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#EngQuote: Inspirational Women

Happy International Women’s Day! We hope that all women get the opportunity to always be the best version of themselves. In this article, we are going to share quotes from inspirational women. I hope they can be a motivation to you.

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“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”Lupita Nyong’o, Kenyan-Mexican Oscar-winning actress.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”Maya Angelou, American poet and Civil Rights activist.

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.”Eleanor Roosevelt, American activist and First Lady of the United States.

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.”Indira Gandhi, First Female Prime Minister of India.

“I don’t go by the rulebook; I lead from the heart, not the head.”Lady Diana Spencer, British nobility and philanthropist.

“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”Marie Curie, Polish physicist and chemist.

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”Mother Teresa, missionary and humanitarian leader.

“Just do what you want to do. Don’t be restricted by the thoughts, ‘I’m a woman, I shouldn’t be doing this.’”Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian businesswoman and Former Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 8 March 2021.

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It’s #Page366of366. The year 2020 has been tough on each and everyone of us, but tomorrow, we will start anew. Hopefully we are all safe and healthy in the years to come.

How do you feel about the new year, fellas?

As today is the last day of 2020, I would like to share some quotes of new year and new beginning, from various sources.

  1. “You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” – Dr. Seuss.
  2. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen.
  3. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce.
  4. “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson.
  5. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T. S. Eliot.
  6. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard.
  7. “Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller.
  8. “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt.
  9. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
  10. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan.

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2021 brings you happiness, health, love, and joy with every step you take.

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Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, 31 December 2020.

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#IOTW: Idioms for New Year


Hi, Fellas! How are you? I hope you are fine. Today I will share some quotes form a book, The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. Has anyone read this book? Ok, let’s start.

1. “We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.”

2. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”

3. “When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

4. “There is a reason God limits our days…. To make each one precious.”

5. “Before you measure the years, you measure the days.”

6. “It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.” – @trieeeeekw

7. “Learn what you do not know. Understand the consequences of counting the moments.”

8. “This time was different. The tools of this era–phones, computers–enabled people to move at a blurring pace. Yet despite all they accomplished, they were never at peace.”

9. “Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows.”

10. “When you are measuring life, you are not living it…”

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, October 2, 2020

#EngQuote: Encouragement

Hi Fellas! How are you doing this week? I hope you enjoyed whatever you were doing. In this session I would like to share some quotes I got from the musics I listened.

  1. “Every choice you make when you’re lost, every step you take has it’s cause. And though it seems your sorrow never ends, someday its gonna make sense.” MLTR – It’s gonna male sense.
  2. “Feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you.
  3. Only you can let it in, no one else… Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.” Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield.
  4. “They don’t always happen when you ask and its easy to give in to your fears. But when you’re blinded by your pain, can’t see the way get through the rain. A small but still, resilient voice says hope is very near.’ When you believe – Mariah Carey.
  5. “Cause it makes me that much stronger. Makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser. So thanks for making me a fighter.” Fighter – Christina Aguilera
  6. “This is the real, this is me. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be now. Gonna let the light shine on me. Now I found who I am. There’s no way to hold it in. No more hiding who I want to be.” This is me – Demi Lovato.
  7. “If it’s over let it go and come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday… Laugh it off and let it go, and when you wake up it will seem so yesterday, so yesterday.” So yesterday – Hillary Duff.
  8. “There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark. You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are. And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart. No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.” Scars to your beautiful – Alessia Cara.
  9. “Mama told me not to waste my life. She said spread your wings my little butterfly. Don’t let what they say keep you up at night, and they can’t detain you. ‘Cause wings are made to fly.” Wings – Little Mix.
  10. “There’s not a star in heaven that we can’t reach. If we’re trying, yeah we’re breaking free.” Breaking free – Zac Effron.
  11. “We live and we learn to take one step at a time. There’s no need to rush. It’s like learning to fly or falling in love. It’s gonna happen and it’s supposed to happen.” One step at a time – Jordin Sparks.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, Ju June 21,  2019

#EngQuote: Peace

Fellas, this week we see something unique happening in Indonesia. Tomorrow, Buddhist will celebrate Vesak. On Wednesday, our Hindu-Balinese fellas will celebrate a 10-day festival called Galungan. It just so happens that this year, both celebrations are held in the middle of the holy month, Ramadan.

The synergy would only be possible by tirelessly promoting the values of peace and tolerance. With peace, we can live our life and conduct our affairs at ease. With tolerance, we need not be afraid of being a part of certain beliefs. Therefore, I’d like to share quotes related to peace by famous public figures and leaders of the world, to remind us once again that peace is something we have to continuously work on.

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“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” – Winston Churchill.

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein.

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela.

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.” – Marcus Aurelius.

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa.

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye.

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” – Dalai Lama XIV.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Gautama Buddha.

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 28 May, 2018.


#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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“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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“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.


#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.


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 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.

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 your dreams.

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 on improving.



Mental strength. Rivals can’t provoke him on and off pitch.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.


Keep on trying, but know your limit.

Never stop learning.

Talent minus hard work equals nothing.

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.




















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.

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



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


3. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller

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

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


6. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot

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

8. “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

9. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray A. Davis


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?


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.


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.