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.

“Giving is the Basis of Success”

 

“Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.”   (Erma Bombeck)

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“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”   (Michel de Montaigne)

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“No matter where you’re from or what you’ve done, you’re never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are.”   (Russell Simmons, Super Rich:  A Guide to Having it All)

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“You think of yourself

as a citizen of the universe.

You think you belong 

to this world of dust and matter.

Out of this dust

you have created a personal image,

and have forgotten

about the essence of your true origin.”   (Rumi, Hush, Don’t Say Anything to God:  Passionate poems of Rumi)

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“Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.”   (Les Brown)

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“Since I was young, I have always known this:  Life damages us, every one.  We can’t escape that damage.  But now, I am also learning this:  We can be mended.  We mend each other.”   (Veronica Roth)

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“Giving, not trading or selling, is the basis of success.  The most rewarding thing you can do is just to give the world something good.  And ultimately you will be paid so much more for that gift than if you had tried to trade it for something else.”   (Russell Simmons, Do You!  12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success)

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