2012年7月5日 星期四

思想性名言

. 2012年7月5日 星期四

Natural abilities are like natural plants ,that need pruning by study, and studies  themselves do give forth directions too much at large ,except they be bounded In by experience.
Bacon ,Of Studies ,Essays
天生的能力好像天然生成的植物,必須通過學習加以修整;然而學習本身如若不由實踐去約束,必然方向紛雜而漫無目的。
培根:《隨筆·論學習》
As many languages as he has ,as many friends, as many arts and trades ,so many times is he a  man.
Emerson ,Culture,The Conduct of Life
竭盡全力掌握各種語言,結交各式朋友,精通各類技藝及行業,如此努力方能成為一個完整的人。


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   愛默生:《處世之道·論文化》
   In a world as empirical as ours ,a youngster who does not know what he Is good at will not be sure what he is good for.
   Edgar Friedenberg ,The Vanishing Adolescent
   在我們這個經驗的世界裏,一個不懂得自己精通什麼的青年不會確切地知道他的價值所在。
   埃德加·弗裏登伯格:《消失的青少年》
   Skills vary with the man .We must tread a straight path and strive by that which is born in us.
   Pindar ,Odes
   技能因人而異、我們必須憑藉天生的資質引導我們執著前行,奮鬥不息。
   品達:《頌詩》
   A man must not deny his manifest abilities ,for that is to evade his obligations.
   Robert Louis Stevenson ,The Treasure of Franchard
   一個人不應否認他明顯的能力,因為那便是對責任的逃避。
   羅伯特·路易斯·史蒂文森:《弗朗查德的財寶》
    we may judge a man’s ability by three things :by what he has done (including the impression he has made on others ),by what he himself appears to believe he can do ,by our own dramatic imagination ,based on his immediate personality ,of what he might do. If these do not agree it is prudent to observe him further.
   Charles  Horton  Cooley ,Life  and  the  Student
   我們可以根據三件事來判斷一個人的能力:他已做過什麼(包括他留給別人的印象),他“自認為他能做什麼,根據他的個性揣度他可能做什麼。如果三者不能統一還應審慎地做進一步觀察。
   查爾斯·霍頓·庫裏:《生活與學生》
   We cannot change anything unless we accept it .Condemnation does not liberate it ,it oppresses.
   Jung ,Psychological Reflections
   對一件事情我們必先接受它,才能改變它。譴責並不能把我們從困擾中解脫出來,只會使之加劇。
   榮格:《分析心理學論文集》
    The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness ;the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity.
   Tagore ,Letters to a Friend
   拒人千里源於分裂的意識,寬容大度源於統一和諧意識。
   泰戈爾:《致友人的信》
   A man dies still If he has done nothing ,as one who has done much.
   Homer ,Iliad
   無所事事亦難逃一死,不如奮鬥終生。
   荷馬:《伊利亞特》
   Let the end try the man.
   Shakespeare ,Henry IV
   讓最終的結局檢驗世人。
   莎士比亞:《亨利四世》
   Seek  not  proud  riches, but  such  as thou  mayest  get justly ,use soberly ,distribute cheerfully ,and leave contentedly.
   Bacon ,Of Riches ,Essays
   不要尋求令人稱羨的財富,應當追求這樣的境界:對財富正當地獲取,清醒地使用,愉快地施捨並能知足地放棄。
   培根:《隨筆·論財富》
   In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
   Aristotle ,Nicomachean Ethics
   在人類生命的競技場,榮譽與獎賞眷顧善於行動的人。
   亞裏士多德:《倫理學》
    A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much ,and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
   Georges Bernanos ,The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos
   思想倘若不引發行動則意義不大,而行動倘若不是源於思想則毫無意義。
   喬治·伯爾那諾:《喬治·伯爾那諾之最後論文集》
   No matter how much faculty of idle seeing a man has ,the step from knowing to doing is rarely taken.
   Emerson ,Power,The Conduct of Life
   無論一個人觀察能力有多強,從認知到行動這一步總是難以跨越。
   愛默生:《處世之道·論權力》
    A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death .It not only gives us fortitude to bear pain ,but teaches us at every step the precarious tenure on which we hold our present being.
   William Hazllit ,Table Talk
   充滿行動和危險的生活將減緩對死亡的恐懼。它不僅賦予我們承受痛苦的剛毅,而且時刻引導我們把握飄忽不定的現在。
   威廉·黑茲利特:《席間閒談》
   Action is thought tempered by illusion.
   Elbert Hubbard ,The Philistine
   行動是被幻想淬了火的思想。
   艾爾伯特·哈伯德:《市民階層》
   The quality of a life is determined by its activities.
   Aristotle ,Nicomachean  Ethics
   生命的品質決定於它的活動。
   亞裏土多德:《倫理學》
    Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences .No good is ever done in this world by hesitation .Thomas Henry Huxley ,Aphorisms and Reflections
   下定決心果斷行動,並承擔後果。在這世上猶豫不決成就不了任何事。
   托·亨·赫胥黎:《警句與內省》
    We  cannot  seek  or  attain  health, wealth, learning ,justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific,concrete,individualized ,unique.
   John Dewey ,Reconstruction in Philosophy
   籠統抽象的健康、財富、學識、公正或善心無法尋找,也不能獲得。行動總是特定的、具體的、個性化的、獨一無二的。
   約翰·杜威:《哲學的重建》
    I have frequently experienced myself the mood in which I felt that all is vanity ,I have emerged from it not by means of any philosophy ,but owing to some imperative necessity of action.
   Betrand Russell ,The Conqust of Happiness
   我時常沉入一種情緒中,感覺一切都是虛幻。使我從中解脫出來的不是什麼哲學,而是不得不採取行動的需要。
   伯特蘭·羅素:《征服幸福》
   Even if it doesn’t work ,there is something healthy and invigorating about direct action.
   Henry Miller ,Remember to Remember
   直接的行動即使不能奏效,也富有健康的朝氣。
   亨利·米勒:《為記憶而記憶》
    A life will be successful or not according to as the power of accommodation is equal to or unequal to the strain of fusing and adjusting internal and external changes.
   Samuel Butler ,The Way of All Flesh
   生活是否成功依賴於一個人的適應能力能否勝任融合和調節內部及外界變化這一重擔。
   塞紹爾·小巴特勒;《眾生之路》
   Adapt or perish ,now as ever ,is Nature’s inexorable imperative.
   H .G. Wells ,Mind at the End of Its Tether
   適者生,不適者滅,這是自然界一如既往、永不變更的規律。
   赫·喬·威爾斯:《黔驢計窮》
   If you want to slip Into a round hole ,you must make a ball of yourself.
   George Eliot ,The Mill on the Floss
   你想要鑽入一個圓洞,你就必須將自己變為球形。
   喬治·愛略特:《弗洛斯河上的磨坊》
   Always we like those who admire us ,but we do not always like those whom we admire.
   La Rochefoucauld ,Maxims
   我們總是喜歡那些讚賞我們的人,但不一定喜歡我們讚賞的人。
   拉羅什福科:《道德警句集》
    Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized .It is an irony of fate that I myself have been the recipient of excessive admiration and reverence from my fellow-beings ,through no fault ,and no merit of my own.
   Einstein ,Ideas and Opinions
   讓每個人作為個人受到尊重,但不要讓任何人成為偶像。我從眾人那兒接受了過多的尊崇和敬意,這真是命運的嘲諷,因這既不是由於我的缺點,也不是出於我的美德。
   愛因斯坦:《思想和見解》
    The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another ,not because he does not feel them ,but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
   Aristotle ,Nicomachean Ethics
   人們泰然自若地承受接踵而至的災難,並不是由於感覺遲鈍,而是由於具有崇高和英勇的品質,這時,儘管在厄運中,心靈美仍放射出燦爛光輝。
   亞裏士多德:《倫理學》

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