Rudyard Kipling (作家)


“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

— Rudyard Kipling, Writer

「個人總需掙扎才不致被社群所淹沒,做自己是一件困難的差事,如果你去嘗試,你常常會寂寞,有時會害怕。但為得到掌控自己的特權,沒有代價是高的不能付的。」– 魯德亞德‧吉卜林 (作家)

  • keep from 防止不被…。例:He stood up to keep himself from falling sleep. (他站起來防止自己睡著。) overwhelm (v.) 壓倒,淹沒。例:The defense was overwhelmed by the enemy’s superior firepower. (防守被敵方較優勢的火力給鎮壓。) tribe (n.) 部落,族群。privilege (n.) 特權,優待。
  • 魯德亞德‧吉卜林 (1865-1936) 為英國詩人、短篇故事家、小說家及兒童故事家,他在 1907 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。


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