Category Archives: 佳文選讀

Youth (青春)

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.


Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

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Victory (勝利)

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.


You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.
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Attitude (態度)

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.


Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

態度,對我而言,比事實更重要。它比你的過去重要,它比你的教育程度重要,它比你的財富重要,它比你周遭的環境重要,它比你的成功和失敗重要,它比別人對你的想法或說法或所作所為還要重要。它比你的外貌、天賦、技能更為重要。它可以建立或是摧毀一間公司… 一座教堂… 一個家庭。

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As a Man Soweth (人們播種時)

We must not hope to be mowers,
And to gather the ripe golden ears,
Unless we have first been sowers
And watered the furrows with tears.


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My Creed (我的信念)

I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon – if I can.

我不選擇做一個平凡的人,與別人不同是我的權力 – 如果我可以的話。

I seek opportunity – not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

我尋找機會 – 不是安全,我不希望成為被保護的公民,受國家照顧而變得謙卑或遲鈍。
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You Tell on Yourself (你說明你的為人)

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.

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Thinking (思考)

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.


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