God either wants to eliminate bad things and cannot, or can but does not want to, or neither wishes to nor can, or both wants to and can. If he wants to and cannot, he is weak -- and this does not apply to god. If he can but does not want to, then he is spiteful -- which is equally foreign to god's nature. If he neither wants to nor can, he is both weak and spiteful and so not a god. If he wants to and can, which is the only thing fitting for a god, where then do bad things come from? Or why does he not eliminate them?"
-Epicurus (from "The Epicurus Reader", translated and edited by Brad Inwood and L.P. Gerson, Hackett Publishing, 1994, p. 97)-
Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles, and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that once ignorance is put aside that wonderment would be taken away which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
- Sam Keen-
Jika Anda menginginkan sesuatu yang belum pernah anda miliki, Anda harus bersedia melakukan sesuatu yang belum pernah Anda lakukan.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
~ Thomas Jefferson
Dalam kehidupan ini kita tidak dapat selalu melakukan hal yang besar. Tetapi kita dapat melakukan banyak hal kecil dengan cinta yang besar.
In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love
Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
Mereka yang dapat memberi tanpa mengingat, dan menerima tanpa melupakan akan diberkati.
~ Author Unknown
~ Mahatma Gandhi