Quotes

A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victimsAyn Rand

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of PaulGeorge Bernard Shaw

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadershipJohn Kenneth Galbraith

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover themGalileo Galilei

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational successStephen Covey

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignoreEdward de Bono

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an ideaEdward de Bono

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theoryFriedrich Engels

Anda tentu tak punya kuasa atas datangnya suatu peristiwa, namun Anda memiliki kuasa untuk menentukan sikap dalam merespons peristiwa itu.Brian Tracy

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinkingAlbert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything newAlbert Einstein

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create itEdward de Bono

Ask not what the government can do for you. Ask why it doesn’tGerhard Kocher

Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.Barbara Sher

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligenceThomas S. Szasz

Complacency with our traditional judgement based thinking methods is not enough. Our existing thinking habits are excellent just as the rear wheel of a motor car is excellent but not enough. We need to put far more emphasis on creative and design thinking. Judgement and analysis are not enough.Edward de Bono

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different wayEdward de Bono

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interestingEdward de Bono

Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for grantedGeorge Kneller

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simpleEdward de Bono

Democracy is an abuse of statistics Jorge Luis Borges

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’tPete Seeger

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.George S. Patton

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to changeStephen Covey

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simplerAlbert Einstein

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be countedAlbert Einstein

Failing to plan is planning to fail Alan Lakein

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.Georg Hegel

Good laws have their origins in bad moralsAmbrosius Macrobius

Good questions outrank easy answers Paul Samuelson

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess againKarl Popper

Government is not the doctor. It is the diseaseH. S. Ferns

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition Milton Friedman

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brainEdward de Bono

I do not know which makes a man more conservative – to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past John Maynard Keynes

I think the IMF helped to detonate the Indonesian crisis Jeffrey Sachs

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by beliefGerry Spence

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the factsAlbert Einstein

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enoughAlbert Einstein

If you never change your mind, why have one?Edward de Bono

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowdEdward de Bono

Imagination is more important than knowledgeAlbert Einstein

In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing betterEdward de Bono

In all planing you make a list and you set prioritiesAlan Lakein

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right aloneJohn Kenneth Galbraith

In economics, the majority is always wrong John Kenneth Galbraith

In politics stupidity is not a handicapNapoleon Bonaparte

In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classroomsStephen Jay Gould

In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futuresEdward de Bono

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many timesWinston Churchill

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislationMilton Friedman

Information is not knowledgeAlbert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent themAlbert Einstein

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing themEdward de Bono

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argumentWilliam G. McAdoo

It is well known that “problem avoidance” is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first placeEdward de Bono

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead

Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. It is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organise the external world into the pieces we can then ‘process’.Edward de Bono

Law is order in liberty, and without order liberty is social chaos Archbishop Ireland

Leadership is action, not position Donald H. McGannon

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality Warren G. Bennis

Learn as much by writing as by readingLord Acton

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilousConfucius

Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all deadJohn Maynard Keynes

Lost time is never found again Aughey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wallStephen Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wallStephen Covey

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is drivenEdward de Bono

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudicesWilliam James

Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the governmentMilton Friedman

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to seeEdward de Bono

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logicEdward de Bono

Much learning does not teach understandingHeraclitus

My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going onJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativityEdward de Bono

Only one thing is certain–that is, nothing is certain. If this statement is true, it is also false.Ancient paradox

Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be producedEdward de Bono

People can’t live with change if there’s not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.Stephen Covey

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend itAnthony de Mello

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it nowAlan Lakein

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear – and what they want to hear is what won’t happenPaul Samuelson

Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusionsAlbert Einstein

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatableJohn Kenneth Galbraith

Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad menLord Acton

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.Albert Szent-Györgi

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Albert Einstein

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.Jules Henri Poincaré

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.George Santayana

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.Thomas Henry Huxley

Science is the systematic classification of experience.George Henry Lewes

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplificationKarl Popper

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination Bertrand Russell

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of mythsKarl Popper

Seek first to understand, and then to be understoodStephen Covey

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer existsEdward de Bono

Terkadang kita lebih butuh keberanian untuk melakukan sesuatu yang benar daripada takut melakukan yang salah.Abraham Lincoln

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselvesHenry David Thoreau

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new wayDoris Lessing

The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’Norman Vincent Peale

The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanation of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be “Seek simplicity and distrust it.”Alfred North Whitehead

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizensJohn Maynard Keynes

The best way to predict the future is to invent itAlan Kay

The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.Steven Covey

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interestsPatrick Henry

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to governLord Acton

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our mindsJohn Maynard Keynes

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problemMilton Friedman

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.Sir William Bragg

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.Albert Einstein

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your prioritiesStephen Covey

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen.Rachel Naomi Remen

The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at allEdward de Bono

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to libertyEugene McCarthy

The people’s good is the highest law Cicero

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a systemMilton Friedman

The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of itEdward de Bono

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.Albert Einstein

The strictest law often causes the most serious wrongCicero

The two pillars of ‘political correctness’ are: a) willful ignorance, b) a steadfast refusal to face the truthGeorge MacDonald

The way we see the problem is the problemStephen Covey

The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. (Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex)Cicero

The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.Edward de Bono

Theory guides. Experiment decides.An old saying in science, seen attributed to many different persons

There are three constants in life… change, choice and principlesStephen Covey

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussionLord Acton

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thoughtHenri L. Bergson

Thinking is more precious than all five sensesNachman of Bratslav

Those who know how to think need no teachersMahatma Gandhi

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destinyTryon Edwards

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your lifeAlan Lakein

Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managedPeter F. Drucker

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth fieldEdward de Bono

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.Stanislaus I of Poland

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinkingGoethe

Traditional thinking is all about “what is” Future thinking will also need to be about what can be.Edward de Bono

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itselfMilton Friedman

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectationsEdward de Bono

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choiceStephen Covey

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instructionMalcolm Gladwell

We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.Edward de Bono

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experienceEdward de Bono

We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there isThomas A. Bennett

What is is what must be.Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressionsWalter Pater

What we know about the global financial crisis is that we don’t know very muchPaul Samuelson

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.Dr. Napoleon Hill

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.Arthur C. Clarke

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to sayAbraham Lincoln

Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselvesJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future Euripides

Why are things as they are and not otherwise?Johannes Kepler

WORSE THAN NOT KNOWING. Is not wanting to know.
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.Galileo Galilei

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the timeAbraham Lincoln

You must do the things you think you cannot doEleanor Roosevelt

  1. Marbun
    22 Maret 2012 pukul 9:28 am

    “WORSE THAN NOT KNOWING. Is not wanting to know”

    Bagus tuh untuk status fesbook

    • Red
      25 Juli 2012 pukul 1:22 am

      tapi kadang2 “ignorance is a bliss” juga:mrgreen:

      • 27 Juli 2012 pukul 11:11 am

        Bisa jadi broo. Seperti kita kecil dulu ya. Semua menyenangkan, bahkan saat ortu membiarkan kita agak bebas dikit😉

  2. 25 Maret 2012 pukul 3:21 pm

    Hahaha iyakah brooo ….
    Mantrabs memang ya.

    “Terburuk dari tidak tahu adalah TIDAK MAU TAHU” ya ….

    Setuja broooo. BTW, thanks atas kunjungannya ya

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