今日名言

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“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”

– Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

「領導者不是天生,是後天造成的。努力造就了他們,而為達成任何有意義的目標,努力也都是我們必須支付的代價。」– 文斯‧隆巴迪 (美式足球教練)

  • effort (n.) 力氣,心力。例:He has invested much time and effort in the project. (他在這個案子花了許多的時間與心力。) worthwhile (adj.) 值得的,有意義的。例:It is not worthwhile to continue working at the firm. (繼續在那間公司工作不值得。)
  • 文斯‧隆巴迪 (1913-1970) 為美式足球著名教練,共帶領球隊 5 次贏得全國冠軍,他教練職涯的平均勝率為 73.8%,季後賽平均勝率 90%。

Albert Einstein (物理學家)

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“The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.”

– Albert Einstein, Physicist

「指引我道路的最高理想,且屢次提供我勇氣以歡喜面對人生的是,仁慈、美麗與真相。」– 愛因斯坦 (物理學家)

  • ideal (n.) 理想標準,完美境界。例:Liberalism is not dead, and its ideals are more important than ever. (自由主義並未死亡,它的理念在今日空前重要。) light (v.) 照亮。time after time 屢次,一再。cheerfully (adv.) 歡樂地,愉快地。
  • 愛因斯坦 (1879-1955) 為理論物理學家,以發現廣義相對論 (general relativity) 及光電效應最為知名,他在 1926 年得到諾貝爾物理學獎,被認作是現代物理學之父,及史上最多產的高知識分子之一。

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (精神科醫師)

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“We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to do something about them.”

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist

「唯有停止咒罵和抱怨社會的缺失,並拿出勇氣採取行動,我們才能讓社會進步。」– 伊莉莎白‧庫伯勒-羅斯 (精神科醫師)

  • curse (v.) 咒罵。例:He cursed himself for leaving his wallet at home. (他忘了帶錢包而罵自己。) complain (v.) 抱怨。shortcoming (n.) 短處,缺失。例:James pointed out the management’s shortcomings. (詹姆士指出管理階層的缺失。) do something about it/them 對某事採取行動、有所作為。
  • 伊莉莎白‧庫伯勒-羅斯 (1926-2004) 為出生瑞士的精神科醫師,為瀕臨死亡經驗研究 (near-death studies) 的先驅,她的 On Death and Dying (論死亡與臨終) 為該領域的開創性著作,她一生共獲得 19 個榮譽博士學位,在 2007 年入選美國「國家婦女名人堂」。

Winston Churchill (英國首相)

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

「人不僅需要勇氣站起來說話,也需要勇氣坐下來傾聽。」– 溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (英國首相)

  • 溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (1874-1965) 曾擔任 2 屆英國首相,因第二次世界大戰領導英國而聞名。除此之外,邱吉爾也是文學家,在 1953 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。

Charles Spurgeon (牧師)

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“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

– Charles Spurgeon, Preacher

「好的人品是最好的墓碑,當勿忘草枯萎時,愛你的人和受你幫助過的人將會記得你。把名字刻在心田上,不是大理石上。」– 查爾斯‧司布真 (牧師)

  • forget-me-not 勿忘草屬 (植物)。wither (v.) 枯萎,乾枯。carve (v.) 雕,刻。
  • 查爾斯‧司布真 (1834-1892) 為英國著名牧師,他的演說能力出眾,一生共對將近一千萬人佈道,許多基督徒認為他是最出色的佈道者之一,他在基督教各教派都俱有影響力。

Dale Carnegie (勵志專家)

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“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

– Dale Carnegie, Motivational Expert

「就我所知人性最悲哀的一點是,我們都延後生活,我們期待夢幻般的玫瑰園在未來出現,而不是欣賞窗外盛開的玫瑰。」– 戴爾‧卡內基 (勵志專家)

  • tragic (adj.) 悲慘的,不幸的。human nature 人性。tend (v.) 傾向。put off 延後,托延。例:You should not put off important tasks. (對於重要的工作,你不應該托延。) magical (adj.) 迷人的,浪漫的,魔術的。例:a magical transformation. (一個驚人的轉變)。horizon (n.) 地平線。bloom (v.) 開花,盛開。
  • 戴爾‧卡內基 (1888-1955) 是美國勵志作家及演說家,創立了一系列的行銷、演講、企業訓練、人際關係、及勵志成長等訓練課程。他是暢銷書《卡內基溝通與人際關係 – 如何贏取友誼與影響他人》的作者。

Carl Holmes (政治人物)

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“The older we get the more we realize that service to others is the only way to stay happy. If we do nothing to benefit others we will do nothing to benefit ourselves.”

– Carl Holmes, Politician

「我們年紀愈大,愈了解服務他人是保持快樂的唯一方法。我們若不做任何有益他人的事,也不會做任何有益自己的事。」– 卡爾.福爾摩斯 (政治人物)

  • 卡爾.福爾摩斯是美國國會議員,隸屬共和黨,在 1985-2013 年擔任堪薩斯州眾議院成員之一。
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