今日名言

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“Anytime you blame others and complain about your situation, you are choosing to be a victim. By playing the victim role you are putting yourself in an ineffective and weak position. It is virtually impossible to allow incredible miracles to enter your life when you choose to remain in this negative mental state.”

– Sonia Ricotti, Motivational Speaker

「每當你怪罪他人和抱怨現況時,你即是選擇當一個受害者。藉由扮演受害者,你把自己放在一個無效果及微弱的位置,當你停留在此種負面心態時,讓奇蹟進入你生活幾乎是不可能的。」– 索尼婭‧瑞克蒂 (勵志演說家)

  • blame (v.) 怪罪。complain (v.) 抱怨,發牢騷。virtually (adv.) 幾乎,事實上。例:He is virtually the supreme leader in the organization. (他事實上是組織的最高領導。) incredible (adj.) 驚人的。miracle (n.) 奇蹟。
  • 索尼婭‧瑞克蒂是暢銷書「簡單清楚的吸引力法則」(The Law of Attraction Plain and Simple) 的作者,她精通英文、法文、西班牙文、義大利文,在全球各地演講,激勵人們過更好的生活,她也是 Lead Out Loud 公司總裁,幫助人們在不同面向獲得成功。

Ruth Benedict (人類學家)

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“In this world everything changes except good deeds and bad deeds; these follow you as the shadow follows the body.”

– Ruth Benedict, Anthropologist

「世上所有事情都會改變,除了好的行為和壞的行為,它們如影子般的跟隨著你。」– 露絲‧潘乃德 (人類學家)

  • 露絲‧潘乃德 (1887-1948) 是美國人類學家,早年學習英國文學,故其作品文筆高妙,以《文化模式》與《菊花與劍》最為著名,其著作中提出的問題與關懷,至今仍受到人類學、歷史學家的重視。

Sophocles (劇作家)

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“Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.”

– Sophocles, Playwright

「感受不到危機的人,應懼怕它;當命運之神眷顧時,應加倍小心,以免毀滅無情的來臨,失敗了還得不到同情。」– 索福克勒斯 (劇作家)

  • ill (n.) 困難,禍害。例:The village has encountered a number of ills since last year. (這村莊自去年以來經歷了諸多禍害。) fortune (n.) 命運,際遇。lest (conj.) 以免,免得。例:Rest early lest you are unable to wake up early tomorrow. (早點休息免得你明天無法早起。) remorseless (adj.) 無情的,冷血的。unpitied (adj.) 沒得到同情的;pity (v.) 憐憫,同情。
  • 索福克勒斯 (496/7 BC. – 405/6 BC.) 是古希臘劇作家、古希臘三大悲劇詩人之一,生活於雅典奴隸主民主制的全盛時期,他一生共寫 123 個劇本,如今只有 7 部完整的流傳下來,其中以《伊底帕斯王》最為出名。

Bruce Jenner (運動員)

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“To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan. Once you can see, touch and feel your objective, all you have to do is pull back and put all your strength behind it, and you’ll hit your target every time.”

– Bruce Jenner, Athlete

「對我來說,專注的定義是確切知道你今天、下週、下個月及明年會在哪裡,絕不偏離你的計劃。一旦你能看到、摸到及感受你的目標,你唯一需要做的是退後一步、把你所有的力氣放在那願景之後,你將每次都達到目標。」– 布魯斯‧傑納 (運動員)

  • deviate (v.) 脫離,越軌。例:The plane has deviated from the regular flight route. (飛機偏離了正常的航道。)
  • 布魯斯‧傑納 (1949-) 是前美國田徑選手,在 1776 年夏季奧運的「十項全能」獲得金牌,入選「奥林匹克名人堂」、「美國田徑名人堂」,之後投入演藝圈,因真人秀節目而走紅。

John Dewey (哲學家)

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“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.”

– John Dewey, Philosopher

「教育的目的應是教我們怎麼思考,而不是該思考什麼,應是改善我們的心智,好讓我們能為自己思考,而不是將他人的想法裝在我們的記憶裡。」– 約翰‧杜威 (哲學家)

  • rather… than… 應是…而非…。例:She would rather sit alone than talking with him. (她寧可獨人坐著也不願和他說話。) enable (v.) 使能夠。load (v.) 裝載。例:The ship is loaded with explosives. (這船上裝滿炸藥。)
  • 約翰‧杜威 (1859-1952) 為美國著名哲學家、心理學家及教育改革者,實用主義哲學的代表人物。他在教育領域的著作最為知名,但他也有邏輯、民主、道德、藝術、自然等不同領域之著作。

Sonia Choquette (心靈老師)

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“Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Choquette, Spiritual Teacher

「你說出的話有如你欲實現夢想的磚瓦牆壁,你的言語是你最大的力量。你選擇的話和它的意思將建築你所的體驗的人生。」– 桑妮雅.喬凱特 (心靈老師)

  • bricks and mortar 具體建物。例:bricks and mortar stores as opposed to virtual online stores (有實體建物的商家相對於虛擬的網路商店)。realize (v.) 實現。
  • 桑妮雅.喬凱特是美國說故事家、頻率治療者,也是顛覆傳統的靈媒,見長於療癒靈魂的能力,她著有 19 本暢銷書,內容圍繞在直覺喚醒、個人成長及領導能力轉變等,最著名的為 The Answer Is Simple (答案很簡單)。

Bible (聖經)

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“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”

– Bible

「凡是真實的、光榮的、正確的、純潔的、可愛的、好的名聲,若有任何優異或值得讚揚之處,讓你的思緒停留在那上面。」– 聖經

  • honorable (adj.) 值得尊敬的。repute (n.) 名聲。例:a gentleman of good repute (一位名聲不錯的紳士)。dwell on something 長時間思考或談論某事。例:Don’t dwell on such trivial matter. (別為這種小事煩惱。)
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