28 Mar


 oleh : Ichsanuddin

Kadang kita tidak belajar apapun selama 1 tahun…
tapi tiba-tiba maju 2 tahun hanya dalam 1 jam
Hidup itu pada kenyataanya tidak logis, dan tidak akan pernah logis. Kalau hidup itu logis, semua orang naik Ferari, Amerika tidak pernah menginvasi Irak, dan Rhoma Irama tidak memboikot Inul.Ketika ‘jengkel’ digabungkan dengan ‘distance’ akan muncul ‘benci’ yang senantiasa mengembang tanpa batas. Satu-satunya cara untuk mengempiskannya ialah dengan mengganti ‘distance’ dengan ‘duduk bersama dan mendiskusikan masalah untuk mencari solusi bersama’.

Atau kadang-kadang ‘dekat’ sudah lebih dari cukup. 

2.Tutup mata hatimu dari kebencian, jangan selalu gelisah, hiduplah dengan kesederhanaan, pengeluaran yang terbatas, memberi yang banyak, selalu bernyanyi, selalu berdo’a, lupakan masa lalu…selalu berpikir dengan perasaan, beri perasaan hatimu dengan cinta seperti matahari yang akan terbit…semua itu merupakan lingkaran emas dari kehidupan yang pasti akan berhasil.3. Keindahan persahabatan adalah bahwa kamu tahu kepada siapa kamu dapat mempercayakan rahasia.? (Alessandro Manzoni) “They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.”
— Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, lawyer and
politician, from his book “The Advancement of Learning”
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must
first be overcome.
— Samuel Johnson, “Rasselas”, 1759 Every heart that has beat strongly
and cheerfully has left a hopeful
impulse behind it in the world,
and bettered the tradition of mankind.
— Robert Louis Stevenson Because of my title I was the first to enter here.
I shall be the last to go out.
— Duchesse d’Alencon, refusing help during a fire at a
charity bazaar in 1897
To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws,
to be led by permanent ideals –
that is what keeps a man patient
when the world ignores him,
and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.
— Honore De Balzac Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation.
Wholeheartedness is contagious.
Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
— David Seabury What a piece of work is man!
How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty!
In form, in moving, how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel!
In apprehension how like a God!
— Shakespeare, from “Hamlet”
To be what we are, and to become what
we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, “Of Men and Books,” 1882 There is no such thing as a great talent without great
— Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist
There is surely a piece of divinity in us,
something that was before the elements,
and owes no homage to the sun.
— Sir Thomas Brown (1830-79) English physician and writer,
from “Religio Medici.”
That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence
inside you that makes you want to believe that there still
a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the
— Lise Hand, describing the late Irish journalist Veronica
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two
greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength
of mind.
— William Hazlitt, “Characteristics,” 1823 Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory
of the tale of Orpheus; it moves stones and charms brutes. It
the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories
without it.
— Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British
and politician.
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow,
we cannot afford to build on shifting sands.
— Henry Ward Beecher If I were asked … to what the singular prosperity and growing
strength of Americans ought mainly to be attributed, I should
reply: To the superiority of their women.
— Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in
America,” 1835
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act
a habit.
— Aristotle Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind
can see.
— Mark Twain We shall not flag or fail. We shall fight in France, we shall
fight in the seas or oceans, we shall fight with growing
confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our
island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the
fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall
never surrender.
.–Winston Churchill, speaking in the House of Commons on
British resistance to the Nazis, June 1940
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility.
An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
— William Penn Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the
foundation of courage and true progress.
— Nicholas Murray
Children need models rather than critics. — Joseph Joubert, “Pensees,” 1842 We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
— T.S. Eliot God is in the details — attributed to Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe We need translators, bearing in mind that to translate without betrayal
One must experienced oneself the content that is to be carried across
— Ananda Coomaraswamy We cannot be happy
if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity,
but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony
— Thomas Merton Through Reverence for Life
I raise my existence to its highest value
and offer it to the world
— Albert Schweitzer The irony of desire is
that when you receive the object of desire,
it creates that state of mind we call satisfaction
for only a moment
— Stephen Levine Easier said than done this — Anonymous Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things — Ernest Renan All paths lead to the same goal,
to convey to others what we are
— Pablo Veruda We come into this world alone,
and alone we leave it.
And between the entrance and the exit,
we spend our time looking for companionship
— E.M. Dooling If we don’t know where we are,
we don’t know who we are
— Wallace Stegner God provides the wind,
but man must raise the sails

Saint Augustine
We have forgotten who we are
We have sought only for our own security
We have exploited simply for our own ends
We have distorted our knowledge
We have abused our power
— U.N Environmental Sabbath program I imagine, therefore i belong and am free
Lawrence Durrell
True ambition is not what we are thought it was.
True ambition and walk humbly under the grace of God
— Bill Wilson For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
And he who humbles himself will be exalted
— Luke 14:11 But when i breath with the birds,
The spirit of wrath becomes the spirit of blessings
And the dead begin from their dark to sing in my sleep
— Theodore Roethke Boredom is simply a lack of attention — Christopher Fremantle The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
He inspires self-trust.
He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him.
He will have no disciple.
— Amos Bronson Alcott God is burning out of you everything which is unlike himself — Mother Teresa The man who never alters his opinions
is like standing water,
and breeds reptiles of the mind.
— William Blake God in us – entheos – enthusiasm;
this is the essence of holy madness
— Norman O. Brown It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life — Anonymous Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God.
Whoever knows God through God
becomes alive,
and whoever knows God through self
becomes dead.
— Abu Yazid Al-Bistami I will tell you something about stories,
(he said)
They aren’t just entertainment.
Don’t be fooled.
They are all we have, you see,
All we have to fight off
illness and death
— Leslie Marmon Silko In the archer there is a resemblance to the mature person.
When he misses the mark,
he turns and seeks the reason
for his failure in himself
— Confucius If i am not for myself, who is for me?
And if i am only for myself, what am i?
And if not now, when?
— Hillel Yet listen well. Not to my words,
but to the tumult that rages in
your body when you listen to yourself
— Rene Daumal We are each so much more than what some reduce to measuring — Karen Kaiser Clark In the beginners’ mind there are many possibilities;
In the experts’ mind there are few.
— Shunryu Suzuki Growth is the only evidence of life — John Henry Newman Without heroes, we are all plain people
and don’t know how far we can go
— Bernard Malamud Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter — Brother Dave Gardner A hero is a man who does what he can — Roman Rolland Inside each of us is a baby we have to protect.
This baby is all future generations…
— Thich Nhat Hanh There is more to life than increasing its speed — Mahatma Gandhi Healing may not be so much about getting better,
as about letting go of everything that isn’t you –
all of the expectations, all of the beliefs –
and becoming who you are
— Rachel Naomi Remen I observe myself and so i come to know others — Lao Tse When the earth is sick and polluted, human health is impossible ….
To heal ourselves we must heal our planet
and to heal our planet we must heal ourselves
— Bobby McLeod Why should we consider prayer an embarrassing exception to the rule that imagination, fantasy, personification, analogy and dramatization are invaluable techniques for positioning ourselves creatively in the world ? — Sam Keen The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little — Jon Kabat-Zinn Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life — Eugene O’Neill The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart — Mencius We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full — Marcel Proust Not i – not anyone else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself
— Walt Whitman Better than a thousand useless words is one single word that gives peace — Dhammapada He who would learn to fly one day
must first learn to stand and
walk and run and climb and dance;
One cannot fly into flying
— Friedrich Nietzsche Listen, or your tongues will keep you deaf — Native American Proverb He who has to walk with fools has a long journey of sorrow…
but the joy of being with the wise is like  the joy
of meeting a beloved kinsman
— Dhammapada We are monumentally distracted by a
pervasive technological culture that appears
to have a life of its own,
one that insists on our full attention, continually
seducing us and pulling us away from
the opportunity to experience directly
the true meaning of our own lives
— Al Gore One can acquire everything in solitude … except character — Stendahl It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty — Francis Bacon The paradox of courage is
that a man must be a little careless of his life
even in order to keep it
— G.K. Chesterton Life without a friend;
death without a witness
— George Herbert Wishing to be friends is quick work, but
friendship is a slow ripening fruit
— Aristotle It is the province of knowledge to speak and
it is the privilege of wisdom to listen
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Happiness and beauty are by-products — George Bernard Shaw If you imagine that
once you have accomplished your ambitions
you will have time to turn to the Way,
you will discover that your ambitions
never come to an end
— Yoshida Kenko Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace
— Albert Schweitzer I hope the leaders of the YMCA start a campaign
to induce good young man to do nothing
— Bertrand Russell All miseries derive from not being able to sit quitely
in a room alone
— Pascal God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things
which should be changed, and
the wisdom to distinguish one from the other
— Reinhold Niebuhr A woman needs a man
Like a fish needs a bicycle
— U2 Addiction is
any compulsive, habitual behavior
that limits the freedom of human desire
— Gerald G. May Habit is overcome by habit — Thomas A Kempis Happiness is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness — William Saroyan Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth — Peter Ustinov The fundamental defect of fathers is
that they want their children to be a credit to them
— Bertrand Russell It is the responsibility of every adult… to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone — Marian Wright Edelman It is a terrible thing
To be so open;
it is as if my heart put on a face
and i walked into the world
— Sylvia Plath Sickness is felt,
but health not at all
— Thomas Fuller My religion is very simple,
my religion is kindness
— Dalai Lama Life always gets harder toward the summit-
the cold increases-
responsibility increases
— Friedrich Nietzsche Restfulness is a quality for cattle;
the virtues are all active,
life is alert
— Robert Louis Stevenson May men [at mid-life]
remain stuck in a shaky myth of their won power,
alienated from the rest of themselves
— Samuel Osherson Parents have become so convinced
that educators know what is best for children
that they forget that they themselves are really the experts
— Marian Wright Edelman And if you say that i am young and tender,
and the time for seeking is not come,
you ought to know that
to seek true religion there is never a time not fit …
— Prince Siddhartha (via Jack Kerouac) Nobody today is normal,
everybody is a little bit crazy or unbalanced,
people’s mind are running all the time…
They are eaten alive by their egos
— Taisen Deshimaru Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success
— Swami Sivananda Nature is what she is –
amoral and persistent
— Stephen Jay Gould Imagination is more important than knowledge — Albert Einstein Seldom, or perhaps never,
does a marriage develop into an individual
relationship smoothly and without crises;
there is no coming to consciousness without pain
— Carl Gustav Jung Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention
that we harbor within
— Morihei Ueshiba Early to rise and early to bed
makes a male healthy, wealthy and dead
— James Thurber …if we do not change our daily lives,
we cannot change the world
— Thich Nhat Hanh When the fight begins within himself
A man is worth something
— Robert Browning We are a divided species-
head running ahead of heart.
It is no surprise that coronary thrombosis
is the characteristic death of our time.
The heart literally chokes up on
the impossibility of keeping up
— Brian Alldiss To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven …
— Ecclesiastes 3:1 No more man is more cheated than the selfish man — Henry Ward Beecher Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the
elimination of nonessentials
— Lin Yu Tang Age is only a cipher,
a number for the records.
A man can’t retire his experience.
He must use it
— Bernard M. Baruch We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time
— T.S. Eliot Hope and fear cannot alter the season — Chogyam Trungpa But too many people now climb onto the cross
merely to be seen from a greater distance,
even if they have to trample somewhat on
the one who has been there so long
— Albert Camus Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old;
seek what they sought
— Matsuo Basho It is our duty to compose our character,
not to compose books,
and to win, not battles and provinces,
but order and tranquility
for our conduct of life
— Montaigne Transformations is the word.
We can do the work of transformation
only in the present moment
— Thich Nhat Hanh You may not call me naive.
If you must label me,
you may call me “not cynical”
— Molly Brodsky Pain is inevitable.
Suffering is optional
— Anonymous  

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