- Belajar mencintai dan mengagumi orang yang mempunyai ide yang tepat, baik yang masih hidup atau sudah meninggal.
- Menghidupkan hidup seseorang dengan mengkoleksi hidup itu dan membuat koleksi kehidupan itu tahan lama selama mungkin dengan menaruhnya dalam bentuk tulisan.
- Bekerja membuat banyak value untuk orang lain
- Untuk mendapatkan apa yang anda inginkan, layakkan diri anda dahulu.
- Mencari kebijaksanaan adalah tugas moral dan juga tugas praktek
- Belajarlah untuk gagasan multi disiplin dari dunia dan menggunakannya secara teratur.
- Belajarlah untuk memikirkan masalah dengan melihat ke belakang maupun ke depan.
- Jadilah yang andal. Ketidakandalan bisa membatalkan kebajikan lainnya.
- Hindari ideologi yang sangat kuat. Selalu pertimbangkan sisi lain secermat seperti pemikiran dirimu sendiri.
- Singkirkan bias melayani diri sendiri, iri hati, dendam, dan rasa kasihan diri sendiri.
- Pada saat yang sama, biarkan bias melayani diri sendiri pada orang lain yang belum menghapusnya.
- Hindari menjadi bagian dari sistem dengan insentif yang salah.
- Bekerjalah dengan dan di bawah orang yang Anda kagumi, dan hindari kebalikannya jika memungkinkan.
- Belajarlah untuk menjaga objektivitas Anda, terutama saat itu yang paling sulit.
- Konsentrasilah pengalaman dan kekuatan ke tangan orang yang tepat – mesin pembelajaran yang bijak
- Anda kemungkinan akan paling sukses di tempat yang paling Anda minati.
- Pelajari konsep ketekunan yang sangat penting: Duduklah dan lakukan sampai selesai.
- Gunakan kemunduran dalam hidup sebagai kesempatan untuk menjadi orang yang lebih besar dan lebih baik. Jangan berkubang.
- Jangkauan peradaban tertinggi adalah sistem kepercayaan yang mulus diantara semua pihak terkait.
Dengan makin berkembangnya dunia pemrograman, yang mana saat ini semakin banyak tools yang “aneh-aneh” yang makin mempermudah dan mempercepat pembuatan aplikasi. Mau tidak mau sebagai software developer generasi milenial harus selalu mengupgrade pengetahuannya supaya dapat bekerja lebih efisien dengan perkembangan teknologi dan tidak tertinggal oleh software developer generasi z.
Semboyan : ” First do it, then do it right,then do it better” adalah hal yang paling tepat. Karena dengan semakin canggihnya dunia IT yang berubah cepat , maka harus selalu siap menjadi pemula lagi. Mau tidak mau harus selalu belajar. Mulai lakukan hal-hal dasar yang sederhana dan melakukan iterasi untuk perbaikan.
The counsels of Maximus taught me to command myself, to judge clearly, to be of good courage in sickness and other misfortunes, to be moderate, gentle, yet serious in disposition, and to accomplish my appointed task without repining. All men believed that he spoke as he thought; and whatever he did, they knew it was done with good intent. I never found him surprised or astonished at anything. He was never in a hurry, never shrank from his purpose, was never at a loss or dejected. He was no facile smiler, but neither was he passionate or suspicious. He was ready to do good, to forgive, and to speak the truth, and gave the impression of unperverted rectitude rather than of a reformed character. No man could ever think himself despised by Maximus, and no one ever ventured to think himself his superior. He had also a good gift of humour.
All that happens is as natural and familiar as a rose in spring, or fruit in summer. Such are disease and death, calumny and treachery, and all else which gives fools joy or sorrow.
Only time can heal what reason cannot.
The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox is only running for his dinner
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
In the morning, when you find yourself unwilling to rise, have this thought at hand: I arise to the proper business of man, and shall I repine at setting about that work for which I was born and brought into the world? Am I equipped for nothing but to lie among the bed-clothes and keep warm? “But,” you say, “it is more pleasant so.” Is pleasure, then, the object of your being, and not action, and the exercise of your powers? Do you not see the smallest plants, the little sparrows, the ants, the spiders, the bees, all doing their part, and working for order in the Universe, as far as in them lies? And will you refuse the part in this design which is laid on man? Will you not pursue the course which accords with your own nature? You say, “I must have rest.” Assuredly; but nature appoints a measure for rest, just as for eating and drinking. In rest you go beyond these limits, and beyond what is enough; but in action you do not fill the measure, and remain well within your powers. You do not love yourself; if you did, you would love your nature and its purpose. Others, who love the art that they have made their own, exhaust themselves with labouring at it unwashed and unfed. But you honour your own nature less than the carver honours his carving, less than the dancer honours his dancing, the miser his gold, or the vain man his empty fame. These men, when desire takes them, count food and sleep well lost if they can better realize the object of their longings; and shall the pursuit of the common good seem less precious in your eyes and worthy of a lesser zeal?
Say this to yourself in the morning: Today I shall have to do with meddlers, with the ungrateful, with the insolent, with the crafty, with the envious and the selfish. All these vices have beset them, because they know not what is good and what is evil. But I have considered the nature of the good, and found it beautiful: I have beheld the nature of the bad, and found it ugly. I also understand the nature of the evil-doer, and know that he is my brother, not because he shares with me the same blood or the same seed, but because he is a partaker of the same mind and of the same portion of immortality. I therefore cannot be hurt by any of these, since none of them can involve me in any baseness. I cannot be angry with my brother, or sever myself from him, for we are made by nature for mutual assistance, like the feet, the hands, the eyelids, the upper and lower rows of teeth. It is against nature for men to oppose each other; and what else is anger and aversion?
Man must consider, not only that each day part of his life is spent, and that less and less remains to him, but also that, even if he live longer, it is very uncertain whether his intelligence will suffice as heretofore for the understanding of his affairs, and for grasping that knowledge which aims at comprehending things human and divine. When dotage begins, breath, nourishment, fancy, impulse, and so forth will not fail him. But self-command, accurate appreciation of duty, power to scrutinize what strikes his senses, or even to decide whether he should take his departure, all powers, indeed, which demand a well-trained understanding, must be extinguished in him. Let him be up and doing then, not only because death comes nearer every day, but because understanding and intelligence often leave us before we die.
Let no action be done at random, nor otherwise than in complete accordance with the principles involved.
Men seek retirement in the country, on the sea-coast, in the mountains; and you too have frequent longings for such distractions. Yet surely this is great folly, since you may retire into yourself at any hour you please. Nowhere can a man find any retreat more quiet and more full of leisure than in his own soul; especially when there is that within it on which, if he but look, he is straightway quite at rest. And rest I hold to be naught else but perfect order in the soul. Constantly, therefore, allow yourself this retirement, and so renew yourself. Have also at hand thoughts brief and fundamental, which readily may occur; sufficing to shut out the discordant clamour of the world, and to send you back without fretting at the task to which you return. For at what do you fret? At the wickedness of mankind. Recollect the maxim that all reasoning beings are created for one another, that to bear with them is a part of justice, and that they cannot help their sin. Remember how many of those who lived in enmity, suspicion, and hatred, at daggers drawn, have been stretched on their funeral pyres, and turned to ashes. Remember and cease from your complaints. Is it your allotted part in the world’s destiny that chagrins you? Be calm, and renew your knowledge of the alternative, that “Either providence directs the world, or there is nothing but unguided atoms;” and recollect the many proofs that the Universe is as it were a state. Do the ills of the body still have power to touch you? Reflect that the mind, once withdrawn within itself, once grown conscious of its own power, has no concern with the motions, rough or smooth, of the breathing body. Remember, too, all that you have heard and assented to concerning pain and pleasure. Are you distracted by the poor thing called fame? Think how swiftly all things are forgotten. Behold the chaos of eternity which besets us on either side. Think how empty is the noisy echo of acclamation; how fickle and how scant of judgment are they who would seem to praise us, and how narrow the bounds within which their praise is confined. All the earth is but a point in the Universe; how small a corner of that little is inhabited, and even there how few are they and of how little worth who are to praise us! Remember then that there ever remains for you retirement into the little field within. And, above all, be neither distraught nor overstrained. Hold fast your freedom: consider all things as a man of courage, as a human being, as a citizen, as a mortal. Readiest among the principles to which you look let there be these two: Firstly, things external do not touch the soul, but remain powerless without; and all trouble comes from what we think of them within. Secondly, all things visible change in a moment, and are gone for ever. Recollect all the changes of which you have yourself been a witness. The world is a succession of changes: life is but thought.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters
The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable
Events happen as they do. People behave as they are. Embrace what you actually get. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. … Remember to discriminate between events themselves and your interpretations of them.
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions
Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.
The primary indication, to my thinking, of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company. Everywhere means nowhere. There is nothing so efficacious that it can be helpful while it is being shifted about. And in reading of many books is distraction. Accordingly, since you cannot read all the books which you may possess, it is enough to possess only as many books as you can read. “But,” you reply, “I wish to dip first into one book and then into another.” I tell you that it is the sign of an overnice appetite to toy with many dishes; for when they are manifold and varied, they cloy but do not nourish. So you should always read standard authors; and when you crave a change, fall back upon those whom you read before.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
Each day acquire something that will fortify you against poverty, against death, indeed against other misfortunes as well; and after you have run over many thoughts, select one to be thoroughly digested that day.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing
1. Memento Mori : Mengingatkan bahwa kita pasti akan mengalami kematian sehingga kita harus hidup dengan sepenuhnya dan tidak menyia-nyiakan waktu
2. Dichotomy of Control : Ada beberapa hal yang dalam kuasa kita dan ada beberapa hal yang di luar kekuasan kita.
3. Amor Fati : Mencintai takdir yang baik maupun buruk karena itu adalah sudah kehendak alam.
4. Carpe Diem : Menikmati saat ini / Life in the present
5. Premeditatio Malorum : Membayangkan hal-hal yang dapat diambil dari kita / Merenungkan hal-hal yang membuat kita kehilangan sebagai terapi untuk mengurangi kesedihan apabila kejadian tersebut benar2x terjadi.
6. Think Good and Bad Have Done Today : Memikirkan 3 hal positif dan negatif yang telah diperbuat hari ini untuk perenungan
7. View From Above : Merefleksikan apa yang kita perbuat apa yang kita perlu kerjakan dari sudut pandang pihak ketiga . Diumpamakan bila kita tertimpa kemalangan , kita memandang diri kita dari sudut pandang orang lain. Misal jika melihat orang lain bersedih / harus mengerjakan sesuatu apa yang kita sarankan kepada orang itu jika kita bertindak sebagai Laozu / Socrates .
8. Ideal Sage : Meniru karakter dari tokoh panutan baik yang masih hidup maupun yang sudah tiada. Yang ditiru adalah hal2x yang baik saja, baik cara pemikiran , pendapat maupun mental model. Idenya adalah daripada kita capek2x mikir solusi lebih mudah mengambil pemikiran/solusi yang sudah ada dari tokoh2x sebelumnya. Dimana biasanya pemikiran itu dalam bentuk sederhana berupa kata-kata mutiara ataupun quotes.
9. Self Denial : Tidak jatuh dalam bayangan hitam kesenangan. Misal saja karena sering makan enak agar tidak jatuh dalam kenikmatan makanan dan tetap memiliki rasa syukur maka perlu melakukan puasa seminggu / sebulan sekali. Atau jika sudah terbiasa naik mobil pribadi maka sebulan/seminggu sekali perlu jalan kaki / naik sepeda / naik kendaraan umum. Istilahnya puasa menahan kesenangan dunia, sehingga apabila ada kejadian yang menyebabkan kehilangan , kita tidak terikat dengan hal-hal itu dan selalu berpikir rasional.
Thomas Alva Edison Quotes
- To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk
- There’s a way to do it better – find it
- The only way of bringing our great ideas in you is by going trough a lot of work and by doing many repetitions
- I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
- Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
- There is no substitute for hard work.
- Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison’s last words were: “It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.
- If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Walt Disney Quotes
- If you can dream it, you can do it.
- We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
- The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
- Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
- Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
- All cruelty springs from weakness.
- If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
- Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
- As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
- It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
- Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Only the educated are free.
- It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
- Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
- First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
- Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
- There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Marcus Aurelius Quotes
- Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
- Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
- You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
- The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.
- Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
- The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
- The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
- A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- While there’s life, there’s hope.
- Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
- Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
- To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
- I criticize by creation – not by finding fault.
- The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
- Let the punishment match the offense.
- The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
- Man conquers the world by conquering himself
- The goal of life is living in agreement with Nature.
- if being is many, it must be both like and unlike, and this is impossible, for neither can the like be unlike, nor the unlike like
- Well-being is attained little by little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
Musonius Rufus quotes
- Wealth is able to buy the pleasures of eating, drinking and other sensual pursuits-yet can never afford a cheerful spirit or freedom from sorrow
- Others have been in poor health from overindulgence and high living, before exile has provided strength, forcing them to live a more vigorous life
- We begin to lose our hesitation to do immoral things when we lose our hesitation to speak of them
- To accept injury without a spirit of savage resentment-to show ourselves merciful toward those who wrong us-being a source of good hope to them-is characteristic of a benevolent and civilized way of life
- In marriage there must be complete companionship and concern for each other on the part of both husband and wife, in health and in sickness and at all times, because they entered upon the marriage for this reason as well as to produce offspring. When such caring for one another is perfect, and the married couple provide it for one another, and each strives to outdo the other, then this is marriage as it ought to be and deserving of emulation, since it is a noble union. But when one partner looks to his own interests alone and neglects the other’s, or (by Zeus) the other is so minded that he lives in the same house, but keeps his mind on what is outside it, and does not wish to pull together with his partner or to cooperate, then inevitably the union is destroyed, and although they live together their common interests fare badly, and either they finally get divorced from one another or they continue on in an existence that is worse than loneliness
- You will earn the respect of all if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Don’t expect to encourage good deeds in people conscious of your own misdeeds.
- If we were to measure what is good by how much pleasure it brings, nothing would be better than self-control- if we were to measure what is to be avoided by its pain, nothing would be more painful than lack of self-control
- Humanity must seek what is NOT simple and obvious using the simple and obvious
For mankind, evil is injustice and cruelty and indifference to a neighbour’s trouble, while virtue is brotherly love and goodness and justice and beneficence and concern for the welfare of your neighbour—with
- The best livelihood (particularly for the strong) is earning a living from the soil, whether you own your land or not. Many can support their families by farming land owned by the state or private landowners. Some even get rich through hard work with their own hands. The earth repays those who cultivate her, both justly and well , multiplying what she received – endowing in abundance all the necessities of life to anyone willing to work-and all this without violating your dignity or self-respect!
- Generally speaking, if you devote yourself to the life of philosophy, whilst tilling the land at the same time, I couldn’t compare it to any other way of life, nor would I prefer any other livelihood. It is living more in accord with nature-drawing your sustenance directly from the earth-the nurse and mother of us all-rather than from another source
- Only by exhibiting actions in harmony with the sound words which he has received will anyone be helped by philosophy
- If you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures
- For what does the man who accepts insult do that is wrong? It is the doer of wrong who puts themselves to shame-the sensible man wouldn’t go to the law, since he wouldn’t even consider that he had been insulted! Besides, to be annoyed or angered about such things would be petty-instead easily and silently bear what has happened, since this is appropriate for those whose purpose is to be noble-minded
Quote Gelas setengah penuh biasanya digambarkan akan dipilih oleh orang optimis ( mempunyai sudut pandang positif) sedangkan gelas setengah kosong dipilih orang yang pesimis (mempunyai sudut pandang negatif),
Selain dipakai untuk menggambarkan optimis atau optimis ternyata filosofi setengah gelas dapat dipandang berbeda oleh berbagai profesi atau keadaan . Berikut ini adalah contohnya :
- Orang bersyukur : mau setengah gelas atau setengah penuh , yang penting masih punya gelas
- Pengusaha : tidak peduli dengan gelasnya , masih banyak hal lainnya yang perlu dipikir
- Tukang Demo : Siapa yang sudah minum setengah
- Stoic : Tetap tenang dan minum airnya
- Taois : setengah penuh dan setengah kosong adalah titik kesetimbangan seperti ying dan yang.
- Tukang Air : kalau kosong ya tinggal diisi lagi.
- Pragmatis : Si optimis dan pesimis lagi ribut tentang gelas , ya udah gw yang minum airnya.