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“Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”

– Ginni Rometty, CEO

「有人告訴我成長與舒適無法並存,而我相信我們應該記住。」– 吉妮‧羅曼媞 (執行長)

  • 吉妮‧羅曼媞 (1957- ) 為 IBM 首位女主席及執行長,過去曾擔任公司行銷、策略等副總裁職務,她連續 8 年被《財星》雜誌選為「商界最有權力的 50 位女性」之一。

Arnold Bennett (小說家)

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“We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.”

– Arnold Bennett, Novelist

「我們不會有更多的時間,我們擁有,一直都擁有,所有可用的時間。托延至下週甚至是明天,都不會有任何好處。每天持續,集中心力在有用的事,一旦決定完成一個任務,不計代價的去完成它。」– 阿諾德‧本內特 (小說家)

  • object (n.) 目標。例:The object of the game is to improve your vocabulary. (這個遊戲的目的是提升你的字彙。) serve (v.) 有用,帶來助益。例:A large cardboard box will serve the purpose. (一個大厚紙板就夠用了。) day in and day out 日復一日。例:He does the same thing day in and day out. (他每天都做一樣的事。)
  • 阿內德‧本涅特 (1867-1931) 為英國小說家,他在第一次世界大戰期間協助英國政府做戰時的宣傳工作。

Andrew Carnegie (工業家)

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“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist

「想像自己是在空前的成功邊緣,一個全然清楚、輝煌的人生在前方等著你。去實現它!」– 安德魯‧卡內基 (工業家)

  • unparalleled (adj.) 無比的,空前的。例:a period of unparalleled economic prosperity (一段空前的經濟繁榮期)。glorious (adj.) 輝煌的,光榮的。
  • 安德魯‧卡內基 (1835-1919) 出生蘇格蘭,幼年移民美國,創立當時世界最大的卡內基鋼鐵公司。他是史上僅次約翰‧洛克菲勒第 2 富有的人,晚年投身大量公益活動,成立學校、圖書館,博物館、國際和平基金會、科學研究機構等。

Garry Marshall (導演)

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“It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.”

– Garry Marshall, Director

「從錯誤中學習總是有益的,你的錯誤將因此變得值得。」– 蓋瑞‧馬歇爾 (導演)

  • worthwhile (adj.) 值得的。例:It was worthwhile to continue with the research project. (繼續此研究計畫是值得的。)
  • 蓋瑞‧馬歇爾 (1934-) 是美國演員、導演、作家及製作人,所執導的影片包括《對頭冤家》、《麻雀變鳳凰》、《落跑新娘》和《麻雀變公主》等。

Samuel Smiles (勵志作家)

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“To think we are able is almost to be so; to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself; earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savor of omnipotence.”

– Samuel Smiles, Motivational Writer

「認為自己可以幾乎就真的可以,決定達到通常就可以達到,下定決心讓我們幾乎成為萬能。」– 山姆爾‧史邁爾斯 (勵志作家)

  • earnest (adj.) 認真的,鄭重其事的。例:an earnest desire to strike a deal. (非常想達成協議的欲望)。savor of 俱… 的味道/特質。例:The government tries to avoid anything that savors of corruption. (政府想避開任何與貪腐有關的事。) omnipotence (n.) 萬能的,能做任何事的。
  • 山姆爾‧史邁爾斯 (1812–1904) 為蘇格蘭人,著有一系列的修身勵志書籍,以《自我改善》(Self-Help) 最為知名,另著有《品格》、《節儉》、《責任》、《自信》等 20 本著作,被譽為「西方成功學之父」、「卡內基精神導師」。

Thomas Jefferson (美國第三任總統)

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“Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical.”

– Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President

「閒怠使人無聊,無聊招致疑病症,而疑病症導致生病。努力工作的人不曾歇斯底里。」– 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (美國第三任總統)

  • beget (v.) 招致。例:Killings beget more killings. (殺戮會導致更多的殺戮。) ennui (n.) 厭惡,無聊。hypochondriac (adj.) 疑病症患。laborious (adj.) 費勁的,費力的。
  • 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (1743-1826) 是美國第三任總統,也是美國「獨立宣言」的主要起草人,為美國開國元勳之一。傑佛遜博學多聞,是園藝家、政治家、建築師、考古學家、古生物學家、音樂家、發明家等。

George William Curtis (作家)

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“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”

– George William Curtis, Writer

「確保航行成功取決於有技巧的駕馭而不是船支本身。」– 寇蒂斯 (作家)

  • so much as 反而是。例:I’m not looking at her so much as I am studying her hat. (我不是在看她而是在研究她的帽子。) voyage (n.) 航行。例:The voyage will take about one month. (航行時間約 1 個月。)
  • 莫里斯.寇蒂斯 (1824-1892) 為美國作家,曾擔任雜誌編輯及專欄作家,文章中多為民眾爭取社會福利,1871 年被美國總統格蘭特任命為「全國公共服務改革聯盟」(The National Civil Service Reform League) 主席,多次進行改革工作。
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