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 Nice. Just Don’t Be Mean”


“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” (Theodore Roosevelt)



“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”    (Shannon L. Alder)



“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”    (Mother Theresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living)



“Some people think only intellect counts:  knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it.  But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”    (Dean Koontz)



“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”    (C. G. Jung)



“The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.”     (Shannon L. Alder)



“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”     (Joseph Fort Newton)



“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”    (Leo F. Buscaglia)



Be nice.  And if you can’t do that, just don’t be mean.”     (Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway)



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