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.

“Our First Teacher is Our Own Heart”


“I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.”     (Samuel Goldwyn)



“To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind towards discovery.”     (Louis Pasteur)



“The winds of grace are always blowing, but it is you that must raise your sails.” (Rabindranath Tagore)



“Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happened to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.” (Epictetus)



“Our first teacher is our own heart.”     (Cheyenne saying)



“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds:  Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”     (Patanjali)



“A mind once stretched by a great idea or new understanding will never fully return to its original dimensions.”     (William James)




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