Tag Archives: 勇氣

Julius Caesar (羅馬帝王)

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

– Julius Caesar, Roman Leader

「懦夫在死前先死了很多次,但勇敢的人只嘗過一次死亡。」– 凱撒大帝 (羅馬帝王)

  • coward (n.) 懦夫,膽怯者。valiant (adj.) 英勇的,非常勇敢的。例:The king’s valiant effort at the front line (君主在前線的英勇行動)。
  • 凱撒 (100 BC – 44 BC) 是羅馬共和國末期的軍事統帥、政治家,征服高盧全境 (現今法國),被認作是史上最傑出的軍事家之一,西元前 49 年,他率軍佔領羅馬,打敗龐培,集大權於一身,實行獨裁統治。

David Letterman (脫口秀主持人)

“Courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior, and I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.”

– David Letterman, Talk Show Host

「勇氣,你應該知道,定義人類所有的行為,而我相信 – 因為我自己也嘗試了一點 – 假裝勇敢和真的勇敢效果一樣。」– 大衛·賴特曼 (脫口秀主持人)

  • 大衛·賴特曼 (1947-) 是美國脫口秀主持人、喜劇演員、電視節目製作人,擔任深夜電視脫口秀節目 (Late Night/Show with David Letterman) 主持人 33 年之久,1996 年被美國 TV Guide 評為排名第 45 的電視明星。

Winston Churchill (英國首相)

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

「人不僅需要勇氣站起來說話,也需要勇氣坐下來傾聽。」– 溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (英國首相)

  • 溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (1874-1965) 曾擔任 2 屆英國首相,因第二次世界大戰領導英國而聞名。除此之外,邱吉爾也是文學家,在 1953 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。

Corra Harris (作家)

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“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.”

– Corra Harris, Writer

「不勇敢時能做的最勇敢的事,是展現勇氣並身體力行。」– 珂拉‧哈理斯 (作家)

  • profess (v.) 聲稱,公開表明。例:Bill decided to profess his love for Jane. (比爾決定向珍表白。) accordingly (adv.) 對應地,相應地。例:BMW is considered a top automaker, and its cars are priced accordingly. (BMW 是頂級車廠之一,其車子也依因定價。)
  • 珂拉‧哈理斯 (1869-1935) 是美國作家,著有數百篇散文及短篇故事,並在各大雜誌發表一千多篇書籍評論。她另出版 19 本書,大多是小說作品,她也是位記者,是首批在第一次世界大戰採訪的女記者之一。

Benjamin Disraeli (英國首相)

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“Success is the child of audacity.”

– Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister

「成功是大膽的結果。」– 班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (英國首相)

  • audacity (n.) 魯莽,膽大。例:I don’t believe she has the audacity to ask for a raise. (我不相信她敢要求加薪。)
  • 班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (1804-1881) 曾任英國財政大臣及英國首相,任內將蘇伊士運河及印度納入英國掌控。此外,他也是多產的作家,著有一系列的愛情及政治小說。

Ralph Waldo Emerson (詩人)

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“A hero is no braver than anyone else; he is only brave five minutes longer.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

「英雄沒有比別人勇敢;他只是多勇敢五分鐘而已。」– 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (詩人)

  • 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (1803-1882) 為美國思想家、演說家、作家及詩人,在 19 世紀領導美國的「超驗主義」運動,主張一種理想的精神狀態會超越人的肉體經驗,對美國文化有深遠的影響。

Ralph Waldo Emerson (詩人)

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“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

「當一個堅決的年輕小夥子,走到惡霸、世界跟前,勇敢地去扯他鬍子,通常會驚訝地發現,鬍子脫落至他手上,它只是為了嚇走膽怯的冒險者。」– 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (詩人)

  • resolute (adj.) 堅決的,堅定的。例:to take resolute action (採取堅決的行動) bully (n.) 惡霸,欺凌他人者。這句話把 “the world” 喻為「具挑戰性」的 “bully”。tie (v.) 繫上,拴住。timid (adj.) 膽小的,膽怯的。例:a timid child (一個膽小的孩子)。
  • 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (1803-1882) 為美國思想家、演說家、作家及詩人,在 19 世紀領導美國的「超驗主義」運動,主張一種理想的精神狀態會超越人的肉體經驗,對美國文化有深遠的影響。
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