今日名言

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“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”

– Jeff Bezos, Entrepreneur

「很多人犯的一個嚴重錯誤是,他們強迫自己對一件事有興趣,你無法選擇你熱愛什麼,是它選擇你。」– 傑佛瑞‧貝佐斯 (企業家)

  • force (v.) 強迫,迫使。passion (n.) 熱愛,愛好。例:the Argentinian’s passion for soccer (阿根廷人對足球的熱愛)。
  • 傑佛瑞‧貝佐斯 (1964- ) 是美國網路巨頭亞馬遜公司 (Amazon.com) 的創辦人、現任董事長兼執行長,是 1999 年度《時代》雜誌的年度風雲人物,他在 2013 年購買美國的《華盛頓郵報》。

Brian Tracy (勵志教練)

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“A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.”

– Brian Tracy, Motivational Coach

「開創性思考的一個主要起點是聚焦的問題,一個措辭完善的問題能夠切入事情的核心,引發新的想法及洞見。」– 布萊恩‧崔西 (勵志教練)

  • stimulant (n.) 刺激物。例:a stimulant to the economy (刺激經濟成長的事物)。penetrate (v.) 穿透,穿過。trigger (v.) 引發。That move triggered a violent response from the police. (那個動作引發警方的暴力回應。) insight (n.) 洞見。例:I gained some valuable insights from his speech. (我從他的演講中得到一些有價值的洞見。)
  • 布萊恩‧崔西 (1944- ) 是美國著名勵志成功學作者、講師,其教授的領域還包括:行銷、管理、領導、商業策略等。

Booker T. Washington (教育家)

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“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”

– Booker T. Washington, Educator

「把責任放在一個人身上,並讓他知道你相信他,通常能為一個人帶來莫大的幫助。」– 布克‧華盛頓 (教育家)

  • 布克‧華盛頓 (1856-1915) 為美國早期的黑人領袖,他籌集資金在美國南方建立數以千計的學校。他促進美國黑人與白人間的和諧關係,獲得一些白人權貴的支持,具有舉足輕重的政治地位。

Jesus (基督教開創者)

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“Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.”

– Jesus, Founder of Christianity

「要求,你就會得到;尋找,你就會發現;敲門,門就會為你而開。」– 耶穌 (基督教開創者)

  • 耶穌 (7–2 BC to 30–33 AD) 是基督教的中心人物,生於羅馬帝國猶太地區,被認為是神的兒子,他 30 歲開始傳道,宣揚愛神和愛人的福音,宣稱信他的人可得永生。

Richard Branson (企業家)

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“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had – everyday I’m learning something new.”

– Richard Branson, Entrepreneur

「我最大的動力來源?不斷的挑戰自己。我視人生為一個長期、我沒有獲得的大學教育 – 我每天都在學新的東西。」– 理察‧布蘭森 (企業家)

  • motivation (n.) 動機。例:his motivation for becoming a big success. (他想非常成功的動機)。
  • 理察‧布蘭森 (1950- ) 是英國企業家及投資家,創立了維珍集團 (Virgin Group),旗下擁有 400 多間公司,跨足航空、交通、金融、食品、通訊等產業,其中維珍銀河是全球第一家計劃提供私人太空旅程的公司。

Mary Schmich (新聞記者)

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“Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.”

– Mary Schmich, Journalist

「別浪費時間嫉妒別人,你有時候領先,有時候落後,比賽是長期的,且最終都是和自己比賽。」– 瑪莉‧施密奇 (新聞記者)

  • 瑪莉‧施密奇 (1953- ) 是美國新聞記者,任職於《芝加哥論壇報》(Chicago Tribune),她的專欄以內容廣泛、質樸務實,並反映芝加哥的特色及文化,在 2012 年獲得「普立茲評論奬」。

Florence Nightingale (護士)

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“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”

– Florence Nightingale, Nurse

「我把自己的成功歸功於 – 從不尋找或接受任何藉口。」– 佛蘿倫絲‧南丁格爾 (護士)

  • attribute (v.) 歸因於…。例:The rapid economic growth was attributed to a surge in foreign investments. (快速的經濟成長要歸功於國外投資的急劇增加。)
  • 佛蘿倫絲‧南丁格爾 (1820-1910) 是英國社會改革者、統計學家,及世界護理業的奠基人。她在克里米亞戰爭無微不至的照護英軍士兵而聞名,並在英國及印度推動醫療改革,透過她的努力,護士的社會地位也大幅提高。
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