Charles W. Eliot (哈佛大學校長)


“When blocked or defeated in an enterprise I had much at heart, I always turned immediately to another field of work where progress looked possible, biding my time for a chance to resume the obstructed road.”

— Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University

「當我在一個全心投入的專案遇到困難或挫折時,我總會馬上將精神轉至另一項或許可以獲得進展的工作,然後等待最佳時機重回受阻的道路。」– 查爾斯‧艾略特 (哈佛大學校長)

  • enterprise (n.) 大型複雜的專案。bide one’s time 等待最佳時機做某事。例:We are stronger than they are and can afford to bide our time. (我們比他們強,因此可以等待時機。) resume (v.) 重新開始,繼續。obstruct (v.) 妨礙,阻擾。例:This action inevitably obstructed the peace process. (這個行為不可避免地阻礙了和平進程。)
  • 查爾斯‧艾略特 (1834-1926) 為美國學者,在 1869-1909 年擔任哈佛大學校長,將該校由一所地方院校轉型為知名的研究型大學,他是美國大學歷史上在位時間最久的校長。


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