Helen Keller (演說家)

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“Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”

– Helen Keller, Lecturer

「不要想今天的失敗,而是明天可能會來的成功。你已為自己設立一個困難的任務,但你將成功如果你堅持;而在克服障礙的過程裡你將發現喜悅。記住,沒有一點我們為得到美麗事物所做的努力可曾失去過。」– 海倫‧凱勒 (演說家)

  • “persevere” 是「堅持;不屈不撓」,為動詞;”perseverance” 則是「毅力」,為名詞。”obstacle” 是「阻礙;障礙」,為名詞。”effort” 是「氣力;努力」,為名詞;”effortless” 則是「毫不費力的」,為形容詞。”attain” 是「得到;獲得」,為動詞。
  • 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,還參加了反對戰爭、婦女參政、勞工權力、及社會主義等運 動。她的啟蒙老師安‧蘇利文 (Anne Sullivan) 如何開導她在戲劇及電影 The Miracle Worker 以及她的自傳 The Story of My Life 中有生動的描述,也因此而聞名於世。
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