Author: The Catalyst

Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is the noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is the easiest;
Third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius

The wise man develops himself, the fool waits to die. – Dune / Frank Herbert?

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. – Anton Chekhov

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.  Words are secondary.  Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. – Lao Tzu

I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding, they learn by some other way—by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile! —Richard Feynman

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. – Richard Feynman

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question. – Niels Bohr

You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong. – Elon Musk


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Wealth Quotes

Wealth Quotes

Profits are better than wages.  wages make you a living, profits make you a fortune! – Author Unknown

All wealth is the product of labor.  – John Locke

When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work. – Aya Laraya

Rich people have small TV’s and big libraries and poor people have big TV’s and small libraries. – Zig Ziglar

Those who work the whole day have not time to make money. – John D. Rockefeller

If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. – Warren Buffett

An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. – Benjamin Franklin

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca

Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. – Warren Buffett

Money won’t buy you happiness, but have you ever seen someone frowning while riding a jetski? – Author Unknown.

Victim Quotes

Victim Quotes

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy.  The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda

Victims self perpetuate.  Life is difficult for everyone, and yes, sometimes more for some than others.  You can’t move forward with a life is against me attitude, even if it seems like it is. – Author Unknown

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him! – Author Unknown

A victim is someone who no longer takes responsibility for themselves. – Author Unknown

Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression. – Stefan Molyneux

The victim mindset will have you dancing with the devil, then complaining that you’re in hell. – Steve Maraboli

You relinquish your power when you blame others for situations in your life. The blame does not change the situation and only keeps you in a victim mentality. Accept that the situation occurred and find a way to transcend it and you will reclaim your power and become the victor. – Nanette Mathews

Bemoaning my existence wasn’t changing my existence. – Carolyn Spring

Time Quotes

Time Quotes

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. – Jim Bishop

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. – Baltasar Gracian

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. – John Randolph

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. – Maria Edgeworth

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That’s why it’s called the present.  – Bil Keane


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Thought Quotes

Thought Quotes

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. – Einstein

You will become what your thoughts dwell upon. – Author Unknown

If you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right. – Henry Ford

There are men who can think no deeper than a fact. – Voltaire

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. – Washington Irving

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. – Bernard M. Baruch

In art, there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts. – Louis Kronenberger

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. – Anais Nin

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. – Albert Einstein

Trying to change ourselves in order to please others – so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval – is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase. – Guy Finley

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

Punctuality Quotes

Punctuality Quotes

I have generally found that the man who is good at an excuse is good for nothing else. – Benjamin Franklin

Being on time to appointments and meetings is a phase of self-discipline and an evidence of self-respect. Punctuality is a courteous compliment the intelligent person pays to his associates. – Marvin J. Ashton

The longer we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings. – Author Unknown

It is difficult to prove yourself reliable when people are required to wait for you. – Wes Fessler

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time. – Horace Mann

When a secretary of Washington, excusing himself for being late, said that his watch was too slow, the reply of Washington was, “You must get a new watch, or I must get a new secretary.” – Charles Fontaine

If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality.  I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own. – Richard Cecil


Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination Quotes

The biggest lie we tell ourselves is ‘I’ll do it later’. – Author Unknown

If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. – Author Unknown

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. – Author Unknown

Success comes to the man that does today what others put off till tomorrow. – Author Unknown

The things that comes to the man who waits, seldom turn out to be the things he’s waited for. – Author Unknown

Procrastination on a decision may be a decision in itself. – Author Unknown

Priorities Quotes

Priorities Quotes

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. – George Lorimer

Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are. – James W. Frick

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. – Stephen Covey

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. – Tim Ferris

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. – Benjamin Franklin

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster. – Stephen Covey

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. – Zig Ziglar

Keep in mind that you are always saying “no” to something. If it isn’t to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it. – Stephen Covey

Planning Quotes

Planning Quotes

Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Alan Lakein

Do not plan for mediocrity or you may reach your goal or even come up short! – The Catalyst

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage. – Zig Ziglar

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning. – Peter Singer

While their competition is asleep, world-class leaders are up – and they’re not watching the news or reading the paper. They are thinking, planning and practicing. – Robin S. Sharma

Oppression Quotes

Oppression Quotes

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take away all a man has and you lose your ability to rule him. – Cloud Atlas Movie

I will not be subjected to criminal abuse. – Cloud Atlas Movie

Each time a man stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… Those ripples build a current that sweeps down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. – Robert Kennedy