4/29/2019

四字箴言 Four Simple Words to Help You Live Well

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/well/30-day-well-challenge-helping-you-live-well.html?_ga=2.87407774.723520695.1556518588-223524996.1496065900
Move(活動起來)、Nourish(健康飲食)、Refresh(振作精神)、Connect(關心他人)

現代人為何總是神出“鬼”沒?Ghosting

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190130/wod-ghosting/

“塗黑臉”是種族歧視嗎?Blackface

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190213/wod-blackface/

戒斷“低頭症”,拒做“低頭族”Phubbing

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190227/c27wod-phubbing/

《江湖兒女》:人世變遷中的愛與罪

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190315/ash-is-purest-white-review/

此“裸官”非彼“裸官”

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190404/wod-naked-official/

美國文化的五大謊言

https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20190426/cultural-revolution-meritocracy/

解密奮鬥文化:我為工作狂?

https://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20190429/wod-hustle/

放下手機,你也許能活得更久

https://cn.nytimes.com/science/20190425/putting-down-your-phone-may-help-you-live-longer/

人類基因組編輯需要國際指導方針

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082295?archive#adchannelID=1600

美國躍入將使「5G池塘」濺起巨大水花

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082359?archive#adchannelID=1600

鄉村現代化:中國發展最大底牌

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082384?archive#adchannelID=1600

人工智慧的歐洲樣本

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001077895?archive#adchannelID=1600

有太多理由定居巴哈馬!

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001081974?archive#adchannelID=1800

難以衡量的事物該怎麼管理?

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001081990?archive#adchannelID=1700

歡迎來到抗命時代

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082506

軟階層如何構建二手人生?

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082473

現代辦公室為何扼殺創造力?

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082525

美國為什麼沒有能與華為競爭的公司?

http://big5.ftchinese.com/premium/001082535?exclusive

和近藤麻理惠一起整理

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082550

停止做過去的你,而要成為真正的你。Stop being who you were and become who you are.

Stop being who you were and become who you are.
Paulo Coelho
停止做過去的你,而要成為真正的你。
巴西作家 保羅科爾賀
牧羊少年奇幻之旅

4/20/2019

東京的住宅,不同尋常的風貌

https://www.nippon.com/hk/images/i00046/

巴黎聖母院的火災為什麼會牽動中國人的心

https://zh.cn.nikkei.com/columnviewpoint/tearoom/35233-2019-04-19-04-55-27.html

巴黎聖母院:跌宕在850年歷史中的事實真相

https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/world-47949475

我們為什麼需要巴黎聖母院

https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20190417/notre-dame-cathedral-fire/

人類生命的喪失是可怕的,但美的毀滅也許同樣可怕。在一個充滿焦慮、醜陋、仇恨和謊言的時代,這場大火讓人感受到了不祥。“美即真理,真理即美,”約翰·濟慈(John Keats)寫道,“知道這個就夠了。”
我的巴黎朋友薩拉·克利夫蘭(Sarah Cleveland)給我寫信說:“靜得出奇,人們彷彿陷入了恍惚,看著火焰在大教堂牆內沸騰,像一口大鍋。場面莊嚴肅穆。還有絕望。如此具有紀念意義的東西竟然如此脆弱。”
文明是脆弱的。民主是脆弱的,就像那個尖頂。今天,對此視而不見是不可能的,也是危險的。當一個普世參照物化為烏有時,一個深淵就打開了。

我認識的英國人如何看待巴黎聖母院火災?

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082385?page=2

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 春去春又來

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 春去春又來: 懂得天意的人既不為花開欣喜,亦不為花落歎息 馬奎斯在《百年孤寂》的開頭是「許多年後,當邦迪亞上校面對行刑槍隊時,他便會想起他父親帶他去找冰塊的那個遙遠的下午。」曾叱吒風雲的李斯在被腰斬前,則對其子慨歎:「吾欲與若復牽黃犬俱出上蔡東門逐狡兔,豈可得乎?」人在最脆弱時,難有心思向...

永遠記得,在價格被遺忘後,關於品質的記憶仍會長存。Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten.

永遠記得,在價格被遺忘後,關於品質的記憶仍會長存。
Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten. 
英國百貨公司Selfridges創辦人 塞爾弗里奇 Harry Gordon Selfridge

4/19/2019

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.

With all the tensions and worries that stop us noticing how sweet the world can be.

There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, and the rest is just for showing off.

Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.

Only through pain can you achieve your greatness.

Split

Be With

Prophet of Freedom

The Great Believers

認真考慮反對吃肉的理由

http://big5.ftchinese.com/story/001082395

孤獨的美食家

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

智慧就是最終能弄清楚什麼該擔心、什麼不該。Wisdom is finally being able to figure out what you should be worrying about and what you shouldn’t.

智慧就是最終能弄清楚什麼該擔心、什麼不該。Wisdom is finally being able to figure out what you should be worrying about and what you shouldn’t.
美國劇作家 阿爾比 Edward Albee

時機、堅持與十年的嘗試,最終會讓你看起來像是一夕成功。 Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

時機、堅持與十年的嘗試,最終會讓你看起來像是一夕成功。 Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
Twitter(推特)共同創辦人 史東 Biz Stone

The only person who can define meaning and happiness for you is you.

4/06/2019

清明

初衷,是緣起的地方、意念的原鄉,清明純一

Allen Chen 懷想錄: UCL

Allen Chen 懷想錄: UCL

孤寂是獨立自主的代價,平靜是放下一切的獎賞。

孤寂是獨立自主的代價,平靜是放下一切的獎賞。 
- 塞拉,西班牙作家、詩人,1989諾貝爾文學獎

沒有人想的跟說的完全一致,也很少人說的跟想的一樣,因為語言本身難以掌握、思想容易糾結。

沒有人想的跟說的完全一致,也很少人說的跟想的一樣,因為語言本身難以掌握、思想容易糾結。 
- 亨利‧亞當斯,美國歷史學家與作家

信任追尋真理的人,懷疑找到真理的人。

信任追尋真理的人,懷疑找到真理的人。 
- 安德烈.紀德,1947諾貝爾文學獎

寫作是為了二度品嘗人生:一次在當下,一次在回顧之時。

真正的探索之旅不在尋找新景色,而是擁有新眼界。

原則要用在大事,小事有慈悲心即可。

原則要用在大事,小事有慈悲心即可。 
- 卡繆,1957諾貝爾文學獎

不是人生有夢,而是夢想造就人生。人生に夢があるのではなく、夢が人生をつくるのです。

不是人生有夢,而是夢想造就人生。
人生に夢があるのではなく、夢が人生をつくるのです。

追隨多數必然迷失自己。唯一能做的就是繼續自己想做的事,不要害怕孤獨。多数に追随すれば必ず自分を見失う。孤独を恐れず、したいことを続けるしかない。

追隨多數必然迷失自己。唯一能做的就是繼續自己想做的事,不要害怕孤獨。
多数に追随すれば必ず自分を見失う。孤独を恐れず、したいことを続けるしかない。

幸や不幸はもういい。どちらにもひとしく価値がある。人生にはあきらかに意味がある。

初心忘るべからず

自分を信じよう。そうすればどう生きるかがわかる。

Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.

You need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.

In your life, there will at least one time that you forget yourself for someone, asking for no result, no company, no ownership nor love. Just ask for meeting you in my most beautiful years.

An unacceptable love needs no sorrow but time- sometime for forgetting. A badly-hurt heart needs no sympathy but understanding.

I love and am used to keeping a distance with those changed things. Only in this way can I know what will not be abandoned by time. For example, when you love someone, changes are all around. Then I step backward and watching it silently, then I see the true feelings.

Don't forget the things you once you owned. Treasure the things you can't get. Don't give up the things that belong to you and keep those lost things in memory..

We all live in the past. We take a minute to know someone, one hour to like someone, and one day to love someone, but the whole life to forget someone .

One is always on a strange road, watching strange scenery and listening to strange music. Then one day, you will find that the things you try hard to forget are already gone.

Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish… is the wonderful workings of your mind. Your humor, your kindness… and your moral courage.

It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.

Love is eternal. It has been the strongestmotivation for human actions throughout history. Love is stronger than life.

You need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.

Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the bestof things, and no good thing ever dies.

Sometimes I think I’m crazy cau’z I see things so differently from everyone else.

You`ve got nothing to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t.

When you are young, you may want several love experiences. But as time goes on, you will realize that if you really love someone, the whole life will not be enough.

Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.

Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.

We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” 
- Franz Kafka, Writer

充滿輝煌行動與崇高冒險一小時,價值等同平庸地遵守瑣碎禮節好幾年。One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
– Walter Scott, Novelist
充滿輝煌行動與崇高冒險一小時,價值等同平庸地遵守瑣碎禮節好幾年。
– 華特·司各特 (1771-1832) 蘇格蘭歷史小說家及詩人

要是有幸找到你喜歡的生活方式,你還得找到過這種生活的勇氣。 If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

要是有幸找到你喜歡的生活方式,你還得找到過這種生活的勇氣。
-美國小說家 約翰厄文
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. 
-John Irving

在閒暇時刻做的事,決定我們是什麼樣的人。What we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

在閒暇時刻做的事,決定我們是什麼樣的人。
-柯達公司創辦人及膠卷發明人 伊士曼
What we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. 
 -George Eastman

4/01/2019

你在不喜歡的事上都可能失敗了,所以大可冒險做你熱愛的事。 You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

你在不喜歡的事上都可能失敗了,所以大可冒險做你熱愛的事。
-美國喜劇演員 金凱瑞
You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. 
 -Jim Carrey

3/30/2019

如果一切盡在你的掌握之中,你前進的步伐一定不夠快。If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.

如果一切盡在你的掌握之中,你前進的步伐一定不夠快。
-美國傳奇賽車手 安崔提
If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough. 
-Mario Andretti

產品容易複製,但經驗很難複製。A product is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.

產品容易複製,但經驗很難複製。
- 美國哈佛大學商學院教授、「破壞式創新」理論締造者 克里斯汀生
A product is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate. 
- Clayton Christensen

3/25/2019

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Live well, love lots, and laugh often.

很多時候,我們的人生,就像是電影裡配樂的敘事片段。鏡頭從我們身上一個一個地切過去,然後轉了一圈,又切回來。沒有對白,沒有臺詞,我們沉默地出現在這些被音樂覆蓋著的鏡頭裡。

很多時候,我們的人生,就像是電影裡配樂的敘事片段。鏡頭從我們身上一個一個地切過去,然後轉了一圈,又切回來。沒有對白,沒有臺詞,我們沉默地出現在這些被音樂覆蓋著的鏡頭裡。

在我們平凡而又微茫的生活裡,並不是只有輕鬆的歡笑和捧腹的樂趣。在時光日復一日的緩慢推進裡,有很多痛苦就像是圖釘一樣,隨著滾滾而過的車輪被紮進我們的心中。

在我們平凡而又微茫的生活裡,並不是只有輕鬆的歡笑和捧腹的樂趣。在時光日復一日的緩慢推進裡,有很多痛苦就像是圖釘一樣,隨著滾滾而過的車輪被紮進我們的心中。

觀音山

他說的,孤獨不是永遠的,在一起才是永遠的。其實,應該這麼說吧,在一起不是永遠的,孤獨才是永遠的。

決定一個人是否成功的是其信仰的品質,而不是信徒的數量。

決定一個人是否成功的是其信仰的品質,而不是信徒的數量。

夢想這東西就和經典一樣,不會因時間的褪色而流逝,反而會愈顯珍貴。

夢想這東西就和經典一樣,不會因時間的褪色而流逝,反而會愈顯珍貴。

自我

不要著急,最好的總會在最不經意的時候出現。

縱使傷心,也不要愁眉不展,


因為你不知道誰會愛上你的笑容。

對於世界而言,你是一個人;

而對於某個人,你是他的整個世界。

辛德勒的名單

這份名單代表著至善,這份名單就是生命,名單的外圍是一片可怕的深淵!
The list is an absolute good ,the list is life ,All around its margins lies the gulf.

不管別人怎麼說,文字和思想的確能改變世界。No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

不管別人怎麼說,文字和思想的確能改變世界。No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

你可以了解世間萬物,但追根溯源的唯一途徑便是親身嘗試。Now you can know everything in the world, but the only way you"re findin" out that one is by givin" it a shot.

你可以了解世間萬物,但追根溯源的唯一途徑便是親身嘗試。Now you can know everything in the world, but the only way you"re findin" out that one is by givin" it a shot.

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 知識是寶藏,而判斷力是智者的寶藏。 Knowledge is the treasure, but j...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 知識是寶藏,而判斷力是智者的寶藏。 Knowledge is the treasure, but j...: 知識是寶藏,而判斷力是智者的寶藏。 Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of a wise man. 英國哲學家 威廉佩恩 William Penn

3/20/2019

人在這世上能擁有的唯一真正安全,是知識、經驗及能力的庫存。The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
— Henry Ford, Industrialist
人在這世上能擁有的唯一真正安全,是知識、經驗及能力的庫存。
– 亨利‧福特 (1863-1947) 美國工業家,福特汽車公司 (Ford Motor Company) 的創立者,運用大量生產 (mass production) 的概念在工廠裡的生產組裝線 (assembly line) 上,大幅度的降低生產成本及產品價格。福特汽車革命性改變了美國的交通及工業。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 在我們背後的,及在我們面前的,相較於在我們內心的,都屬芝麻小事。What lies behind u...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 在我們背後的,及在我們面前的,相較於在我們內心的,都屬芝麻小事。What lies behind u...: What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet 在我們背後的,及在我們面前的,相...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 你的成就是由你的眼界來衡量。Your greatness is measured by your h...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 你的成就是由你的眼界來衡量。Your greatness is measured by your h...: Your greatness is measured by your horizons. – Michelangelo, Artist 你的成就是由你的眼界來衡量。  – 米開朗基羅 (1475-1574) 畫家、雕刻家、及建築師,與達文西同為義大利文藝復興時代的典型代表人物。最...

當你陷入僵局且諸事不順直到你好像無法再多撐一分鐘時,此時絕不要放棄,因為就是在這個地點及時間形勢即將反轉。When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author
當你陷入僵局且諸事不順直到你好像無法再多撐一分鐘時,此時絕不要放棄,因為就是在這個地點及時間形勢即將反轉。
–哈里特‧比徹‧斯托 (1811-1896) 美國作家,她的小說 Uncle Tom’s Cabin (湯姆叔叔的小屋) 描述美國黑奴的生活,因閱讀者眾多,對於美國及英國皆有深遠的影響,並使黑奴制度在 1850 年代成為政治議題,亦影響美國的南北戰爭。

一直以來,成就大事的人都是大夢想家。All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
— Orison Marden, Writer
一直以來,成就大事的人都是大夢想家。
– 奧里森‧馬登 (1850-1924) 美國哈佛大學醫學博士,後來成為成功的旅館業老闆,並成為美國 19 世紀「新思想運動」(New Thought Movement) 作家。

在沒有明確目標的情況下,我們對於執行日常鎖事變的異常的忠誠,直到最終被它所奴役。In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.

In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
— Robert Heinlein, Science Fiction Writer
在沒有明確目標的情況下,我們對於執行日常鎖事變的異常的忠誠,直到最終被它所奴役。
– 羅伯特‧海萊因(1907-1988)美國最受歡迎、最具影響力的科幻小說作家之一,一生寫了32本小說,其中7本得了雨果獎(Hugo Award),包括Stranger in a Strange Land(異鄉異客)、The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress ( 怒月 )。

財富主要取決於兩個字,努力及節儉;也就是,不浪費時間與金錢,但對於兩者善盡其用。Wealth depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

Wealth depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
— Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
財富主要取決於兩個字,努力及節儉;也就是,不浪費時間與金錢,但對於兩者善盡其用。
– 班傑明‧富蘭克林(1706-1790)美國開國元勳之一;是著名的科學家,發現了電的理論;也是外交家,曾擔任美國第一任駐法國大使,在英國代表殖民地發言,他的思想對美國文化有深遠的影響,被譽為“The First American” (第一位美國人)。

唯一安全的事是冒險一試。The only safe thing is to take a chance.

The only safe thing is to take a chance.
— Mike Nichols, director
唯一安全的事是冒險一試。
– 麥克‧尼可拉斯(1931- )美國著名電影導演及製作人,已獲得奧斯卡、艾美、東尼及葛萊美四類獎項。

領導是激勵傑出的人站出來為他們的國家服務。Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.

Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.
– Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
領導是激勵傑出的人站出來為他們的國家服務。
– 賈斯汀·杜魯道 (1971- ) 加拿大自由黨黨魁,以希望、熱情及包容的訴求,贏得廣大選民的支持,在 2015 年成為加拿大總理。

我花了 17 年又 114 天的時間才在一夕間成功。It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.

It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.
– Lionel Messi, Soccer Player
我花了 17 年又 114 天的時間才在一夕間成功。
- 利昂內爾·梅西 (1987- ) 阿根廷足球頂尖球員,職業足球效力於西班牙明星隊伍巴塞隆納,帶領球隊橫掃多項賽事冠軍,包括 4 次歐洲冠軍聯賽冠軍,並獲得 5 屆金球獎和世界足球先生榮銜。

如果你看得夠仔細,大部分的一夕成功,其實都花上很長一段時間。 If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

如果你看得夠仔細,大部分的一夕成功,其實都花上很長一段時間。
美國蘋果公司創辦人 賈伯斯
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. 
-Steve Jobs

3/18/2019

追求有熱忱的事會讓你更有趣,而有趣的人具有魅力。 Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.

追求有熱忱的事會讓你更有趣,而有趣的人具有魅力。
美國創業投資專家 蓋伊川崎
Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting. 
Guy Kawasaki

限制就像恐懼一樣,常常是一種幻覺。 Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

限制就像恐懼一樣,常常是一種幻覺。
美國職籃球員 喬丹
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. 
Michael Jordan

只有在我們被噤聲時,才會了解自己的聲音有多重要。We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

只有在我們被噤聲時,才會了解自己的聲音有多重要。
諾貝爾和平獎得主 馬拉拉
We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. 
Malala Yousafzai

除了知識和學問之外,世上沒有任何其他力量能在人的精神和心靈中,在人的思想想像見解和信仰中建立起統治和權威。

除了知識和學問之外,世上沒有任何其他力量能在人的精神和心靈中,在人的思想想像見解和信仰中建立起統治和權威。
— 弗蘭西斯·培根

3/17/2019

如果窮人的悲慘不是因為自然因素,而是因為體制,那麼『偉大』是我們的罪惡。If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

如果窮人的悲慘不是因為自然因素,而是因為體制,那麼『偉大』是我們的罪惡。
- 達爾文(1809 – 1882)
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

每一個艱鉅的難題都暗藏著本身的解答,並且迫使我們改變自己的思維來探尋它。Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.- Niels Bohr
每一個艱鉅的難題都暗藏著本身的解答,並且迫使我們改變自己的思維來探尋它。
-尼爾斯·波耳(1885 – 1962)丹麥物理學家,1922年諾貝爾物理獎。

在工作和生活中,互相幫助並幫助一切人…我們應該保持我們美好的感情和創造美好感情的能力,並在那遙遠的不可理解的陌生的地方找到這個美好的感情。

在工作和生活中,互相幫助並幫助一切人…我們應該保持我們美好的感情和創造美好感情的能力,並在那遙遠的不可理解的陌生的地方找到這個美好的感情。

愚者在未來尋找快樂,智者在自己的腳下種植快樂。The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
– J. Robert Oppenheimer, Physicist
愚者在未來尋找快樂,智者在自己的腳下種植快樂。
–羅伯特·歐本海默 (1904-1967) 美國物理學家

3/12/2019

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3/02/2019

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生命裡的決定性瞬間,當人生方向永遠改變之時,並非總有著喧囂的戲劇性。事實上,生命經驗裡最戲劇性的時刻,總是不可思議的平靜。當革命性的影響展開,當並為生命帶來一道曙光,一切是多麼悄然無聲。在這奇妙的寧靜裡,留駐不凡的崇高。

2/27/2019

各種事情都可能發生在你身上,但它們不必然都會影響你的靈魂。 Things can happen to you, but they don't have to happen to your soul.

 Things can happen to you, but they don't  have to happen to your soul.
- Jennifer Lawrence
各種事情都可能發生在你身上,但它們不必然都會影響你的靈魂。
- 奧斯卡影后 珍妮佛勞倫斯 

2/24/2019

只要有欲望,我就有生存的理由,滿足視同死亡。As long as I have a want, I have reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

As long as I have a want, I have reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
只要有欲望,我就有生存的理由,滿足視同死亡。
– 喬治‧蕭伯納 (1856-1950) 愛爾蘭人, 1925 年諾貝爾文學獎,作品《賣花女》在 1935 改拍為電影並獲得奧斯卡最佳劇本獎。倫敦經濟學院 (London School of Economics) 創辦人之一。

幻想不只替代不如人意的現實世界,它也是最終的演練、策劃,世上所有行動的執行都是由想像開始。Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Journalist

困境導致一些人破亡,另一些人破紀錄。Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
— William Arthur Ward, Scholar
– 威廉‧亞瑟‧沃德 (1921-1994) 美國作家,著 Fountains of Faith (信念的泉源)。

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.
— Albert Schweitzer, Humanitarian

Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.

Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

相信你的直覺,它通常是基於儲存在意識底下的事實。Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
— Joyce Brothers, Psychologist

In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.

In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.

夢想真的會實現,只要我們努力盼望。你可以得到人生中的任何東西,如果你願意犧牲其它一切。Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
— J. M. Barrie, Dramatist
夢想真的會實現,只要我們努力盼望。你可以得到人生中的任何東西,如果你願意犧牲其它一切。
– 詹姆斯‧馬修‧巴利 (1860-1937) 蘇格蘭的作家及劇作家,世界著名兒童文學《彼得潘》的作者。

自信的往你夢想的方向前進,過你所想像的生活。Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
— Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher
自信的往你夢想的方向前進,過你所想像的生活。
– 亨利‧大衛‧梭羅 (1817-1862) 美國哲學家,著作 Walden (瓦爾登湖) 描述獨自居住在瓦爾登湖畔小屋兩年兩個月的省思及思考。他的論文 Civil Disobedience (論公民的不服從權利) 影響後世的甘地、馬丁路德、及托爾斯泰等。

不要熄滅你的靈感及想像,不要成為你個體的奴隸。Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
— Vincent van Gogh, Artist

仔細的看自己內在,如果你一直尋找,資源總是會浮現出來。Look well into thyself; there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there.

Look well into thyself; there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there.
— Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

2/23/2019

隱藏自己的恐懼,但與人分享你的願景。Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, Novelist

勝利需要才華,重覆勝利需要品格。Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.

Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
— John Wooden, Basketball Coach

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
— Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

一位真正的領導者有獨自矗立的信心、做困難決定的勇氣、及傾聽別人需求的憐憫心。他不是本來就想當領導者,但他優良的行為及正直的目的,使他成為領導者。A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
— Douglas MacArthur, General

今天有人坐在樹蔭下,是因為有人在很久前種了樹。Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
— Warren Buffet, Investor

不要因為說再見而感到難過,先有告別才會有再次相遇,而且對朋友來說,片刻過後或一生過後的再次相遇是必然的。Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
— Richard Bach, Writer
不要因為說再見而感到難過,先有告別才會有再次相遇,而且對朋友來說,片刻過後或一生過後的再次相遇是必然的。
– 理查‧巴哈 (1936- ) 美國作家,《天地一沙鷗》的作者,他熱愛飛行運動,他常喜歡藉由飛行來做比喻,闡述他的哲學思想。

要有耐心,所有的事情在變成容易前都是困難的。Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
— Saadi Shirazi, Poet
要有耐心,所有的事情在變成容易前都是困難的。
– 薩迪‧設拉茲 (1184 – 1283) 波斯中世紀時代最重要的詩人之一,也常在西方國家被引用。除了寫作外,他深遠的社會及道德思想也使他敬重。

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
— Leo Tolstoy, Novelist

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
— Mary Ann Evans, Novelist

In calm water every ship has a good captain.

In calm water every ship has a good captain.
— Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
— Douglas MacArthur, General

開始階段是工作裡最重要的部份。The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
— Plato, Philosopher
開始階段是工作裡最重要的部份。
– 柏拉圖 (427 BC – 347 BC) 數學家、哲學家,為蘇格拉底的學生,亞里斯多德的老師,著有《蘇格拉底對話錄》,三人被廣泛認為是西方哲學的奠基者。

沒有人因得到了什麼而受到尊敬,尊敬是一個人因付出而得到的回饋。No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
— Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the US

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

移開山頭的人以搬開小石頭開始。The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
— William Faulkner, Novelist
移開山頭的人以搬開小石頭開始。
– 威廉‧福克納(1897-1962) 美國小說家及短篇故事作家,1949 年諾貝爾文學獎,20 世紀最具有影響力的作家之一。

相信看得到及摸得到的一點也不算相信 – 相信看不到的才是一件勝利及幸福的事。To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all – but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.

To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all – but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

在一個困難的職業中進步領先,對自己需有強烈的信念,那就是為何一些才智平庸,但內在動力強的人,比起才智優越很多的人能夠走得更遠許多。Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
— Sophia Loren, Actress

如同不能脱皮的蛇會死亡,無法改變想法的人,他們不再是明智的人。The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

命運的轉變會測試朋友的可靠度。The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher
命運的轉變會測試朋友的可靠度。
–西塞羅 (106 BC – 43 BC) 古羅馬政治家、雄辯家及哲學家,將希臘哲學引進羅馬,他的著作也深遠的影響後世的文藝復興及歐洲文化。

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.

一個有睿智的人不犯錯,他的錯誤是通往新發現的入口。A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery.

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery.
— James Joyce, Novelist
一個有睿智的人不犯錯,他的錯誤是通往新發現的入口。
– 詹姆斯‧喬伊斯 (1882-1941) 愛爾蘭小說家和詩人, 20 世紀最有影響力的作家之一,代表作長篇小說《尤利西斯》、短篇小說集《都柏林人》。

The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

There are risks and costs to a plan of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

I was just pursuing what I enjoyed doing. I mean, I was pursuing my passion.

滿足主要不是來自巨大的財富而是很少的慾望。Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.
— Epictetus, Philosopher

偉大的事不是在衝動下完成,而是經由完成一系列的小事情;而且偉大的事不是偶然發生,它一定要靠意念達成。The great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.

The great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
— Vincent van Gogh, Artist
偉大的事不是在衝動下完成,而是經由完成一系列的小事情;而且偉大的事不是偶然發生,它一定要靠意念達成。
–文森‧梵谷(1853-1890) 出生荷蘭,後印象派畫家,作品以粗略的美感、情感的真實,及膽大的色係而著名,對20 世紀的藝術有深遠的影響。

我們多數人的危機不在於把目標設得太高而沒達成,而是把目標訂得太低並且達成。The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.
— Michelangelo, Artist
我們多數人的危機不在於把目標設得太高而沒達成,而是把目標訂得太低並且達成。
– 米開朗基羅(1475-1574) 義大利畫家、雕刻家、及建築師,與達文西同為義大利文藝復興時代的典型代表人物。最著名的雕刻作品為「大衛像」及「聖母慟子像」,壁畫位於梵蒂岡西斯廷禮拜堂內《創世紀》天頂畫及《最後的審判》壁畫,他也設計規劃聖彼得大教堂的興建。

相信使人堅強,懷疑使人軟弱,先有堅強的信念才有偉大的行為。He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
— Louisa May Alcott, Novelist

神祕的事物是我們所能體驗最美麗的東西,它是所有藝術及科學的源頭。無法有此感受的人,不能再停下思索、或因敬仰而駐足著迷的人,他們如同死人般,他們的眼睛是闔上的。The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
— Albert Einstein, Physicist

到達終點很棒,但過程總是最有樂趣的部份。It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.

It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.
— Malcolm Forbes, Publisher
到達終點很棒,但過程總是最有樂趣的部份。
– 邁爾康‧富比士 (1919-1990) 《富比士》雜誌發行人。

多數人將時間花在『急迫』而非『重要』的事情上。Most people spend their time on the ‘urgent’ rather than on the ‘important.

Most people spend their time on the ‘urgent’ rather than on the ‘important.
— Robert Hutchins, Educational Philosopher
多數人將時間花在『急迫』而非『重要』的事情上。
– 羅伯特‧哈欽斯 (1899-1977) 美國教育哲學家,耶魯大學法學院院長、芝加哥大學校長。哈欽斯也是非宗教性「永恆主義」中最具影響力的人之一。

對於沒有抱負的人,他的信念來自於成就;對於有抱負的人,他的成就出自於信念。An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes.

An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes.
— Sri Chinmoy, Spiritual Master
對於沒有抱負的人,他的信念來自於成就;對於有抱負的人,他的成就出自於信念。
– 親穆儀 (1931-2007) 印度的心靈哲學師,移居美國後開始教導靜坐潛修,主張內在心靈的平靜,亦融入體育、文學詩歌、音樂、藝術創作等修習。

一個人的能力與心靈不可能不同調,如果他的心靈有條理、認真且嚴謹,他的能力也一定不錯且明智。相反的,當其中一方沉倫,另一方也會被玷污。A man’s ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated.

A man’s ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated.
— Seneca, Philosopher


衡量一個人是透過他的朋友,因為智者與愚者看法從未相同過。A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.

A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.
— Baltasar Gracian, Philosopher
衡量一個人是透過他的朋友,因為智者與愚者看法從未相同過。
– 巴爾塔沙.葛拉西安(1601-1658) 西班牙哲學家、思想家、耶穌會教士,代表作《智慧書》。他的思想對許多道德倫理學家、德國宮廷文學,及19 世紀哲學產生了重要影響。

決心善待年幼者、同情年長者、支持奮鬥者、包容弱者及犯錯者,你一生遲早也都會歷經這些過程。Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
— Robert H. Goddard, Inventor
決心善待年幼者、同情年長者、支持奮鬥者、包容弱者及犯錯者,你一生遲早也都會歷經這些過程。
– 羅伯特‧戈達德(1882-1945)美國物理學家、教授和發明家,液體火箭的發明者。他的研究在生前沒有得到太多支持,還有記者嘲笑他的太空理論。但在戈達德去世後,太空時代來臨,反被視為現代火箭理論的奠基者。

別過分主動,但表現得友善及有禮;做第一個打招呼、傾聽及回應的人;且在該說話時別沉思太久。Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.

Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.
— George Washington, The First President of the U.S.
別過分主動,但表現得友善及有禮;做第一個打招呼、傾聽及回應的人;且在該說話時別沉思太久。
– 喬治‧華盛頓 (1732-1799)美國第一任總統,美國獨立戰爭時擔任殖民地的總司令。他主持制憲會議,制定了美國憲法,被尊稱為美國「國父」。他因獲得全體選舉團的無異議支持而擔任 2 屆美國總統,任內設立許多持續至今的政策和傳統。

如果勇敢是一個不懂恐懼的特質,那麼我從來沒見過一個勇敢的人。所有的人都會害怕,且人愈聰明,他們就愈會害怕。勇敢的人,即便感到恐懼,也強迫自己繼續前進。If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on.

If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on.
— George Patton, General
如果勇敢是一個不懂恐懼的特質,那麼我從來沒見過一個勇敢的人。所有的人都會害怕,且人愈聰明,他們就愈會害怕。勇敢的人,即便感到恐懼,也強迫自己繼續前進。
– 喬治‧巴頓(1885-1945) 美國陸軍上將,在二次世界大戰領導美軍,一生戰功顯赫,獲得無數獎、勳章。

夢想者被人嘲笑不切實際,但事實上,他們是最實際的人,因為他們的創新引發進步,並為所有人帶來更好的生活方式。Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.

Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.
— Robin Sharma, Leadership Expert
夢想者被人嘲笑不切實際,但事實上,他們是最實際的人,因為他們的創新引發進步,並為所有人帶來更好的生活方式。
– 羅賓.夏瑪(1964-) 印度裔的加拿大人,著有領導力相關書籍,包括全球暢銷書《和尚賣了法拉利》,作品翻譯成70 種語言在60 個國家銷售,他所成立的「夏瑪領導國際公司」專門協助企業員工發展領導力,客戶包括全球500 大企業。

我們需要創意來掙脫臨時的框架,而框架是在經過一連串特定經驗後所形成。We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
— Edward de Bono, Author
我們需要創意來掙脫臨時的框架,而框架是在經過一連串特定經驗後所形成。
– 愛德華‧德‧波諾 (1933- )牛津大學心理學及生理學碩士、劍橋大學醫學博士、蘇格蘭鄧迪大學法學博士、墨爾本皇家理工大學設計學博士。他創立了 lateral thinking (平向思考) 一詞,著有暢銷書 Six Thinking Hats (六頂思考帽子)。

人生的快樂取決於你思維的品質。因此,依此看管你的想法,注意勿持有違背美德與常理的觀點。The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
— Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
人生的快樂取決於你思維的品質。因此,依此看管你的想法,注意勿持有違背美德與常理的觀點。
– 馬爾庫斯‧奧列里烏斯 (121-180) 羅馬帝國時期的最後一位君主,任內討伐日耳曼民族。他也是哲學家,其著作 Meditations (沉思錄) 闡述他的哲學理念並表現出羅馬文明最優異之處。

人生充滿活力,所伴隨的快樂抵消人們所面臨的所有痛楚與困境。The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counterbalances all the pains and hardships that confront men.

The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counterbalances all the pains and hardships that confront men.
— William Somerset Maugham, Writer
人生充滿活力,所伴隨的快樂抵消人們所面臨的所有痛楚與困境。
– 威廉‧薩默塞特‧毛姆 (1874-1965) 英國著名小說家、劇作家及短篇故事作家,代表作Of Human Bondage (人性的枷鎖) 。

不快樂代表錯誤的思維;如同生病代表欠佳的養生計畫。Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking; just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.

Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking; just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.
— Paul Bourget, Literary Critic
不快樂代表錯誤的思維;如同生病代表欠佳的養生計畫。
– 保羅‧布爾熱 (1852-1935) 法國詩人、小說家、文學評論家,1984 年當選法蘭西學院院士,其作品如《現代心理學論集》、《殘酷的謎》、《愛之罪》及《中年魔障》多與心理哲學相關。

我們都有自己要追求的人生,自己要編織的夢想,我們都有能力實現願望,只要我們持續相信。We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
— Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
我們都有自己要追求的人生,自己要編織的夢想,我們都有能力實現願望,只要我們持續相信。
– 露意莎‧梅‧奧爾柯特 (1832-1888) 美國小說家,小說《小婦人》的作者,她也是反黑奴運動及女權運動的提倡者。

所有崇高的任務一開始都不可能。Every noble work is at first impossible.

Every noble work is at first impossible.
— Thomas Carlyle, Writer
所有崇高的任務一開始都不可能。
– 湯瑪斯‧卡萊爾 (1795-1881) 出生蘇格蘭,是維多利亞時代的評論、諷刺作家及歷史學家。重要著作《衣裳哲學》、《法國大革命》、《過去與現在》等。

我們可能在尋找玫瑰時錯失紫羅蘭,我們可能在追尋成功時錯失快樂。We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
— Bernard Williams, Philosopher
我們可能在尋找玫瑰時錯失紫羅蘭,我們可能在追尋成功時錯失快樂。
– 伯納德‧威廉士 (1929-2003) 英國哲學家,《泰晤士報》譽為「當代最傑出、最重要的英國道德哲學家」,他也是英國劍橋大學與美國加州大學柏克萊分校的哲學教授。

快樂是什麼?就是力量增加、克服阻力的感覺。What is happiness? The feeling that power increases, that resistance is overcome.

What is happiness? The feeling that power increases, that resistance is overcome.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
快樂是什麼?就是力量增加、克服阻力的感覺。
– 弗里德里希‧尼采 (1844 – 1900) 德國哲學家,宗教、道德、文化、哲學及科學等領域,都有批判性的著作。尼采對於後代哲學的發展影響極大,存在主義與後現代主義。

我們最大的快樂,不是因機運而帶來優渥的生活條件,反而一直都是良知、健康、工作及追求正當行為的結果。Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
— Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President
我們最大的快樂,不是因機運而帶來優渥的生活條件,反而一直都是良知、健康、工作及追求正當行為的結果。
– 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (1743-1826) 美國第三任總統,也是美國「獨立宣言」的主要起草人,為美國開國元勳之一。傑佛遜博學多聞,是園藝家、政治家、建築師、考古學家、古生物學家、音樂家、發明家等。

我已經做了我能做的,我若無法做得更好,那便不是我應得的。我還無法走出限制我的框架,我雖然年邁,但我仍在嘗試!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!

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
我已經做了我能做的,我若無法做得更好,那便不是我應得的。我還無法走出限制我的框架,我雖然年邁,但我仍在嘗試!
– 莫里斯.梅特林克 (1862-1949) 比利時詩人、劇作家、散文家,1911 年諾貝爾文學獎,其作品主題主要關於死亡及生命的意義。《青鳥》,曾被改編成多部電影。

摯愛及信念比我們更有智慧;我們最突出的地方,超出我們所能理解的範圍;它的立基是在經驗以外,引領著我們,雖然看不見但很安全,由一個年齡到下一個年齡。Our affections and beliefs are wiser than we; the best that is in us is better than we can understand; for it is grounded beyond experience, and guides us, blindfold but safe, from one age on to another.

Our affections and beliefs are wiser than we; the best that is in us is better than we can understand; for it is grounded beyond experience, and guides us, blindfold but safe, from one age on to another.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, Novelist
摯愛及信念比我們更有智慧;我們最突出的地方,超出我們所能理解的範圍;它的立基是在經驗以外,引領著我們,雖然看不見但很安全,由一個年齡到下一個年齡。
– 羅伯特‧路易斯‧史蒂文森 (1850-1894) 蘇格蘭小說家、詩人及旅遊作家,是全球知名小說《金銀島》(Treasure Island) 的作者。

我們在有生之年的生活與工作方式應該是,讓獲得的種子可在下個世代成為花朵,讓獲得的花朵成為下一代的果實,那就是我們所謂的進步。We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and that which came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. That is what we mean by progress.

We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and that which came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. That is what we mean by progress.
— Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman
我們在有生之年的生活與工作方式應該是,讓獲得的種子可在下個世代成為花朵,讓獲得的花朵成為下一代的果實,那就是我們所謂的進步。
– 亨利‧畢傑 (1813-1887) 美國 19 世紀中的公理會傳教士,參與女性投票、反黑奴的社會運動。

我只會經過這世界一次,因此,任何我能做的善事、我能向任何生靈展現的仁慈,讓我現在就做,不要讓我延遲或忽視,因為我將不會再來這裡。I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
— Stephen Grellet, Missionary
我只會經過這世界一次,因此,任何我能做的善事、我能向任何生靈展現的仁慈,讓我現在就做,不要讓我延遲或忽視,因為我將不會再來這裡。
–史蒂芬‧葛瑞利特(1773-1855) 出生法國,擔任皇室侍衛,法國大革命爆發後逃至美國,隨後加入基督教的貴格會,在北美及歐洲積極從事教會工作,發起許多對教育、醫院及獄所的改革。

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欣賞是一件很棒的事;它讓別人的優點也成為我們自己的。Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
— Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philosopher

這世上只有兩種力量,長劍與內心,長期而言,長劍總是勝不過內心。There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.

There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.
— Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Commander
這世上只有兩種力量,長劍與內心,長期而言,長劍總是勝不過內心。
– 拿破崙(1769-1821) 法國軍事家,在擊敗歐洲聯軍後掌控大部份歐洲大陸,經常在戰場上以少勝多,成為全球軍事學院研究的對象。

上帝給我們生命這個禮物,能否給自己好好活著這個禮物,取決於我們自己。God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
— Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philosopher
上帝給我們生命這個禮物,能否給自己好好活著這個禮物,取決於我們自己。
–伏爾泰(1694-1778) 法國啟蒙時代思想家、哲學家、文學家,被譽為「法蘭西思想之父」,以捍衛言論自由,信仰自由和司法公正聞名。也是位多產的作家,作品包括詩、小說、戲劇、論文、歷史及科學著作,影響後來美國革命和法國大革命。

直覺是創造力對你的指引。A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
— Frank Capra, Director
直覺是創造力對你的指引。
– 法蘭克‧卡普拉(1897-1991)義大利裔美國導演,作品《一夜風流》是美國第一部同時罔羅奧斯卡最佳影片、最佳導演、最佳男主角、最佳女主角,及最佳編劇等5 項大獎的電影。


我們工作時間做的事,決定我們擁有什麼;我們閒暇時間做的事,決定我們成為哪種人。What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
— George Eastman, Inventor
我們工作時間做的事,決定我們擁有什麼;我們閒暇時間做的事,決定我們成為哪種人。
– 喬治‧伊士曼(1854-1932) 美國發明家,柯達公司的創辦人,慈善家,他的膠捲髮明讓攝影得以普及,並為動畫的發明提供基礎技術。

知識之島愈大,景觀海岸線愈長。The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
— Ralph W. Sockman, Pastor




當熱忱與技巧結合,期待一個名作的出現。When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. 
— John Ruskin, Art Critic

藝術把別人一生的負擔、色彩和甘苦等所有復雜的經驗,傳給每一個人,藉此延長他短暫的生命。Art extends each man's short time on earth, by carrying from man to man the whole complexity of other men's lifelong experience, with all its burdens, colors and flavor.

Art extends each man's short time on earth, by carrying from man to man the whole complexity of other men's lifelong experience, with all its burdens, colors and flavor.
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Writer
藝術把別人一生的負擔、色彩和甘苦等所有復雜的經驗,傳給每一個人,藉此延長他短暫的生命。
– 亞歷山大‧索忍尼辛(1918-2008) 俄國作家,1970 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,成就在文學、歷史學、語言學等許多領域,代表作《伊凡‧傑尼索維奇的一天》及《古拉格群島》。。

別把動作與具體行為混為一談。Don't confuse movement with action.

Don't confuse movement with action.
— Ernest Hemingway, Writer
別把動作與具體行為混為一談。
– 歐內斯特‧海明威(1899-1961)美國作家,1954年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,以用詞簡潔及描述保守(understatement)為寫作風格,代表作The Old Man and the Sea (老人與海)及A Farewell to Arms (戰地春夢)。

沒有其它選擇能使腦筋清楚異常。The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. 
— Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State

除了把事情做好的崇高藝術,還有把事情擱下不做的崇高藝術,人生的智慧在於剔除沒有必要的事物。Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
— Lin Yutang, Writer
除了把事情做好的崇高藝術,還有把事情擱下不做的崇高藝術,人生的智慧在於剔除沒有必要的事物。
– 林語堂(1895-1976) 中國文學家,美國哈佛大學比較文學碩士、德國萊比錫大學語言學博士,一生留下豐富的小說、散文、文化評論、傳記等中英文著作,代表作包括《京華煙雲》( Moment in Peking)、《吾國與吾民》。

漫天大謊好像困在陸地的大魚,它可以急