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.

“Be Not the Slave of Your Own Past”

 

“Sometimes, I sit alone under the stars

and think of the galaxies inside my

heart, and truly wonder if anyone will

ever want to make sense of all that

I am.”   (Testy McTesterson)

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“You do not wake up one morning a bad person.  It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.”   (Robert Brault, Round Up the Usual Subjects)

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“Is life so wretched?  Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled?  You are the one who must grow up.”   (Dag Hammarskjold)

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“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”   (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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“We are constantly invited to be who we are.”   (Henry David Thoreau)

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“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”   (Confucius, Sayings of Confucius)

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”   (George Bernard Shaw)

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