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“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

“Are you ready to cut off your head and place your foot on it? If so, come; Love awaits you! Love is not grown in a garden, nor sold in the marketplace; whether you are a king or a servant, the price is your head, and nothing less. Yes, the cost of the elixir of love is your head! Do you hesitate? 0 miser, It is cheap at that price!”

-Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali

How do I change?
If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labour.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” [Faster, Higher, Stronger]
Father Didon was a friend of Baron Pierre de Coubertin who made this the Olympic Motto.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Orang yang bijaksana adalah orang yang mengetahui bahwa dirinya tidak tahu.”

“Cogito Ergo Sum.”

-Socrates

“Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t… You’re absolutely right!”

-Henry Ford

“Saat menjadi tua kita tidak tumbuh lebih baik atau lebih buruk, melainkan lebih menyerupai diri sendiri.”

-May L. Becker

“By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d.”

-Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

“Ecosystems are not only more complex than we know, they are more complex than we can know.”

-Frank Egler

“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.”
Lat., “Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.”

-Horace, Odes

The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.

-William Arthur Ward

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.”

-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“Through struggle to the stars.”

-Motto of the Mulvany family

“I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore. “

-Rabindranath Tagore, The Gardener, 1915

“Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.”

-Francis Bacon

“I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.”

-Carry Nation

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.

-Earl Nightingale

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.”

-Ralph W. Sockman

I have found little that is “good” about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.

-Sigmund Freud

Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.

-John Fletcher, Upon an “Honest Man’s Fortune.”

“There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.” -Stephen Stills

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Kecantikan tidak bersumber dari apa yang kita pakai, tapi dari bagaimana cara kita memakainya.”

“Cinta mestinya bagai sepasang sayap yang membawa kita terbang tinggi, Cinta mestinya bagai udara yang selalu memiliki harapan, tapi cinta juga mestinya bagai lukisan yang tak kunjung selesai..dengan begitu kita tak pernah meninggalkannya.”

“Kadang Tuhan membiarkanmu melakukan beberapa kesalahan sebelum kamu melakukan sebuah kebenaran, kadang Dia juga menyediakan beberapa kesempatan sampai kamu menyadari bahwa salah satunya adalah BENAR-BENAR milikmu.”

“Cinta yang kita punya tak ubahnya sepasang tangan menengadah, yang satu selalu menatap rindu kepada yang lain.”

“Keseimbangan bukan didapat dengan kekuasaan, Keseimbangan didapat dengan saling berbagi dan menerima.”

“Bagai malam, matamu senantiasa menyimpan mimpi. Bagai sebuah buku, matamu adalah sekumpulan kisah. Dan bagai angin di pantai, matamu diam-diam menyeretku dari kegamangan.”

“Bertemu denganmu, mimpiku menjadi kenyataan. Bertemu dengan orang lain setelah kamu, mimpiku yang jadi kenyataan berubah menjadi mimpi lagi.”

“Kegilaan dimulai dari gosip. Begitupula dengan peperangan. Maka bergosiplah hanya kepada dirimu sendiri, atau di duniamu sendiri, atau saat tak ada siapapun yang mendengar.”

“Jika enyah dari matamu, Camkanlah! Itu tak menghapus bayangmu sedikitpun dari mimpi yang kupunya.”

“Pengkhianatan, Ibarat seorang pelempar lembing yang melumpuhkan binatang buruannya dengan Bumerang.”

-Asma Nadia-

“aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan kata yang tak sempat diucapkan
kayu kepada api yang menjadikannya abu

aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan isyarat yang tak sempat disampaikan
awan kepada hujan yang menjadikannya tiada”
-Sapardi Djoko Damono-

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