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101. "It was as if these memories had been hibernating in him, not dead but merely dormant, weathering out, and now they stumbled out of their thousand dens."
Author: Anthony Doerr
102. "Semakin aku mengenal sistem, semakin aku yakin bahwa reformasi pendidikan adalah satu-satunya solusi bagi remaja bermasalah di luar sana. Tanpa keluarga yang stabil, tanpa prospek mendapatkan pekerjaan bergengsi yang akan membantu keuangan keluarga, pendidikan adalah harapan terbesar mereka."
Author: Barack Obama
103. "I am free to choose my own actions. Indeed, like everyone else, I must be so. A good act that is compelled is not goodness at all, but merely force."
Author: Cameron Dokey
104. "The best hiding spots are not the most hidden; they're merely the least searched."
Author: Chris Pavone
105. "I get no kick from champagne. Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all. So, tell me why should it be true, that I get a kick out of you?"
Author: Cole Porter
106. "Public schoolboys are not merely conservatives, they are by nature totalitarian reactionaries."
Author: David Benedictus
107. "We're meant to stay connected to our hearts, you see. Feeling our feelings, present in the moments we're given. But we don't do that. And that's when we get in trouble. ...We mature and take responsibility for ourselves and others, and that's a good thing. But we're never meant to lose that alive quality, to get cut off from our true hearts. Growing up isn't the same thing as shutting down. ...We can fight it. We have to fight it. Because when our hearts shut down, we become mere shells of who we once were. We don't laugh—not honestly, not from the heart. We don't dream. We don't feel our feelings or use our gifts. We end up trying to just survive instead of live. It's like we've handed our hearts over to the enemy of our souls and said, 'Here you can have it. I'm giving up."
Author: Denise Hildreth Jones
108. "Stroberi itu asam. Seperti perempuan Prancis yang suka menggerutu. Muka mereka masam sekali. Jadi, stroberi itu." Thomas membuat ekspresi seperti orang tercekik karena racun. Mata setengah terpejam, kepala terteleng ke samping, dan melet. "Blaaah ...."
Author: Desi Puspitasari
109. "Candleford Green was but a small village and there were fields and meadows and woods all around it. As soon as Laura crossed the doorstep, she could see some of these. But mere seeing from a distance did not satisfy her; she longed to go alone far into the fields and hear the birds singing, the brooks tinkling, and the wind rustling through the corn, as she had when a child. To smell things and touch things, warm earth and flowers and grasses, and to stand and gaze where no one could see her, drinking it all in."
Author: Flora Thompson
110. "A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again' … Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again' to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again' to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but he has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
111. "Stop thinking," he said.I have to think," said val. "You said I was supposed to concentrate."Thinking makes you slow. You need to move as I move. Right now, you're merely following my lead."How can I know where you're going to go before you've gone there? That's stupid."It's no different from knowing where an opponent might move. How do you know where a ball is likely to go on the lacrosse field?"The only things you know about lacrosse are the things I told you," Val said.I might say the same about you and sword fighting." He stopped. "There. You did it. You were so busy snapping at me that you didn't notice you were doing it."Val frowned, too annoyed to be pleased, but too pleased to say anything more."
Author: Holly Black
112. "A good will is good not because of what it effects, or accomplishes, not because of its fitness to attain some intended end, but good just by its willing, i.e. in itself; and, considered by itself, it is to be esteemed beyond compare much higher than anything that could ever be brought about by it in favor of some inclinations, and indeed, if you will, the sum of all inclinations. Even if by some particular disfavor of fate, or by the scanty endowment of a stepmotherly nature, this will should entirely lack the capacity to carry through its purpose; if despite its greatest striving it should still accomplish nothing, and only the good will were to remain (not of course, as a mere wish, but as the summoning of all means that are within our control); then, like a jewel, it would still shine by itself, as something that has full worth in itself"."
Author: Immanuel Kant
113. "Selama ini kulihat hidup semakin rumit. Banyak orang tega membunuh hati nurani dengan tangan mereka sendiri. Kusaksikan tangan-tangan politik semakin kotor, meraih kemenangan demi kepentingan sendiri. Pemimpin saling berebut nasi. Pemimpin yang bahkan tak bisa memimpin hidup mereka sendiri. Lumpur menggenangi ratusan rumah, mesjid, sekolah, warung nasi, juga kenangan. Lumpur panas yang tumpah karena uang dan ketidakpedulian. Bahkan ada juga yang membunuh dengan mengatasnamakan agama. Beberapa orang dilarang beribadah di tempat ibadah mereka sendiri. Di mana ada proyek sosial, di sana cenderung ada penipuan. Banyak orang kehilangan hati mereka sendiri. Keluarga merindukan kehangatan."
Author: Iwan Setyawan
114. "Harry did not really listen. A warmth was spreading through him that had nothing to do with the sunlight; a tight obstruction in his chest seemed to be dissolving. He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them."
Author: J.K. Rowling
115. "All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art."
Author: Jack Bowman
116. "Do you trust me, Pidge?""Yeah, why?""C'mere," he said, pulling me against him. I stiffened for a second or two before resting my head on his chest. Whatever was going on with him, he needed me near him, and I couldn't have objected even if I'd wanted to. It felt right lying next to him."
Author: Jamie McGuire
117. "But consider your daughters. Only think what an establishment it would be for one of them. Sir William and Lady Lucas are determined to go, merely on that account, for in general, you know, they visit no newcomers. Indeed you must go, for it will be impossible for us to visit him if you do not."
Author: Jane Austen
118. "I can easily believe it. Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they are intelligent may be well worth listening to. Such varieites of human nature as they are in the habit of witnessing! And it is not merely in its follies, that they are read; for they see it occasionally under every circumstance that can be most interesting or affecting. What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation-- of all the sacrifices that ennoble us most. A sick chamber may often furnish the worth of volumes."
Author: Jane Austen
119. "Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend."
Author: Jane Austen
120. "God is not the mere dead conception to which we have thus given utterance, but he is in himself pure Life."
Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte
121. "Conservatism is not about the party, because the party is merely the shell. It is the inside - it's the filling that really means something."
Author: Jonathan Krohn
122. "My mission was always intended to be slightly outside the public eye, because that makes me appear more interesting than I really am. A lot of people don't realise that merely by staying away, you can create a myth."
Author: Julian Cope
123. "So ask me again why I'll win a battle of wills." "Fine." She jammed her feet under the covers. "Why?" "Because I'm immortal and you're a mere human. I have an eternity to out-stubborn you."
Author: Larissa Ione
124. "Ibu mana pun, yang baik atau buruk, tetap terluka ketika anaknya dicela. Meski celaan itu tidak salah, dan juga bukan fitnah. Tetapi tali pusar anak dari ibunya hanya diputus oleh sebilah gunting dunia. Di antara mereka berdua ada pertalian abadi, yang bahkan oleh seorang ayah pun tak bisa dipahami"
Author: Leila S. Chudori
125. "Men can imagine their own deaths, they can see them coming, and the mere though of impending death acts like an aphrodisiac. A dog or rabbit doesn't behave like that. Take birds -- in a lean season they cut down on the eggs, or they won't mate at all. They put their energy into staying alive themselves until times get better. But human beings hope they can stick their souls into someone else, some new version of themselves, and live on forever. As a species were doomed by hope, then?You could call it hope. That, or desperation.But we're doomed without hope, as well, said Jimmy.Only as individuals, said Crake cheerfully."
Author: Margaret Atwood
126. "For us, someone who is willing to step forward and help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role."
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
127. "Ketulusan mungkin terlihat sederhana dan santun, tetapi ia memiliki kekuatan yang dijamin oleh keajaiban.Disediakan kedudukan di antara para bintang bagi Anda yang memelihara ketulusan dalam kesantunan Anda, bahkan kepada mereka yang mengkhianati Anda."
Author: Mario Teguh
128. "To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself."
Author: Melvin Calvin
129. "It is also clear, unfortunately,that ideology runs deeper than the hopeful might have previously imagined. It is not merely a question of turning the tables or changing the language"
Author: Nina Power
130. "Let us be today's Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today's church. With Christ's light let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy revolution of the Son of Man, who dies on the cross to cleanse God's image, which is soiled in today's humanity, a humanity so enslaved, so selfish, so sinful."
Author: Oscar A. Romero
131. "Don't blame me, Pongo,' said Lord Ickenham, 'if Lady Constance takes her lorgnette to you. God bless my soul, though, you can't compare the lorgnettes of to-day with the ones I used to know as a boy. I remember walking one day in Grosvenor Square with my aunt Brenda and her pug dog Jabberwocky, and a policeman came up and said the latter ought to be wearing a muzzle. My aunt made no verbal reply. She merely whipped her lorgnette from its holster and looked at the man, who gave one choking gasp and fell back against the railings, without a mark on him but with an awful look of horror in his staring eyes, as if he had seen some dreadful sight. A doctor was sent for, and they managed to bring him round, but he was never the same again. He had to leave the Force, and eventually drifted into the grocery business. And that is how Sir Thomas Lipton got his start."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
132. "Saya berpikir, "Kenapa gue bisa optimis? Hmmmm..."Terus terang saya bingung karena pertanyaan itu mengesankan: yang aneh itu saya. Bukan justru mereka yang pesimis terhadap Indonesia.Saya, seperti jadi minoritas. Sebuah anomali.Maka yang keluar dari mulut saya sambil menatap wartawan itu kebingungan adalah.."Kalau orang-orang tahu apa yang saya tahu tentang Indonesia, mereka juga akan optimis..."
Author: Pandji Pragiwaksono
133. "[On Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]The answer is unknowable, but it may not be unreasonable to see him, at least in theological terms, as essentially a deist. He is a determinist: there are no miracles (the events so called being merely instances of infrequently occurring natural laws); Christ has no real role in the system; we live forever, and hence we carry on after our deaths, but then everything — every individual substance — carries on forever."
Author: Peter Loptson
134. "We are … the un-proud non-possessors of objects whose chief substance is that of the transient symbol. Our Puritan fear of the love of things turns out to have been groundless after all, for we do not love things or even possess them: they pass through our lives as barium passes through the digestive tract, unassimilated, their function merely to flash signals along the way."
Author: Ralph Caplan
135. "Penulis sama dengan orang-orang lain, kecuali untuk satu perbedaan kecil yang penting. Orang lain berpikir dan merasa setiap hari, tetapi mereka tidak melakukan apa-apa dengan itu. Sebaliknya, penulis bereaksi."
Author: Ralph Fletcher
136. "Mereka yang mengerjakan sesuatu dari hati, karyanya akan memiliki jiwa."
Author: Robin Wijaya
137. "It is difficult at times to repress the thought that history is about as instructive as an abattoir; that Tacitus was right and that peace is merely the desolation left behind after the decisive operations of merciless power."
Author: Seamus Heaney
138. "People do not ever change. The person you see later is merely the one that was hidden from you in the beginning. Shane KP O'Neill - The Gates Of Babylon."
Author: Shane K.P. O'Neill
139. "The mere exposure effect explains many facets of our lives, such as why it's so hard to find someone who can prepare our childhood favorites like Mom did, and it also holds when we see the latest fashion trends prominently featured in stores, catalogs, and finally on people we know.In addition, when a trend emerges, it sends the message that it's becoming increasingly accepted. When we see the supplies of multiple independent retailers simultaneously shift in one way, we assume the demand has shifted as well. Of course, the change may actually be driven by the prediction of a future shift in demand, which may or may not materialize, but it still affects people's choices."
Author: Sheena Iyengar
140. "Thus it came to him merely to run away was folly, because he could never run away from himself."
Author: Sinclair Lewis
141. "Akhirnya mereka semua diam bukan karena tidak mau ribut-ribut di depan orang mati, tapi karena ada makhluk di dekat yang tak bernyawa, yang bisa sesenggukan."
Author: Soe Tjen Marching
142. "If man merely sat back and thought about his impending termination, and his terrifying insignificance and aloneness in the cosmos, he would surely go mad, or succumb to a numbing sense of futility. Why, he might ask himself, should he bother to write a great symphony, or strive to make a living, or even to love another, when he is no more than a momentary microbe on a dust mote whirling through the unimaginable immensity of space? Those of us who are forced by their own sensibilities to view their lives in this perspective — who recognize that there is no purpose they can comprehend and that amidst a countless myriad of stars their existence goes unknown and unchronicled — can fall prey all too easily to the ultimate anomie. The world's religions, for all their parochialism, did supply a kind of consolation for this great ache."
Author: Stanley Kubrick
143. "We're all pieces of the same ever-changing puzzle;some connected for mere seconds, some connected for life,some connected through knowledge, some through belief,some connected through wisdom, some through Love, and some connected with no explanation at all. Yet, as spiritual beings having a human experience, we're all here for the sensations this reality or illusion has to offer. The best anyone can hope for is the right to be able to Live, Learn, Love then Leave. After that, reap the benefits of their own chosen existence in the hereafter by virtue of simply believing in what they believe. As for here, it took me a while but this progression helped me with my life: "I like myself. I Love myself. I am myself."
Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
144. "I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can't be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head."
Author: Sylvia Plath
145. "If you're honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you're forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws."
Author: Tom Robbins
146. "If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away."
Author: Victor Hugo
147. "She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through."
Author: Virginia Woolf
148. "[Y]ou were too alert to the figurative possibilities of words not to see the phrase [angle of repose] as descriptive of human as well as detrital rest. As you said, it was too good for mere dirt; you tried to apply it to your own wandering and uneasy life ... I wonder if you ever reached it."
Author: Wallace Stegner
149. "...mere tabloid journalists, obliged to choose between the word of a Tory MP and that of a common prostitue, have been far too stupid to see that you can put your mortgage on the latter being true."
Author: William Donaldson
150. "But that I should have ended up in a place like this seems too custom-made a nightmare to be the work of mere ill fortune."
Author: Zoë Heller

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Good, as it ripens, becomes continually more different not only from evil but from other good."
Author: C.S. Lewis

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