Tag Archives: 选择

Eleanor Roosevelt (前第一夫人)

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady

「今天的我是过去选择的结果。」– 埃莉诺‧罗斯福 (前第一夫人)

  • 埃莉诺‧罗斯福 (1884-1962) 为美国小罗斯福总统的妻子,曾担任联合国大会美国代表、联合国人权委员会主席,她发表了《世界人权宣言》,也积极推广女权运动。

Neale Donald Walsch (作家)

“A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.”

— Neale Donald Walsch, Writer

「以选择为依归的人生充满自觉的行为,被碰巧所左右的人生充满不自觉的行为反应。」– 尼尔‧唐纳‧沃许 (作家)

  • conscious (adj.) 有意识的,故意的。chance (n.) 际遇,巧合。reaction (n.) 反应。
  • 尼尔‧唐纳‧沃许 (1943- ) 是美国畅销书《与神对话》的作者,历经过失业、婚变、车祸、流浪街头等重大打击,在绝望之余写下对「神」的种种质疑,竟意外收到「神」的回应,在记录成册出版后引起广大回响,在全球翻译成 36 种语言。

Christine Feehan (小说家)

“Life gives us choices… you either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.”

— Christine Feehan, Novelist

「人生有很多选择… 你不是双手握住索性跟着走,就是坐在一旁观看。」– 克莉丝汀‧菲翰 (小说家)

  • sideline (n.) 球场旁。例:Tom stayed on the sidelines for the rest of the game. (在接下来的比赛,汤姆都在场外。)
  • 克莉丝汀‧菲翰是美国超自然浪漫文学家,出版了超过 40 本小说,包括 5 个系列,每一本都上过《纽约时报》畅销书排行榜。她的创作理念是:不管你的存在是多么荒芜,光明终会来到。

Dwight Eisenhower (美国第 34 任总统)

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“No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.”

— Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States

「没有人可以击倒我们除非我们先击倒自己。」– 德怀特‧艾森豪 (美国第 34 任总统)

  • defeat (v.) 战胜;击败。例:The English navy defeated the Spanish navy. (英国海军击败了西班牙海军。)
  • 德怀特‧艾森豪 (1890-1969) 为前美国陆军五星上将及第 34 任总统,在第二次世界大战担任盟军在欧洲的最高指挥官。他是标准的共合党代表,对外干涉中东事务、参与韩战及苏联冷战,也是唯一在任内访问过台湾的美国总统。

John Dewey (哲学家)

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"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."

— John Dewey, philosopher

「自我不是现成的个体,而是借由行为抉择而不断塑造的个体。」– 约翰‧杜威 (哲学家)

  • ready-made 是「预先做好的,现成的」,如:We are going to buy some ready-made speghetti sauce. (我们要买些现成的义大利面酱)。The rain gave us a ready-made excuse for staying at home. (下雨给我们待在家里的现成借口。)  continuous (adj.) 是「持续的,不断的」。formation (n.) 是「形成,组成」,如:early stages of planetary formation (星球形成之初步阶段)。
  • 约翰‧杜威 (1859-1952) 为美国著名哲学家、心理学家及教育改革者,他的思想在教育及社会改革上产生重大影响。他在教育领域的著作最为知名,但他也有逻辑、民主、道德、艺术、自然、经验等不同领域之著作。

J.K. Rowling (小说家)

“It is our choices, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

— J.K. Rowling, Novelist

「是我们的选择,远大于我们的能力,真正展现出我们是什么样的人。」– 罗琳 (小说家)

  • “far more”「多很多」与 “far less”「少很多」皆是比较级用语,与 “much more” 及 “much less” 用法类似。如:She received far less compensation than she expected. (她收到的报酬比她预期的少很多。)  He has much more experience than we do in this area. (在这方面他的有经验比我们多很多。)
  • 罗琳 (1965- ) 是《哈利波特》系列小说的作者,该系列小说在全世界已销售逾 4 亿册。罗琳出生于英国一贫寒家庭,在她最穷困潦倒时毅然决然做她最热爱的事 – 写小说,而她的身价根据《富比士》的统计已达 10 亿美金。

Victor Frankl (精神科医师)

“Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitudes in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

— Victor Frankl, Psychiatrist

「一个人所有的东西皆可以被拿走除了一件事:人类最后的自主权 – 在任何特定状况下选择一个人的态度,选择一个人自己的路径。」– 维克多‧弗兰克 (精神科医师)

  • “a/any given” 是「任一特定的… (用以举例说明)」如:The code shall be followed in any given situation. (在任一特定情况下都应遵守这准则。) “set” 是「一副;一组 (类似或相关的事物)」,如:They have a different set of values. (他们一套不同的价值观。) “circumstance” 是「状况;情况」。
  • 维克多‧弗兰克 (1905-1997) 是精神科医师,为「存在主义心理治疗法」的代表人之一,也是二次大战纳粹德国对犹太人屠杀的生还者,他的著作 Man’s Search for Meaning (人对意义的追寻) 描述在任何生存环境下找寻意义的心理治疗方式。
  • 解读:无论遇到正面或负面的状况,选择让自己维持在正面的心态、想法,而不被负面的情境所影响。成功的人都持有正面的想法。

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