Quotations Collection Part 29: On Fabruary 2014

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices — today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” — Kevyn Aucoin

 

“Theory of knowledge called ‘realism’; and ‘realism’ is based upon the grandest foundation of philosophy can have, namely human stupidity.” — Robin G. Collingwood

 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

 

“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison

 

“The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost

 

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan

 

“Rivers affect the health of our seas, wildlife, communities, and economies. Restoring freshwater habitats is no longer optional; it’s imperative.” Osvel Hinojosa Huerta, Conservationist and NG Emerging

 

What does not change/ is the will to change Apa yang tidak berubah/ adalah kehendak untuk berubah — Exordium of The Kingfisher, Charles Olson, a poet

 

“Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.” — Karl Marx, Grundrisse, 1858

 

“Siapa yang berpikir bahwa ia akan sampai tanpa berusaha, berarti ia sedang bermimpi. Siapa yang mengira bahwa dengan mengerahkan upaya (ia) akan sampai, maka ia orang yang sombong. Sebab, ia cenderung kepada amalnya dan mengabaikan karunia serta rahmat Allah.” — Ali r.a.

 

“There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.” — Han Suyin

 

“Sometimes walking away has nothing do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.” — Robert Tew

 

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” — Jesse Jackson

 

“Bila kaum muda yang telah belajar di sekolah menganggap dirinya terlalu tinggi dan pintar untuk melebur dengan masyarakat yang bekerja dengan cangkul dan hanya memiliki cita-cita yang sederhana, maka lebih baik pendidikan itu tidak diberikan sama sekali!” — Tan Malaka

 

“Kalau hidup hanya sekedar hidup, kera di rimba juga hidup. Kalau kerja hanya sekedar kerja, kerbau di sawah juga bekerja.” — Buya HAMKA

 

“Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and all the problems you know you don’t have.” — Author Unknown

 

“Jangan jadi pegawai Negeri, jadilah majikan atas dirimu sendiri. Jangan makan keringat orang lain, makanlah keringatmu sendiri. Dan itu dibuktikan dengan kerja.” — Pramoedya Ananta Toer

 

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” — Tony Gaskins

 

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — E.E. Cummings

 

If you never try you’ll never know Just what you’re worth — Fix You

 

“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true.” — Bob Dylan

 

Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. – J. K. Rowling, “The fringe benefits of failure”, 2008

 

“Here one should consider the fact that within the typical PhD program in psychology, the number of requirements in research methods and statistics is typically greater than for any subject matter domain. Requirements in historical and philosophical background, and conceptual and/or critical analysis, is a rarity.” — Kennet Gergen (1992) Toward a postmodern psychology, pp. 24

 

“We need women who are at the head of a boardroom, like at the head of the White House, at the head of major scientific enterprises so that little girls everywhere can then think, you know what? I can do that, I want to do that, I will do that.” — Chelsea Clinton

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