Phillips Brooks (神職人員)

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"It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you."

— Phillips Brooks, clergyman

「是當你耐心的在生活裡的小差事努力工作時,你首度了解生命全部的意義及外貌。」– 菲利普‧布鲁克斯 (神職人員)

  • toil 是「努力工作」,如:to toil in the fields. (在田裡努力工作)。the whole of something 是「某件事的全部」,如:The whole of the afternoon was wasted. (整個下午都浪費掉了。)  dawn on somebody 是「首度了解某件事」,如:The ghastly truth dawned on me. (我首度知道這恐怖的事實。)
  • 菲利普‧布鲁克斯 (1835-1893) 是美國牧師及作家,在 1890 年代早期曾擔任美國聖公會麻省區的教主。

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