今日名言

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“I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.”

– Helen Keller, Lecturer

「我把世界看作我的祖國,每場戰爭對我來說都如家庭內訌般恐怖。」– 海倫‧凱勒 (演說家)

  • feud (n.) 長期爭鬥,仇恨。例:a bitter feud over territory (因領土引發的仇恨)。
  • 海倫‧凱勒 (1880-1968) 是美國知名的作家、演說家,是第一位取得大學文學士的聾盲人士。海倫‧凱勒也是美國社會黨成員,參加了反對戰爭、婦女參政、勞工權力、及社會主義等運動。

P. J. O’Rourke (政治幽默作家)

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“You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money.”

– P. J. O’Rourke, Political Satirist

「施捨錢財解決不了貧窮問題。」– 派翠克‧歐克魯 (政治幽默作家)

  • 派翠克‧歐克魯 (1947-) 是美國政治幽默作家、記者及作家,他在數個不同刊物包括《華爾街日報》、《紐約時報》、《紳士》等發表文章,他也是 20 本書的作者,著有《地獄假期》、《妓女議會》、《給戰爭一個機會》等。

Anonymous (無名氏)

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“A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.”

– Anonymous

「說謊可以解決眼前的問題,但它沒有未來。」– 無名氏

  • take care of 解決,處理。例:I’ll take care of it. (我會處理這個問題。) present (n.) 目前,當下。例:You should stop worrying about the past and live in the present. (別再擔心過去的事,把握好現在。)

Mother Teresa (慈善工作者)

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

– Mother Teresa, Charity Worker

「昨天已經過去,明天還沒來臨,我們只有今天,讓我們開始吧。」– 德蕾莎修女 (慈善工作者)

  • 德蕾莎修女 (1910-1997) 為阿爾巴尼亞裔的天主教修女,成立了「仁愛傳教會」(Missionaries of Charity),起初在印度加爾各答幫助貧困人家,仁愛傳教會在她的帶領下在全世界 123 個國家完成 610 項慈善任務。

Henry Kissinger (美國國務卿)

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“The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.”

– Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State

「沒有其它選擇,能使腦筋清楚異常。」– 亨利‧季辛吉 (美國國務卿)

  • alternative (n.) 其它選擇。例:An alternative route (另一條道路)。marvelously (adv.) 極好地;很棒地。例:We had a marvelous time last summer. (我們去年暑假過得很開心。)
  • 亨利‧季辛吉 (1923- ) 是德國出生的美國外交家,1973 年的諾貝爾和平獎得主,他在美國尼克森及福特總統任內擔任國家安全顧問及國務卿,對美國的外交政策有重大影響,包括促成美蘇緊張關係的緩和,以及讓美中關係獲得進展。

Charles Baudelaire (詩人)

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“It proves, on close examination, that work is less boring than amusing oneself.”

– Charles Baudelaire, Poet

「仔細究研後,你會發現,工作不會比自我消遣還無聊。」– 查理士‧波特萊爾 (詩人)

  • examination (n.) 檢視,審查。例:The proposal is still under examination. (提案還在審查評估中。) amuse (v.) 娛樂,消遣。例:Playing computer games would amuse Bill for hours. (電腦遊戲可以讓比爾高興好幾個小時。)
  • 查理士‧波特萊爾(1821-1867)是法國偉大詩人,創造「現代派」一詞,對後世的詩人影響深遠,他也是象徵派詩歌的先驅、散文詩的鼻祖,代表作包括詩集《惡之花》及散文詩集《巴黎的憂鬱》。

Socrates (古希臘哲學家)

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“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”

– Socrates, Greek Philosopher

「要推動世界的人,須先自己行動。」– 蘇格拉底 (古希臘哲學家)

  • 蘇格拉底 (469 BC–399 BC) 為西方哲學奠基者之一,對西方的道德觀念、邏輯學、辯駁論證、及找尋真理之道皆有深遠的影響。蘇格拉底、柏拉圖及亞里士多德,被並稱為希臘三哲人。
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