Selama kita masih hidup tidak ada hukuman; yang ada adalah peringatan agar kita memperbaiki diri.
2. Perhatikanlah, ternyata selalu orang yang rendah hati di antara kita-lah yang hidupnya damai, sejahtera, dan terhormat. Kerendahan hati adalah bakat untuk ditinggikan.
3. Bersyukur itu tidak berhenti pada menerima apa adanya saja, tapi terutama bekerja keras untuk mengadakan yang terbaik.
4. Lebih baik mencintai dan terluka, daripada bersembunyi ketakutan dalam hidup yang hampa cinta. Karena ... Memang cinta tidak menjamin kebahagiaan, tetapi tidak ada kebahagiaan tanpa cinta.
5. Bertindak walau tidak berani, adalah keberanian yang sesungguhnya.
6. Orang bijak tahu apa yang harus diketahuinya, dan karena dia ingin tidur dengan damai - dia juga tahu apa yang harus diabaikannya.
7. Hadiah pertama bagi yang melakukan kebaikan adalah kebaikan.
8. Jangan menantang berkelahi orang yang terlalu banyak untuk ditangani oleh malaikat pelindung Anda.
9. Meneruskan kehidupan dengan baik, meskipun ada yang iri dan membenci Anda. Live on!
10. Yang optimis akan berkata: Terima kasih, akan saya coba. Tapi yang pesimis akan bilang: Ah, gak semudah itu.
11. Jika Anda berani, Anda bertindak. Jika Anda takut, Anda akan bilang: Ini harus dipertimbangkan dengan matang.
12. Laki-laki yang memperlakukan kekasihnya dengan lembut pasti dibesarkan oleh wanita yang berkelas. Orang tua yang kasar akan membesarkan anak yang kasar kepada pasangannya. Berkenalan dengan orang tua kekasih bukanlah tanda akan melamar, tapi untuk mengenal kualitas pendidik anaknya.
13. Guru yang paling pantas mengajar adalah orang yang mendidik keluarganya dengan baik.
14. Berhentilah mengkhawatirkan masa depan, syukurilah hari ini, dan hiduplah dengan sebaik-baiknya.
15. Sesungguhnya, jika engkau menghabiskan jatah gagalmu, engkau mau tidak mau akan berhasil.
16. Terkadang orang yang paling kau inginkan justru yang paling harus kaujauhi.
17. Banyak anak gadis menjadi seperti ibunya, dan laki-laki seperti ayahnya. Dan mungkin itu sebab dari
berlanjutnya masalah yang sama.
18. Katakanlah ini kepada orang yang mengatakan bahwa Anda tidak akan bisa: Watch me! Lalu buktikan bahwa Anda benar.
19. Pembenci itu sangat pemilih, mereka hanya membenci orang yang hidupnya lebih baik daripada hidup mereka.
20. Jika engkau ingin berbahagia, janganlah kau isi hatimu dengan kemarahan kepada orang yang bergembira jika engkau marah. untuk selengkap nya klik di sini
by yandre pramana putra
KATA KATA BIJAK YANDRE PRAMANA PUTRA
From sea to shining sea, or at least from one side of the Hudson to the other, politicians you have barely heard of are being accused of wrongdoing. There were so many court proceedings involving public officials on Monday that it was hard to keep up.
In Newark, two underlings of Gov. Chris Christie were arraigned on charges that they were in on the truly deranged plot to block traffic leading onto the George Washington Bridge.
Ten miles away, in Lower Manhattan, Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on accusations of far more conventional political larceny, involving a job with a sewer company for the son and commissions on title insurance and bond work.
The younger man managed to receive a 150 percent pay increase from the sewer company even though, as he said on tape, he “literally knew nothing about water or, you know, any of that stuff,” according to a criminal complaint the United States attorney’s office filed.
The success of Adam Skelos, 32, was attributed by prosecutors to his father’s influence as the leader of the Senate and as a potentate among state Republicans. The indictment can also be read as one of those unfailingly sad tales of a father who cannot stop indulging a grown son. The senator himself is not alleged to have profited from the schemes, except by being relieved of the burden of underwriting Adam.
The bridge traffic caper is its own species of crazy; what distinguishes the charges against the two Skeloses is the apparent absence of a survival instinct. It is one thing not to know anything about water or that stuff. More remarkable, if true, is the fact that the sewer machinations continued even after the former New York Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, was charged in January with taking bribes disguised as fees.
It was by then common gossip in political and news media circles that Senator Skelos, a Republican, the counterpart in the Senate to Mr. Silver, a Democrat, in the Assembly, could be next in line for the criminal dock. “Stay tuned,” the United States attorney, Preet Bharara said, leaving not much to the imagination.
Even though the cat had been unmistakably belled, Skelos father and son continued to talk about how to advance the interests of the sewer company, though the son did begin to use a burner cellphone, the kind people pay for in cash, with no traceable contracts.
That was indeed prudent, as prosecutors had been wiretapping the cellphones of both men. But it would seem that the burner was of limited value, because by then the prosecutors had managed to secure the help of a business executive who agreed to record calls with the Skeloses. It would further seem that the business executive was more attentive to the perils of pending investigations than the politician.
Through the end of the New York State budget negotiations in March, the hopes of the younger Skelos rested on his father’s ability to devise legislation that would benefit the sewer company. That did not pan out. But Senator Skelos did boast that he had haggled with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in a successful effort to raise a $150 million allocation for Long Island to $550 million, for what the budget called “transformative economic development projects.” It included money for the kind of work done by the sewer company.
The lawyer for Adam Skelos said he was not guilty and would win in court. Senator Skelos issued a ringing declaration that he was unequivocally innocent.
THIS was also the approach taken in New Jersey by Bill Baroni, a man of great presence and eloquence who stopped outside the federal courthouse to note that he had taken risks as a Republican by bucking his party to support paid family leave, medical marijuana and marriage equality. “I would never risk my career, my job, my reputation for something like this,” Mr. Baroni said. “I am an innocent man.”
The lawyer for his co-defendant, Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie, a Republican, said that she would strongly rebut the charges.
Perhaps they had nothing to do with the lane closings. But neither Mr. Baroni nor Ms. Kelly addressed the question of why they did not return repeated calls from the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., begging them to stop the traffic tie-ups, over three days.
That silence was a low moment. But perhaps New York hit bottom faster. Senator Skelos, the prosecutors charged, arranged to meet Long Island politicians at the wake of Wenjian Liu, a New York City police officer shot dead in December, to press for payments to the company employing his son.
Sometimes it seems as though for some people, the only thing to be ashamed of is shame itself. Finding Scandal in New York and New Jersey, but No Shame