Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (醫生)


“The biggest tragedy in America is not the great waste of natural resources – though this is tragic; the biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources because the average person goes to his grave with his music still in him.”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Physician

「美國最大的悲劇不是天然資源的浪費 – 儘管那也很悲哀,最大的悲劇是人力資源的浪費,因為一般人死去時潛力還未完全發揮。」– 奧利佛‧溫德爾‧霍姆斯 (醫生)

  • tragedy (n.) 災難,悲劇。tragic (adj.) 災難的,悲劇的。grave (n.) 墳墓。music 在這裡指潛力。
  • 老奧利佛‧溫德爾‧霍姆斯 (1809-1894) 畢業於哈佛大學,曾擔任哈佛醫學院教授和院長,是美國著名的醫生、教授、作家、及演說家,被譽為美國 19 世紀的最佳詩人之一。



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