Quotations Collection Part 27: On December 2013

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” — Edward Everett Hale

 

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry Brook Adams

 

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur

 

“Many persons might have achieved wisdom had they not supposed that they already possessed it.” — Seneca

Banyak orang mungkin telah mencapai kebijaksanaan yang mereka tidak menyangka bahwa mereka sudah memilikinya.

 

“The end of all thought must be action.” — Aldous Huxley

 

“The teacher if he is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” — Kahlil Gibran

 

“Paradigms provide scienctist not only a map but also with some of the directions essential for map-making. In learning a paradigm the scientist acquires theory, methods and standards together, usually in an inextricable mixture … That is the reason why schools guided by different paradigms are always slightly at cross purposes.” — Thomas S. Kuhn

 

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the condition in which they can learn.” — Albert Einstein

 

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein

 

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.” — Thomas Dewar

 

“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” — Leo Tolstoy

 

“Kita hidup dalam masa yang gegap-gempita, suatu masa yang penuh dengan bahaya. Keadaan ditimbuni dengan kesulitan-kesulitan, namun kita tidak boleh melarikan diri dari kesulitan-kesulitan ini, kita harus mengatasi keadaan itu. Akan tetapi dogma-dogma dari masa lampau yang tenang tidak setara dengan masa sekarang yang membadai. Karena peristiwa kita baru, maka kita harus berpikir kembali, kita harus bertindak kembali, kita harus membentuk kembali, kita harus membentuk lagi kembali.” — Soekarno, dalam salah satu pidatonya.

 

Orang yang mempersiapkan diri, dia akan “lain”. Dia ikut mengalir, tetap tidak hanyut. Dia membuat dirinya memiliki pendirian untuk ikut atau mempertahankan diri dengan memahami bahwa setiap keputusan pasti mengandung konsekuensi. Dia adalah subjek dalam kehidupannya, tak membiarkan dirinya menjadi korban perubahan. — Prof. Suhartono Wiryopranoto, dalam sebuah kelas yang membuka pikiran

 

Everyday is a story from which we can learn someday… — A nice and meaningful weblog’s header text I just found…

 

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” — Zig Ziglar

 

Some people may view teaching as a job and others as a vocation. I tend to share the latter perspective, for I see in teaching a divine calling to make a difference in society. Schools are one of the most powerful institutions for social reconstruction, and the role teachers play have great significance in any society. Multicultural education may be a newcomer to the educational discourse, but its significance in the twenty-first-century classroom is immeasurable. — Chinaka Samuel DomNwachukwu (2010)

 

… Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

— Emma Lazarus, 1883 A poem mounted on the base of Lady Liberty

 

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

 

The fabled global community is now upon us. Psychology can assist in addressing and resolving these problems, especially if it is willing to reconsider some of its fundamental premises, methods, and practices that are rooted within Western cultural tradition and to expand its appreciation and use of other psychologies. –Marsella, 1998, h. 1282

 

1# Manusia adalah misteri. Ia perlu dipecahkan, dan jika itu kau lakukan sepanjang hayat, jangan katakan bahwa kau kehilangan waktu, aku menekuni misteri itu, karena ingin menjadi manusia. –Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, 1821- 1881

2# God creates out of nothing ; wonderful, you say ; yes, to be sure. But what He does is still more wonderful ; He makes saints out of sinners. –Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, 1813-1855

3# Hargailah tugasmu dan jangan bimbang. Perlakukanlah rasa senang dan sakit, perolehan dan kehilangan, serta kemenangan dan kekalahan dengan setara, lalu bersiap-siaplah untuk bertempur. –The Bhagavadgita 2, 38

*Dalam karya sensei.

 

Abul Aswad berkata يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّجُلُ المُعَلِّمُ غَيْرَهُ هَلاَّ لِنَفْسِكَ كَانَ ذَا التَعْلِيْمُ Wahai pengajar orang lain Mengapa kamu tidak mengajar dirimu dulu تَصِفُ الدَوَاءَ لِذِي السَقَمِ وَذِي العِنَا كَيْمَا يَصِحُّ بِهِ وَأَنْتَ سَقِيْمُ Kamu menulis obat untuk orang sakit dan orang sulit Agar dia sehat, padahal kamu sendiri sakit وَنَرَاكَ تُصْلِحُ بِالرَشَادِ عُقُوْلُنَا أَبَدًا وَأَنْتَ مِنَ الرَشَادِ عَدِيْمُ Dan kami melihatmu terus memperbaiki akal kami dengan petuah Sementara kamu sendiri tidak mengindahkan petuah itu اِبْدَأْ بِنَفْسِكَ فَانْهَهَا عَنْ غَيِّهَا فَإِذَا انْتَهَيْتَ عَنْهُ فَأَنْتَ حَكِيْمُ Mulailah dengan dirimu sendiri, cegahlah ia dari keburukan Jika kamu telah menghentikannya maka kamu bijaksana وَهُنَاكَ يُقْبَلُ مَا تَقُوْلُ ويُشْتَفَي بِالقَوْلِ مِنْكَ وَيُنْفَعُ التَعْلِيْمُ Pada saat itu apa yang kamu katakan diterima, Ucapanmu didengar dan ajaranmu berguna لاَ تَنْهَ عَنْ خُلُقٍ وَتَأْتِيَ مِثْلَهُ عَارٌ عَلَيْكَ إِذَا فَعَلْتَ عَظِيْمُ Jangan melarang sesuatu sementara kamu melakukannya Aib bagimu, berat perkaranya jika kamu melakukan itu

*Nasihat indah di sore ini

 

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” — Bob Marley

 

“As I learned to accept myself, I began to relate to people on a deeper level and saw that everyone comes with their own pains and struggles. I learned to appreciate them for their flaws as much as their strengths, which in turn helped me to accept myself more.” — Amyra Mah

 

“Orang yang tidak punya apa-apa, tidak akan bisa memberi apa-apa.” — Arab proverb

 

Dear Teacher I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers, children poisoned by educated physicians, infants killed by trained nurses, women and babies burned by high school and college graduates. So I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human. — Anonymous In Carnie (2003, h. 9) Chapter 1: “Education – What for?”

 

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

 

”Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Creator; everything degenerates in the hands of man … Nobody starts off stupid. … what happens is that (he) is destroyed by process that we misname education, a process that goes on in most homes and schools.” — J. J. Rousseau

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