Tag Archives: 努力

Thomas Jefferson (美國第三任總統)

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“Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical.”

– Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President

「閒怠使人無聊,無聊招致疑病症,而疑病症導致生病。努力工作的人不曾歇斯底里。」– 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (美國第三任總統)

  • beget (v.) 招致。例:Killings beget more killings. (殺戮會導致更多的殺戮。) ennui (n.) 厭惡,無聊。hypochondriac (adj.) 疑病症患。laborious (adj.) 費勁的,費力的。
  • 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (1743-1826) 是美國第三任總統,也是美國「獨立宣言」的主要起草人,為美國開國元勳之一。傑佛遜博學多聞,是園藝家、政治家、建築師、考古學家、古生物學家、音樂家、發明家等。

Frank Tyger (插畫家)

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“In every triumph there’s a lot of try.”

– Frank Tyger, Cartoonist

「每個勝利背後都有許多嘗試。」– 法蘭克.泰格爾 (插畫家)

  • triumph (n.) 勝利,成功。例:Winning the game represents a personal triumph for the team’s head coach. (贏得這場比賽對總教練來說是個人的勝利。)
  • 法蘭克.泰格爾 (1929-2011) 曾在美國《特倫頓時報》(The Times of Trenton) 擔任專欄插畫家、專欄作家達 34 年之久,其作品亦在《讀者文摘》、《富比士》等雜誌出版。

Leonardo da Vinci (藝術家)

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“God sells us all things at the price of labor. “

– Leonardo da Vinci, Artist

「只要我們付出勞力的代價,上帝願意販售一切。」– 李奧納多‧達文西 (藝術家)

  • 李奧納多‧達文西 (1452-1519) 是人類史上罕見的天才型博學者,他是藝術家、科學家、發明家、建築師、工程師、數學家及地質學家,還構思了超越當時技術的直升機、戰車、計算機、太陽能聚焦等。他的作品《蒙娜麗莎》及《最後的晚餐》也是世界知名。

Beverly Sills (女高音)

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“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

– Beverly Sills, Soprano

「值得前往的地方都沒有捷徑。」– 貝佛利‧席爾絲 (女高音)

  • shortcut (n.) 捷徑。例:There aren’t any shortcuts to learning a language. (學習語言沒有捷徑。) worth (prep.) 值得。例:The National Palace Museum is worth a visit. (故宮博物院值得參觀。)
  • 貝佛利‧席爾絲 (1929-2007) 是美國 20 世紀最重要的女高音之一,曾被《時代》雜誌封為「美國歌劇女王」,其極端靈活的花腔演唱能力征服了歐美各重要歌劇院。她退休後擔任紐約林肯藝術中心主席、大都會歌劇院主席。

Thomas Edison (發明家)

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“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

– Thomas Edison, Inventor

「即便等待也積極做事的人,他可以得到一切。」– 湯瑪斯‧愛迪生 (發明家)

  • hustle (v.) 意志堅強、很有精力的做事。例:Although Bill is not a great player, he really hustles. (雖然比爾不是一位很傑出的球員,但他上場時很努力。)
  • 湯瑪斯‧愛迪生 (1847-1931) 是美國著名的發明家,創立了奇異公司 (General Electric),他的門洛帕克實驗室 (Menlo Park laboratory) 被譽為世界第一個工業研究實驗室。

Gary Ryan Blair (勵志專家)

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“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”

– Gary Ryan Blair, Motivational Speaker

「做比別人要求的還多一點。持續達成目標者與終其一生跟隨他人者的距離為何?答案是多那一哩路。」– 葛瑞‧瑞安‧布萊爾 (勵志專家)

  • consistently (adv.) 一致,持續地;consistent (adj.)。例:John is very consistent. He sells four items almost every day. (約翰的表現很穩定,他幾手每天賣掉四個產品。) merely (adj.) 只是。go the extra mile 再多努力一點以完成任務 (特別是在要求以外,或已花很多心力的情況下)。例:I like doing business with that company. They always go the extra mile. (我喜歡與那家公司做生意,他們總是盡力滿足我的需求。)
  • 葛瑞‧瑞安‧布萊爾是美國勵志專家,以「挑戰 100 天成功」節目聞名,幫助財富 500 大企業、政治人物、藝人、運動員等獲得成功。他以助人完成目標聞名,因此贏得「目標達成者」(The Goals Guy) 的名號。

Ray Kroc (企業家)

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“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”

– Ray Kroc, Entrepreneur

「好運是努力的附帶好處,你流的汗水愈多,你就愈幸運。」– 雷‧克羅克 (企業家)

  • dividend (n.) 股息,益處。例:Good eating habits will pay dividends later on in your life. (保持良好飲食習慣的益處將會在未來浮現。)
  • 雷‧克羅克 (1902-1984) 是美國企業家,他在 1955 年接管當時規模還很小的麥當勞,將其發展為全球最成功的速食集團之一。他被《時代》雜誌列為 20 世紀最有影響力人物之一。
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