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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。

Robert Redford (導演)

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“I’m interested in that thing that happens where there’s a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there’s no sign that it’s going to get any better, and that’s the point when people quit. But some don’t.”

– Robert Redford, Director

「讓我感興趣的是,某些時刻是一些人的突破點,但對其他人卻不是。當你經歷困境,有些事情幾乎是不可置信的困難,且沒有任何要好轉的跡象,而那正是人們放棄的時刻,但有些人卻不會。」– 勞勃‧瑞福 (導演)

  • 勞勃‧瑞福(1936-)是美國知名演員、導演及製作人,曾獲得奧斯卡「最佳導演獎」及「終身成就獎」的肯定。他是 2014 年《時代》雜誌百大人物之一,極力支持美國獨立電影人和影片,被譽為「獨立影片教父」。

Arnold Bennett (小說家)

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“We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.”

– Arnold Bennett, Novelist

「我們不會有更多的時間,我們擁有,一直都擁有,所有可用的時間。托延至下週甚至是明天,都不會有任何好處。每天持續,集中心力在有用的事,一旦決定完成一個任務,不計代價的去完成它。」– 阿諾德‧本內特 (小說家)

  • object (n.) 目標。例:The object of the game is to improve your vocabulary. (這個遊戲的目的是提升你的字彙。) serve (v.) 有用,帶來助益。例:A large cardboard box will serve the purpose. (一個大厚紙板就夠用了。) day in and day out 日復一日。例:He does the same thing day in and day out. (他每天都做一樣的事。)
  • 阿內德‧本涅特 (1867-1931) 為英國小說家,他在第一次世界大戰期間協助英國政府做戰時的宣傳工作。

Marilyn vos Savant (專欄作家)

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“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

– Marilyn vos Savant, Columnist

「被擊倒通常是一個暫時的狀況,放棄使它成為永恆。」– 瑪麗蓮‧沃斯‧莎凡特 (專欄作家)

  • temporary (adj.) 暫時的,短暫的。例:a temporary solution (一個暫時的解決方案)。permanent (adj.) 永久的,永恆的。例:a permanent change in exercising habits (運動習慣永遠的改變。)
  • 瑪麗蓮‧沃斯‧莎凡特 (1946- ) 曾連續 4 年獲得「最高智商」的金氏世界紀錄,測出的智商有 228、167+、186、218、230 等。瑪麗蓮現在從事文學創作,也編寫劇本,並長期擔任「Ask Marilyn」專欄作家,回覆讀者各式問題,從數學到人生都有。

Harrison Ford (演員)

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“I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.”

– Harrison Ford, Actor

「我很早就發現成功與不放棄的關聯,這個行業大多數人放棄後去做別的事。你只要不放棄,你就可以比和你同時上車的人維持更久。」– 哈里遜.福特 (演員)

  • tie to… 與… 有關聯。例:Interest rates are tied to inflation. (利率與通膨有關聯。) outlast (v.) 比… 更持久。例:The national team outlasted its rivals to win the championship title. (國家代表隊堅持的比對手久而贏得冠軍。)
  • 哈里遜.福特 (1942-) 是美國男演員,他最著名的角色包括《星際大戰》中的韓索羅和《法櫃奇兵》中的印第安那瓊斯。他也在多部好萊塢著名電影中擔任主角,包括《空軍一號》、《愛國者遊戲》、《絕命追殺令》等。

Mike Ditka (橄欖球教練)

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“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

– Mike Ditka, American Football Coach

「你絕不會是輸家,直到你停止嘗試。」– 麥克‧迪克塔 (橄欖球教練)

  • 麥克‧迪克塔 (1939- ) 人稱 “Iron Mike” (鐵麥克),在職涯中分別以球員、助理教練及總教練的身份,獲得美國全國橄欖球冠軍 (Super Bowl),美國史上只有 2 個人有此紀錄。

David Cooper (行銷教練)

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“The pro is the person who has all the hassles, obstacles, and disappointing frustrations that everyone else has, yet continues to persist, does the job, and makes it look easy.”

– David Cooper, Sales Trainer

「專業的人與其他人有一樣的煩擾、困難及讓人失望的挫折,但他們繼續堅持、做好份內的事,並讓他們的工作看來輕鬆。」– 大衛‧庫柏 (行銷教練)

  • pro 是 professional「專業」的縮寫。hassle (n.) 煩擾,麻煩的事。例:It’s such a hassle not having a microwave oven. (沒有微波爐實在是一件很麻煩的事。) persist (v.) 堅持,執意。例:She persisted in paying the bill. (她執意要付錢。)
  • 大衛‧庫柏是美國的行銷教練,他 23 歲時在 ITT Financial Services 即打破世界行銷紀錄,以自創的「問出成功之路」軟性行銷技巧最為知名。他已出席超過 8,000 場收費活動,共有超過 260 萬人付費學習他的行銷技巧。
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