go on, and on, and on, and on

We are the champions, my friends

And we’ll keep on fighting till the end

We are the champions

We are the champions

No time for losers

‘Cause we are the champions

Of the world

I’ve taken my bows

And my curtain calls

You brought me fame and fortune

And everything that goes with it

I thank you all

But it’s been no bed of roses

No pleasure cruise

I consider it a challenge before the whole human race

And I’d never lose

And I need to go on, and on, and on, and on…”  (‘We Are the Champions’ song lyrics by Queen)

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“After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are:  the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.”   (Vince Lombardi)

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