Tag Archives: 尝试

Richard DeVos (安丽创办人)

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”

— Richard DeVos, Amway Co-founder

「竖立在一个人和他所想要中间的,通常只是要尝试的意愿,以及相信它可能成真的信念。」– 理查.狄维士 (安丽创办人)

  • merely (adj.) 仅仅,只是。faith (v.) 信念,信心。
  • 理查.狄维士 (1926- ) 是安丽日用品公司 (Amway) 总裁及创办人、NBA 球队奥兰多魔术的拥有者,据 2012 年富比士杂志的报告,他资产净值 50 亿美金,为美国第 60 富有、全球第 205 富有的人。

David Ogilvy (广告总裁)

“Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving.”

— David Ogilvy, Advertising Executive

「绝不停止测试,而你的广告绝不会停止进步。」– 大卫‧奥格威 (广告总裁)

  • 大卫‧奥格威(1911-1999)生于英国,移居美国后创办当今世界最大的广告公司之一奥美集团,被誉为「广告教父」(The Father of Advertising),其著作如《一个广告人的自白》及《奥格威谈广告》为全球广告从业者的必读经典。

Alexander The Great (马其顿国王)

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“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

— Alexander The Great, King of Macedon

「对于肯试的人,没有事情是不可能的。」– 亚历山大大帝 (马其顿国王)

  • 亚历山大大帝 (356-323 BC) 在 20 岁继其父成为马其顿国王,30 岁时创立了史上最大的帝国之一。他一生未尝败绩,被认做是史上最成功的军事家之一,他的扩土也促进文化融合,将希腊文化向东传播。

Samuel Butler (小说家)

“The first rule in life is that everyone can, in the end, gets what he wants if he only tries.”

— Samuel Butler, Novelist

「人生的第一个原则是,每个人最终都能得到他想要的,只要他愿意尝试。」– 塞缪尔‧巴特勒 (小说家)

  • in the end 最后,最终。例:He convinced his father to support his decision in the end. (他最终说服了他父亲支持他的决定。)
  • 塞缪尔‧巴特勒 (1835-1902) 是活跃于英国维多利亚时代的反传统作家,半自传体小说《众生之路》为他最著名的作品之一。他也是基督教、演化思想史、义大利艺术及文学的史研究者,翻译了希腊史诗《伊利亚特》和《奥德赛》。

Maurice Maeterlinck (作家)

“I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying!”

— Maurice Maeterlinck, Writer

「我已经做了我能做的,我若无法做得更好,那便不是我应得的。我还无法走出限制我的框架,我虽然年迈,但我仍在尝试!」– 莫里斯.梅特林克 (作家)

  • in vain 徒劳。例:We have conquered the city, and the soldiers did not die in vain. (我们攻下了城市,阵亡的士兵没有白死。) bind (v.) 约束,绑住 (bound 为过去式)。例:They bound his arms and legs with rope. (他们用绳子绑住他的手脚。)
  • 莫里斯.梅特林克 (1862-1949) 是比利时诗人、剧作家、散文家,1911 年获得诺贝尔文学奖,其作品主题主要关于死亡及生命的意义。他的作品中最为人熟悉的是《青鸟》,曾被改编成多部电影。

Ralph Waldo Emerson (诗人)

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

「除非尝试你已经熟练以外的事,你绝不会成长。」– 拉尔夫‧爱默生 (诗人)

  • beyond (prep.) 超出… 的范围。例:That subject is beyond the scope of this book. (该主题超出了这本书的含盖范围。) master (v.) 精通,擅长。例:He never quite mastered public speaking skills. (他从没有真正学会公众演说的技巧。)
  • 拉尔夫‧爱默生 (1803-1882) 为美国思想家、演说家、作家及诗人,在 19 世纪领导美国的「超验主义」运动,主张一种理想的精神状态会超越人的肉体经验,对美国文化有深远的影响。

Beverly Sills (女高音)

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

— Beverly Sills, Soprano

「失败了你可能会失望,但不尝试你将注定败亡。」– 贝佛利‧席尔丝 (女高音)

  • doom (v.) 注定 (失败、死亡、毁灭等)。例:Their marriage seems doomed to failure. (他们的婚姻似乎注定要失败。)
  • 贝佛利‧席尔丝 (1929-2007) 是美国 20 世纪最重要的女高音之一,曾被《时代》杂志封为「美国歌剧女王」,其极端灵活的花腔演唱能力,征服了欧美各重要歌剧院。她退休后担任纽约林肯艺术中心主席、大都会歌剧院主席。

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