Tag Archives: 努力

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。

Cristiano Ronaldo (足球員)

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“I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Player

「我知道我是好的專業球員,沒有人比我對自己更嚴苛,這永遠都不會改變,不管在什麼情況下。」– 克里斯蒂亞諾‧羅納度 (足球員)

  • 克里斯蒂亞諾‧羅納度 (1985- ) 是葡萄牙籍足球員,效忠於皇家馬德里球隊,世足目前排名第一,以衝刺爆發力聞名,曾獲得「歐洲足球先生」和「世界足球先生」頭銜的肯定。

Mary Callahan Erdoes (執行長)

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“There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.”

– Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO

「努力沒有替代品,過程中或許有點運氣,但是真正的『超級努力』沒有替代品。最先開始,最後離開。」– 瑪麗‧埃爾多斯 (執行長)

  • 瑪麗‧埃爾多斯 (1967- ) 是美國摩根大通 (J.P. Morgan) 資產管理部的執行長,掌管超過 2.2 兆美金的投資事業,有傳言指出,她可能會成為摩根大通 CEO 接班人。

Serena Williams (網球選手)

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“Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.”

– Serena Williams, Tennis Player

「運氣與成功沒有關係,因為我花了很多、很多小時,無數個小時在球場上練習,只為了那特別的一刻,雖然不知它何時來臨。」– 小威廉絲 (網球選手)

  • 小威廉絲 (1981- ) 是美國職業網球選手,目前女子單打世界排名第一,共擁有 17 座大滿貫,曾 6 度被「世界女子職業網球協會」評為排名第一。她在 2012 年倫敦奧運獲得女子網球單打金牌,成為全球唯一同時擁有單打金滿貫和雙打金滿貫的網球選手。
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