10/27/2019

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 我們的表現來自日復一日。優秀並非一種行為,而是一種習慣。 We are what we repeat...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 我們的表現來自日復一日。優秀並非一種行為,而是一種習慣。 We are what we repeat...: 我們的表現來自日復一日。優秀並非一種行為,而是一種習慣。 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. 古希臘哲學家 亞里斯多德 Aristotle

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 林後3:5並不是我們憑自己能承擔甚麼事、我們所能承擔的、乃是出於 神

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 林後3:5並不是我們憑自己能承擔甚麼事、我們所能承擔的、乃是出於 神: 林後3:5並不是我們憑自己能承擔甚麼事、我們所能承擔的、乃是出於 神

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 了解自己是智慧的最高點。“Knowing thyself is the height of wisd...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 了解自己是智慧的最高點。“Knowing thyself is the height of wisd...: “Knowing thyself is the height of wisdom.” — Socrates, Greek Philosopher 「了解自己是智慧的最高點。」– 蘇格拉底 (古希臘哲學家) 蘇格拉底 (469 BC–399 BC) 為西方哲學奠基者之一,對西方的道...

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Motivation will beat mere talent almost every time.

10/24/2019

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 你的氣質,取決於你以什麼樣的姿態活著。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 你的氣質,取決於你以什麼樣的姿態活著。: 你的氣質,取決於你以什麼樣的姿態活著。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 信念不是個概念,而是你隨時帶在心裡的東西。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 信念不是個概念,而是你隨時帶在心裡的東西。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 羅12:12 在指望中要喜樂.在患難中要忍耐。禱告要恆切.

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 羅12:12 在指望中要喜樂.在患難中要忍耐。禱告要恆切.: 羅12:12 在指望中要喜樂.在患難中要忍耐。禱告要恆切.

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 伯22:21 你要認識 神就得平安,福氣也必臨到你

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 伯22:21 你要認識 神就得平安,福氣也必臨到你: 伯22:21 你要認識 神就得平安,福氣也必臨到你

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 嘗試做一些你不精通的事,否則你永遠不會成長。 Unless you try to do someth...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 嘗試做一些你不精通的事,否則你永遠不會成長。 Unless you try to do someth...: 嘗試做一些你不精通的事,否則你永遠不會成長。 Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.  拉爾夫.沃爾多.愛默生 - 美國文學家 (180...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 生活的悲劇不在於人們受到多少苦,而在於人們錯過了什麼。 The tragedy of life is...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 生活的悲劇不在於人們受到多少苦,而在於人們錯過了什麼。 The tragedy of life is...: 生活的悲劇不在於人們受到多少苦,而在於人們錯過了什麼。 The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss.   湯瑪斯·卡萊爾 - 英國著名文學家 (1795年12月4日-1881年2月...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 在愛之中總有些瘋狂,而在瘋狂之中總有些理智存在。There is always some madne...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 在愛之中總有些瘋狂,而在瘋狂之中總有些理智存在。There is always some madne...: 在愛之中總有些瘋狂,而在瘋狂之中總有些理智存在。There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. 德國哲學家 尼采 Friedrich Nietzsche...

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 里斯本夜車 Night Train to Lisbon

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 里斯本夜車 Night Train to Lisbon: 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。

10/21/2019

微言

在我今日的悲傷裡,最為苦澀的是我昨日歡樂的回憶。

記憶是一種相聚的方式。

忘卻是一種自由的方式。

除了黑暗之路,人不可能到達黎明。

除非我的心碎了,否則它又怎能被開啟?

我曾經七次鄙視自己的靈魂

我曾經七次鄙視自己的靈魂

第一次,當它本可進取時,卻故作謙卑;

第二次,當它在空虛時,用愛欲來填充;

第三次,在困難和容易之間,它選擇了容易;

第四次,它犯了錯,卻藉由別人也會犯錯來寬慰自己;

第五次,它自由軟弱,卻把它認為是生命的堅韌;

第六次,當它鄙夷一張醜惡的嘴臉時,卻不知那正是自己面具中的一副;

第七次,它側身於生活的污泥中,雖不甘心,卻又畏首畏尾。

雖然言語的波浪永遠在我們上面喧譁,而我們的深處卻永遠是沉默的。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 不要因為走得太遠,忘了我們為什麼出發。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 不要因為走得太遠,忘了我們為什麼出發。: 不要因為走得太遠,忘了我們為什麼出發。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 倘若他真的睿智,就不會令你們進入他智慧的殿堂,而是指引你們跨越自己思想的門檻。

Allen Chen 懷想錄: 倘若他真的睿智,就不會令你們進入他智慧的殿堂,而是指引你們跨越自己思想的門檻。: 倘若他真的睿智,就不會令你們進入他智慧的殿堂,而是指引你們跨越自己思想的門檻。

如果有一天:你不再尋找愛情,只是去愛;你不再渴望成功,只是去做;你不再追求成長,只是去修行;一切才真正開始!

如果有一天:你不再尋找愛情,只是去愛;你不再渴望成功,只是去做;你不再追求成長,只是去修行;一切才真正開始!

和你一同笑過的人,你可能把他忘掉;但是和你一同哭過的人,你卻永遠不忘。

和你一同笑過的人,你可能把他忘掉;但是和你一同哭過的人,你卻永遠不忘。

我們已經走得太遠,以至於忘了當初為什麼而出發。

我們已經走得太遠,以至於忘了當初為什麼而出發。

孩子 On Children

一個懷裡抱著嬰兒的婦人說,跟我們說說「孩子」吧。
於是他說:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said,
“Speak to us of Children.” And he said:

你的孩子不是你的,
他們是「生命」的子女,是生命自身的渴望。
他們經你而生,但非出自於你,
他們雖然和你在一起,卻不屬於你。
你可以給他們愛,但別把你的思想也給他們,
因為他們有自己的思想。
你的房子可以供他們安身,但無法讓他們的靈魂安住,
因為他們的靈魂住在明日之屋,
那裡你去不了,哪怕是在夢中。
你可以勉強自己變得像他們,但不要想讓他們變得像你。
因為生命不會倒退,也不會駐足於昨日。


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

你好比一把弓,
孩子是從你身上射出的生命之箭。
弓箭手看見無窮路徑上的箭靶,
於是祂大力拉彎你這把弓,希望祂的箭能射得又快又遠。

You are the bows
from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends
you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

欣然屈服在神的手中吧,
因為祂既愛那疾飛的箭,
也愛那穩定的弓。

Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

對極端份子的最好回應,就是創建一個更好的世界。The best answer to the extremists is to build a better world.

The best answer to the extremists is to build a better world.
– Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum Founder
對極端份子的最好回應,就是創建一個更好的世界。
– 克勞斯·史瓦布 (1938-) 德國工程師,經濟學家、世界經濟論壇創辦人及執行長。

與自己獨處,那是創造的祕密;與自己獨處,那是想法誕生的時候。Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
– Nikola Tesla, Inventor
與自己獨處,那是創造的祕密;與自己獨處,那是想法誕生的時候。
– 尼古拉·特斯拉 (1856-1943美國發明家,電機工程學先驅。

一個激起情感的重大事件可能是痛苦的,但也可以催化我們選擇一個對自己更有利的方向。Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
– Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
一個激起情感的重大事件可能是痛苦的,但也可以催化我們選擇一個對自己更有利的方向。尋找可學習之處。– 露意莎‧梅‧奧爾柯特 (1832-1888) 美國小說家,小說《小婦人》作者。

你能做到最重要的一件事,就是做自己。One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.

你能做到最重要的一件事,就是做自己。One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.
美國演員 巨石強森 Dwayne Johnson

我們不會因為變老而拒絕玩樂,變老是因為拒絕玩樂。We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.

我們不會因為變老而拒絕玩樂,變老是因為拒絕玩樂。We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.
美國詩人 賀姆斯 Oliver Wendell Holmes

如果你總是避免錯誤,將錯失從中學習到的一切。 If you could avoid all your mistakes, you’d miss everything you learned from them.

如果你總是避免錯誤,將錯失從中學習到的一切。 If you could avoid all your mistakes, you’d miss everything you learned from them.美國企業家 弗里奧 Marie Forleo

如果不知道如何問對的問題,你將一無所獲。 If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.

如果不知道如何問對的問題,你將一無所獲。 If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
美國品管大師 戴明 W. Edwards Deming

你不必出名,你只要讓父母以你為榮。 You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.

你不必出名,你只要讓父母以你為榮。 You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
美國奧斯卡影后 梅莉史翠普 Meryl Streep

成功非偶然,是努力、堅持、學習、研究、犧牲,最重要的是熱愛你所做或學習去做的事。 Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

成功非偶然,是努力、堅持、學習、研究、犧牲,最重要的是熱愛你所做或學習去做的事。 Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
巴西足球傳奇球星 比利 Pele

10/11/2019

Strive for progress, not perfection.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Don't worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.

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

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. 
– Albert Einstein, Physicist

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
– Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader

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

哲學家以不同的方式詮釋這世界,然而重點在於改變這世界。The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
– Karl Marx, Philosopher
哲學家以不同的方式詮釋這世界,然而重點在於改變這世界。
– 卡爾·馬克思 (1818-1883) 猶太裔德國哲學家

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.

You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.

與自己獨處,那是創造的祕密;與自己獨處,那是想法誕生的時候。Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
– Nikola Tesla, Inventor
與自己獨處,那是創造的祕密;與自己獨處,那是想法誕生的時候。
– 尼古拉·特斯拉 (1856-1943) 塞爾維亞裔美籍發明家,電機工程學的先驅。

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

我知誰掌管明天

10/07/2019

弱化自己寶貴的心和神經的,就是輕率。

弱化自己寶貴的心和神經的,就是輕率。
《生命中最重要的一年》 吉本芭娜娜

很多人嚮往決定性的改變,但很少人能看穿決定性改變的本質。

很多人嚮往決定性的改變,但很少人能看穿決定性改變的本質。
《甜美的來生》 吉本芭娜娜

生與死是如此靠近,只是在同個空間的毫釐之差。

生與死是如此靠近,只是在同個空間的毫釐之差。
《甜美的來生》 吉本芭娜娜

美好的生命應該充滿期待驚喜和感激

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.  — Leonardo da Vinci, Artist

科學是井然有序的知識,智慧是井然有序的生活。Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
– Immanuel Kant, Philosopher
科學是井然有序的知識,智慧是井然有序的生活。
– 伊曼努爾·康德 (1724-1804) 啟蒙時代德意志哲學家、德國古典哲學創始人,其學說深深影響近代西方哲學,並開啟了德國唯心主義和康德義務主義等諸多流派,促成新康德主義的誕生。

我們的生活都浪費在一些瑣事上… 簡化,再簡化。Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.
– Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher
我們的生活都浪費在一些瑣事上… 簡化,再簡化。
– 亨利‧大衛‧梭羅 (1817-1862) 美國哲學家,其著作《公民不服從》討論面對強權政府、拒絕遵守若干法律提出辯護。

哲學家是以不同的方式詮釋這世界。然而,重點是改變這世界。The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
– Karl Marx, Philosopher
哲學家是以不同的方式詮釋這世界。然而,重點是改變這世界。
– 卡爾·馬克思 (1818-1883) 猶太裔德國哲學家,解釋工人和資本家間的關係,奠定後來諸多經濟思想的基礎,他一生出版大量理論著作,最著名的作品為《共產黨宣言》和《資本論》。

生活與命運 Life and Fate

最重要的事是保持積極,期望你的心靈保持活躍。 I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.

最重要的事是保持積極,期望你的心靈保持活躍。 I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active. 
英國保育專家 珍古德 Jane Goodall

尊重是如何對待每個人,而不僅是那些你想留下深刻印象的人。 Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.

尊重是如何對待每個人,而不僅是那些你想留下深刻印象的人。 Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress. 
英國維京集團創辦人 布蘭森 Richard Branson

結合熱情與貢獻是最終的享受。It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.

結合熱情與貢獻是最終的享受。It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.
臉書營運長 桑德柏格 Sheryl Sandberg