Tag Archives: 小事

Harriet Martineau (作家)

“A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties.”

– Harriet Martineau, Writer

「心系伟大想法的人,把小事做的最好。」– 海丽叶特·马蒂诺 (作家)

  • 海丽叶特·马蒂诺 (1802-1876) 是英国作家及社会学家,以宗教、社会、国家及女权主义等观点撰写论文,且著有多本书籍,得到维多利亚女王的赏识,是少数能靠写作维生的女性作家。

Publilius Syrus (拉丁格言家)

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“If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.”

– Publilius Syrus, Latin Writer of Maxims

「你若想到达最高处,从最低处开始。」– 普布里利亚‧西鲁斯 (拉丁格言家)

  • 普布里利亚‧西鲁斯约活动于西元前 1 世纪前后,出生现今叙利亚的拉丁文格言作家,他以奴隶身分被卖到罗马帝国,但才华赢得其主人的亲睐,之后释放并教导他。

Johnny Carson (节目主持人)

“My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.”

– Johnny Carson, Television Host

「我的成功来自每天努力把手边的工作做好。」– 强尼·卡森 (节目主持人)

  • 强尼·卡森 (1925-2005) 主持美国国家广播公司 (NBC) 脱口秀节目《今夜秀》(The Tonight Show) 长达 30 年,一度成为美国文化的象征,共拿下 6 座艾美奖,在 1992 年获颁总统自由勋章。

Friedrich Schiller (文学家)

“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”

— Friedrich Schiller, Writer

「有耐心圆满完成简单工作的人,才可容易地完成困难的工作。 」– 弗里德里希·席勒 (作家)

  • 弗里德里希·席勒 (1759-1805) 是德国 18 世纪著名诗人、哲学家、历史学家和剧作家,为德国启蒙文学的代表人物之一,被公认是德国文学史地位仅次于歌德的作家。

Sandra Day O’Connor (美国最高法院法官)

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.”

— Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

「尽力做好每个工作,不管它当下看来多不重要。在基层处理问题的人学得最多。」– 珊卓拉·戴·欧康纳 (美国最高法院法官)

  • 珊卓拉·戴·欧康纳 (1930- ) 是美国最高法院首位女性法官,当过律师、亚利桑那州参议员,及该州上诉法院法官,曾被《富比士》杂志选为最有权力的女人之一,2009 年获授予「总统自由勋章」。

Bernard Baruch (金融家)

“Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.”

— Bernard Baruch, Financier

「把手上的工作做好,是获到你想要成功的最好办法。」– 伯纳德‧巴鲁克 (金融家)

  • at hand 手边的,手上的。例:the problem at hand (手边的问题)。the kind 在这意指 “the kind of success”。
  • 伯纳德‧巴鲁克 (1870-1965) 年青时即成为美国华尔街最著的名金融家及投资客之一,在商场成功后,他踏入政坛成为伍德罗‧威尔逊总统及小罗斯福总统的国策顾问。

Napoleon Hill (励志作家)

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

— Napoleon Hill, Motivational Writer

「如果你无法做伟大的事,以伟大的方式做小事。」– 拿破仑‧希尔 (励志作家)

  • 拿破仑‧希尔 (1883-1970) 曾担任过美国小罗斯福总统的顾问,他的著名代表作 Think and Grow Rich (思考致富) 为史上最畅销的书籍之一。他的代表名言是:What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. (人内心所能构思及相信的,它就能达成。)

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