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.

“Searching for the Truth – Challenged to Change Ourselves”

 

“I am one of the searchers.  There are, I believe, millions of us.  We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content.  We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret.  We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand.  We like to walk along the beach; we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty.  We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well.  Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter.  To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know – unless it be to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide.  Most of all we love and want to be loved.  We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give.  We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful.  It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.”   (James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves)

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“Faith is universal.  Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles.  In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.”   (Dan Brown, Angels & Demons)

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“We live in an age fit for heroes.  No time has ever offered such perils or prizes.  Man can provide a full life for humanity – or he can destroy himself with the problems he has created. The test … will be whether man confuses the growth of wealth and power with the growth of spirit and character.”   (Vince Lombardi)

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“The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing.”   (Ernest Hemingway)

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“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.  And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”   (Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist)

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”   (Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning)

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