Eleanor Roosevelt (前第一夫人)

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady

「透过每一个你真正停下来正视恐惧面容的经验,你得到力量、勇气、及自信。你能告诉自己:『我已经历这可怕的事,我可以挑战下一个来临的事。』… 你必需做你认为你做不到的事。」– 埃莉诺‧罗斯福 (前第一夫人)

  • “by every experience” 是「透过 / 借由每一个经验」,后面的关系代名词子句 “in which you really… in the face” 说明是哪一种经验。”in the face” 是「(很冲的) 面对」,类似用法有 “in someone’s face”,如:She slammed the door in his face. (她在他面前把门用力关上。)
  • 埃莉诺‧罗斯福 (1884-1962) 为美国小罗斯福 (Franklin D. Roosevelt) 总统的妻子,曾担任联合国大会美国代表、联合国人权委员会主席,她发表《世界人权宣言》,也积极推广女权运动。

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