Quotations Collection Part 30: On March 2014

“Wisdom is learning to let go when you want to hang on. Courage is learning to hang on when you want to let go.” — Mark Amend


“Life is unpredictable. Love may arrive when it’s least expected. Laughter may occur at any moment and tears may fall without warning. Happiness may be around the corner or sadness over the next hill. Embrace every moment and every emotion. Your life is unique and it’s a journey that only you can travel.” — Susan Gale


“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” — John Wooden


“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” — Author Unknown


~As we speak together now, so will we create our future. This will be a psychology replete with conceptual resources, sensitive to ideology and history, innovative in its methods of inquiry. It will be a psychology in which colonialist universalism is replaced by a global conversation among equals. Most importantly, it will be a psychology with an unparalleled contribution to society and to the world more generally. — Kenneth J. Gergen Psychological Science in a Postmodern Context American Psychologist, October 2001, Vol. 56, No. 10, 803-813


“View your life with kindsight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ‘What was I thinking,’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ‘What was I learning?'” — Karen Salmansohn


“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers


“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” — Ann Landers


“Saya berharap di masa depan, kita tidak harus lagi merayakan hari khusus seperti Hari Wanita Internasional – bahwa kesuksesan wanita menjadi cerita yang ekslusif, tetapi kesetaraan gender menjadi hal yang biasa.” “Karena separuh penduduk dunia adalah perempuan, saya dengan penuh harap berharap di masa depan, separuh keputusan dunia ini dibuat juga oleh wanita.” –Vijaya Vaidyanath International Woman’s Day


“You look the best when you wear your smile. There is no beauty like the one that comes from inside you.” — Author Unknown


“Although learning is a natural process, schools are not naturally conducive to learning. Children are compelled to attend; they have little choice in the content of a curriculum whose value may not be apparent; they must share the teacher’s time and other resources with peers; classmate differ from one another in ability and experince, requiring many of them to deal with an instructional tempo not suited to their interest or preparation; and they are governed by a set of rules about persoal acts such as talking, moving around, and attending to physical need. In short, schools are not user-friendly.” — Hess & Azuma (1991)


“Punishment is not an effective means of altering behavior because it does not teach students correct behaviors but rather informs them of what not to do.” — Edward Lee Thorndike


“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it’ll take their breath away.” — Tony Gaskins


Kotter (1990) proposed that managing seeks to produce predictability and order, whereas leading seeks to produce organizational change. Both roles are necessary, but problems can occur if an appropriate balance is not maintained. Too much emphasis on the managing role can discourage risk taking and create a bureaucracy without a clear purpose. Too much emphasis on the leadership role can disrupt order and create change that is impractical. — In Yukl, 2010, Leadership in Organizations


Only after the last tree has been cut down, The last river has been poisoned, The last fish has been caught, Only then will you find That money cannot be eaten. — Cree Indians Tim Kasser, in A Life Worth Living, h. 203-204


“Wherever you are, be there. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well.” — Jim Rohn


“It isn’t sufficient just to want — you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


“If you know your weaknesses, you can concentrate on your virtues.” — His Dad ^^ 668


“The possibility for rich relationships exists all around you — you simply have to open your eyes, open your mouth and most importantly, open your heart.” — Cheryl Richardson


“The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.” — Socrates


“Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower


‘‘You do not know what you think you know about human behavior; at least not until you know it in context, both locally and comparatively.” — Steinar Kvale (1992) in Psychology and Postmodernism


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending.” — Neale Donald Walsch


“A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Author Unknown


“… you don’t always have to be right about everything. If something doesn’t makes sense, the universe has not appointed you to be the guy who highlights that. That goes a long way.” — Blocklos >_<) Yes, I agree


“Finding out your personality type is like being given a cliff notes/cheater’s guide to your life. It gives you insight and the ability to know why you do what you do. It can help stop problems before they start and, I believe, help you find true happiness with yourself and those around you.” — the other courtney


“There is nothing more wonderful in life than seeing life as an adventure. We should all try things that we’re afraid of. We should all look very clearly into the unknown andenjoy it. Because when you come in contact with things that you really don’t know, that’s when you’re truly living.” — Brian Molko


“The Marxist combination of materialism and determinism is fatally anti-humanistic. It denies a consciousness, a mind, that is independent of material conditions and class relations. It denies a will and volition that are capable of shaping the course of history. It denies an individuality that is not reducible to class. It denies both the idea and the reality of freedom, a freedom that is something more than the “bourgeois” freedom to buy and sell. It denies a morality that transcends class interests. And it denies the spirituality of man.” –Gertrude Himmelfarb


It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. —Bertrand Russell


“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” — Johnny Carson


“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” ― Chuck Palahniuk


“Those who have long been in the habit of exercising power become autocratic and quarrelsome, incapable of regarding an equal otherwise than as a rival.” — Bertrand Russell Principles of Social Reconstruction, 1916/1971, h. 45


No institution inspired by fear can further life. Hope, not fear, is the creative principle in human affairs. All that has made man great has sprung from the attempt to secure what is good, not from struggle to avert what was thought eveil. It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves a great result. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. Education should not aim at a passive awareness of dead facts, but at an activity directed towards the world that our efforts are to create. It should be inspired, not by regretful hankering after the extinct beauties of Greece and the Renaissance, but by a shining vision of the society that is to be, of the triumphs that thought will achieve in the time to come, and of the ever-widening horizon of man’s survey over the universe. hose who are taught in this spirit will be filled with life and hope and joy, able to bear their part in bringing to mankind a future less sombre than the past, with faith in the glory that human effort can create. –Bertrand Russell Principles of Social Reconstruction, 1916/1971, h. 116


“The supreme pinciple, both in politics and in private life, should be to promote all that is creative, and so to diminish the impulses and desires that centre round possession.” — Bertrand Russell


“As I often tell my students, one of the pleasures of being a social scientist (as opposed to, say, a philosopher or theologian) is that you can have as much fun when you are proven wrong as when you are proven right.” — Peter E. Berger Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World, 2002, h. 2


“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” — Napoleon Hill