Quotations Collection Part 5


“I am not a man of blood; and God is my witness that in all my wars I have never been the aggressor, and that my enemies have always been the authors of their own calamity.” —Timur (Tamerlane), after the conquest of Aleppo

“Kalau ada jalan yang mudah dan jalan yang sulit, pilihlah yang sulit, karena, bahkan jika kamu mungkin tidak selalu berhasil, kau tidak akan pernah menyesal.” from SKKS –it’s nice–

“Every man is in certain respects: a. like all other men, b. like some other men, c. like no other man.” — C. Kluckhohn & H. A. Murray, 1953

“A fake personality: If I want to appear to be nice, I’d have to hide my real personality.” A guest, 10.11.11 (from a Manga)

There is only one thing we can rely on. That thing is called “love”. If we’ve walked a wrong path and suffered through troubles… Whatever happened in the past… Even if we’ve been through sorrow and hard times… there is always a place we can go home to. Without a doubt, every problem can be solved, through deep, deep love. — from DP, a story (a Manga)

“Isn’t it great to have something you treasure?” MOM, 9.11.11 (My-Own-Mind)

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs

“It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.” — Pythagoras

“Sastra yang baik selalu merupakan cermin sebuah masyarakat. Sastra memang bukan tulisan sejarah dan juga tidak dapat dijadikan sumber penulisan sejarah. Akan tetapi sastrawan yang baik akan selalu berhasil melukiskan dan mencerminkan zaman dan masyarakatnya, serta manusia anggota masyarakatnya. Sastrawan yang baik akan dapat menampilkan pengalaman manusia dalam situasi dan kondisi yang berlaku dalam masyarakatnya.” Mochtar Lubis, dalam prakata “Perempuan di Titik Nol”

“If you can’t change fate even when you know what it is, then wouldn’t it be better to not know? … Because we can’t see the future, we can act reckless from time to time.” Thanks Bride 3.11.2011

“…yang bersungguh-sungguh pasti ada hasilnya, entah apa itu, pasti lebih menghasilkan daripada keragu-raguan…” thanks for RM, from a nice conversation “Aku tak akan lari dari kenyataan… [maka] bimbang pun percuma.” thanks for N (a Manga), what a beautiful story you are

“Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back to you.” — Author unknown

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” — Epicurus

“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.” — Frank Tyger

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” — Richard M. Nixon

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” — Thomas A. Edison

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired… You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.” — George S. Patton

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” — Charles Dudley Warner

“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.” — Jodi Picoult


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