Confucius Quotes of Awesomeness

In case the image get blurred, here are some quotes from Confucius which I find inspiring.

“If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.”

Ouch … I hate losing.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”

Small daily improvements has very impressive compounding effect in the long term.

“Never form a friendship with a man who is not better than you.”

You’re the average of the top 5 person you’ve spent most of your time with.

“When anger rises,think of the consequences.”

Might need to print this and put it up at my workstation, so that I’m not easily angered when someone speaking nonsense.

“When it is obvious that goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.”

Planning ahead, and re-analyse when things doesn’t work out as per planned are very important.

Further reading: PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)

“What the superior man seeks in himself; what the small man seeks in others.”

Further reading : I’m trying to turn you into ‘you’

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

“Give instructions only to those people who seek knowledge after they have discovered their ignorance.”

We can bring a horse to the water,but we can’t make it drink.

“Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.”

“If they spit at you behind your back, it means you’re ahead of them.”

Awesome, so which one are your favorite? Mine is “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”.

Quotes from Maximize Your Potential

“People who love what they do are much better at it. They’re more successful, are constantly adding new skills and continue to drive themselves forward.”

“We expect to do more of what we love, automating the more laborious and monotonous parts of our work.”

“We are all works in progress. Each day presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, be more and grow more.”

“The most important skill in the age of flux is the ability to get new skills. To constantly be open to new areas of learning.”

“By changing your habits, you reprogram the behaviors that control most of your life and ultimately determine your success.”

“Focus means changing only one habit at a time…spend at least one month exclusively on one habit.”

“All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed…finding our food, feeding ourselves.”

“Start any new project or endeavor by saying to yourself, ‘I may not get the hang of this right away. I’m going to make mistakes, and that’s okay’.”

Top 10 Motivational Quotes

(10) Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford

(9) It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

(8) The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Unknown

(7) Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

OG Mandino

(6) With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

(5) Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

(4) Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

(3) Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

(2) Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

(1) Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Quotes from Capitalism’s toxic assumptions

“The market as a whole is run by rules that are well past their sell-by date.”

“Market capitalism depends on seven big ideas. These have served the world well in the world well in the past, but over the years they have become cancerous, and are slowly killing the system as a whole.”

“The idea of competition is fundamental to the way we think.”

“On re-examining competition, the cornerstone of capitalism,it became apparent that there is a strong mathematical case in favor of cooperation.”

“Men are biologically conditioned to respond to perceived threats by competing to win.”

“Managerialism is the belief … that generic management skills can be applied to all organizations, regardless of their type.”

“In theory but not in practice … supply and demand are independent variables.”

“Limited liability used to be rare, and the presumption was always that parties in a business partnership or corporation were liable for losses as well as for gains.”

“The ‘invisible hand’ will not deliver benevolent outcomes unaided.”

“The market over time adjusts to mirror the desires of those creating it through the sum total of their actions.”

“Apart from the fact that we can’t predict the future, there are lots of reasons why we often don’t choose to ‘maximize our utility,’ none of which fits neatly into… mathematical models.”

“No one believes that the earth is flat any more, as early scientist did. Economist, on the other hand, haven’t budged from their original world view.”

“Economics … has largely ignored the messiness of human decision making.”

Dr. Seuss All Time Top 20 Quotes

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” 

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” 

From Dr.Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” 

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

from Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

from Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

from Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” 

from Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” 

“Being crazy isn’t enough.” 

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” 

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” 

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

From Dr.Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” 

From Dr.Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“How did it get so late so soon?” 

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” 

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” 

from Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and The Lorax

James Mattis Quotes

Here are some of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, the four-star Marine general who just resigned as Trump’s Defense Secretary. He served in Trump’s cabinet for the first 2 years of his administration.

And I think, it’s rather scary quotes. Very frightening indeed.

On meeting new people

“Be polite, be professional but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

On collateral damage

“If in order to kill the enemy you have to kill an innocent, don’t take the shot. Don’t create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act.”

On taking a life

“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some a**holes in the world that just need to be shot. There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”

Warning US enemies

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But i’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: if you fu** with me, I’ll kill you all.”

On foes opposing the US military

“We’ve backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute, I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

On failure

“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

On the business of war

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do. It’s just business.”

On defeating Al Qaeda

“A country that armed Stalin to defeat Hitler can certainly work alongside enemies of Al-Qaeda to defeat Al-Qaeda.”

On using your head

“The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

On presentations

“PowerPoint makes us stupid.”

On leadership

“If you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian / military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.”

On fighting for democracy

“The the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

On treachery

“Treachery has existed as long as there’s warfare, and there’s always been a few people that you couldn’t trust.”

On thinking things through

“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage you brain before you engage your weapon.”

Well, most of his quotes are terrifying, but as a general that might just what he needed to be, to strike fear into his enemies.

Menghadiri Majlis Walimah

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا دُعِىَ أَحَدُكُمْ إِلَى الْوَلِيمَةِ فَلْيَأْتِهَا

“Dari Ibnu Umar dia berkata, Rasulullah SAW bersabda: Apabila kamu dijemput ke majlis kenduri perkahwinan, maka hadirilah.” (HR. Bukhari No: 5173). Status: Hadis Sahih

Pengajaran:

Ulama bersepakat bahawa wajib menghadiri kenduri kahwin apabila dijemput jika majlis kenduri itu tidak bercampur aduk dengan maksiat.

Abu Hurairah mengatakan,

شَرُّ الطَّعَامِ طَعَامُ الْوَلِيمَةِ يُدْعَى لَهَا الأَغْنِيَاءُ ، وَيُتْرَكُ الْفُقَرَاءُ ، وَمَنْ تَرَكَ الدَّعْوَةَ فَقَدْ عَصَى اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ – صلى الله عليه وسلم –

Seburuk-buruk makanan kenduri kahwin ialah kenduri yang hanya dijemput orang-orang kaya, dan tidak dijemput orang miskin. Sesiapa yang tidak memenuhi jemputan maka dia telah melakukan maksiat kepada Allah dan Rasulnya SAW. (HR Bukhari No: 5177).

Syarat-syarat yang menjadikan seseorang wajib menghadiri kenduri kahwin:

  • Jemputan tidak dikhaskan kepada orang-orang kaya sahaja
  • Jemputan itu memang ditujukan khas kepada kita (bukan jemputan umum contohnya hanya diumumkan imam selepas solat untuk para jamaah
  • Yang menjemput itu adalah Muslim
  • Yang dijemput tidak mempunyai keuzuran seperti sakit dan sebagainya

Haram menghadiri kenduri kahwin yang diisi dengan perkara maksiat. Akan tetapi jika seseorang mampu mengubah maksiat itu agar berhenti dengan kehadirannya, hendaklah dia hadir. Sebahagian ulama berpendapat boleh hadir kerana bukan kita yang melakukan maksiat itu.

Ulama berbeza pendapat tentang hukum memenuhi jemputan kenduri selain majlis perkahwinan. Di sisi mazhab Syafie, hukum memenuhi jemputan kenduri selain perkahwinan adalah tidak wajib.

Tunaikan jemputan walimah jika tiada sebarang keuzuran syarie.