Samuel Smiles (勵志作家)

“To think we are able is almost to be so; to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself; earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savor of omnipotence.”

— Samuel Smiles, Motivational Writer

「認為自己可以幾乎就真的可以,決定達到通常就可以達到,下定決心讓我們幾乎成為萬能。」– 山姆爾‧史邁爾斯 (勵志作家)

  • earnest (adj.) 認真的,鄭重其事的。例:an earnest desire to strike a deal. (非常想達成協議的欲望)。savor of 俱… 的味道/特質。例:The government tries to avoid anything that savors of corruption. (政府想避開任何與貪腐有關的事。) omnipotence (n.) 萬能的,能做任何事的。
  • 山姆爾‧史邁爾斯 (1812–1904) 為蘇格蘭人,著有一系列的修身勵志書籍,以《自我改善》(Self-Help) 最為知名,另著有《品格》、《節儉》、《責任》、《自信》等 20 本著作,被譽為「西方成功學之父」、「卡內基精神導師」。



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