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Winston Churchill (英國首相)

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

「成功不是結局,失敗也不是災難,持續的勇氣才是重要的。」– 溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (英國首相)

  • final (adj.) 最終的,決定性的。fatal (adj.) 致命的,災難性的。例:a fatal accident (致命的事故)。
  • 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。

Elbert Hubbard (雜誌發行人)

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“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.”

– Elbert Hubbard, Publisher

「多一點堅持,多一點努力,看似沒希望好轉的失敗,可能轉為光榮的勝利。除非不願繼續嘗試,沒有所謂的失敗;除非內心先承認,沒有所謂的戰敗;除非達成目標的固有意志薄弱,沒有真正無法克服的困難。」– 阿爾伯特‧哈伯德 (雜誌發行人)

  • glorious (adj.) 光榮的,榮耀的。insurmountable (adj.) 不可逾越的,難以克服的。例:The polls show that his opponent enjoys an insurmountable lead in the presidential election. (民調顯示他的對手在總統選舉中擁有絕對的領先。) save (prep.) 除非。例:She talks to no one save you. (她除了你之外不會和其他人說話。) inherent (adj.) 固有的,內在的。例:His inherent character flaws led to to his failure. (他內在的性格問題導致他的失敗。)
  • 阿爾伯特‧哈伯德 (1856-1915) 為美國作家及雜誌出版人,因《致加西亞的信》(A Message to Garcia) 而聞名於世,該書背景為美國與西班牙戰爭,美國麥金萊總統派遣一名上尉至古巴,與反叛軍將領加西亞建立關係,以共同抵抗西班牙,此本書後來被譯為 37 種語言,銷售逾 4,000 萬冊。

Thomas Edison (發明家)

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

– Thomas Edison, Inventor

「我們最大的弱點在於放棄,再多嘗試一次,永遠是最保險的成功方式。」– 湯瑪斯‧愛迪生 (發明家)

  • 湯瑪斯‧愛迪生 (1847-1931) 是美國著名的發明家,創立了奇異公司 (General Electric),他的門洛帕克實驗室 (Menlo Park laboratory) 被譽為世界第一個工業研究實驗室。

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。

Bill Bradley (前 NBA 球員)

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“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

– Bill Bradley, Former NBA Player

「企圖心是通往成功的道路,堅持是載你抵達終點的車輛。」– 比爾‧布拉德利 (前 NBA 球員)

  • ambition (n.) 野心,企圖心。persistence (n.) 堅持。vehicle (n.) 車輛,交通工具。arrive (v.) 到達,抵達。
  • 比爾‧布拉德利 (1943-) 是美國政治家、退役 NBA 球員,曾協助美國紐約尼克隊 2 度贏得 NBA 總冠軍。他退役後從政,擔任紐澤西州參議員,並在 2000 年參加民主黨黨內總統候選人競選。
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