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#EngQuote: Quote from Indonesian National Heroes

Happy National Education Day, fellas! Let us all take a moment to be thankful for the quality of education that has brought us to where we are today.

Many Indonesian in the past did not quite have the privilege and access for good education like what we enjoy today, but that did not stop them to become intellectuals. Some even contributed to bring the end to the occupation in Indonesia. Therefore, I’d like to make today’s session a tribute to our national heroes by sharing their famous quotes that are related to education.

P.S.: I translated some of them from the original ones which are in Bahasa Indonesia, so feel free to correct the translation if it’s wrong.

“Learning without thinking is useless, but thinking without learning is very dangerous!” – Soekarno, first President of Indonesia.

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“I’d volunteer to go to prison, as long as there are books, because with books I am free.” – Mohammad Hatta, first Vice-President of Indonesia.

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“Only with education will we build our nation.” – Dewi Sartika, founder of the first school for women.

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Raden Dewi Sartika

 

“The purposes of education are to sharpen our wits, strengthen our will, and soften our senses.” – Tan Malaka, politician and activist.

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Tan Malaka

 

“Advancing in civilization requires advancing in both intelligence and character growth.” – Kartini, women’s rights activist.

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Raden Adjeng Kartini

 

“Make a teacher out of everyone and a school out of every place.” – Ki Hajar Dewantara, first Minister of National Education of Indonesia and the national hero whose birthday we celebrate as National Education Day.

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Ki Hajar Dewantara

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 2 May, 2018.


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#EngQuote: Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018 (Pic from Twitter).

Hundreds of people saw Stephen Hawking off at his funeral last week. The celebrated scientist left the whole world in mourning when he passed away on 14 March 2018.

On his most popular work, the book A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Black Holes, Stephen Hawking wrote in non-technical terms about the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the universe, making the information accessible to non-specialist readers with no prior knowledge of scientific theories. Dubbed by many as the greatest physicist of our generation, Stephen Hawking’s legacy will forever change our way of understanding time, space, gravity, the Universe, and most importantly, ourselves.

On this article, I would like to share some of his quotes that are intriguing and mind-boggling just as they are inspirational.

  1. Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap – it is all in the mind.
  2. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
  3. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
  4. My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
  5. Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
  6. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
  7. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you just don’t give up.
  8. I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
  9. We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
  10. It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 4 April, 2018.


 

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#EngQuote: Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a 21st century engineer and industrialist. He has always been a thinker and a creator. Musk manages companies that specialize in self-driving cars (Tesla Motors) and private space exploration & Mars colonization (SpaceX). Previously, Elon Musk co-founded and sold PayPal, the world’s leading Internet payment system. Musk was the real life inspiration for Robert Downey, Jr.’s character, Tony Stark, in the Iron Man franchise. He was a cameo in Iron Man 2.

Here are several quotes from Elon Musk.

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Compiled and written by @anhtiss in @EnglishTips4U. Saturday, October 7, 2017.

 

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#EngQuote: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally. Haruki has received several noted awards for his fiction and non-fiction works. He was also referred to as one of the world’s greatest living novelist by The Guardian.

1Q84, Norwegian Wood, On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl, Underground etc are some of Murakami’s works. He is known mostly for his humorous work focusing on the loneliness of Japan’s work dominated generation. Here are several quotes from the author, Haruki Murakami.

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Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

 

#EngQuote: Inspirational quotes from Harry Potter

Hi, Fellas, are you fond of Harry Potter? He was my first favorite fictional character and I am still a fan of him. By the way, have you read any book of Harry Potter yet? How was it?

While reading a book I have a habit to take a note of the some quotes I got, and here are the quotes from my favorite series, Harry Potter.

  1. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
  2. “There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”
  3. “Everybody finished the song at different times.”
  4. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
  5. “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.”
  6. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
  7. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
  8. “You sometimes have to join forces with those you’d rather avoid.”

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  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

#EngQuote: Quotes from Female Scientist

Kartini Day (April 21) is a special day to commemorate the birth of Raden Ajeng Kartini, a pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women. Nowadays, women may still face enormous obstacles in many fields and have struggled for recognition of their academic achievements. Here are some inspiring words from women who have faced struggle, yet they made incredible contribution to scientific discoveries.

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Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, April 21, 2017.

 

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#EngQuote: Cristiano Ronaldo

Hi, fellas! How was your day? I’m so excited because I’m going to talk a little about one of my favorite football players. Can you guess who he is? A few hints will help, I believe.

He is a Portuguese. He signed to MU in 2003 and played for the club until 2009. Now he plays for Real Madrid. He has won the Ballon d’Or four times.

Got the name?

Yes, he is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, also well-known as CR7. He is an inspiration. He loves to win not only on the pitch but also in every aspect of his life.  He proves that he is a true winner even though he said that he doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And his success is evident.

These are some beautiful quotes from Cristiano Ronaldo, a professional footballer who rises from zero to hero.

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Lived in poor financial condition, his father said that dreams are only for the rich. This is quote particularly talks about his father and his dream. 
LIVE HIS DREAMS
Live your dreams.
TAKE AND GIVE
Take and give. He is well-known for his philanthropy. He donated money to rebuild Aceh after tsunami in 2004 and donated €15 Million to Palestinian children in Gaza.
KEEP IMPROVING
Keep on improving.

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MENTAL STRENGTH
Mental strength. Rivals can’t provoke him on and off pitch.
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOUR STRONGER
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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KEEP TRYING
Keep on trying, but know your limit.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
Never stop learning.
TALENT
Talent minus hard work equals nothing.
TO REST
And don’t forget to rest.

 

Those are 10 beautiful quotes that reflect @Cristiano‘s life and his success. I hope you find them inspiring.

 

Compiled and written by @kusumawicitra for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, April 14, 2017

 

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#EngQuote: Logan

After 17 years starring as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Hugh Jackman made quite an exit with Logan (2017). The film is said to be one of the best superhero movies of all time. We are surely going to miss Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, as much as we are wondering who will fill his shoes.

In the meantime, I would like to share some quotes from the movie.

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“There was a time when a bad day was just a bad day.” – Logan.

“We got ourselves an X-Men fan. Maybe a quarter of it happened, and not like this. In the real world, people die!” – Logan.

“She’s like you… She’s very much like you.” – Charles Xavier.

“Charles, the world is not the same as it was. Mutants, they’re gone now.” – Logan.

“She is not my daughter, but I love her. You may not love her, but she is your daughter. Please, help her.” – Gabriela.

“There’s no living with a killing. There’s no going back from it. Right or wrong, it’s a brand that sticks.” – Laura.

“Don’t be what they’ve made you.” – Logan.

“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.” – Logan.

“You don’t understand. Something bad happens to the people I care about.” – Logan.

“Laura does not need reminding of life’s impermanence.” – Charles Xavier.

“A soldier who will not fight is useless.” – Gabriela.

“This is what life looks like. A house. A safe place. People who love each other. You should take a moment.” – Charles Xavier.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 20 March 2017

 

#EngQuote: Paolo Coelho

Do you like reading? Have you read any book of Paolo Coelho? I haven’t touch a single book of him yet, but my friend said his books are really good.

Maybe she was right, because I found some beautiful quotes from his.

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Actually there are many beautiful words came from him, especially when it comes to love matter. But I intentionally gave these quotes for you, Fellas. It’s a new year, find something excites you. Chase your dream and stay positive.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

 

#EngQuote: Courage against terrorism

We are going to show the world that we are not afraid!

  1. “Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.” – Paul Wilkinson.
  2. “Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” – Noah Chomsky.
  3. “If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.” – Joichi Ito.
  4. “How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized. Don’t let fear rule your life, even if you are scared.” – Salman Rushdie.
  5. “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” – David Levithan.
  6. “The war against terrorism is terrorism.” – Woody Harrelson.
  7. “Terrorism has no nationality or religion.” – Vladimir Putin.
  8. “In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.” – Marilyn Manson.
  9. “Our values and way of life will prevail – terrorism will not.” – John Linder.

 

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 22 January 2016

 

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#EngQuote: Tolerance (2)

There’s been a lot of cases of intolerance lately. Don’t you feel sad (and sick) about them? Too many intolerant people are getting too many spotlights which they don’t deserve.

Here are some quotes to remind us to be more tolerant.

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1. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or presecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy

 

 

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2. “Intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas trully profound education breeds humility.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

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3. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller
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4. “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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5. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman

 

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6. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot
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7. “Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” – Timothy Keller
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8. “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy
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9. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray A. Davis

 

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10. “Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.” – Bill Maher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which one is your favorite? My personal favorite is the one from John F. Kennedy who said that we have to make the world safe for diversity since we can’t make it all the same (and we don’t need to). May these quotes enhance our tolerance towards others.

 

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, December 17, 2016

 

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#EngQuote: Mark Twain

Heyya, fellas! How was your day? Did you have a great one?

Any one of you knows Samuel L. Clemens? What about Mark Twain?

To the whole wide world, Mark Twain is one of the biggest name in classic American literature. I mean, who haven’t heard of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Or the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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The name Mark Twain is a pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November 30‚ 1835 in Florida‚ Missouri. Samuel Clemens only started using the pen name Mark Twain around September 1862. It was a steamboat slang for 12 feet of water.

Twain’s father, John Clemens, was a lawyer, highly intelligent and a stern disciplinarian. His mother, Jane Clemens, was a fun-loving, tenderhearted homemaker. Although the family was not wealthy, Twain apparently had a happy and secure childhood.

Twain published his first short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” in 1865. He wrote several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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During his lifetime‚ Twain witnessed USA evolve from a nation torn apart by internal conflicts to one of international power. In his writings, Twain provided images of the romantic‚ the real‚ the strengths and weaknesses of a rapidly changing world.

In today’s session, we’ll have a look at some #EngQuotes from Twain. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from Twain.

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And that’s a wrap for today, fellas! See you again tomorrow where we talk about idioms about hard work.

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

#EngQuote: Tolerance

The world has been in a quite tense situation for the past few months (or years, or maybe even centuries). The root of our world’s problems is difference; whether it’s difference in opinion, race and ethnicity, or religious belief. And that is why we will have a look at some quotes on tolerance. I hope they inspire you.

  1. “Tolerance is the ability to forgive those who tend to speak before thinking.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman
  3. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot
  4. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Joseph Fort Newton.
  5. “In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.” – Kamisese Mara
  6. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – J.F Kennedy
  7. “What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” – Voltaire
  8. “Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged” – Jalalludin Rumi

 

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, 25 November 2016.

 

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#EngQuote: Honesty

Hey fellas! How was your day? I hope it was fine. Mine, to be honest, wasn’t really interesting. By the way, why do we say ‘to be honest’? Why do we feel like we have to warn people when we’re about to tell some truth? To answer it myself, I think it’s because honesty isn’t always good to hear. Sometimes the easy and acceptable answer is not the truth. And sometimes we’re tempted to lie, because it saves us from awkwardness or difficult situations, albeit only in the short run. In the long run, honesty is important – it’s how we gain trust, and therefore nurture good relationships with people.

That said, I’m going to share to you some quotes about honesty:

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” —Mark Twain

“Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” —Robert Brault

“A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.” —Anonymous

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.” —Winston Churchill

“Honesty doesn’t always pay, but dishonesty always costs.” —Michael Josephson

“The truth needs so little rehearsal.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“The biggest consequence to telling a lie is, it leads you to telling another one.” —Gary King

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” —Thomas Jefferson

“One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.” —Mark Twain

 

Compiled and written by @Fafafin for @EnglishTips4U on November 3, 2016.

#EngQuote: Inferno & Dan Brown

Heyya, fellas! Have you watched any good movie in the Cinema lately?

I watched Inferno a couple of days ago and I must say, it didn’t disappoint me at all. It was jampacked with tricks even to the every last minute.

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In case you didn’t know, the movie was adapted from a Dan Brown’s novel. It was first released in 2013.

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I remember I couldn’t take my eyes off the book. The plots and tricks just kept me glued to the book.

Having read the book when it was first released, I think I much prefer the book. What about you fellas? Do you prefer the movie or the book?

In today’s session, I’ll share some #EngQuotes from the book. I hope they can motivate us all. Let’s start!

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That’s a wrap for today, fellas! See you again tomorrow with an #EngQuiz to revise on last Thursday’s #EngTrivia

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

#EngQuote: Perseverance

Good evening, my dear Fellas! Can you tell me what your dreams are?

I hope you can achieve them all! And please remember: a dream is merely a dream if you don’t work for it.

To help you keep going after your dreams, I have prepared some quotes for you. Here it is #EngQuote Perseverance!

Perseverance is defined as:

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Let’s get to it now, shall we? #EngQuote

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.-Samuel Johnson #EngQuote

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich #EngQuote

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.-H.G. Wells #EngQuote

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.-Confucius #EngQuote

It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.-Albert Einstein #EngQuote

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.-Julie Andrews #EngQuote

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.-B.F. Skinner

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.-Jim Watkins #EngQuote

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.-Theodore Roosevelt #EngQuote

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.-Charles Haddon Spurgeon #EngQuote

That’s all I can share with you, Fellas! I hope they keep you motivated and induce your perseverance!

Thank you for joining me in this session. Don’t forget to visit englishtips4u.com for more inspiring quotes! Bye, Fellas!