Tag Archives: 勇氣

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。

George Patton (將軍)

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“If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on.”

– George Patton, General

「如果勇敢是一個不懂恐懼的特質,那麼我從來沒見過一個勇敢的人。所有的人都會害怕,且人愈聰明,他們就愈會害怕。勇敢的人,即便感到恐懼,也強迫自己繼續前進。」– 喬治‧巴頓 (將軍)

  • frighten (v.) 使害怕﹐使驚嚇。例:Don’t stand so near the edge! You’re frightening me. (不要站在邊緣那麼近,你嚇到我了。) courageous (adj.) 有勇氣的。in spite of 儘管,不管。例:He went out in spite of the rain. (即使下雨他還是出門了。) carry on 繼續。例:She stopped for a moment, and then carried on down the stairs. (他停頓了一下,然後繼續走下樓梯。)
  • 喬治‧巴頓 (1885-1945) 是美國陸軍上將,在二次世界大戰領導美軍而聞名,一生戰功顯赫,獲得無數獎、勳章。

Anaïs Nin (作家)

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anaïs Nin, Author

「人生的尺度會隨勇氣擴大或縮小。」– 艾納伊絲‧寧 (作家)

  • shrink (v.) 縮水,變小。例:The treatment has shrunk the tumor. (治療已使腫瘤縮小。) expand (v.) 擴大,擴展。in proportion to 等比;out of proportion with 不成比例。例:The rewards you get are in direct proportion to the effort you put in. (你得到的回饋與你投入的努力成正比。)
  • 艾納伊絲‧寧 (1903-1977) 是出生法國的美國作家,作品包括日誌、小說、論文、短篇故事、情色文學等,她勇於追求生命,是當時思想極為前衛的女性主義作家。
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