Tag Archives: 努力

Charles Evans Hughes (美國首席大法官)

“I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.”

– Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the U.S.

「我相信工作、努力工作及長時間的工作;過度工作不會讓人崩潰,但憂慮及放縱自己卻會讓人崩潰。」– 查爾斯·埃文斯·休斯 (美國首席大法官)

  • dissipation (n.) 有傷身體的享樂。例:A week of dissipation has weakened his body. (一週的放縱讓他身體變虛。)
  • 查爾斯·埃文斯·休斯 (1862-1948) 是美國政治家,先後擔任紐約州長、美國國務卿和美國首席大法官。休斯是一個神童,19 歲畢業於布朗大學,接著以 2 年的時間以全班最優異成績畢業於哥倫比亞大學法學院。

Bob Proctor (勵志導師)

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“Never reject an idea, dream or goal because it will be hard work. Success rarely comes without it.”

– Bob Proctor, Motivational Coach

「絕不要因為怕辛苦,就拒絕一個想法、夢想或目標,成功很少沒有伴隨辛苦。」– 包柏‧普克 (勵志導師)

  • reject (v.) 拒絕。rarely (adv.) 很少,難得。
  • 包柏‧普克特是電影《祕密》裡的講師之一,從事個人成長訓練已超過 40 年,主要著重在心靈引導與潛能開發,他的訓練主軸是以「吸引力法則」的理論為基礎。

Pat Riley (籃球教練)

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“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it’s ready to climb.”

– Pat Riley, Basketball Coach

「當一支有潛力的隊伍致力於無私的信任,結合直覺和勇敢與努力,它已準備好向上攀升。」– 帕特‧萊利 (籃球教練)

  • gifted (adj.) 有天賦的。dedicate oneself/one’s life to 把時間精力奉獻於…。例:The billionaire now dedicates himself to charity work. (那位富賈現在獻身於慈善事業。) instinct (n.) 直覺,天性。boldness (n.) 勇敢,大膽。
  • 帕特‧萊利 (1945- ) 為已退休美國 NBA 明星教練,曾擔任過洛杉磯湖人、紐約尼克、及邁阿密熱火隊的總教練,任職於 3 個球隊期間分別 3 度被選為 NBA Coach of the Year,共 5 次率隊奪得 NBA 總冠軍。

Vince Lombardi (美式足球教練)

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“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”

– Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

「領導者不是天生,是後天造成的。努力造就了他們,而為達成任何有意義的目標,努力也都是我們必須支付的代價。」– 文斯‧隆巴迪 (美式足球教練)

  • effort (n.) 力氣,心力。例:He has invested much time and effort in the project. (他在這個案子花了許多的時間與心力。) worthwhile (adj.) 值得的,有意義的。例:It is not worthwhile to continue working at the firm. (繼續在那間公司工作不值得。)
  • 文斯‧隆巴迪 (1913-1970) 為美式足球著名教練,共帶領球隊 5 次贏得全國冠軍,他教練職涯的平均勝率為 73.8%,季後賽平均勝率 90%。

George Bernard Shaw (劇作家)

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“When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.”

– George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

「我年輕時發現,我所做的十件裡有九件失敗,所以我增加十倍的努力。」– 蕭伯納 (劇作家)

  • 喬治‧蕭伯納 (1856-1950) 是愛爾蘭人,他在 1925 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,他的作品《賣花女》在 1935 改拍為電影並獲得奧斯卡最佳劇本獎。他也是倫敦大學的倫敦經濟學院 (London School of Economics) 創辦人之一。

John Ruskin (藝術評論家)

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“The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

– John Ruskin, English Art Critic

「努力的最大報酬不是你獲得什麼,而是你成為什麼。」– 約翰‧拉斯金 (藝術評論家)

  • toil (n.) 長時間地辛苦勞作。例:He has a comfortable life only after years of hard toil. (在辛苦多年後,他才過得舒適的生活。)
  • 約翰‧拉斯金(1819-1900)是英國維多利亞時代主要的藝術評論家之一,本身亦為天才而多產的作家,他寫作的題材包羅萬象,包括地理、神話、動物學、教育、政治、經濟等。

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (哲學家)

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“The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosopher

「克服困難的條件一直都很簡單。我們只需要努力一會兒、堅持一會兒、永遠保持信念,且絕不折返。」– 塞內卡 (哲學家)

  • conquest (n.) 克服,征服 (艱難、危險事物)。toil (v.) 長時間辛勞工作。endure (v.) 忍耐,堅持。例:There are limits to what the human body can endure. (人體的耐力是有限度的。)
  • 塞內卡 (4 B.C. – 65) 是古羅馬時代著名斯多亞學派哲學家、政治家及劇作家,曾任尼祿皇帝的導師及顧問。
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