Quotations Colection Part 33: On June 2014

“There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.” — Marvin Williams

 

“Don’t fall in love with someone who says the right things, fall in love with someone who does the right things.” — Robert Tew

 

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

 

Ketakutan itu tidaklah nyata. Tempat yang bisa didiami ketakutan adalah pikiran kita akan masa depan. Itu ciptaan khayalan kita, menyebabkan kita takut akan hal-hal yang tidak ada dan mungkin tak pernah ada. … Bahaya itu sangat nyata. Tapi takut adalah pilihan. — After Earth (2013)

 

“I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone who can make me smile.” — Abbey Lee Kershaw

 

“Never be afraid to act. You never know how far away you are from your goal — sometimes just reaching out and putting in a little bit of effort can be enough. And, even if it’s not — you tried, and that’s far better than just sitting and waiting for a chance to present itself. If you want to achieve something you have to act, you have to take risks and you have to believe in yourself.” — Author Unknown

 

Destoyevsky suatu ketika mengatakan, “Seandainya Tuhan mati, segalanya diizinkan.” Ini adalah sesungguhnya apa yang dipercayai sebagian besar orang. Mereka berbeda hanya dalam bahwa beberapa orang telah menarik kesimpulan Tuhan harus tetap hidup agar dapat menegakkan orde moral, sementara yang lain menerima ide bahwa segalanya diizinkan, bahwa tidak ada prinsip moral yang sahih dan kebijaksanaan adalah satu-satunya prinsip regulatif dalam kehidupan. Sebaliknya, etika humanistik mengambil posisi bahwa jika manusia hidup, dia mengetahui apa yang diizinkan. Hidup berarti produktif, menggunakan kekuatannya bukan untuk berbagai maksud yang mentransendensi manusia melainkan untuk dirinya, memahami eksistensi, menjadi manusiawi. Selama seorang percaya bahwa ide dan maksudnya berada di luar dirinya, ia berada di atas awan, di dalam masa lampau atau masa depan. Selama itu pula ia akan pergi ke luar dari diri sendiri dan mencari pemenuhan di mana dia tidak dapat ditemukan. Dia akan mencari penyelesaian dan jawaban ke setiap penjuru kecuali satu, di mana penyelesaian dan jawaban itu dapat ditemukan – dalam dirinya sendiri. — Erich Fromm

 

“We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it… because we need it. We all need it.” — Janis Joplin

 

I said to her, “… jaga objektifitas … dengan tidak menunjukkan keberpihakan sebelum waktunya. Menjadi subjektif itu ada tempat dan waktunya, tidak di semua tempat dan di setiap waktu.” 15/6/14

 

“… many of us naively believe that intelligence is fixed: We have this mind-set. … The sad thing is that our mind-set shape our goals, our efforts, our attitudes – even our relationships. Those who are convinced that intelligence is fixed may go to great lengths to convince people that they have a lot of this thing we think of as intelligence. And they’ll avoid challenges that might expose their shortcomings. That is the road to stagnation. But those who know that intelligence is malleable – who have a growth rather than a fixed mind-set – know that with effort, they can develop astonishing skills and talents.” — Carol S. Dweck, dalam Lefrancois, 2012, h. 310

 

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

 

“First, I eat healthy; it comes from the inside out. If you eat right, your skin, hair, nails will look good. The same if you have negative thoughts – they can give you a bad look, too; we reflect what we eat and think. Being happy and doing what I love really reflects.” — Kate del Castillo

 

“Dan, terakhir, saya pun membuat kesimpulan sementara bahwa orang yang menggunakan akalnya dalam ber-Islam adalah orang yang berakhir sebagai muslim-muslimah yang berakhlak mulia. Ia menjadi subjek kehidupannya, tetap dalam Islam, betapapun makna objek-objek, masa dan tempat hidupnya berubah-ubah. Ke-Islam-annya tidak terlekat pada objek, melainkan pada subjek; dirinya.” — 17/6/14 My own mind in the end of the day. I sacrificed so many good things to reach this. Time.

 

“Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

 

“Hold on to what’s important. Let your worries go. No matter how you look at it, some things just don’t make sense. The way you choose to carry on is what matters.” — Author Unknown

 

“One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

“The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.” — Slyman Bryson

 

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“We are what we love.” — Erik Erikson, 1968

 

“For years we have given scientific attention to the care and rearing of plants and animals, but we have allowed babies to be raised chiefly by tradition.” — Edith Belle Lowry

 

The first thing for me as educational psychology student: Betapa merugikannya seorang pendidik atau orangtua yang hanya memandang belajar dari kacamata produk. Hidup anak atau siswa jadi hanya berkisar antara target-hasil, target-hasil, dan target-hasil. Ini mungkin awal dari dunia yang kejam. Dunia baik hanya bagi mereka yang berhasil mencapai target. Mereka yang cemerlang menjadi sebab ketidakbahagiaan mereka yang redup, yang gagal mencapai target. Kata siapa orang bodoh itu dibutuhkan karena ia adalah pelengkap orang yang pintar? Kata siapa, karena dunia itu harus seimbang antara yang positif dan negatif, maka benar pemikiran bahwa si bodoh eksis agar si pintar tampak? Orang-orang pintar selalu takut, bagaimana seandainya semua orang pintar-pintar. Ketimbang kebodohan, justru kepintaranlah yang menjadi sebab banyak tragedi di dunia. Membiarkan orang terus dalam kepintarannya adalah sebab sebagian bencana. Instead of pursuing perfection, will you try your best to be modest, to stay being modest? — My own mind, 26 Juni 2014

“Learning involves change. It is concerned with the acquisition of habits, knowledge, and attitudes. It enables individual to make both personal and social adjustment. Since the concept of change is inherent in the concept of learning, any change in behavior implies that learning is taking place or has taken place. Learning that occurs during the process of change can be referred to as the learning process.” — Crow & Crow, dalam Knowles, Holton, & Swanson (2005)

Learning as product -> emphasize the end result or outcome of the learning experience. Learning as process -> emphasize what happens during the course of a learning experience in attaining a given learning product or outcome. Learning as function -> emphasize certain critical aspect of learning, such as motivation, retention, and transfer, which presumably make behavioral changes in human learning possible. — Harris & Schwahn, dalam Knowles, Holton, & Swanson (2005)

 

“Instead of pursuing perfection, will you try your best to be modest, to stay modest?” — My own mind, 26 Juni 2014

 

“Traditionally, we have known more about how animals learn than about how children learn; and we know much more about how children learn than about how adults learn. Perhaps this is because the study of learning was taken over early by experimental psychologists whose canons require the control of variables. And it is obvious that the conditions under which animal learn are more controllable than those under which children learn; and the condition under which children learn are much more controllable than those under which adults learn. The fact is, then, that many of the ‘scentific’ theories of learning have been derived from the study of learning by animals and children.” — Knowles, Holton, and Swanson (2005)

 

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.” — Calvin Coolidge

 

“There is nothing as practical as a good theory.” — Kurt Lewin Bertahun-tahun mencari kalimat wasiat ini, akhirnya ketemu dalam Deutsch (2012, h. 290)

 

“Jangan bunuh orang kafir, tapi bunuhlah kekafirannya.” — the host of that forum whose name I don’t know We need to know our focus.

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