今日名言

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“The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.”

– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker

「你愈認可並對擁有的東西表達感恩,你愈會有更多東西表達你的感恩。」– 吉格‧金克拉 (勵志演說家)

  • 吉格‧金克拉 (1926-2012) 是美國著名銷售教練、勵志作家及演說家,幫助許多人充分發揮腦力與精神資源,著有《金克拉銷售大法》、《透視顧客的心:金克拉談銷售》以及《與你在巔峰相會》等書。

Les Brown (勵志演說家)

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“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”

– Les Brown, Motivational Speaker

「當你有了動力,設定目標並勢如破竹的追求它們,人生便有了意義。」– 萊斯‧布朗 (勵志演說家)

  • charge (v.) 快速步行、奔跑。例:The kids charged through the woods. (小孩在林間奔跑。) unstoppable (adj.) 無法阻擋的。
  • 萊斯‧布朗 (1945- ) 出身貧寒,但他追求成功的意志,使他成為美國現今著名的勵志演說家之一,並獲得多項演說獎項。促使人們超越平庸是他演講的主軸。

Norman Lear (節目製作人)

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“Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.”

– Norman Lear, Television Producer

「人生是由小的愉快組成,快樂是由那些小的成功所組成,大的成功太不常出現,而你如果不重視這些小的成功,大的成功也不具任何意義。」– 諾曼.李爾 (節目製作人)

  • 諾曼.李爾 (1922-) 是美國電視節目編劇及製作人,作品包括情境喜劇 《一家子》(All in the Family),使用反諷的手法,以一位歧視有色人種、反墮胎、反嬉皮的美國保守人士為主角,藉由他荒唐的言論及漸趨開明的態度,來反映美國70年代社會的脈動。

Steve Jobs (企業家)

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“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”

– Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur

「如果你在做一件令人興奮且你真正關心的事,你不需要被催促,願景會牽引著你。」– 史蒂夫‧賈伯斯 (企業家)

  • 史蒂夫‧賈伯斯 (1955-2011) 是蘋果公司創辦人、前主席及執行長,他也是華特迪士尼公司 (Walt Disney) 的前董事及最大股東。賈伯斯在商界、創新及產品設計上被譽為有遠見的先驅及天才,蘋果公司的產品革命性地改變現代科技。

今日名言

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“The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.”

– Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State

「除非你願意盡力,能自由發揮所長沒有意義。」– 克林‧鮑威爾 (美國國務卿)

  • 克林‧鮑威爾 (1937-) 是美國小布希總統任內的美國國務卿,為美國史上官階第二高的非裔美國人,僅次於美國第 44 任總統歐巴馬。他也擔任過參謀長聯席會議主席、陸軍四星上將等。

Joseph Alsop (記者)

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“A man who has bought a theory will fight a vigorous rearguard action against the facts.”

– Joseph Alsop, Journalist

「一個人在接受某理論後,往往竭力維護該理論而不顧事實。」– 約瑟夫·艾爾索普 (記者)

  • buy (v.) 相信某件事。例:He will never buy that. (他絕對不會相信那個。) fight a rearguard action 盡全力阻止一個改變。
  • 約瑟夫·艾爾索普 (1910-1989) 是美國記者、專欄作家,第二次世界大戰期間加入海軍,後作為飛虎隊指揮官陳納德的副官前往中國,並擔任記者,戰後回到美國寫專欄。

Jack Kemp (政治人物)

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“There are no limits to our future if we don’t put limits on our people.”

– Jack Kemp, Politician

「不對人民設限,我們的未來就不會受限。」– 傑克‧肯普 (政治人物)

  • 傑克‧肯普 (1935-2009) 曾任紐約州眾議員、美國住房及城市發展部部長,1996 年與鮑勃‧多爾搭擋參加美國總統大選,但敗給連任的總統柯林頓和副總統高爾,他 2009 年獲歐巴馬總統頒發「總統自由勳章」。
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