Tag Archives: 努力

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。

Chanda Kochhar (執行長)

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“It’s not correct to be ever satisfied and sit back and say that everything is done. I think it’s important to celebrate your successes. It’s important to feel happy about them, but it’s equally important to look forward to the next big move.”

– Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI

「感到滿足、讓自己放鬆、認為已完成所有事是不正確的。我覺得慶祝自己的成功很重要,為此感到快樂是重要的,但著眼下一個抱負也同等重要。」– 昌達‧科赫哈 (執行長)

  • sit back 休息,放鬆。例:He just sat back and ignored the problem. (他只是放鬆並忽視問題。) equally (adv.) 相同地,等同地。move (n.) 舉動,動作。例:a smart move (一個聰明的行動)。
  • 昌達‧科赫哈 (1966- ) 是印度第二大銀行工業信貸投資銀行 (ICICI) 的執行長,掌管 1,240 億美金的資產。印度企業負責海外的購併,也多透過科赫哈女士,她可以說是印度金融界最有影響力的女性。

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。
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