英文名言佳句精彩收錄集

英文名言佳句精彩收錄集

目 錄

陸  俊 老師  選編

老師的話………………………………………………………….2

理想篇……………………………………………………………3

奮鬥篇……………………………………………………………8

成功篇…………………………………………………………..14

健康篇…………………………………………………………..20

財富篇…………………………………………………………..25

幸福篇…………………………………………………………..32

時間篇…………………………………………………………..39

自由篇…………………………………………………………..46

歡樂篇…………………………………………………………..49

倫理篇…………………………………………………………..54

道德篇…………………………………………………………..59

修養篇…………………………………………………………..64

學習篇…………………………………………………………..71

工作篇…………………………………………………………..76

友誼篇……………………………………………………………81

愛情篇……………………………………………………………86

家庭篇……………………………………………………………87

政治篇…………………………………………………………..92

宗教篇…………………………………………………………..98

戰爭篇………………………………………………………….103

知識篇…………………………………………………………107

經驗篇…………………………………………………………112

行動篇…………………………………………………………116

逆境篇…………………………………………………………121

悲傷篇…………………………………………………………126

愚蠢篇…………………………………………………………130

商務篇…………………………………………………………133

法律篇…………………………………………………………136

教育篇…………………………………………………………139

文化篇…………………………………………………………144

遺言篇…………………………………………………………149

老師的話

諺語對於作文重要,然而名言佳句更是重要,因為諺語大都是人人皆知的cliché,然而名家的一語道破有時更能達到寫作的效果 – 事實證明,一個優秀的作家總是懂得該在什麼時候引經據典,或者利用名家的評論來美化自己的論點。

這本講義蒐羅最具代表性的名言佳句,句句皆有背誦價值。不但可以欣賞高手的用字遣詞、學習精巧的句構,更可以從中獲得無價的知識。閒暇時讀個幾句更可說是心靈的雞湯、智慧的充電,效果和讀篇好文章是類似的 – 但是短句更容易吸收。

英文是一種語言,語言要進步就是得不斷的靠閱讀來吸收。我們會中文的人知道讀好文章、讀古人佳句的重要性,英文何嘗不是呢?

希望這本書能伴隨各位學子一輩子,隨時都可以拿出來充電、省思。畢竟,學英文不只是為了考試,更也是為了吸收更多文化,不是嗎?老師衷心希望,英文不只是拿來補習、填鴨的教材,英文老師也可以或也應該編寫出溫馨、有趣的生活小品,這樣人生道理才能深植入學生的心中,這也是教育的最終目的。

更多的名言佳句:http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/quotesindex.htm

理想篇

IDEAL

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
— J. Barrymore (American actor)

只要一個人還有所追求他就沒有老。直到後悔取代了夢想,一個人才算老。
— 美國演員  巴里莫爾

There is suffering in life, and there are defeats, but it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.
— Paulo Coelho (Brazilian lyricist)

人生中有苦痛,也有失敗。但在追求自己的夢想時失敗了幾場,這比完全不知道自己追求什麼而被擊敗要好太多了。
— 巴西填詞家 保羅寇厄洛

Between the ideal and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
— Thomas Stearns Eliot (British poet and critic)

理想與現實之間,動機與行為之間,總有一道陰影。
— 英國詩人、批評家  T.S.艾略特

Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect.
— William Shakespeare (British playwright)

不要只因一次失敗,就放棄你原本決心想達到的目的。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. 
— Mark Twain (American novelist)

不要放棄你的幻想。當幻想沒有了以後,你還可以生存,但是你雖生猶死。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

Have an aim in life, or your energies will all be wasted.
— R. Peters (American jurist)

人生應該樹立目標,否則你的精力會白白浪費。
–美國法學家  彼得斯

I want to bring out the secrets of nature and apply them for the happiness of man. I don’t know of any better service to offer for the short time we are in the world.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)

我想揭示大自然的秘密,用來造福人類。我認為在我們的短暫一生中,最好的貢獻莫過於此了。

— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯愛迪生

Ideals are like the stars – we never reach them, but like mariners, we chart our course by them.
— Carl Schurz (American statesman)

理想猶如天上的星星,我們猶如水手,雖不能到達這些星星,但是我們的航程可憑它們指引。
— 美國政治家  卡爾舒爾茨

Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal, there is no secure direction; without direction, there is no life.
— Leo Tolstoy (Russian novelist)

理想是指路明燈。沒有理想就沒有堅定的方向;沒有方向就沒有生活。
— 俄國作家  托爾斯泰

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
— Percy B. Shelley (British poet)

冬天來了,春天還會遠嗎?
— 英國詩人  柏希雪萊

If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
— Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian dramatist)

如果你懷疑自己,那麼你的立足點確實不穩固了
— 挪威劇作家 亨利克易卜生

If you would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not let yourselves carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people’s backs and heads.
— F. W. Nietzsche (German philosopher)

如果你想走到高處,就要使用自己的兩條腿!不要讓別人把你抬到高處;不要坐在別人的背上和頭上。

— 德國哲學家  尼采

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
— Mark Twain (American novelist)

當你發現自己處於大多數人的那一邊時,就是該停下來反省的時候了。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

Imagination is not to be divorced from the facts: it is a way of illuminating the facts.
— Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher and mathematician)

想像是不能脫離卻能啟發實際情況的一種方式。
— 英國哲學家、數學家  懷特海

It enables men to construct an intellectual vision of a new world, and it preserves the zest of life by the suggestion of satisfying purpose.
— Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher and mathematician)

想像能使人理智地觀察一個新世界,想像可以通過暗示令人滿意的目標來使人保持對生活的熱情。
— 英國哲學家、數學家  懷特海

True courage is not the absence of fear – but the willingness to proceed in spite of it.
— Anonymous

真正的勇敢不是沒有恐懼 – 而是縱然感到恐懼一樣勇往直前。
— 無名氏

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t go anywhere.
— Anonymous

如果你發現一條路上什麼障礙都沒有,那條路可能哪裡也去不了。
— 無名氏

Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
— Alexandre Dumas (French novelist)

生活沒有目標就像航海沒有指南針。
— 法國作家   大仲馬

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
— George Eliot (British novelist)

人世間的大多數煩惱都是由那些想成為重要人物的人所惹出來的。
— 英國小說家  喬治艾略特

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty and truth.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

有些理想曾為我引過道路,並不斷給我新的勇氣以欣然面對人生,那些理想就是:真、善、美。
— 美國科學家  愛爾伯特愛因斯坦

The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet and dramatist)

人生重要的事情是確定一個偉大的目標,並決心實現它。
— 德國詩人、戲劇家  歌德

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
— Mark Twain (American novelist)

具有新想法的人在其想法實現之前是個怪人。
— 美國小說家  馬克吐溫

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

實現明天理想的唯一障礙是今天的疑慮。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福。

Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

眾所周知,胸有大志者能屈能伸。
— 英國政治家  愛得蒙伯克

What makes life dreary is the want of motive.
— George Eliot (British novelist)

沒有了目的,生活便鬱悶無光。
— 英國小說家  喬治艾略特

When an end is lawful and obligatory, the indispensable means to it are also lawful and obligatory.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

如果一個目的是正當而必須做的,則達到這個目的的必要手段也是正當而必須採取的。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
— Norman Douglas (British writer)

從一個國家的廣告可以看出這個國家的理想。
— 英國作家  諾曼道格拉斯

奮鬥篇

STRUGGLE

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
— J. Burroughs (American naturalist)

一個人可以失敗多次,但只要他還沒開始責怪旁人,他就還不是個失敗者。
— 美國自然學家  巴勒斯

Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
— Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi (Indian political leader)

你所做的事大都是微不足道的,但是去做是很重要的。
— 印度政治領導者  甘地

All that you do, do with your might; things done by halves are never done right.
— R. H. Stoddard (American poet)

做一切事都應盡力而為,半途而廢永遠不行。
— 美國詩人  史拖達德

There is nothing truly valuable which can be purchased without pains and labor.
— Joseph Addison (British writer)

不經一番寒徹骨,哪得梅花撲鼻香。
— 英國作家  喬瑟夫阿狄生

Creativity is no more teachable than heritable, no more than the most detail-perfect doll can transubstantiate into a living, breathing baby.
— Norma Rosen (American novelist)

創造能力既不是能教導的,也不是可遺傳的。正如再怎樣完美製作的洋娃娃,也不能夠變成一個會呼吸的活的嬰兒。
— 美國小說家  諾馬羅森

Dare and the world always yields. lf it beats you sometimes, dare it again and again and it will succumb.
— W.M . Thackeray (British novelist)

大膽挑戰,世界總會讓步。如果有時候你被它打敗了,不斷地挑戰,它總會屈服的。
— 英國小說家  薩克萊

Few things are impossible in themselves; and it is often for want of will, rather than of means, that man fails to succeed.
— La Rocheforcauld (French writer)

事情很少有根本做不成的;之所以做不成,與其說是條件不夠,不如說是由於決心不夠。
— 法國作家  羅希福考爾

Genius only means hard-working all one’s life.
— Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev (Russian chemist)

天才只意味著終身不懈地努力。
— 俄國化學家  門捷列耶夫

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer and critic)

完成偉大的事業不在於體力,而在於堅韌不拔的毅力。
— 英國作家和評論家  賽謬爾強森

I have nothing to offer but blood, boil, tears and sweat.
— Winston Churchill (British politician)

我能奉獻的沒有其他,只有熱血、辛勞、眼淚與汗水。
— 英國政治家  溫士頓邱吉爾

If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
— Joshuas Reynolds (American female essayist)

如果你很有天賦,勤勉會使其更加完善;如果你能力一般,勤勉會補足其缺陷。
— 美國女散文家  喬舒雅斯雷諾茲

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
— Adlai E. Stevenson (British writer)

為原則而鬥爭比實踐該原則要容易。
— 英國作家  史蒂文生

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Martin Luther King (American minister)

只要我們對於重要的事而保持沈默,從那一天起我們活著跟死了沒兩樣。
— 美國牧師  馬丁路德金恩

It never will rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant trees.
— George Eliot (British novelist)

天上不會掉下玫瑰來,如果想要更多的玫瑰,必須自己種樹。
— 英國小說家  喬治艾略特

Life must be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
— Soren Kierkegaard (Danish philosopher)

人生必須向後看才能理解,但人生必須向前看才能活下去。
— 丹麥哲學家  索倫奇爾克加德

Man errs so long as he strives.
— Johann Wolfgang Goethe (German poet and dramatist)

人只要奮鬥就會犯錯誤。
— 德國詩人、劇作家  歌德

Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly for them.
— C. Weizmann (Irish president)

奇蹟有時候是會發生的,但是你得為之拼命的努力。
— 愛爾蘭總統  魏茨曼

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what Americans will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
— John F. Kennedy (American president)

美國同胞們,不要問國家能為你們做些什麼,而要問你們能為國家做些什麼。全世界的公民們,不要問美國將為你們做些什麼,而要問我們共同能為人類的自由做些什麼。
— 美國總統  約翰甘迺迪

Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
— Richard Nixon (American president)

命運給予我們的不是失望之酒,而是機會之杯。
— 美國總統  理查尼克森

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
— Jean Jacques Rousseau (French philosopher)
忍耐是痛苦的,但它的果實是甜蜜的。
— 法國哲學家  盧梭

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American essayist)

進步是今天的活動、明天的保證。
— 美國散文家  愛默生

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
— William Jennings Bryan (American politician)

人生不是偶然,而是選擇。人生不是要等待的,而是要達成的。
— 美國政治家  威廉布萊恩

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. 
— Samuel Butler (British poet)

人生就是從不足的假設中導引出充足的結論的藝術。
— 英國詩人  賽謬爾巴特勒

The man who has made up his mind to win will never say “impossible”.
— Bonaparte Napoleon (French emperor)

凡是決心取得勝利的人是從來不說「不可能」的。
— 法國皇帝  拿破崙

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

到了最後,不是你人生中那些年重要,而是你那些年中的人生才重要。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯


To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.
— Alfred Tennyson (British poet)

要奮鬥,要探索,要有所發現,而不要屈服。
— 英國詩人  奧福瑞德丁尼生

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

我們不能總是為我們的青年造就美好未來,但我們能夠為未來造就我們的青年一代。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

We cannot wait for favors from nature; we must take them from her — that is our task.
— Ivan V. Michurin (Russian agronomist)

我們不能等待大自然的恩賜,我們必須向她索取:這就是我們的任務。
— 俄國農學家  米丘林

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
— Caroline Seebohm (British writer)

時勢艱難時,便是英雄崛起時。
— 英國作家  卡洛琳

Where there is a will, there is a way.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)

有志者,事竟成。
— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯愛迪生

Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer and critic)

在沒有希望之處,就不可能有努力。
— 英國作家、評論家  賽謬爾強森

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
— Henry Ford (American businessman)
你不能靠你聲稱將要去做的事情來建立聲譽。
— 美國實業家  亨利福特

You never know what you can do till you try.
— Frederick Marryat (British novelist)

除非你親自嘗試一下,否則你永遠不知道你能夠做什麼。
— 英國小說家  費德瑞克馬里亞特

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m possible”!

— Audrey Hepburn (British actress)

沒有事是不可能的,Impossible 這個字就是說「I’m possible」!

— 英國女演員  奧黛莉賀本

The best way out is always through.

— Robert Frost (American poet)

找到出口最好的方式就是一路走到底。

— 美國詩人  羅伯福洛斯特

成功篇

SUCCESS

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
— C.M. Schwab (American businessman)

無論何事,只要對它有無限的熱情,你就能取得成功。
— 美國實業家  施瓦布

Achievement provides the only real pleasure in life.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)
有所成就是人生唯一的真正的樂趣。
— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯愛迪生

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
— Euripides (Ancient Greek dramatist)

伴隨成功的是大家公認的智慧。
— 古希臘劇作家  優理彼底斯


Assuredly, the most gifted man errs who, in dealing with humanity, depends upon his own insight and intelligence and discards the moral law of society, created by respect for the individual, and those principles of liberty, equality and fraternity, the basis of our civilization, and the essence of Christianity.
— Ferdinand Foch (French marshal)

的確,在處理人的問題時,如果只依賴個人的見識與才智,拋棄為尊重個人而制定的社會道德法律,拋棄作為我們文明基礎和基督教要素的自由、平等、博愛的原則,那麼,即使是最有天才的人,也肯定會犯錯誤。
— 法國元帥  福煦

But has the last word been said? Is all hope to be lost? Is the defeat final? No!
— Charles de Gaulle (French president)

但是難道敗局已定,勝利已經無望?不,不能這樣說!
— 法國總統  夏爾斯戴高樂

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
— Helen Keller (American writer)

性格在安逸和恬靜中不可能有所發展。唯有藉由艱難和困苦的磨練才能使心靈強化、視野開闊、雄心振奮、從而達到成功的目的。
— 美國作家  海倫凱勒

I might say that success is won by three things: first, effort; second, more effort; third, still more effort.
— Thomas Hardy (British poet and novelist)

可以說成功要靠三件事才能贏得:努力、努力、再努力。
— 英國詩人、小說家  湯瑪斯哈帝

I succeeded because I willed it; I never hesitated.
— Bonaparte Napoleon (French emperor)

我成功是因為我有決心,從不躊躇。
— 法國皇帝  拿破崙

If you wish to succeed, you should use persistence as your good friend, experience as your reference, prudence as your brother and hope as your sentry.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)

如果你希望成功,當以恒心為良友、以經驗為參謀、以謹慎為兄弟、以希望為哨兵。
— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯愛迪生

Never be unduly elated by victory or depressed by defeat.
— Horace Porter (American general)

勝不矜,敗不餒。
— 美國南北戰爭中的將領  波特

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
— Friedrich Schiller (German dramatist and poet)

只有有耐心圓滿完成簡單工作的人,才能夠輕而易舉地完成困難的事。
— 德國劇作家、詩人  費德瑞許席勒

People often ask me if I know the secret of success, and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.
— Walt Disney (American businessman)

人們時常問我是否曉得成功的訣竅,能否告訴別人怎樣使他們的夢想成真。我的回答是:身體力行。
— 美國實業家  華德迪斯奈

Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.
— Theodore Roosevelt (American president)

實力永遠意味著責任和危險。
— 美國總統  希爾道羅斯福

Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standard of pride of place and personal profit.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

把物質財富當作成功的標準是錯誤的。我們應拋棄以名利為唯一標準來衡量公職和高級政治地位的錯誤觀念。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
— Thomas Carlyle (British essayist and historian)

沈默是偉大事物構成的要件。
— 英國散文家、歷史學家  湯瑪斯卡萊爾

Success covers a multitude of blunders.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

成功由大量的失誤造就。
— 英國劇作家  喬治蕭伯納

Success often depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.
— Charles Montesquieu (French thinker)

成功常常取決於知道需要多久才能成功。
— 法國思想家  夏賀樂孟德斯鳩

That is one of the rewards of competition: you can drop down a couple of notches on the food chain to be as brutal, unsympathetic, selfish and inhuman as you wish in the name of competition because success supposedly justifies any actions.
— Howard Mel (American writer)

這就是競爭中所得到的一種報酬:你可以將自己在食物鏈上的身份降低幾個等級,打著競爭的旗號而隨你所願地野蠻、無情、自私和不人道;因為據稱,成功可以使任何行動成為合理化的。
— 美國作家  霍華梅爾

That sort of defeats are only stepping-stones.
— Wallace Reid (American journalist and diplomat)

那種失敗只不過是前進的踏腳石。
— 美國記者、外交家  萊德


The greater a man is, the more distasteful is praise and flattery to him.
— John Burroughs (American naturalist)

一個人越偉大,對褒揚和奉承就越反感。
— 美國自然學家  約翰巴勒斯

The human being longs for a sense of being accomplished, of being able to do things with his hand, with his mind, with his will. Each of us wants to feel he of she has the ability to do something that is meaningful and that serves as a tribute to our inherent abilities.

— Leonard R. Saylis (British writer)

人們渴求有一種成就感,渴望有能力用自己的手、用自己的腦、用自己的意志做事。我們每個人都希望自己能夠作出有意義、並能顯示出自己天賦的事來。
— 英國作家  里奧那德塞理斯

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, they make them.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

在這個世界上,取得成功的人是那些努力尋找他們想要機會的人,如果找不到機會,他們就去創造機會。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納


The success is nothing more than doing well whatever you do without a thought of fame.
— Henry W. Longfellow (American poet)

成功也就是好好做每一件事,而別計較名利。
— 美國詩人  亨利朗費羅

The world more frequently recommends the appearance of merit than merit itself.
— Rochefoucauld (French writer)

世人往往推崇表面的功績,而不是推崇真正的功績。
— 法國作家  羅希福考爾

There are two ways of rising in the world, either by your own industry or by the folly of others.
— Jean de LaBruyere (French moralist)

成功之路只有兩條:靠自己的努力或靠他人的愚蠢。
— 法國道德家  拉布呂耶爾

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
— Christopher Morley (American editor)
成功只有一種:能依照自己的方式去度過人生。
— 美國編輯  克里斯多夫莫力

To conquer we need to dare, to dare again, ever to dare!
— George J. Danton (French revolutionary)

為了勝利, 我們需要勇敢,更勇敢!永遠勇敢衝殺!
— 法國革命家  喬治丹東

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
— Robert Louis Stevenson (British writer)
懷著希望去旅行比抵達目的地更愉快;而真正的成功是在於工作。
— 英國作家  羅伯特史蒂文生

Victory won’t come to me unless I go to it.
— Marianne Moore (American poetess)

勝利是不會向我走來的,我必須自己走向勝利。
— 美國女詩人  瑪麗安摩爾


Will, work and wait are the pyramidal cornerstones for success.
— Louis Pasteur (French chemist)

意志、工作和等待是成功的金字塔的基石。
— 法國化學家  路易巴斯德

You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret of success.
— Charles Chaplin (American actor)

人必須相信自己,這是成功的秘訣。
— 美國演員  查爾斯卓別林

健康篇

HEALTH

A healthy mind is in a healthy body.

(Latin: Mens sana in corpore sano.)
— Juvenal (Ancient Roman satirist)

健康的思想寓於健康的身體之中。
— 古羅馬諷剌家  朱文諾爾

A light heart lives long.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

愉悅的心活得長久。

— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

A man needs a purpose for real health.
— Sherwood Anderson (American novelist)

有目標的人才能有真正的健康。
— 美國小說家  雪梧安德森

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
— Anonymous

每日一個蘋果勝過任何靈丹妙藥。
— 無名氏

An irritable man is like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, tormenting himself with his own prickles.
— Thomas Hood (British poet)

易怒的人像一隻反過來捲縮的刺蝟,用自己的刺折磨自己。
— 英國詩人  湯瑪斯胡德

Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.
— Anthony Burgess (British novelist)

要真正乾淨得一天洗兩次澡,一天洗一次澡也說的過去,一週洗一次的話,只是避免對公共場合造成危害。(諷刺英國人不愛洗澡)
— 英國小說家  安東尼伯吉斯

Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
— Anonymous

良藥苦口利於病。
— 無名氏

Cheerfulness is the promoter of health.
— Joseph Addison (British writer)

心情愉快是健康的增進劑。
— 英國作家  喬瑟夫阿狄生

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body.
— M. T. Cicero (Ancient Roman orator and statesman)
心靈上的疾病比身體上的疾病更危險。
— 古羅馬演說家、政治家  西塞羅


Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)
早睡早起會使人健康、富有和聰明。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Good health is a corollary of having good habits.
— Anonymous

健康的身體是良好生活習慣的結果。
— 無名氏

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
— G.W. Curtis (American writer)

幸福首重在於健康。 
— 美國作家  寇第斯

Health is above wealth.
— John Ray (American naturalist)

健康勝過財富。
— 美國自然學家  約翰雷伊

Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer, critic)

健康當然比金錢更為重要,因為我們賴以獲得金錢的就是健康。
— 英國作家、批評家  賽謬爾強森

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe.
— Robert Salisbury (British statesman)

要是相信醫生的話,什麼也不衛生;要是相信士兵的話,什麼也不安全。
— 英國政治家  索爾茲伯里

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone.
— Anthony Burgess (British novelist)

笑,全世界都跟你笑;哭,只有你自己獨自哭。
— 英國小說家  安東尼伯吉斯

Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.
— Anonymous

病來如山倒,病去如抽絲。
— 無名氏

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness — or so good as drink.
— Gilbert Keith Chesterton (British writer)

沒有動物發明過的像喝醉這樣糟糕的事;也沒有發明過像飲酒這樣美好的享受。
— 英國作家  吉爾伯特卻斯特頓

None so old that he hopes not for a year of life.
— John Ray (American naturalist)

壽星也不會嫌壽長。
— 美國自然學家  約翰雷伊

One cannot help being old, but one can resist being aged.
— H.L.Samuel (British philosopher and writer)

一個人無法不變老,但是他可以抵制衰朽。
— 英國哲學家、作家  撒母耳

Physicians of all men are most happy; most good success so ever they have, the world proclaimth, and what faults they commit, the earth coverth.
— Francis Quarles (British poet)

世界上最幸福的人莫過於醫生,他們的豐功偉績為世人稱頌,而他們的過失則被黃土淹沒了。
— 英國詩人  法蘭西斯誇爾斯

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
— Thomas Fuller (British statesman)

疾病能感覺到,健康卻根本感覺不到。
— 英國政治家  湯瑪斯富勒

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

懶惰像生銹一樣,比操勞更能消耗身體。
— 美國總統  班哲明法蘭克林

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen (Danish writer)

鹹水:汗水、淚水、或者海水,是治療一切的良藥
— 丹麥作家  依撒克丁尼生

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
— John Rushkin (British writer and critic)

愛美是健康人天性的重要組成部分。
— 英國作家、批評家  約翰羅斯金

There are no such things as incurable; there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
— Bernard Baruch (American economist)

沒有什麼不治之症,只有人類尚未發現其療法之症。
— 美國經濟學家  本那德巴魯克

There is a great difference between exposure of the mind and that of the body.
— William Hazlitt (British critic and essayist)

表露思想與展露身體之間存在有極大的不同。
— 英國批評家、散文家  威廉赫斯立特

Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man.
— Henry Bolingbroke (British statesman)

沒有健康,人類就嘗不到樂趣。
— 英國政治家  亨利博林布魯克

財富篇

WEALTH

A penny saved is a penny gained.
— Richard B. Fuller (American architect)

省下一分錢等於得到一分錢。
— 美國建築師  理查富勒

All good things are cheap; all bad things are very dear.
— Henry David Thoreau (American essayist)

一切好的東西都是便宜的,所有壞的東西都是非常貴的。
— 美國作家  亨利梭羅

All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
— Voltaire (French thinker)

人世間所有的榮華富貴不如一個好朋友。
— 法國思想家  伏爾泰

Apply yourself to true riches; it is shameful to depend upon silver and gold for a happy life.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

要爭取真正的財富,靠金銀謀取幸福是不光彩的。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

An ounce of prudence is worth a pound of gold.
— Tobias G. Smollett (British writer)

一盎司謹慎抵得上一磅黃金。
— 英國作家  托比亞斯斯摩萊特

Beggars cannot be choosers.
— Du Bose Heywood (American writer)

乞丐不能挑肥揀瘦。
— 美國作家  都伯斯海伍德

Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

乞丐並不羡慕百萬富翁,儘管他們一定會羡慕比他們乞討得更多的乞丐。
— 英國哲學家  羅素

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

放債的比借債的記性都好。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Economy is in itself a source of great revenue.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

節約本身就是最大的收入。
— 羅馬哲學家  西尼加

Economy is the poor man’s mint; and extravagance the rich man’s pitfall.

— A. Tabolt (British writer)

節約是窮人的造幣廠,浪費是富翁的陷阱。
— 英國作家 塔泊

Few rich men own their property. The property owns them.
— Robert Green Ingersoll (American lawyer)

極少富人擁有他們的財產,是財產擁有他們。
— 美國律師  羅伯特英格索爾

He that has a full purse never lacks a friend. Even in a busy market, nobody cares to know a poor person.
— Anonymous

富者在深山有遠親;貧者在鬧市無人識。
— 無名氏

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
— Jules Renard (French playwright)

我終於明白人與其他動物的區別何在:人會為錢而擔憂。
— 法國劇作家  居爾何納爾

I would rather have my people laugh at my economies than weep for my extravagance.
— Oscar II (Swedish king)

我寧願讓我的人民嘲笑我的的小氣也不願讓他們為我的揮霍而哭泣。
— 瑞典國王  奧斯卡二世

If rich, it is easy enough to conceal our wealth, but, if poor, it is not so easy to conceal our poverty. We shall find it less difficult to hide a thousand guineas than one hole in our coat.
— Charles C. Colton (British clergyman)

如果富有,藏富很容易;如果貧窮,掩飾貧窮卻很難。我們不難發現隱藏一千個金幣比遮蓋衣服上的一個破洞來得容易。
— 英國牧師  查爾斯科爾頓

If you want to know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

如果想要想知道金錢的價值,就想辦法去借看看。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

If your riches are yours, why don’t you take them with you to the other world?
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

如果你的財富全然是屬於你的,那麼你為什麼不把它們和你一起帶到另一個世界去呢?
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

It is better to live rich than to die rich.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer and critic)

與其在死時手中握著一大把錢,還不如活著的時候過得豐富多采。
— 英國作家、批評家  賽謬爾強森

It is good to have money to buy things that money can buy, but it is better not to lose things money cannot buy. 
— George H. Lorimer (American journalist)

有錢去買能得到的東西當然不錯,但是別遺失用金錢買不到的東西更好。
— 美國記者  喬治洛裏默

Men do not desire merely to be rich, but to be richer than other men.
— John Stuart Mill (British economist)

人們不僅希望富有,而且希望比他人更富有。
— 英國經濟學家  約翰米爾

Money is a good servant and a bad master.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

金錢是善僕,也是惡主。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man’s greatest source of joy, and with death as his greatest source of anxiety.
— John Kenneth Galbraith (American economist)

錢是很奇怪的東西,當它和愛情在一起 時候,是人類幸福最大的源泉;當它和死亡聯繫在一起的時候,是人類焦慮的最重要緣由。
— 美國經濟學家  加爾佈雷斯

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

金錢好比糞肥,只有撒到大地才會有用。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Money is not the root of all evils as is usually claimed. What is the root of all evils is the lust for money, that is the excessive, selfish and greedy pursuit of money.
— Nathaniel Hawthorn (American novelist)

金錢並非像平常說的那樣是萬惡之源。而對金錢的貪圖,既對金錢過分的、自私的、貪婪的追求,才是一切邪惡的根源。
— 美國小說家  那森尼爾霍桑

Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
— George Farquhar (Irish dramatist)

金錢是愛情的支柱,猶如金錢是戰爭的支柱一樣。
— 愛爾蘭劇作家  喬治法誇爾

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace of happiness.
— Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian dramatist)

金錢可以是許多東西的外殼,卻不是裏面的果實。它帶來食物,卻帶不來胃口;帶來藥,卻帶不來健康;帶來相識,卻帶不來友誼;帶來僕人,卻帶不來他們的忠心;帶來享受,卻帶不來幸福的寧靜。
— 挪威劇作家  亨利克易卜生

Money will buy a pretty dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.
— Josh Billings (American humorist)

金錢能買到一條不錯的狗,但是買不到它的搖動尾巴。
— 美國幽默作家  比林斯

No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

任何一個國家,不管它多麼富裕,都浪費不起人力資源。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Poverty is an abnormality to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
— Walter Bagehot (British economist)

對於富人來說,貧窮是不可理解的異常現象:他們怎麼也弄不明白,那些想要吃飯的人,為什麼不搖鈴讓人送來呢?
— 英國經濟學家  瓦特巴傑特

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

有時候一個人會為另一個人不用花錢可得到的東西付出最高的代價。
— 美國科學家  愛因斯坦

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
— Henry David Thoreau (American essayist)

能處處尋求快樂的人才是最富有的人。
— 美國散文家  亨利梭羅

The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweet.
— John Gay (British dramatist and poet)

啜飲蜜糖的蒼蠅會在甜蜜中喪生。
— 英國劇作家、詩人  約翰蓋伊

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the man who borrows, and the man who lends.
— Charles Lamb (British essayist)

按照我所能歸納出的最好理論,人類是由兩個截然不同的種族構成的,即借出的人與借入的人。
— 英國散文家  查爾斯蘭姆

The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it. 
— Antoine Rivarol (French writer)

財富對有些人只做了一件事:使他們擔心會失去財富。
— 法國作家  裏瓦羅爾

The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error, and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
— Marguerite G. Blessington (Irish writer)

富人和偉人的罪惡被錯當作謬誤,窮人和凡人的過失卻被錯當作犯罪。
— 愛爾蘭作家  布萊辛頓

There are only two families in the world, as a grandmother of mine used to say, the haves and the have-nots.
— Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish novelist)

正如我的一位祖母說過的那樣:這個世界上只有兩家人:那就是富人和窮人。
— 西班牙小說家  賽凡提斯

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
— Gerald Brenan (British writer)

手頭上有點錢的人認為愛是世界上最重要的東西,而窮人則明白世界上最重要的是金錢。
— 英國作家  傑洛德布倫南

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.
— Logan Pearsall Smith (American writer)

如果我們以為我們有天變有錢後不會像那些有錢人那般行事,這就好像以為我們能終日豪飲,但又能保持頭腦清醒一樣。
— 美國作家  洛根史密斯

Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, leisure, and liberty.
— James Russell Lowell (British poet and critic)

財富也許是好東西,因為它意味著權力、安逸和自由。
— 英國詩人、批評家  詹姆斯洛威爾

幸福篇

HAPPINESS

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
— Joseph Addison (American writer)

知足是人生在世最大的幸事。
— 美國作家  喬塞夫阿迪生

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

終身幸福!這是任何活著的人都無法忍受的,那將是人間煉獄。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
— Thomas Carlyle (British historian and essayist)

被描寫得很好的生活和過得很好的生活幾乎一樣少見。
— 英國歷史學家、散文家  湯瑪斯卡萊爾

Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distress.
— William Cowper (British poet)

無所事事並非休息,十分空虛的心靈是痛苦的心靈。
— 英國詩人  威廉考伯

All the blessings we enjoy are the fruits of labor, toil, and self-denial, and study.
— William Graham Sumner (American sociologist)

我們得到的一切幸福都是勞動、辛苦、自我克制和學習的成果。
— 美國社會學家  威廉薩姆納

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.
— Alexander Pope (British Poet)

一無所求的人是幸福的,因為他永遠也不會失望。
— 英國詩人  亞歷山大伯普

Call no man happy till he dies; he is at best but fortunate.
— Solon (Ancient Athenian statesman)

人若沒進棺材,誰也稱不上幸福,至多不過是幸運罷了。
— 古雅典政治家  梭倫

For in all adversity of fortune, the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
— Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (Ancient Roman statesman)

在所有不幸中,最不幸的事是曾經幸福過。
— 古羅馬政治家  伯修斯

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ garden.
— Douglas Jerrold (British dramatist)

幸福生長在我們自己的火爐邊,而不能從別人的花園中採得。
— 英國劇作家  傑羅爾德

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
— Nathaniel Hawthorn (American novelist)

幸福是一隻蝴蝶,你要追逐它的時候,總是追不到;但是如果你悄悄地坐下來,它也許會飛落到你身上。
— 美國小說家  那森尼爾霍桑

Happiness is a form of courage. 
— Holbrook Jackson (British writer)

幸福是勇氣的一種形式。
— 英國作家  傑克遜

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
— Thomas S. Szasz (American psychiatrist)

幸福是想像中的東西。從前,生者認為死者幸福。目前大人則認為孩子幸福,孩子則認為大人幸福。
— 美國精神病學家  湯瑪斯撒斯

Happiness is a way station between too much and too little.
— Frederick Pollock (British jurist)

幸福是太多和太少之間的一站。
— 英國法學家  波洛克

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
— Eleanor Roosevelt (American president’s wife)

幸福不是目的,而是一種副產品。
— 美國總統羅斯福夫人  埃莉諾羅斯福

Happiness is not something you experience; it’s something you remember.
— Oscar Levant (American pianist)

幸福不是你經歷的事,而是你記得的事。
— 美國鋼琴家  利凡特

Happy is the man who is living by his hobby.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

醉心於某種癖好的人是幸福的。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it.
— George Sand (French female writer)

幸福在於自知擁有幸福。
— 法國女作家  喬治桑

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

幸福不在於擁有金錢,而在於獲得成就時的喜悅以及產生創造力的激情。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Hope is itself a species of happiness which this world affords.
— Samuel Johnson (British essayist and critic)

希望本身是一種幸福,也許是這個世界能提供的主要的幸福。
— 英國散文家、批評家  賽謬爾強森

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

與其說人類幸福來自於偶爾發生的鴻運,不如說來自於每天都有的小實惠。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality her left.
— John Ray (American naturalist)

勤勞是財富的右手,節儉是她的左手。
— 美國自然學家  約翰雷伊

A good traveler is one who doesn’t know where he is going. A perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
— Yu-tang Lin (Chinese writer)

好遊客不知去處,而完美的遊客是不知來處。
— 中國作家  林語堂

Jobs and work do much more than most of us realize to provide happiness and contentment.
— Leonard R. Sayles (American writer)

職業和工作在使人得到幸福與滿足方面所起的作用比我們大多數意識到的要多得多。
— 美國作家  里奧那德塞爾斯

Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
— Henry David Thoreau (American essayist)

人是自己幸福的設計者。
— 美國散文家  亨利梭羅

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

對於大多數人來說,他們認定自己有多幸福,就有多幸福。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
— Adam Smith (British economist)

如果一個社會中大部分成員貧窮而又悲慘,這個社會就談不上繁榮幸福。
— 英國經濟學家  亞當史密斯

Nothing is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness.
— Andre Gide (French writer)

沒有什麼比回憶幸福更令人痛苦的了。
— 法國作家  安得烈紀德

One is never as unhappy as one thinks, nor as happy as one hopes.
— Francois La Rochefoucauld (French writer)

一個人永遠不像他所想像的那樣不幸,也不會像他所希望的那樣幸福。
— 法國作家  羅希富考爾

Only when a man’s life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
— Aeschylus (Ancient Greek dramatist)

只能當一個人的生命在輝煌中結束時,我們才敢說他是幸福的。
— 古希臘劇作家  埃斯奇勒斯

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it, only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
— Logan Pearsall Smith (American writer)

人的一生有兩大目標:第一,得到你想要的東西;第二,享有你得到的東西。只有最聰明的人才能實現第二目標。
— 美國作家  洛根史密斯

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

痛苦的秘密在於有閒功夫去擔心自己是否幸福。
— 英國劇作家  喬治蕭伯納

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
— Victor Hugo (French novelist)

生活中最大的幸福是堅信有人愛我們。 
— 法國小說家  維多雨果

There is no paradise on earth equal to the union of love and innocence.
— Jean Jacques Rousseau (French thinker)

人間最大的幸福莫如既有愛情又清白無暇。
— 法國思想家  盧梭

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
— George Sand (French female writer)

生活中唯一的幸福就是:愛和被愛。
— 法國女作家  喬治桑

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.
— Paul Scherer (Swiss physicist)

世界上唯一成倍增加幸福的辦法是將其分攤。
— 瑞士物理學家  席勒爾

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

得不到渴望得到的一些東西是幸福的一個必不可少的組成部分。
— 英國哲學家  羅素

To fill the hour – that is happiness.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American essayist)

讓時間過得充實些,那才是幸福。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

To really understand a man we must judge him in misfortune.
— Bonaparte Napoleon (French emperor)

要真正瞭解一個人,需在不幸中考察他。
— 法國皇帝  拿破崙

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise.
— Joseph Addison (British writer)

真正的幸福本質是隱密的,它摒棄浮華和喧囂。
— 英國作家  喬賽夫阿迪生

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
— Edward de Bono (British physician)

對不幸的最好解釋是人們的才能和期望之間的差異。
— 英國內科醫生  達博諾

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

正如我們無權只享受財富而不創造財富一樣,我們也無權只享受幸福而不創造幸福。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

When pleasure is the business of life, it ceases to be pleasure.
— Thomas C. Haliburton (Canadian English expert)

當享受成為生活的主要事務時,它就不再是一種享受。
— 加拿大英語專家  湯瑪斯哈利伯頓

時間篇

TIME

A generation without a cause in its youth has no legacy in its old age.
— Edward Kennedy (American politician)

一代人如果年輕時候沒有事業,老了就不會有遺產可以傳下去。
— 美國政治家  愛德華甘迺迪

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
— George William Curtis (American writer)

年紀只是個感覺的問題,而不是歲月的問題。
— 美國作家  喬治寇蒂斯

An energetic middle life is, I think, the only safe precursor of a vitally happy old age.
— Vida D. Sucader (American educator and writer)

我認為,精力旺盛的中年生活是生氣勃勃的幸福晚年的唯一可靠預兆。
— 美國教育家、作家  維達斯卡德

As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
— M. Deland (American writer)

一旦你覺得做某件事年紀太大了,趕緊做它。
— 美國作家  迪蘭

At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

二十歲時起支配作用的是意志,三十歲時是機智,四十歲時是判斷。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Do you love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

你熱愛生命嗎?那麼,別浪費時間,因為生命是由時間組成的。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique.
— Richard Nixon (American president)

歷史巨輪飛轉,分分秒秒的時間都十分寶貴,也獨具意義。
— 美國總統  理查尼克森

Experience proves that most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over.
— Paul Meyer (French linguist)

經驗證明,大部分時間都是被一分鐘一分鐘地而不是一小時一小時地浪費掉的。一隻底部有個小洞的桶和一隻故意踢翻的桶同樣會流空。
— 法國語言學家  保羅梅耶

Fish and visitors smell in three days.
— Franklin Benjamin (American president)

魚放三天發臭,客住三天討嫌。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Gather your rosebuds while you may, old time is still flying. And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
— Herrick Robert (British poet)

有花堪折直須折,時光依然在飛逝;此花今日在歡笑,明日卻要花葉調。
— 英國詩人  赫瑞克羅伯特

He that will not when he may, when he would he shall have nay.
— John Heywood (British dramatist)

可以為時不想為,想要為時已經不可為。
— 英國劇作家  約翰海伍德

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

我走得很慢,但是我從來不會後退。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
— Louis Agassiz (Swiss naturalist)

我無法浪費時間去賺錢。
— 瑞士自然學家  阿加西斯

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
— John Galsworthy (British novelist and dramatist)

如果你不考慮未來,那麼你就不能擁有未來。
— 英國小說家、劇作家  約翰高爾斯華綏

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
— Pearl Buck (American female writer)

想要懂得今天,就必須研究昨天。
— 美國女作家  賽珍珠

In delay there lies no plenty, then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. Youth’s a stuff that will not endure.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

蹉跎拖延則來日無多,二十麗姝,請來吻我。青春不久留啊!
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Each day is a new life. Seize it and live it, for in today already walks tomorrow.
— David Guy Powers (British writer)

每天都是新生命,把握住它,好好地活,因為今天還沒過,明天已經鑽了進來
— 英國作家  大衛包爾斯

Let bygones be bygones.
— Homer (Ancient Greek poet)

過去的事就讓它過去吧。
— 古希臘詩人  荷馬

Life is measured by thought and action, not by time.
— John Lubbock (British banker and statesman)

衡量生命的尺度是思想和行動,而不是時間。
— 英國銀行家、政治家  盧伯克

Like coral insects multitudinous, the minutes are what of our life is made.
— Jean Ingelow (British female writer)

就像無以計數的珊瑚蟲那樣,我們的一生是由分分秒秒構成的。
— 英國女作家  英格洛

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
— Robert Lewis (American actor)

判斷每一天的價值不是看你收割了多少,而是看你種了多少種子。
— 美國演員  羅伯特路易斯

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance of medicine, but lost time is gone for ever.
— Samuel Smiles (British writer)

失去的財富可以靠勤奮換來,失去 知識可以靠學習得來,失去的健康可以靠節制中藥物得來,但是失去的光陰一去不復返。
— 英國作家斯  賽謬爾斯邁爾斯

Make use of time if you love eternity. Yesterday cannot be recalled; tomorrow cannot be assured; only today is yours, which if you procrastinate, you lose, and which lost is lost forever. One today is worth two tomorrow.
— Anatole France (French novelist and critic)

如果你愛永恆,就該很好地利用時間。昔日不再來;明天難保證;把握住今天,稍耽誤它也會逝去;失去的將不再復返。一個今天抵得上兩個明天。
— 法國小說家、文藝評論家  安那托爾法朗士

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

今天的事不要拖到明天。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have got to start young.
— Fred Astaire (American dancer)

老年和其他事物一樣,要使之成功,必須從年輕時開始。
— 美國舞蹈家  弗瑞德阿斯泰厄

Ordinary people merely think how they shall spend their time; a man of talent tries to use it.
— Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher)

普通人只想到如何度過時間,有才能的人設法利用時間。
— 德國哲學家  亞瑟叔本華

Procrastination is the thief of time.
— Edward Young (British poet)

拖延是偷竊時間的賊。
— 英國詩人  愛德華楊

The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
— George Halifax (British statesman)

推測將要發生什麼,最好的方法是記住已經發生了什麼。 
— 英國政治家  喬治哈利法克斯

The golden age is before us, not behind us. 
— Mark Twain (American novelist)

黃金時代在我們前面而不在我們背後。
— 美國小說家  馬克吐溫

The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely, it would be too long.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

人生苦短。但若虛度年華,則那短暫的人生就太長了。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

There is an important trick in this time-using formula: you must get into your work quickly.
— John Erskine (American educator and musician)

利用時間的準則有個重要的訣竅:你必須迅速投入工作。
— 美國教育家、音樂家  埃爾斯金

Time cures sorrows and squabbles because we all change, and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended is the same.
— Blaise Pascal (French mathematician and philosopher)

時間可以去除憂慮和爭吵,因為我們大家都在改變, 不再與從前一樣。觸犯者和被觸犯者都已經不是從前的那個人了。
— 法國數學家、哲學家  巴斯卡

Time drops in delay, like a candle burnt out.
— William Butler Yeats (Irish poet and playwright)

時間點點滴滴地消失,猶如蠟燭慢慢燃盡。
— 愛爾蘭詩人、作家  威廉葉慈

Time is a bird for ever on the wing.
— T.W. Robertson (British dramatist)

時間是一隻永遠飛翔的鳥。
— 英國劇作家  羅伯遜

Time is a great judge, even in the fields of morals.
— H.L. Mencken (American arts critic)

時間是偉大的法官,即使在道德領域亦如此。
— 美國文藝評論家  孟肯

Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out and will tell.
— Leonard J. Frank (German novelist)

時間是個多才多世的表演者。它能飛,能大步前進,能治癒一切創傷,即使消逝,也能留下影響。
— 德國小說家 弗蘭克

Time still, as it flies, brings increase to truth, and gives to a mind what it steals from one’s youth.
— Edward Moore (British dramatist)

時間在飛逝中仍然帶來更多的真理,使一個人意識到青春時遺漏的東西。
— 英國劇作家  愛德華莫爾

Time tames strongest grief.
— Walt Kelly (British picture story book painter)

時間能沖淡無論多巨大的悲傷。
— 英國連環畫畫家  凱利

Today’s today. Tomorrow, we may be ourselves gone down the drain of eternity.
— Euripides (Ancient Greek playwright)

今天就是今天,明天我們就消失於永恆之中。

— 古希臘劇作家  優理彼底斯

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet)

只要我們能善用時間,就永遠不愁時間不夠用。

— 德國劇作家  歌德

Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan. Sorrow calls no time that’s gone.
— John Fletcher (British dramatist)

別哭泣,別歎息,別呻吟;悲傷喚不回流逝的時光。 
— 英國劇作家  約翰富萊奇

Write it on your heart that every day is the best of the year.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

銘記在心:每一天都是一年中最好的日子。

— 美國散文家  愛默生

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
— Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman)

青年魯莽犯錯,中年奮鬥努力,老年後悔無窮。
— 英國政治家  班哲明迪斯雷裏

Make use of time, let not advantage slip; beauty within itself should not be wasted: Fair flowers that are not gather’d in their prime rot and consume themselves in little time.

— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

善用時間,別讓優勢流失;美是不能浪費的。美麗的花朵若沒有在盛開時採集,不久後只會凋零腐爛。

— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

自由篇

FREEDOM 

A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.
— Imamu Amiri Baraka (French writer)

人要麼是自由的,要麼就是不自由的,從來就不存在過渡階段。
— 法國作家  巴拉卡

A new breeze is blowing — and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on: there is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken.
— George Bush (American president)

一種新穎的風正在吹拂,為激勵的民族隨時準備向前推進;新的道路有待開拓,新的行動有待採取。

— 美國總統  喬治布希

Among a people general corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

在一個普遍腐敗的民族裏,自由不可能長期存在。
— 英國政治家  愛德蒙伯克

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
— Rosa Luxemburg (German revolutionary)

自由始終是、並且只能是持不同思想者的自由。
— 德國革命家  羅沙盧森堡

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
— Patrick Henry (American revolutionary)

難道生命如此寶貴,和平如此甜美,以至於不惜以枷鎖和奴役為代價去換取它們嗎?萬能的上帝,請千萬別讓這種事情發生。我不知道別人會走什麼路,但是就我而言,不自由,毋寧死!
— 美國革命家  派翠克亨利  

It is conflict and not unquestioning agreement that keeps freedom alive. In a free country there will always be conflicting ideas, and this is a source of strength.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

使自由保持活力是衝突而不是絕對的一致。在一個自由的國家裏總會有各種相衝突的思想,而這正是力量的源泉。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

It is true that liberty is precious, so precious that it must be rationed.

— Vladimir Lenin (Russian revolutionary)

真的,自由很珍貴,因為珍貴所以必須按定量分配。
— 俄國革命家  列寧

Liberty is in every blow! Let us do or die.
— Robert Burns (British poet)

多一分鬥爭,添一分自由!不在鬥爭中生,就在等待中死。
— 英國詩人  羅柏特伯恩斯

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you give it to others.
— William White (American journalist)

自由就是這樣獨特的東西,不給予別人,你自己也無法得到。
— 美國記者  威廉懷特

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
— George Washington (Father of the United States)

自由一旦生根,便是株生長迅速的植物。
— 美國國父  喬治華盛頓

None is of freedom or of life deserving unless he daily conquers it anew.
— Erasmus (Dutch humanist)

只有每天再度戰勝生活並奪取自由的人,才配享受生活和自由。
— 荷蘭人文主義者  伊拉斯漠

Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom.
— Ho Chi Min (Vietnamese statesman)

沒有什麼比獨立和自由更可寶貴的了。
— 越南政治家 胡志明

The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of government power.
— Woodrow Wilson (American president) 

自由的歷史是限制政府權力的歷史。
— 美國總統  威爾遜

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse.

— Jules Renard (French playwright)

唯一真正自由的人是能夠拒絕宴會的邀請,而不用找藉口的人。

— 法國劇作家  勒納爾

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
— George Santayana (Spanish philosopher)

儘管真理是無情的,但也是可愛的,它使愛它的人自由。
— 西班牙哲學家  喬治山塔亞那

There is in liberty as in innocence and virtue a satisfaction one can only feel in their enjoyment and a pleasure which can cease only when lost.

— Jean J. Rouseau (French thinker)

自由同清白與美德一樣,只有在你享用它時,才感到滿足,一旦失去它們,你就會感到歡樂停止了。

— 法國思想家  盧梭

Those who deny freedom to others hardly deserve it for themselves.

— Alexander Pope (British poet)

凡是不給別人自由的人,自己也無法得到。

— 英國詩人  亞歷山大柏普

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

— Thomas Paine (British writer)

想要收穫自由之果的人,必須承受維護自由的勞苦。

— 英國作家  湯瑪斯潘恩

歡樂篇

JOY

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
— William M. Thackeray (British novelist)

令人愉快的歡笑是房間裏的陽光。
— 英國小說家  威廉薩克萊

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
— Charles Gordy (American philosopher)

微笑是美化容貌的便宜方式。
— 美國哲學家  查爾斯高帝

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 
— James Howell (British writer)

只工作不娛樂使人愚鈍。
— 英國作家  賀維爾

Anticipating pleasure is also a pleasure.
— Friedrich Schiller (German dramatist and poet)

預期快樂本身也是一種快樂。
— 德國劇作家、詩人  席勒

 

Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
— Christina G. Rossetti (British poetess)

笑一笑而忘掉,比愁眉苦臉地記住要好得多。
— 英國女詩人  克莉絲蒂那羅塞蒂

Headlong joy is ever on the wing. 
— John Milton (British poet)

輕率的快樂總是瞬息即逝。
— 英國詩人  約翰彌爾頓

It’s happier to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
— Anonymous

偶而被騙還比總是在懷疑來得快樂。
— 無名氏

He laughs best who laughs last.
— Walter Scott (British writer)

最後笑的,笑得最好。(遠行者見聞多。)
— 英國作家  瓦特史考特

He who can conceal his joys is greater than he who can hide his griefs.
— Johann K. Lavater (Swiss writer)

能隱藏歡樂的人比能隱藏悲痛的人更了不起。
— 瑞士作家  拉瓦特

I never consider ease and joyfulness as the purpose of life itself.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

我從來不認為安逸和歡樂就是生活本身的目的。
— 美國科學家  阿爾伯特愛因斯坦

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
— Theodore Roosevelt (American statesman)

我願宣揚的信條是艱苦奮發的生活,而不是卑微低下的安逸。
— 美國政治家  席爾多羅斯福

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.
— Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher)

奇怪得很,人們在倒楣的時候,總會清晰地回憶已經逝去快樂時光,但是在得意的時候,對惡運時光只保有一種淡漠而不完全的記憶。
— 德國哲學家  亞瑟叔本華

It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
— Frederick Marryat (British novelist)

永遠不快樂的心是可悲的。
— 英國小說家  馬里亞特

Joys are our wings, sorrows are our spurs.
— Jean-Paul Richter (French writer)

歡樂是人們的雙翼,悲傷是人們發奮的動力。
— 法國作家  裏克特

Labor is often the father of pleasure.
— Voltaire (French philosopher)

勞動常常是快樂之父。
— 法國哲學家  伏爾泰

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne (American novelist)

快樂就像隻蝴蝶,你要追它時總是抓不到,而當你安靜坐下時它就會停在你的手中。
— 美國小說家  霍桑

If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
— John Templeton (American businessman)

如果我們努力把快樂帶給別人,快樂就會不斷地回到我們身上。要獲得喜悅,我們一定要給人喜悅;要保持喜悅,我們就得散播喜悅。
— 美國企業家  約翰坦普敦

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
— John Wanamaker (American merchant)

騰不出時間娛樂的人,早晚會被迫騰出時間生病。
— 美國商人  約翰瓦那梅克

The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.
— Anonymous

真正快樂的人是即使走錯了路還是會欣賞風景的人。
— 無名氏

The great essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
— Allan Chalmers (American writer)

快樂的最大本質就是:有事情可做、有事情可愛、有事情可盼望。
— 美國作家  艾倫巧瑪斯

The foundation of true happiness is in the conscience.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

真正的愉快之根本在於良心。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
— Charles Lamb (British essayist)

據我所知,最大的樂趣是暗中做好事又被人偶然發現。
— 英國散文家 蘭姆

The man who agrees with everybody is not worth having anybody agree with him.
— Henry John Palmerston (British statesman)

同意所有人的意見的人,不配得到任何人的贊同。
— 英國政治家  帕默斯頓

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

旅遊對年輕人是一種教育,對老年人是一種體驗。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Variety is the mother of enjoyment.
— Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and writer)

變化為快樂之母。
— 英國政治家、作家  狄斯雷利

Work while you work; play while you play. This is the way to be cheerful and gay. 
— Richard Stoddart (American poet)

拼命地幹,盡情地玩;如此這般,定能歡樂。
— 美國詩人 斯托達德

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

— Soren Kierkegaard (Danish philosopher)

大部分的人追求歡樂都以快到喘不過氣的速度,以致於他們從旁錯失了都不曉得。

–丹麥哲學家  基爾克戈德

倫理篇

ETHICS

A light heart can bear everything.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet)

輕鬆愉快的心情能夠忍受一切。
— 德國詩人  歌德

Beauty and the lust for learning have yet to be allied.
— Sirmax Beerbohm (British writer)

美麗和對知識的渴望應該成為一家。
— 英國作家  比爾博姆

Beauty is like a rich stone, best plain set.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

美貌就像寶石,不用裝飾最好。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Beauty lives with kindness.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

美寓於善。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Envy is a most terrible thing, and would spoil anybody’s nature.

— Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

嫉妒是很可怕的東西,它會毀壞人的天性。
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.
— William Blake (British poet)

世上的一切生物,既非孤立生存,亦非只為自身生存。

— 英國詩人  威廉布萊克

Fame is very much like an animal chasing his own tail who, when he captures it, does not know what else to do but to continue chasing it. Fame and the exhilarating celebrity that accompanies it, force the famous person to anticipate in his own destruction.

— Howards Melvin (American essayist)

聲譽極像一隻追逐自己尾巴的動物,抓住後除了繼續追逐不捨之外,再也沒有其他方法了。聲譽和隨之而來的令人興奮的讚揚迫使出了名的人擔心自己的毀滅。

— 美國散文家  麥爾文

Fame turns all the lights on and while it gives power and prestige, it takes the you out of you; you must be what the public thinks you are not what you really are or could be.
— Howards Melvin (American essayist)

聲譽把一切燈光打亮,一邊給你權力和威望,另一邊也把「你」趕出你的自身之外你必須成為大眾意想中的你,而不是那個真實的你或可能的你。
— 美國散文  麥爾文

He who can does, he who cannot teaches.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

能動手的人做事,不能動手的人教學。

— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
— William Drummond (British engineer)

不願說理的人是頑固分子;不會說理的人是傻瓜;不敢說理的人是奴隸。
— 英國工程師  德拉蒙德

How differences between men and women might be used for our mutual benefit in everything from our relation with one another to a better understanding of how our brains work.
— Delia M. Rios (American writer)

男女間的差異在各方面 – 從人際關係到加深對腦力工作方式的理解 – 使雙方都受益。
— 美國作家   裏奧斯

How many a pear which presents a blooming face to the world is rotten at the core. How many an innocent-looking apple, is harboring a worm in the bud. But the orange has no secret faults. Its outside is a mirror of its inside.
— Allen. A. Milne (American writer)

表面鮮嫩可愛,內核變壞的梨子在這個世界上不知有多少。看上去純淨無瑕內心早就長了蟲的蘋果,在這個世界上不知有多少。然而橙子卻毫無缺點可以隱瞞,它的外部就是它內心的一面鏡子。
— 美國作家  米爾恩

I believe that fame and celebrity, influence and power, success and failure, reality and illusion are all somehow neatly woven into a seamless fabric we laughingly call reality.
Howards Melvin (American essayist)

我相信聲譽和名聲、影響和權力、成功和失敗、現實和幻想都好像是精心紡織在一匹光潔無縫的織品之中,即我們笑稱之為現實的東西。
— 美國散文家  麥爾文

I sometimes wonder whether the greater rule of all is – to know how to please.
— Moliere (French playwright)

有時候我真的在想:莫非一切行為規範中最重要的一條就是學會怎樣取悅於人嗎?
— 法國劇作家  莫里哀

If you wish to lower yourself in a person’s favor, one good way is to tell his story over again, the way we heard it.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

你要想貶低自己、討好別人,一個絕招就是把他的故事,按你所聽到的樣子原封不動地講一遍又一遍。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

In almost every face and every person, they may discover fine feathers and defects, good and bad qualities.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

人各有其面,有優缺點, 有長短處。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Labor to keep alive in your breast that spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
— George Washington (father of the United States)

努力保持那胸中聖火即稱作良心的火花久燃不息。
— 美國國父 喬治華盛頓

Men and women use their brains differently, but that their brains may actually be designed differently.
— Delia M. Rios (American writer)

男女不僅用腦方式不同,而且腦結構實際上也可能不相同。
— 美國作家  裏奧斯

No artist of performer can entirely escape the lure of fame and its promise of endless admiration and respect, but there is a heavy price one must pay for it.
Howards Melvin (American essayist)

沒有一位藝術家或表演家能完全逃避榮譽的引誘,榮譽給他們帶來無窮的讚揚和崇敬,但他們要付出的代價也是非常昂貴的。
— 美國散文家 麥爾文

Our enemy has made us human and civilized by forcing us to suppress our narcissistic urges and desires for the good of all.
Howards Mel (American writer)

我們的敵人迫使我們克制自己,不再自我陶醉於為所有的人謀幸福的衝動和願望,使我們成為普通人,開化的人。
— 美國作家  梅爾

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it.
— La Rochefoucauld (French writer)

偉人的聲譽永遠應以他們如何得到它的方式來衡量
— 法國作家  羅希福考爾

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

一個人感到羞恥的事越多,他就越值得尊敬。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself, Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

講理的人使自己適應世界,不講理的人堅持要世界適應自己,所以一切進步得靠不講理的人。
— 英國劇作家 蕭伯納

Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars.
— Frederick Langbridge (British writer)

兩個人從同一柵欄裡望出去,一個人看見了泥濘,另一個人看見了星星。
— 英國作家  蘭布里奇

We need enemies to help define ourselves and our lives; they help us know who we are not or who we do not want to be.
— Howards Mel (American writer)

我們借助敵人來給我們自身和我們的生活下定義;他們幫助我們認識我們不是什麼樣或不想做什麼樣的人。
— 美國作家  梅爾

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declared that it is his duty.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

當一個笨人做一件使他感到羞恥的事,他總宣稱他在執行其職責。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

You will never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself flows in your vein, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars.
— Thomas Traherne (British poet)

直到以蒼穹作衣,以星辰作冠,血脈裏流淌著海水, 人們才能真正享受世界的美。
— 英國詩人  特拉赫恩

道德篇

MORALITY

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
— John Locke (British philosopher)

人都會犯錯誤,在許多情況下,大多數仍是由於欲望或興趣的引誘而犯錯誤的。
— 英國哲學家  約翰洛克

Character is what you are in the dark.
— D. L Moody (American churchman)

暗處最能反映一個人真正品格。
— 美國教士  穆迪

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
— Clare Boothe Luce (American dramatist)

勇氣是一架梯子,其他美德全靠它爬上去。
— 美國劇作家  盧斯

Despite all the life danger, with one selfless act from one common person, someone is saved, a hero is made.
— Norman Stephens (American writer)

不管一切危險,由於一個普通人的無私行動,有人得救了,英雄就應運而生。
— 美國作家  斯蒂芬斯

Distrust can be contagious. But, so can trust.
— Robbins Stacia (British writer)

不信任有傳染性,但是信任也如此。
— 英國作家  斯達西亞

Fame is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
— Nicolas Chamfort (French writer)

盛名殊譽是德才之忌。
— 法國作家  尚福爾

God was constructed out of mankind’s need for hope, for purpose, for meaning: an invisible protector and conscientious father.
Howards Mel (American writer)

人類出於對希望、目標意義的需要而造出了神:一位冥冥之中的保護者和盡責的養育者。
— 美國作家  梅爾

He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars; general good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer.
— William Blake (British poet)

行善總是具體的、特定的;抽象的、籠統的行善是惡棍、偽君子和獻媚者的托辭。
— 英國詩人   威廉布萊克

I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
— Ernest Hemingway (American writer)

我只知道所謂道德是指你事後覺得好的東西,所謂不道德是指你事後覺得不好的東西。
— 美國作家  海明威

If you would convince others, you seem open to conviction yourself.
— Philip Dormer Chesterfield (British statesman)

要說服別人,先得說服自己。
— 英國政治家  卻斯特菲爾德

If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong.
— Robert Louis Stevenson (British novelist)

如果你的品行使你鬱鬱寡歡,那麼,這些品行無疑是錯誤的。
— 英國小說家  斯蒂文森

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Magaret Mead (American humanist)

一個有待解決的問題是:基於是害怕無休止的懲罰而產生的行為是被視作有道德的呢,還是應該被視作懦弱的?
— 美國人文學家  米德

It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
— John Morley (British statesman)

人不僅要做好事,更要以正確的方式做好事。
— 英國政治家  約翰莫利

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

醜聞只是被道德觀搞得很無聊的流言蜚語。
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of happiness.
— Immanuel Kant (German philosopher)

道德確實不是指導人們如何使自己幸福的教條,而是指導人們如何配享有幸福的學說。
— 德國哲學家  康德

Morality is the custom of one’s country; cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.
— Samuel Buttler (British writer)

道德是一個人所在國家的風俗習慣:在吃人的國家裏,吃人是合乎道德的。
— 英國作家  巴特勒

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
— Leon Blum (French statesman)

道德可能僅僅在於有勇氣作出抉擇。
— 法國政治家  布魯姆

Mutual forgiveness of each vice, such are the gates of Paradise.
— William Blake (British poet)

相互寬容對方的缺點,乃是通向天堂之門。
— 英國詩人 威廉布萊克

No morality can be founded on authority, even if the authority were divine.
— A. J. Ayer (American writer)

道德不可能建立在權威的基礎上,即使這種權威是至高無上的。
— 美國作家  艾爾

Nothing is easier than to deceive one’s self.
— Demothenes (Ancient Greek statesman)

再沒有什麼比欺騙自己更容易的了。
— 古希臘政治家  德摩西尼

Personality is to man what perfume is to a flower.
— C. C. Schwab (American Businessman)

品格之于人,猶如芳香之於花。
— 美國實業家  施瓦布

Plain living and high thinking.
— William Wordsworth (British poet)

生活要樸素,情操要高尚。
— 英國詩人  威廉華茲華斯

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

如果送禮的人不是出於真心,再貴重的禮物也會失去它的價值。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

克制也有個限度,超過了限度就不再是美德。
— 美國政治家  愛得蒙伯克

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

美德是勇敢的,善良從來無所畏懼。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

We all tell lies – little lies, big lies, necessity lies in order to insure social and psychological peace and comfort.
— Howards Mel (American writer)

所有的人說的謊 – 小謊、大謊、善意的謊 – 都是為確保社會安寧、心理舒適採取的必要手段。
 — 美國作家  梅爾

We know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can’t bring it to achievement. To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
— Euripides (Ancient Greek dramatist)

我們懂得善,我們理解善,但是我們無法實現善。人的勇氣就是堅信自己的希望能夠實現,並為之進行不屈不撓的努力。。
— 古希臘劇作家  優理彼底斯

Wherever true valor is found, true modesty will there abound.
— William Gillbert (British dramatist and poet)

真正的勇敢,都包含謙虛。
— 英國劇作家、詩人  威廉吉伯特

Words may be false and full of arts, sighs are the natural language of the heart.
— Thomas Shadwell (British dramatist)

言語可以是謊言並帶有技巧;歎息才是心靈的自然流露。
— 英國劇作家   沙德韋爾

修養篇

SELF-CULTIVATION

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; a beautiful behavior than a beautiful form.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

美麗的體形勝過漂亮的臉蛋;美麗的行為勝過美麗的體形。
— 美國思想家   愛默生

Speak little about what you know and keep quiet about what you don’t.
— Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot (French physicist)

對於你知道的事講少一點,對於你不知道的事最好閉嘴。
— 法國物理學家  沙帝卡爾諾

A man is called selfish, not pursuing his own good, but neglecting his neighbor’s.
— Richard Whately (American churchman)

追求自身的利益,不是自私;只有忽視他人的利益,才是自私。
— 美國教士   惠特利

A man is only as good as what he loves.
— Saul Bellow (American writer)

一個人要用他所愛的東西來衡量他的品格。
— 美國作家  梭爾貝羅

A man’s own manner and character is what most becomes.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman statesman)

人是由自己的風度和品格構成的。
— 羅馬政治家  西塞羅

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellence of heart.
— John Keats (British poet)

優雅的情趣與心靈之美不可分。
— 英國詩人  約翰濟慈

After the verb to love, to help is the most beautiful verb in the world.
— Aldous Leonard Huxley (British novelist)

除了「愛」之外,「幫助」是世界上最美的動詞。
— 英國小說家  赫胥黎

All for one, one for all.
— Alexandre Dumas (Davy de La Pailleterie) (French writer)

人人為我,我為人人。
— 法國作家  大仲馬

All men are poets at heart.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

所有的人在內心深處都是詩人。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
— Robert Green Ingersoll (American lawyer)

憤怒是撲滅心靈之燈的風。
— 美國律師  英格索爾

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
— Thomas Mann (German writer)

不要由於別人不能成為你所希望的人而憤怒,因為你自己也不能成為自己所希望的人。
— 德國作家  湯瑪斯曼

Beauty gains little, and homeliness and deformity lose much, by gaudy attire.
— Arthur Zimmermann (German diplomat)

華麗的衣著增添不了多少美麗,也頗能掩飾醜陋與畸型。
— 德國外交家  齊默爾曼

Modesty is to merit what shade is to figures in a painting: it gives it strength and makes it stand out.
— Jean de LaBruyere (French moralist)

謙虛之於美德,猶如畫中人物有陰暗襯托,這使得它更有力而突出。
— 法國道德家  拉布呂耶爾

Better a frank denial than unwilling compliance.
— Victor Hugo (French writer)

勉強應允不如坦誠拒絕。
— 法國作家  雨果

Birth is nothing where virtue is not.
— Moliere (French dramatist)

品德不好,出生再好也無用。
— 法國劇作家  莫里哀

Never be haughty be the humble. Never be humble to the haughty.
— Jefferson Davis (American politician)

對於謙卑的人切勿傲慢,而對於傲慢的人切勿謙卑。
— 美國政治家  傑佛森戴維斯

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
— Alexander Pope (British poet)

美色中看,美德感人。
— 英國詩人  亞歷山大伯普

Custom is the great guide of human life.
— David Hume (British philosopher)

風俗是人生的偉大嚮導。
— 英國哲學家   大衛休謨

Envy is blind and knows nothing except how to depreciate the excellence of others.
— Titus Livins Livy (Ancient Roman historian)

嫉妒是瞎子,除了貶低別人的優點之外,什麼也不知。
— 古羅馬歷史學家  李維

Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of life.
— Johann Wolfgang Goethe (German poet)

天才形成於平靜中,性格來自於生活的激流。
— 德國詩人  歌德

Honesty and diligence should be your eternal mates.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

誠實與勤勉, 應該成為你永久的夥伴。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Honesty is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
— George Sandys (American traveler and poet)

誠實是高貴得以發展的芽。
— 美國旅行家、詩人  喬治桑迪斯

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.
— Lillian Hellman (American dramatist)

我不能、也不願毀滅我的良心去迎合時尚。
— 美國劇作家  赫爾曼

In a complex world, to insist upon simplicity is foolish.
— Richard Wlokomir (American writer)

在複雜的世界上,堅持單純是愚蠢的。
— 美國作家  沃克摹

The wise person questions himself, the fool others.
— Henri Arnold (French writer)

聰明人質疑自己,蠢人懷疑別人。
— 法國作家  昂希阿諾

It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

只有一個人的心靈和品格熟睡的時候,人們才會注意到他的服飾。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
— Indian saying

當你出生時,你大哭而世界喜悅。要好好過你的人生,等你死時,世界會大哭而你喜悅。
— 印度諺語

It takes a lot of thought and effort and downright determination to be agreeable.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

要做到與人融洽相處,需要仔細地思考,認真地努力和痛下決心。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Man will become better only when you will make him see what he is like.
— Anton Chekov (Russian writer)

只有使人看清他自己的為人,他才能變得更好。
— 俄國作家  契柯夫

Politeness is like an air cushion; there may be nothing in it, but it eases ours jolts wonderfully.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer)

禮貌像只氣墊:裏面可能什麼也沒有,但是卻能奇妙地減少顛簸。
— 英國作家  賽謬爾強森

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

沈默是藐視的最完美表達方式。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Temperance is the greatest of virtues.
— Plutarch (Ancient Greek dramatist)

自我節制是最大的美德。
— 古希臘劇作家  普魯塔克

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
— Charles Darwin (British naturalist)

道德修養能達到的最高價段,是認識到我們應該控制我們的思想。
— 英國自然學家   達爾文

The horizon of life is broadened chiefly by the enlargement of the heart.
— H. Black (American writer)

生活的範圍是隨著心胸的開闊而變寬廣的。
— 美國作家  布萊克

The noble soul has reverence for itself.
— Heinrich Gotthard Treitschke (German historian)

靈魂高尚的人必自尊。
— 德國歷史學家  特賴奇克

The principal thing in this world is to keep one’s soul aloft.
G. Flaubert (French writer)

人生在世首要大事是保持靈魂的高尚。
— 法國作家  福樓拜

Thinking is, or ought to be, a coolness and a calmness; and our poor hearts throb, and our poor brains beat too much for that.
— Herman Melville (American writer and poet)

思考是或者應該是冷靜沈著的;而我們可憐的心怦怦跳,可憐的腦子總是興奮,使我們不能思考。
— 美國作家、詩人   赫曼梅爾維爾

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly controlling my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

有三種質樸而又十分強烈的激情一直支配著我的人生 – 對愛之渴望 – 對知識的求索 – 對人類苦難的無限憐憫。
— 英國哲學家  羅素

We are like wheat, here on earth to ripen. We ripen intellectually by letting in as much of the universe’s complexity as we can. Morally we ripen by making our choices. And we ripen spiritually by opening our eyes to Creation’s endless detail.
— Richard Wolkomir (American writer)

我們就像小麥,生長在土地上等待著成熟。通過盡可能多吸收宇宙的複雜性使我們智力上成熟,通過各種選擇使我們道德上成熟,通過睜開眼睛看到創世紀的無盡的細節使我們心靈上成熟。
— 美國作家  沃克彌爾

We must deal with pleasure as we do with honey; only touch them with the tip of the finger, and not with the whole hand for fear of surfeit.
— Saint Bede (British bishop)

我們應該像吃蜂密那樣對待享受,只用指尖蘸,而不能用整只手去抓,以免吃得太多。
— 英國主教  比德

What is a man’s first duty? The answer is brief: to be himself.
— Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian dramatist)

人的第一天職是什麼?答案很簡單:不偽飾自己。
— 挪威劇作家  亨立克易卜生

You can tell the size of a man by the size of the things which make him mad.
— Adlai Stevenson (American statesman)

根據多大的事物可以使一個人暴跳如雷,你可以判斷出這個人的份量。
— 美國政治家   史蒂文生

學習篇

STUDY

A little learning is a dangerous thing.
— Alexander Pope (British poet)

學問淺薄,如履薄冰。
— 英國詩人  亞歷山大伯普

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
— David Hume (British philosopher)

事物的美存在於仔細觀察者心目中。
— 英國哲學家  大衛休謨

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food for the body.
— Cicero (Ancient Roman statesman and orator)

學習對於頭腦,如同食物對於身體一樣不可缺少。
— 古羅馬政治家、演說家  西塞羅

Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

永恆的真理如果不在新的社會形勢下賦予新的意義,要麼就不是真理,要麼不是永恆的。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
Janes Anthony Froude (British historian)

從經驗中學習收效很慢,而且要以錯誤為代價。
— 英國歷史學家  弗路德

Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools.

— Johann Kaspar Lavater (Swiss writer)

傻瓜向聰明人學之甚少,而聰明人卻向傻瓜學之甚多。
— 瑞士作家  拉瓦特

Grammar must be learned through language, and not language through grammar.
— Johann G. Herdor (German philosopher)

必須從語言中學習語法,而不是從語法中學習語言。
— 德國哲學家  赫爾德

He who nothing questions, nothing learns.
— Stephen Gosson (British writer)

什麼也不問的人什麼也學不到。
— 英國作家  戈桑

He that sips of many arts, drinks none.
— Thomas Fuller (British clergyman)

什麼都學的人,什麼也學不到。
— 英國牧師  湯瑪斯富勒

Histories make men wise; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

歷史使人明智;詩詞使人靈秀;數學使人周密;自然哲學使人深刻;倫理使人莊重;邏輯辭學使人善辯。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

I forget what I was taught; I only remember what I have learned.
— Patrick White (British novelist)

我忘了別人教我的東西,我只記得我自己學的東西。
— 英國小說家  懷特

If you don’t learn to think when you are young, you may never learn.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)

如果你年輕時沒有學會思考,那就永遠學不會思考。
— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯愛迪生

It is not shame for a man to learn that which he knows not, whatever his age.
— Socrates (Ancient Greek philosopher)

一個人不論年齡多大,都要學習自己不懂的東西 – 這不是羞恥。
— 古臘哲學家  蘇格拉底

It is only when we see without any preconception, any image, that we are able to be in direct contact with anything in life.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti (Indian religious philosopher)

只有當我們不帶任何先入之見、不帶任何主觀想像去觀察的時候,我們才能與生活中的事物建立直接的聯繫。
— 印度宗教哲學家  克裏希納幕爾蒂

Learning is the enterprise of a lifetime.
— Woodrow Wilson (American president)

學習是終身的事業。
— 美國總統  威爾遜

Live to learn, not learn to live.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

活著就要學習,學習不是為了活著。
— 英國哲學家   法蘭西斯培根

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
— James Mackingtosh (British philosopher)

格言是民族意識的結晶。
— 英國哲學家   詹姆斯麥金托許

Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

天生的才幹如同天生的植物一樣,需要靠學習來修剪。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Never too old to learn.
— Thomas Middleton (British writer)

活到老學到老。
— 英國作家  密德爾頓

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake (British poet)

從不改變意見的人像是一灘死水,繁殖出心中的爬蟲。
— 英國詩人  威廉布雷克

The three foundations of learning: seeing much, suffering much, and studying much.

— Willa Cather (American writer)

求學的三個基本條件:多觀察、多磨礪、多研究。

— 美國作家  維拉卡瑟

The years teach much which the days never know.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

學問積年而成,而每日不自知。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

There is no royal road to learning.
— Anthony Trollope (British novelist)

求學沒有平坦的大道。
— 英國小說家   特羅洛普

There is no whetstone like praise, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learn.
— Roger Ascham (British scholar and writer)

要刺激智力發展和學習慾望,沒什麼比讚美更好的了。
— 英國學者、作家  阿斯卡姆

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

學而不思,猶如食而不化。
— 英國政治家  愛得蒙伯克

Turn off the TV and read great books. They open doors in your brain.
Wolkomir Richard (American writer)

關掉電視,閱讀偉大的著作,它會啟開你的智慧之門。
— 美國作家  理查

You can learn from everyone.
— Derek Boke (American president of Harvard University)

你可以向任何人學習。
— 美國哈佛大學校長   德瑞克伯克

You will never have what you like until you learn to like what you have.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet)

在學會喜歡你已有的東西以前,你永遠不會得到你喜歡的東西。
— 德國詩人  歌德

工作篇

WORK

Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
— Anonymous

人們可能會懷疑你說的話,但它們會相信你的行動。
— 無名氏

Don’t gild the lily.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

不要給百合花鍍金(畫蛇添足)。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Every man’s work, whether it be literature of music of pictures or architecture of anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
— Samuel Butler (American educator)

每個人的工作,不管是文學、音樂、美術、建築還是其他工作,都是自己的一幅畫像。
— 美國教育家  伯特勒

Growth and change are the law of all life. Yesterday’s answers are inadequate for today’s problems – just as the solutions of today will not fill the needs of tomorrow.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

生長與變化是一切生命的法則,昨日的答案不適用於今日的問題 – 正如今天的方法不能解決明天的需求。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.
— David Grayson (American journalist)

我發現,辛勤工作的報酬幾乎總是幸福。
— 美國記者  格雷森

I can live for two months on a good compliment.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

只憑一句讚美的話我就可以充實地活上兩個月。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

I do not like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find myself.
— Joseph Conrad (British novelist)

我不喜歡工作 – 沒有人會喜歡工作。但是我喜歡在所從事的工作中 – 找到發現自己的機會。
— 英國小說家  約瑟夫康拉德

In order that people may be happy in their work, these things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.
— John Rushkin (British writer)

為了使人們在工作的時感到快樂,必須做到以下三點:他們一定要勝任自己的工作、他們不可做得太多、他們必須對自己的工作有成就感。
— 英國作家  約翰羅許金

In our efforts to adjust differences of opinion we should be free from intolerance of passion, and our judgments should be unmoved by alluring phrases and unvexed by selfish interests.
— Grover Cleveland (American president)

在我們努力協調意見的分歧時,應當拋棄偏執與意氣用事;我們的判斷不應當被花言巧語矇騙,也不應被個人私利擾亂。
— 美國總統  克利夫蘭

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
— Klapka Jerome (British humorist)

除非有大量的工作可做,否則要徹底享受休閒是不可能的。
— 英國幽默家  傑羅姆

It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do.
— Winston Churchill (British prime minister)

不能愛哪行才幹哪行,要幹哪行愛哪行。
— 英國首相  邱吉爾

My philosophy of life is work.
— Thomas Edison (American inventor)

我的人生哲學就是工作。
— 美國發明家  愛迪生

One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important, and that to take a holiday would bring all kinds of disaster. If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to many patient who considered his work important.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

神經即將崩潰的症狀之一是相信自己的工作極端重要,休假將會帶來種種災難。如果我是醫生,我給這樣的病人開的藥方是:休假。
— 英國哲學家  羅素

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
— Elbert Hubbard (British writer)

為把明天的工作做好,最好的準備是把今天的工作做好。
— 英國作家  哈伯德

The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

學者的工作就是通過向大眾提示存在於現象中的事實來鼓舞大眾、教育大眾、引導大眾。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

To do great work, a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
— Samuel Butler (American educator)

要從事偉大的工作,一個人必須既非常勤勞又非常空閒。
— 美國教育家  伯特勒

To him I owe the discovery that even very short periods of time add up to all useful hours I need, if I plunge in without delay.
— John Erskine (American educator)

我感激他使我發現即使是很短的時刻,只要我分秒必爭的一頭鑽進工作,積累起來就成為我需要的特別有用的幾個鐘頭。
— 美國教育家  厄斯金

To youth I have three words of counsel – work, work and work.
— Otto von Bismarck (German statesman)

對於青年,我的忠告只有三個詞:工作、工作、工作。
— 德國政治家  俾斯麥

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine cases out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
— John Lubbock (British banker)

我們常常聽人說,人們因工作過度而垮下來,但是實際上十有八九是因為飽受擔憂或焦慮的折磨。
— 英國銀行家  盧伯克

We should work be such a significant source of human satisfaction. A good share of the answer rest in the kind of pride that is stimulated by the job, by the activity of accomplishing.
— Leonard R. Sayles (British writer)

為什麼工作竟然是人們獲得滿足的如此重要的源泉呢?最主要的答案就在於:工作和通過工作所取得的成就能激起一種自豪感。
— 英國作家  塞爾斯

Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
— Voltaire (French philosopher)

工作攆跑三個魔鬼:無聊、墮落和貧窮。
— 法國哲學家  伏爾泰

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters.
— Mother Teresa (Machedonian nun)

重點不是你做了多少事,而是你對於所做的事付出了多少愛。
— 馬其頓修女  德瑞莎修女

Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.
— Thomas Carlyle (British historian)

工作是良藥,能醫治一切困擾人的疾苦。
— 英國歷史學家  卡萊爾

Work is worth doing of worth doing well.
— Thomas Carlyle (British historian)

一件事如果值得做好,就值得去做。
— 英國歷史學家  卡萊爾

友誼篇

FRIENDSHIP

A friend is, as it were, a second self.
— Cicero (Ancient Roman statesman)

朋友可以說是另一個自我。
— 古羅馬政治家  西塞羅

A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer)

只有經常「澆灌」,方能保持友誼天長地久。
— 英國作家  賽謬爾強森

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticism.
— George Eliot (British novelist)

動物是極易相處的朋友,它們從來不提問,也從不會批評。
— 英國小說家  喬治艾略特

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

選擇朋友要謹慎,換朋友更要謹慎。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Because friendships enhance our lives, it is important to cultivate them.
— Robert Louis Stevenson (British novelist and poet)

培植友誼十分重要,因為友誼能提高生活的價值。
— 英國小說家、詩人  史蒂文生

Betraying a trust is a very quick and painful way to terminate a friendship.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

背信棄義會迅速而痛苦地斷送友誼。

— 美國思想家  愛默生

Don’t try to win a friend by presenting gifts. You should instead contribute your sincere love and learn how to win others’ heart through appropriate ways.

— Socrates (Ancient Greek philosopher)

不要靠饋贈去獲得朋友,你必須奉獻你誠摯的愛,學會怎樣用正當的方法來贏得別人的心。
— 古希臘哲學家  蘇格拉底


Friendship is an essential ingredient in the making of a healthful, rewarding life.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

友誼是使人的一生健康而有意義所不可缺少的組成部分。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Friendship is both a source of pleasure and a component of good health. 
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

友誼既是快樂之源泉,又是健康之要素。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

He that will not allow his friend to share the prize must not expect him to share the danger.
Aesop (Ancient Greek fable writer)

不肯讓朋友共用果實的人,不要指望能與他共患難。
— 古希臘寓言作家  伊索

If a friend tells a fault, imagine always that he has not told the whole.
— Robert Louis Stevenson (British novelist and poet)

如果朋友告訴你一個缺點,請設想他沒有全盤托出。
— 英國小說家、詩人  史蒂文生

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
— Anonymous

每個人都聽了你說的話,但朋友傾聽你說的話,而最好的朋友傾聽你沒說出來的話。
— 無名氏

No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (American churchman)

任何人自己都不是完整的;他的朋友是他的其餘部分。
— 美國教士  福斯迪克

I destroy my enemies by making friends of them.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

我只要作我敵人的朋友就消滅了我的敵人了。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

People need to know one another to be at their honest best.
— Robbins Stacia (British writer)

人們需要相互瞭解才能達到最誠實的境界。
— 英國作家  斯達西亞

Some components of a thriving friendship are honesty, naturalness, thoughtfulness, some common interests.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

確保友誼常青的諸要素是:誠實、樸實自然、體貼和某些共同的興趣。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Suspicion is the poison of friendship.
— St. Augustine (Bishop of hippo)

懷疑是對友誼所下毒藥。
— 希波主教  聖奧古斯丁

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

唯一能獲得朋友的辦法就是自己先是別人的朋友。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Throughout life, we rely on small groups of people for love, admiration, respect, moral support, and help.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

終其一生,我們都有賴於從一些人群中獲得友愛、覺識、尊重、道義支持和幫助。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

— Charles Caleb Colton (British writer)

真正的友誼猶如健康,只有失去時,才會意識到它的價值。
— 英國作家  科爾頓

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
— Jean de LaBruyere (French moralist)

如果兩個人對於彼此的小缺點不能相互原諒,他們的友誼便不能持久。
— 法國道德家  拉布呂耶爾

Very close and trusted friends share confidences candidly. They feel secure that they will not be ridiculed of derided, and their confidences will be honored.
— Robert Louis Steveson (British novelist and poet)

親密而互相信任的朋友之間彼此赤誠相見,他們不會被戲弄和嘲笑,因而心理踏實無慮,他們之間這種信任會受到尊重。
— 英國小說家、詩人  史蒂文生

When something sensational happens to us, sharing the happiness of the occasion with friends intensifies our joy. Conversely, in times of trouble and tension, when our spirits are low, unburdening our worries and fears to compassionate friends alleviates the stress.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

欣逢喜事,與朋友分享其樂,喜上加喜。反之,身處逆境,情緒頹喪,向富有同情心的朋友傾訴愁苦才會減輕痛苦。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

With close friends in their lives, people develop courage and positive attitudes. Teenagers have the moral support to assert their individuality; the elderly approach their advanced years with optimism and an interest in life.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

生活中有摯友,人們就能鼓起勇氣,變得積極。年經人就有精神支柱來表現自己的個性;中老年人則會懷著樂觀主義和生活情趣步入晚年。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

愛情篇

LOVE

Absence to love is what wind is to fire. It extinguishes the small; it inflames the great.

— Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (French writer)

離別之於愛情好比風之於火,它能將小火熄滅,使大火熊熊燃燒。

— 法國作家  比西拉比坦

Every man is a poet when he is in love.

— Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher)

每個戀愛中的人都是詩人。

— 古希臘哲學家  柏拉圖

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

初戀就是一點點笨拙外加許許多多好奇。

— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Friendship is like earthenware: once broken, it can be mended; love is like a mirror: once broken, that ends it.

— Josh Billings (American humorist)

友誼就像陶器,破了可以修補;愛情好比鏡子,一旦打破就難重圓。

— 美國幽默作家  喬許比林斯

Friendship is love without his wings.

— George Gordon Byron (British poet)

友誼是沒有羽翼的愛。

— 英國詩人  拜倫

The course of true love never did run smooth.

— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

真愛之路從不會好走 (好事多磨)。

— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

—  David Henry Thoreau (American writer)

要對愛情作彌補就只能再多愛一點。

— 美國作家  亨利梭羅

In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.

— Margaret Anderson (American writer)

在夢中以及在愛情中,沒什麼事是不可能的。

— 美國作家  瑪格麗特安得森

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

— Mignon McLaughlin (American writer)

在愛情的算術中,一加一等於無限大,而二減一等於零。

— 美國作家  米農麥洛格林

Since love grows within you, love is the beauty of the soul.

— St. Augustine (Bishop of hippo)

因為愛發乎內在,所以靈魂之美乃是真愛。

— 希波主教  聖奧古斯丁

Love is composed of a single souls inhabiting two bodies.

— Aristotle (Ancient Greek philosopher)

愛情就是在一個靈魂中住著兩個身體。

— 古希臘哲學家  亞里斯多德

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

— Sam Keen (American writer)

你得到愛不是由於你找到完美的人,而是你完美地看待一個不完美的人。

— 美國作家  山姆金恩

Love distills desire upon the eyes and brings bewitching grace into the heart.

— Euripides (Ancient Greek dramatist)

愛情在眼睛中昇華了慾望,卻把令人著迷的典雅帶進了心中。

— 古希臘劇作家  優理彼底斯

A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.

— Ingrid Bergmen (Swedish actress)

吻是大自然設計的可愛詭計,它停止說話,讓任何言辭都顯得是多餘的。

— 英格麗褒曼  瑞典女演員

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

— Helen Keller (American writer)

世界上最棒和最美好的事物看不見、甚至摸不到:必須要用心去感受。

— 美國作家  海倫凱勒

Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and merely each other.

— Walter Lippmann (American writer)

情人不僅彼此相愛,還得要有許多共同愛好,愛才能持久。

— 美國作家  瓦特利普曼

家庭篇

FAMILY

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
— D.C. Fisher (American female novelist)

母親不是賴以依靠的人,而是使依靠成為不必要的人。
— 美國女小說家  費雪

All happy families are like one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
— Leo Tolstoy (Russian writer)

所有幸福的家庭都十分相似;而每個不幸的家庭各有各自的不幸。
— 俄國文學家  托爾斯泰

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

我之所有,我之所能,都歸功於我天使般的母親。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

As a modern parent, I know that it’s not how much you give children those counts, it’s the love and attention you shower on them. A caring attitude can not only save you a small fortune, but also even make you feel good about being tight-fisted and offering more care than presents.
— O. Hare Noel (American writer)

作為一個現代的父母,我很清楚重要的不是你給了孩子們多少物質的東西,而是你傾注在他們身上的關心和愛。關心的態度不僅能幫你省下一筆可觀的錢,而且甚至能使你感到一份欣慰,因為你花錢不多並且給予了勝過禮物的關懷。
— 美國作家  諾埃爾

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.
— John Howard Payne (American dramatist and actor)

金窩,銀窩,不如自家的草窩。
— 美國劇作家、演員  佩恩

Every soil where he is well, is to a valiant man his natural country.
— Masinger Phililp (British dramatist)

勇敢的人隨遇而安,所到之處都是故鄉。
— 英國劇作家  菲力浦

Go where he will, the wise man is at home: his hearth the earth, his hall the azure dome.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

明智者四海為家:地球是他的壁爐,藍天是他的客廳。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

Happy are the families where the government of parents is the reign of affection, and obedience of the children the submission to love.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

幸福的家庭,父母靠慈愛當家,孩子也是出於對父母的愛而順從大人。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

He is the happiest, be he King or peasant, who finds peace in his home. 
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German dramstist and poet)

無論是國王還是農夫,家庭和睦是最幸福的。
— 德國劇作家、詩人  歌德

Home is the girl’s prison and the woman’s workhouse.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

家是女孩的監獄,女人的感化院。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, it has to take you in.
— Robert Frost (American poet)

無論何時何地家永遠是向遊子敞開大門的地方。
— 美國詩人  羅伯福洛斯特

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth is to have a thankless child!
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

逆子無情甚於蛇蠍。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Husbands and wives in the process of divorce (and those in the throes of another argument) easily fall into the trap of denigrating the other, publicly if possible, and as often as possible.
— Howards Mel (American writer)

正在鬧離婚的(包括那些處於吵鬧不停的痛楚中的)夫妻們很容易陷在對方的泥沼中不能自拔, 這種詆毀是盡可能公開的,儘量頻繁地進行。
— 美國作家  梅爾

I don’t know who my grandfather was. I’m much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

我不知道我爺爺是什麼樣的人,但我更關心的是,他的孫子會成為什麼樣的人。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
— John Benyan (British essayist)

你若希望你的孩子總是腳踏實地,就要讓他們負些責任。
— 英國散文家  約翰班揚

It was the policy of the good old gentlemen to make his children feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home – feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
— Washington Irving (Father of literature of the United States)

讓孩子感到家庭是世界上最幸福的地方,這是以往有涵養的大人明智的做法。這種美妙的家庭情感,在我看來,和大人贈給孩子們的那些最精緻的禮物一樣珍貴。
— 美國文學之父  華盛頓厄文

Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside despair to get in and those within despair to get out.
— Michel de Montaigne (French thinker and essayist)

婚姻好比鳥籠:外面的鳥想進進不去,裏面的鳥兒想出出不來。
— 法國思想家、散文家  蒙田

My father had always said that there are four things a child needs plenty of love, nourishing food, regular sleep, and lots of soap and water – and after those, what he needs most is some intelligent neglect.
— Ivy Baker Priest (American officer of government)

我父親總是說,一個孩子需要四樣東西:充分的愛、富於營養的食物、有規律的睡眠、大量的肥皂和水,這些完了後,他最需要是一些明智的放任。
— 美國政府官員  普利斯特

The brotherly spirit of science, which unites into one family all its votaries of whatever grade, and however widely dispersed throughout the different quarters of the globe.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

科學的博愛精神把分散在世界各地、各種熱心科學的人聯結成一個大家庭。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. 
— George Santayana (American philosopher and poet)

家庭是大自然創造的傑作之一。
— 美國哲學家、詩人  喬治桑塔亞那

The family you came from isn’t as important as the family you are going to have.
— D. Herbert Lawrence (British writer)

你將擁有的家庭比你出身的那個家庭重要。
— 英國作家  勞倫斯

The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

父親們最根本的缺點在於想要自己的孩子為自己爭光。
— 英國哲學家  羅素

The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress.
— E. Coke (British jurist)

每個人的家對他自己都像是城堡和要塞。
— 英國法學家  科克

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
— John Locke (British novelist)

越早把你的兒子當成男人,他就越早成為男人。
— 英國小說家  約翰洛克

There is a skeleton in every house. 
— William Thackeray (British novelist)

家家有本難念的經。
— 英國小說家  威廉薩克萊

To make a lasting marriage we have to overcome self-centeredness.
— George Gordon Byron (British poet)

要使婚姻長久,就需克服自我中心意識。
— 英國詩人  拜倫

We never know the love of the parents until we become parents ourselves.
— Henry Ward Beecher (American clergyman and orator)

不養兒不知父母恩
— 美國牧師、演說家  亨利比卻

政治篇

POLITICS

Writers, composers, entertainers and such know an awful truth: it is easier to please a million people you don’t know than to please one person you do know.
— Richard Needham (British politician)

作家、作曲家、表演藝人等都知道一件尷尬的事實:要取悅一百萬個不認識的人比取悅一個熟識的人容易。
— 英國政治家  理查倪德漢

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
— John F. Kennedy (American president)

一個民族不僅通過它所造就的人,也通過它給予榮譽的人和它所銘記的人展示自己。
— 美國總統  約翰甘迺迪

A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead ten or fifteen years.
— H.S.Truman (American president)

政客是瞭解政府的人,讓政府運作需要政客,而政治家是已死去十至十五年的政客。
— 美國總統  杜魯門

A powerful idea commissions some of its strength to him who challenges it.
— Marcel Proust (French writer)

權威的思想將它的某些力量賦予敢於向它挑戰的人。
— 法國作家  普魯斯特

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

所有偉大的真理剛開始時都是離經叛道的。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
— James Reston (American editor)

一切政治都是建築在絕大多數的人冷漠的基礎上的。
— 美國編輯  雷斯頓

Ambition, in a private man a vice, is in a prince, a virtue.
— Philip Massinger (British dramatist)

野心在平民身上是罪孽,在帝王身上卻是美德。
— 英國劇作家  馬辛格

Democracy means not “I am as good as you are,” but “You are as good as I am.”
— Theodore Parker (American theologian)

民主的含義不是「我和你一樣好」,而是「你和我一樣好」。
— 美國神學家  派克

Destiny: a tyrant’s authority for crime, and a fool’s excuse for failure.
— Ambrose Bierce (American writer)

命運:暴君施虐的權利,傻瓜失敗的藉口。
— 美國作家  比爾斯

Everyone is born king, and most people die in exile.
— Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

每個人生下來都是國王,只是大多數人在放逐中死去了。
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state; are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
— Jimmy Ellis (American boxer)

偉人是一國的路標與界石;是那些認識到精神力量大於任何物質力量,用思想統治世界的人。
— 美國拳擊運動員  吉米艾理斯

If democracy is to survive, it is the task of men of thoughts, as well as men of action, to put aside pride and prejudice; and with courage and single-minded devotion – to find the truth and teach the truth that shall keep men free.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

如果民主要長存,那就是有想法的人的以及有行動的人的任務:他們要能拋棄傲慢與偏見,他們要有勇氣,有全心全意的獻身精神,去尋求與傳播那使人民永保自由的真理。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

If national pride is ever justifiable or excusable it is when it springs, not from power or riches, grandeur of glory, but from conviction of national innocence, information, and benevolence.
— John Adams (American president)

如果說民族自豪感歷來無可非議和情有可原,那麼,這種自豪感必定不是來自權勢和財富,不是來自豪華和榮耀。而且來自堅信民族的純真、見識和仁愛。
— 美國總統  約翰亞當斯

It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man’s self.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

為追求權力而失去自由,為追求統治別人的權力而失去自身的權力,這是一種不可思議的欲望。
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
— Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman)

沒有一個難以對付的反對黨的話,任何政府都不能長期穩定。
— 英國政治家  狄斯雷利

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
— Robert Louis Stevenson (British novelist)

也許從事政治是人們認為唯一不必作任何準備就能做的職業。
— 英國小說家  斯蒂文森

Power is the great aphrodisiac.
— Henry A. Kissinger (American diplomat)

權力是最猛烈的春藥。
— 美國外交家  季辛吉

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely; great men are almost always bad man… There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.
— Lord Acton (British historian)

權力導致腐敗,絕對權力絕對導致腐敗。偉人幾乎總是壞人…再也沒有比神化掌權者更壞的異端邪說了。
— 英國歷史學家  阿克頓爵士

Propaganda is the art of convincing others of what one does not believe oneself. 
— A. Eban (Israel diplomat)

政治宣傳是勸說別人去相信連自己都不相信的東西的藝術。
— 以色列外交家  埃班

Pubic officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made.
— Grover Cleveland (American president)

政府官員是人民的公僕和代理人,應執行人民制定的法律。
— 美國總統  克利夫蘭

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
— Charles de Gaulle (French president)

政客從來不相信自己說的話,所以當別人相信他的話時,他會大吃一驚。
— 法國總統  戴高樂

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
— George Washington (American president)

行使正義是政府最堅定的支柱。
— 美國總統  喬治華盛頓

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
— Niccolo Machiavelli (Italian statesman)

估算一個統治者的智力,第一個方法就是看看他身邊的人。
— 義大利政治家  馬奇維立

The government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

民有、民治、民享的政府永世長存。
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

權力越大,濫用職權的危險就越大。
— 英國政治家  愛德蒙伯克

The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

最嚴重的邪惡和最糟糕的罪惡就是貧窮。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

The people may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment. Were it to fall to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers of newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

人民是完全可以信賴的,應該讓他們聽到一切真實和虛偽的東西,然後作出正確的判斷。倘使讓我來決定,我們應該是有一個政府而不要報紙呢,還是應該有報紙而不要政府,我會毫不猶豫選擇後者。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
— Soren Kierkegaard (Danish philosopher)

暴君死了,他統治也就結束;烈士死了,他的統治卻剛開始。
— 丹麥哲學家  基爾克戈德

There is something behind the throne greater than the king himself.
— William Pitt (British statesman)

在王座的後面還有比國王本人更偉大東西。
— 英國政治家  威廉皮特

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasure, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power is real, its pleasures imaginary.
— C. Colton Charles (British churchman)

欲知權力帶來的痛苦,去問那些當權者;欲知權力帶來的樂趣,去問那些追逐權勢者:權力帶來的痛苦是真實的,而權力帶來的樂趣不過是虛幻的。
— 英國牧師  柯爾頓查爾斯

We need in politics man who have something to give, not men who have something to get.
— Bernard Baruch (American economist)

在政治中我們需要能有所奉獻的人,而不是想有所收穫的人。
— 美國經濟學家  巴魯克

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself public property.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

當一個人受到公眾信任時,他就應該把自己看作公眾的財產。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

When society requires to be rebuilt, there is no use attempting to rebuild it on the old plan.
— John Stuart Mill (British economist)

當社會需要重建時,試圖墨守舊的藍圖重建它是徒勞無益的。
— 英國經濟學家  約翰米爾

宗教篇

RELIGION

All are not saints that go to church.
— Anonymous

會去作禮拜的未必是聖徒。
— 無名氏

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
— Sir Thomas Brown (British physician)

凡事都是人工的,因為連大自然也是上帝的傑作。
— 英國醫生  湯瑪斯布朗爵士

An honest God is the noblest work of man.
— Robert G. Ingersoll (American orator)

一個正直的上帝是人類最崇高的作品。
— 美國演說家  英格索爾

For me the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.
— Mahatma Gandhi (Indian statesman)

在我看來,各種宗教都是出自同一座花園的美麗花朵,或者可以說都是同一顆大樹的分枝。所以,各種宗教都同樣真實,雖然人們憑藉著同樣不完善的工具去接受並且闡釋它們。
— 印度政治家  甘地

God has no religion.
— Mahatma Gandhi (Indian statesman)

上帝無分宗教。
— 印度政治家  甘地

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
— Empedocles (Ancient Greek philosopher)

上帝是個圓,圓心到處可見,圓周無處可尋。
— 古希臘哲學家  恩培多克勒斯

God is Love, I dare say, but what a mischievous devil Love is.
— Samuel Butler (British writer)

我敢說,上帝就是愛,但愛又是多麼淘氣的魔鬼呀!
— 英國作家  伯特勒

Heathen: noun, a benighted creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel.
— Ambrose (Bishop of Milan)

異教徒:名詞,一個愚昧無知的人,他崇拜某種看得見摸得著的東西。
— 米蘭主教  安布羅斯

I believe that our Heaven Father invented man because he was disappointed in monkey.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

我相信,我們的天父之所以創造人類是因為猴子使祂失望了。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
— Voltaire (French philosopher)

就算上帝並不存在,也有必要把祂創造出來。
— 法國哲學家  伏爾泰

It is only fear first in the world that made gods.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer)

最早在這個世界上創造眾神的,無非是恐懼而已。
— 英國作家  賽謬爾強森

It is the final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
— Peter De Vires (American novelist)

最終證明上帝是萬能的事就是他不必為了拯救我們而存在。
— 美國小說家  德夫裏斯

Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

人是上帝在週末的時候造出來的,那時在一週勞累後上帝已疲憊不堪了。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it; anything but live for it. 
— C. Colton Charles (British clergyman)

人們為宗教而爭吵,為宗教而寫作,為宗教而戰鬥,為宗教而獻身,但決不為宗教而活著。
— 英國牧師  柯爾頓查爾斯

Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.
— Blessingtom Marguerite (Irish writer)

宗教將具有破壞力的絕望轉化為令人俯首貼耳的絕望。
— 愛爾蘭作家  瑪格麗特

Religion is the opium of the people.
— Karl Marx (German revolutionary)

宗教是麻醉人民的鴉片。
— 德國革命家  卡爾馬克思

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

不帶宗教的科學是瘸子,沒有科學的宗教是瞎子。
— 美國科學家  愛因斯坦

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

迷信是意志薄弱者的宗教。
— 英國政治家  愛得蒙伯克

The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

神創造出來的東西中最高貴的作品是「人類」,若問這是誰想出的答案,也是「人類」。
— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

The religion we call false was once true.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

我們斥之為錯的宗教曾經一度是對的。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

The two great European narcotics: alcohol and Christianity.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher)

兩種最厲害的歐洲麻醉劑是:烈酒和基督教。
— 德國哲學家  尼采

To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds; 
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not ask for any reward;
Save that of knowing that we do thy will.
— St. Ignatius of Loyola (Spanish priest)

給予,不計較代價;
戰鬥,不顧傷亡;
勞作而不尋求安逸;
奉獻而不要求獎賞 –
只要我們在履行上帝的旨意。
— 西班牙牧師  羅耀拉

Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first made mad.
— Euripides (Ancient Greek dramatist)

上帝要誰滅亡,必先讓他瘋狂。
— 古希臘劇作家  優理彼底斯

Without philosopher man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
— Eril Gill (British sculptor)

沒有哲學,人們不可能知道自己創造了什麼;沒有宗教,人們不可能理解為什麼。
— 英國雕塑家  吉爾

Your honesty is not to be based either on religion of policy. Both your religion and policy must be based on it.
— John Rushkin (British art critic)

誠實不應當建立在宗教或政策的基礎上。相反,宗教和政策都必須以誠實為基礎。
— 英國藝術評論家  羅許金

戰爭篇

WAR

All delays are dangerous in war.
— John Dryden (British poet)

在戰爭中,任何拖延都是危險的。
— 英國詩人  約翰德萊頓

But bombs are unbelievable until they actually fall.
— Patrick White (British-born Australian novelist)

直到炸彈真的掉下來,人們才相信有炸彈。
— 英裔澳大利亞小說家  懷特

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondly on institutions such as courts of justice and police.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

人類一切和平合作的基礎首先是相互信任, 其次才是法庭和員警一類的機構。
— 美國科學家  愛因斯坦

Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
— Thomas Hobbes (British philosopher)

實力與計謀是戰爭的兩個基本力量。
— 英國哲學家  霍布斯

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
— Bonaparte Napoleon (French emperor)

怕吃敗仗的人必然要打敗仗。
— 法國皇帝  拿破崙

I am not a bit anxious about my battles. If I am anxious I don’t fight them; I wait until I am ready.
— B. Montgomery (British marshal)

對於要打的仗,我一點兒也不擔心。要是擔心我就不打,我要等到準備好時才打。
— 英國元帥  蒙哥馬利

In war, there is no second prize for the runner-up.
— Omar Bradley (American general)

在戰爭中,第二名是沒有獎的。
— 美國將軍  布萊得利

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor: there are no winners, but all are losers.
— Neville Chamberlain (British prime minister)

戰爭中只有輸家,沒有贏家,儘管雙方不論哪一方均可能自稱為勝利者。
— 英國首相  張伯倫

Information is power. The information domain is the future battlefield.
— Cebrows Arthur (American economist)

資訊就是力量,資訊領域將是未來的戰場。
— 美國經濟學家  亞瑟

Real peace doesn’t mean absence of war.
— George Bush (American president)

真正的和平並不意味著沒有戰爭。
— 美國總統  喬治布希

Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.
— Finley Deter Dunne (American journalist and humorist)

發明咒罵是為了把它作為逃跑和打架之間的一種折衷。
— 美國記者、幽默作家  鄧恩

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
— Omar Bradley (American general)

贏得原子戰爭的方法是確保它永遠不會發生。
— 美國上將  布萊得利

There is a moment in every battle at which the least maneuver is decisive and gives superiority as one drop of water causes overflow.
— Bonaparte Napoleon (French emperor)

在每一場戰爭之中,都有那麼一刻,運用一點策略就是決定性的並帶來優勢,正像加一滴水就可以促成溢流一般。
— 法國皇帝  拿破崙

There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell.
— William Tecumsch Sherman (American general)

當今有不少年輕人把戰爭看作一種榮耀。可是孩子們,那可是實實在在的地獄。
— 美國將軍  雪曼

War is nothing but a continuation of politics with the admixture of other means.
Karl von Clausewitz (Prussian general)

戰爭不過是政治的繼續,外加一些別的手段。
— 普魯士將軍  克勞塞威茨

War is the continuity of policies during peacetime, and vice versa.
— V. I. Lenin (Russian revolutionist)

戰爭是和平時期政策的繼續,和平是戰爭時期政策的繼續。
— 俄國革命家  列寧

We must go on to do all in our power to conquer the doubts and the fears, the ignorance and the greed, which made this horror possible.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

我們必須繼續盡一切努力戰勝懷疑與恐懼、無知與貪婪,那是產生可怕的戰爭的根源。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
— Winston Churchill (British prime minister)

無論需要付出多大的代價,我們也要捍衛我們的島國。我們要戰鬥在海灘,我們要戰鬥在登陸地帶,我們要戰鬥在田野、街巷,我們要戰鬥在山岡、丘陵,我們決不投降。
— 英國首相  邱吉爾

When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries everywhere is in danger.
— Franklin Roosevelt (American president)

無論哪個地區的和平遭到破壞,世界各國的和平都會受到威脅。
— 美國總統  法蘭克林羅斯福

Wherever in the world a people knows desperate want, there must appear at least the spark of hope, the hope of progress – or there will surely rise at last the flames of conflict.
— Dwight Eisenhower (Commander in chief of the Allied forces in the second World War)

任何地方,一個民族只要知道自己迫切需要什麼,那裏就會出現希望的火花,出現進步的希望,換句話說,最後必定會燃起抗爭的火焰。
— 第二次世界大戰中盟軍最高司令  艾森豪

知識篇

KNOWLEDGE

Activity is the only road to knowledge.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

行動是通往知識的唯一道路。  
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French writer)

只有用心才能看得真切,真正重要的本質是眼睛看不到的。

— 法國作家  聖修柏里

A free man obtains knowledge from many sources besides books.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

一個自由的人除了從書本上獲取知識外,還可從許多別的來源獲得知識。

— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

A great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
— Adas Franklin (American humorist)

我的大部分知識都是這樣獲得的:在尋找某個資料時意外的發現了另外的資料。  
— 美國幽默作家  佛蘭克林

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
— Harry Edward (American writer)

知識淺薄是危險的,而無知同樣糟糕。  
— 美國作家  愛德華

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
— Arthur Conan Doyle (British writer)

一個人的大腦裏應該有一個小閣樓,用來儲存他平時要用的知識;他可以把餘下的知識儲存在他的圖書貯藏室裏,以備需要時備用。  
— 英國作家  亞瑟柯南道爾

A strong climbing-rope, made by twisting together confidence, determination and perseverance, can help you scale the summits of knowledge and science.
— Anonymous

信心、決心和恒心,綑綁成成堅實的攀繩,能使你達到知識和科學的高峰。  
— 無名氏

Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.
— Charles Bernard (French philosopher)

經驗是智慧之父,記憶是知識之母。  
— 法國哲學家  貝爾納

Fools act on imagination without knowledge; pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
— Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher and mathematician)

蠢人愚昧無知,單憑想像行事;學究總是依據知識,缺乏想像。
— 英國哲學家、數學家  懷特海

I like to have a man’s knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

我希望人的知識不限於一類題目、一排書架。我既喜歡看一個好穀倉,也喜歡欣賞一出好悲劇。  
— 美國思想家  愛默生

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him; an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

已所有追求知識,沒有人能奪走它;向知識投資,收益最佳。  
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
— Albert Einstein (American scientist)

想像力比知識更為重要。  
— 美國科學家  愛因斯坦

It is the peculiarity of knowledge that those who really thirst for it always get it.
— Richard Jefferies (British naturalist)

凡真正渴求知識者,總是能得到它,這就是知識的特性。  
— 英國博物學家  傑佛瑞斯

Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it when young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
— Chesterfield (British diplomat and writer)

知識使我們老年時能舒適地隱退,並有所寄託;但是如果年輕時不接受知識並且使它紮不下根,年老時我們就不能受益。  
— 英國外交家、作家  卻斯特菲爾德

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
— Thomas Fuller (British churchman)

知識是一座寶庫,而實踐是並啟寶庫的鑰匙。  
— 英國教士  湯瑪斯富勒

Knowledge is power.
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

知識就是力量。  
— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

Love is ever the beginning of knowledge as fire is of light.
— Thomas Carlyle (British historian and essayist)

知識總是從愛好開始,猶如光總是從火開始一樣。  
— 英國歷史學家、散文學家  湯瑪斯卡萊爾

Not ignorance, but the ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
— Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher)

不是無知本身,而是對無知不曉得,才是知識的死亡。  
— 英國哲學家  懷特海

Our life is frittered away by detail, simplify it, simplify it.
— David Henry Thoreau (American writer)

我們的生命都被細節浪費掉了,簡單點,再簡單點。  
— 美國作家  亨利梭羅

Scientific and historical facts are occasionally altered or ignored for a purpose.
— Howards Mel (American historian)

科學與歷史的事實有時因某種意圖而被篡改或忽視。  
— 美國歷史學家  梅爾

The empty vessels make the greatest sound.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

滿瓶水不響,半瓶響叮噹。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

The enlargement consists, not merely in the passive reception into the mind of a number of ideas hitherto unknown to it, but in the mind’s energetic and simultaneous action upon and towards and among those new ideas.
— John Henry (British Newman Priest)

擴增知識不僅是被動的將一堆原來不知道的觀念接納到腦子裏來,而是把湧來的新觀念作用於積極、活躍的腦部活動。這是一種極具創造力的行動。
— 英國紐曼 紅衣主教  約翰亨利

The foundation of knowledge must be laid by reading. General principles must come from books, which, however, must be brought to the test of real life.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer)

讀書是積累知識的基礎。基本原理來源於書本,但須經實際生活的檢驗。  
— 英國作家  賽謬爾強森

One who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
— Joseph Joubert (French essayist)

有想像力而沒有學問的人彷彿有翅無腳。  
— 法國散文家  喬塞夫朱伯

It is a great misery not to have enough wit to speak well, nor enough judgment to keep quiet.
— Jean de LaBruyere (French moralist)

沒有足夠的智慧去說好話,或沒有足夠的判斷力去閉嘴:這都是悲哀的。  
— 法國道德家  拉布呂耶爾

When you want knowledge like you want air under water then you will get it.
— Socrates (Ancient Greek philosopher)

當你需要知識就好像你在水底需要空氣那樣時,你必能得到它。  

— 古希臘哲學家  蘇格拉底

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher and mathematician)

無用的知識當中可獲得許多樂趣。  

— 英國哲學家、數學家  羅素

經驗篇

EXPERIENCE

All is but lip-wisdom that wants experience.
— Philip Sidney (British statesman)

凡是沒有實際經驗的,都只是口頭智慧。  
— 英國政治家  菲力普席得尼

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
— Law Vernon (British writer)

經驗是一位先行測試然後才授課嚴厲的教師。
— 英國作家  維農

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
— Aldous Leonard Huxley (American writer)

經驗不會從天而降;經驗只有通過實踐才能獲得。  
— 美國作家  赫胥黎

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn men from books.
— Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman)

經驗是思想之子,思想是行動之子,瞭解他人不可以書本為據。

— 英國政治家  迪斯雷利

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
— Dan Stanfort (American businessman)

經驗是當你沒得到想得到之物的時候所得到的東西。  
— 美國實業家  斯坦福

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.

— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

經驗始終是收費高的學校,然而,笨漢非進此學校不可。  
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

Experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues.
— Benedict de Spinoza (Dutch philosopher)

經驗給我們太多的教訓,告訴我們人最難管制的東西莫過於自己的舌頭。
— 荷蘭哲學家  史賓諾沙

Experience never misleads; what you are missed by is only your judgment, and this misleads you by anticipating results from experience of a kind that is not produced by your experiments.
— Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter)

經驗永遠不會對你做錯誤的引導;把你引導錯的只是你自己的判斷,而你的判斷之所以對你發生誤導的作用,乃是由於它根據那種並非借著實驗而產生的經驗來預料的結果。
— 義大利畫家  達文西

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher and mathematician)

有經驗而無學問勝於有學問而無經驗。  
— 英國哲學家、數學家  羅素

I have but one lamp wait which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
— Patrick Henry (American statesman)

我只拿一盞燈來指引我的腳步,而那盞燈就是經驗,對於未來,我只是能以過去來判斷。  
— 美國政治家  派翠克亨利

Mistakes are an essential part of education.
— Bertrand Russell (British philosopher)

從錯誤中吸取教訓是教育極為重要的一部分。  
— 英國哲學家  羅素

Neither believe nor reject anything because any other person has rejected or believed it. Heaven has given you a mind for judging truth and error. Use it.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

不要因為別的人相信或否定了什麼東西,你也就去相信它或否定它。上帝贈予你一個用來判斷真理和謬誤的頭腦。那你就去運用它吧。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
— Samuel Smiles (British writer)

實用的知識只有通過親身體驗才能學到。  
— 英國作家  賽謬爾斯邁爾斯

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
— Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish writer)

諺語是從長期經驗中獲得的短句。  
— 西班牙作家  賽凡提斯

The tragedy of the world is that those who are imaginative have but slight experience, and those who are experienced have feeble imaginations.
— Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher and mathematician)

世界的悲劇就在於有想像力又缺乏經驗,而有經驗的人又缺乏想像力。  
— 英國哲學家、數學家  懷特海

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

— George Santayana (Spain-born American philosopher and poet)

教育之艱苦在於從意念中獲得經驗。  
— 西班牙裔美國哲學家、詩人  喬治桑塔亞那

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
— Winston Churchill (British statesman)

傻瓜有時候也是對的。  
— 英國政治家  邱吉爾

To most men, experience is like the stern light of a ship which illuminates only the track it has passed.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge (British poet)

對於大多數人,經驗像是一艘船上的尾燈,只照亮船駛過的航道。  
— 英國詩人  賽謬爾柯勒瑞治

Too much experience is a dangerous thing.
— Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

經驗過多反而危險。  
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of past experience.
— Abraham Lincoln (American president)

除了憑著對過去的經驗加以類推之外,我們對今後的事一無所知。  
— 美國總統  亞伯拉罕林肯

行動篇

ACTION

A man, like a watch, is to be valued by his manner of going.
— William Penn (British admiral)

一個人,正如一個時鐘,是以他的行動來定其價值的。  
— 英國海軍上將  威廉佩恩

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
— Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

不知如何想像的人最後只能訴諸於行動。
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of glittering illusions.
— Joseph Conrad (British novelist)

行動是令人安慰的,它是思想的敵人,是美好幻想的朋友。

— 英國小說家  約瑟夫康拉德

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for
 responsibility.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German theologian)

行動並不來自思想,而是來自願意承擔責任。  
— 德國神學家  邦赫費爾

Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows his image.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet and dramatist)

行為是一面鏡子,每個人都把自己的形象顯現於其中。  
— 德國詩人、劇作家  歌德

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
— Joseph Drake (American poet)

行動才是果實,言詞不過是樹葉。  
— 美國詩人  德雷克

Do what you ought, and come what can.
— George Herbert (British poet)

做你該做的事情,不要問你結果怎樣。
— 英國詩人  喬治赫伯特

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
— R. Lowell James (American poet and critic)

人們生來就認識人世間所有美好的情感都不如一個高尚的行動顯得更有力量。
— 美國詩人、評論家  詹姆斯

Follow your own course, and let people talk.
— Alighieri Dante (Italian poet)

讓人家去說吧,走你自己的路。  
— 義大利詩人  但丁

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got down to work.
— Pearl Buck (American writer)

我從不等待情緒的來臨。如果你一味等待,就將一事無成。你必須牢記,只有動手才能有所得。  
— 美國作家  賽珍珠

If you would have a thing well done, you must do it yourself.
— Henry W. Longfellow (American poet)

如果要將事情做好,就得親自動手。  
— 美國詩人  朗費羅

Never look down to test the ground before taking your step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
— Day Hammarskjold (American writer)

邁步之前千萬不能 向下看去試腳下的地面;只有注視遠處地平線的人才能找到正確的道路。  
— 美國作家  哈馬舍爾德

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
— Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch humanist)

最可怕的事莫過於行動中的無知。  
— 荷蘭人文主義者  伊拉斯莫斯

Our deeds determine us, much as we determine our deeds.
— George Eliot (British novelist)

什麼樣的人便決定了幹什麼樣的事;同樣,幹什麼樣的事也決定了是什麼樣的人。  
— 英國小說家  喬治艾略特

Something attempted, something done.
— Menander (Ancient Greek dramatist)

有所嘗試,就有所作為。  
— 古希臘劇作家  梅南德

Strong reasons make strong actions.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

強有力的理由產生強有力的行動。  
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
— John Albion Andrew (American leader against slavery)

考慮時不要匆忙,但是一旦行動的時刻來到,就要毫不猶豫地投身行動。  
— 美國廢奴運動領導人  安德魯

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
— Thomas B. Macaulay (British historian)

衡量一個人真正的品質,要看他在知道永遠也不會被人發現的情況下做些什麼。  
–英國歷史學家  麥考萊

The more we do, the more we can do; the busier we are, the more leisure we have.  
— William Hazlitt (British critic and essayist)

事越做越能,人越忙越有空。  
— 英國評論家、散文家  威廉赫斯立特

The sum of behavior is to retain a man’s own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others.  
— Francis Bacon (British philosopher)

人的行為準則是:維護自己的尊嚴而又不妨礙他人的自由。

— 英國哲學家  法蘭西斯培根

There is no time like the present.
— Tobias George Smallett (British novelist)

時不我待,沒有比現在更寶貴的了。  
— 英國小說家  斯摩萊特

Their is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize.  
— Robert Half (British writer)

有的東西比才能稀罕得多,珍貴 得多,這就是識別的能力。
— 英國作家  哈夫

Treat other people as you hope they will treat you.  
— Aesop (Ancient Greek fable writer)

你希望別人如何對待你,你就如何對待別人。  
— 古希臘寓言家  伊索

We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.  
— John Dryden (British poet)

打鐵必須趁熱,但是要磨光它則不妨從容。  
— 英國詩人  約翰德萊頓

What we love to do we find time to do.  
— John Lancaster Spalading (American educator and writer)

我們喜歡做的事,總能找到時間去做。  
— 美國教育家、作家斯  史波拉丁

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty little package.
— John Rushkin (British writer and critic)

一個只顧自己的人不足以成大器。

— 英國作家、批評家  羅許金

逆境篇

ADVERSITY

Adversity reveals genius; fortune conceals it.
— Horace (Ancient Roman poet)

苦難顯才華,好運隱天資。
— 古羅馬詩人  賀瑞斯

Almost any situation – good or bad – is affected by the attitude we bring to.
— Lucius Annaus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

差不多任何一種處境,無論是好是壞,都受到我們對待處境的態度的影響。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
— Helen Keller (American writer)

雖然世界諸多苦難,但是四處皆是戰勝苦難的例子。
— 美國作家  海倫凱勒

As fruit needs not only sunshine but cold nights and chilling showers to ripen it, so character needs not only joy but trial and difficulty to mellow it.
— Hugh Black (American writer)

水果不僅需要陽光,也需要寒冷夜晚、冰冷的雨水能使其成熟。同理,人的性格陶冶不僅需要歡樂,也需要考驗和困難。
— 美國作家  修布萊克

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the freedom to choose his attitude in any given set of circumstances.
— Leonhard Frank (German novelist)

一個人的任何東西都可拿走,只有一樣東西不行:就是在特定環境下選擇自己的生活態度的自由。
— 德國小說家  弗蘭克

Every tragedy makes heroes of common people.
— Norman Stephens (American writer)

每場悲劇都會在平凡的人中造就出英雄來。
— 美國作家  斯蒂芬斯

I wept when I was born, and every day shows why.
— Jack London (American novelist)

我一生下來就開始哭泣,而每一天都顯現出我哭泣的原因。
— 美國小說家  傑克倫敦

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

對於害怕危險的人,這個世界上總到處是危險的。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it.
— Anonymous

組成人生的百分之十是發生在你身上的事,而百分之九十是你怎麼去看待這些事。
— 無名氏

Let us suggest to the person in crisis that he cease concentrating so upon the dangers involved and the difficulties, and concentrate instead upon the opportunity – for there is always opportunity in crisis.
— Caroline Seebohm (British physician)

讓我們建議處在危機之中的人:不要把精力如此集中地放在所涉入的危險和困難上,相反而要集中在機會上,因為危機中總是存在著機會。
— 英國醫生  卡洛琳

Light troubles speak; great troubles keep silent.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

小困難會大聲叫嚷;大困難則悶聲不響。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them by the handle or blade.
— James Russell Lowell (American poet and critic)

災難就像刀子,握住刀柄就可以為我們服務,拿住刀刃則會割破手。
— 美國詩人、批評家  詹姆斯洛威爾

No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.
— B.T. Washington (American educator)

除了我們自己以外,沒有人能貶低我們。如果我們堅強,就沒有什麼不良影響能夠打敗我們。
— 美國教育家  華盛頓

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
— William Penn (British admiral)

沒有播種,何來收穫;沒有辛勞,何來成功;沒有磨難,何來榮耀;沒有挫折,何來輝煌。
— 英國海軍上將  威廉佩恩

Optimists always picture themselves accomplishing their goals.
— Lucius Anaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

樂觀主義者總是想像自己實現了目標的情景。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

Perhaps you can’t control your job, but you may be able to make other changes in your life.
— Alan Loy Mcginnis (British writer)

或許你不能支配自己的工作,但你能夠使生活發生轉變。
— 英國作家  麥金尼斯

Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation.
— John F. Kennedy (American president)

從希望中得到歡樂,在苦難中保持堅韌。
— 美國總統  約翰甘迺迪

Sweet are the uses of adversity.
— William Shakespeare (British playwright)

甜蜜是善用逆境的結果而已。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

The Chinese word for crisis is divided into two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity.
— Burejer (British writer)

中文的「危機」分為兩個字,一個意味著危險,另外一個意味著機會。
— 英國作家  布瑞傑

The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
— James Russell Lowell (American poet and critic)

最難忍受的不幸是那些從未來臨的不幸。
— 美國詩人、評論家  詹姆斯洛威爾

The more you fight something, the more anxious you become – the more you’re involved in a bad pattern, the more difficult it is to escape.
— Caroline Seebohm (British Physician)

你越是為了解決問題而拼鬥,你就越變得急躁:在錯誤的思路中陷得越深,也越難擺脫痛苦。
— 英國醫生  卡洛琳

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss.
— Thomas Carlyle (British essayist and historian)

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。
— 英國散文家、歷史學家  湯瑪斯卡萊爾

The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.
— Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish writer)

對於過去不幸的記憶,構成了新不幸。
— 西班牙作家  賽凡提斯

Tough-minded optimists approach problems with a can-do philosophy and emerge stronger from tragedies.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher)

意志堅強的樂觀主義者用「世上無難事」人生觀來思考問題,越是遭受悲劇打擊,越是表現得堅強。
— 古羅馬哲學家  西尼加

We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

— La Rochefoucauld (French writer)

我們都有足夠的力量來忍受別人的不幸。
— 法國作家  羅希福考爾

We shall defend ourselves to the last breath of man and beast.
— William II (King of England)

只要一息尚存,我們就要為保衛自己而戰。
— 英國皇帝  威廉二世

悲傷篇

SADNESS

A certain amount of care or pain or trouble is necessary for every man at all times. A ship without a ballast is unstable and will not go straight.
— Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher)

一定的憂愁、痛苦或煩惱,對每個人都是時時必需的。一艘船如果沒有壓艙物,便不會穩定,不能朝著目的地一直前進。
— 德國哲學家  叔本華

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

— Michel Eyquem Montaigne (French essayist)

害怕痛苦的人已經在承受他所害怕的痛苦了。
— 法國散文家  蒙田

As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least wit are the greatest babblers.
— Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher)

正像空容器發出的聲音最大,智力最低者最善於嘮叨不休。
— 古希臘哲學家  柏拉圖

Better one suffer, than a nation grieve.
— John Dryden (British poet)

寧可一人受苦,不使民族悲傷。
— 英國詩人  約翰德萊頓

Between grief and nothing I will take grief.
— William Faulkner (American writer)

在悲痛與虛無之間,我願意選擇悲痛。
— 美國作家  威廉福克納

Comparison, more than reality, makes men happy or wretched.
— Thomas Fuller (American inventor)

使人高興的或者沮喪的,與其說是事實,還不如說是比較。
— 美國發明家  湯瑪斯富勒

For evil news rides fast, while good news baits later.
— John Milton (British poet)

好事不出門,壞事傳千里。
— 英國詩人  約翰彌爾頓

Grief is itself a medicine.
— William Cowper (British poet)

悲痛本身也是一種藥。
— 英國詩人  威廉考伯

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
— Marcel Proust (French writer)

愉快有益於人的身體,但只有悲傷才能培養心靈力量。
— 法國作家  普魯斯特

He best can pity who has felt the worse.
— John Gay (British dramatist and poet)

感受過悲傷的人最富有同情心。
— 英國劇作家、詩人  約翰蓋伊

He who in adversity would have succor, let him be generous while he rests secure.
— Saki (British writer)

誰想在逆境中得到援助,就應在身處順境時待人寬厚。
— 英國作家  薩基

I tell you hopeless grief is passionless.
— E. B. Browning (British poetess)

我告訴你,沒有希望的悲傷是沒有激情的。
— 英國女詩人  白朗寧

It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.
— John Milton (British poet)

失明本身並非是悲慘的,不能忍受失明才是悲慘的。
— 英國詩人  約翰彌爾頓

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles with sniffs predominating.
— O. Henry (American writer)

人生是由嗚咽、啜泣和微笑組成的,而在三者之中,啜泣處於支配地位。
— 美國作家  歐亨利

No man can be brave who considers pain the greatest evil of life; or temperate, who regards pleasure as the highest good.
— Cicero (Ancient Roman statesman)

把痛苦視為生活中最大的禍害的人不可能勇敢;把歡樂視為生活中最美妙的人不會自我節制。
— 古羅馬政治家  西塞羅

One must mourn not the death of men but their birth.
— Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (French thinker and philosopher)

人所悲傷的並不是人類的死亡而是他們的誕生。
— 法國思想家、哲學家  孟德斯鳩

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Leo Tolstoy (Russian writer)

純粹的、完全的哀愁和純粹的、完全的歡樂一樣都是不可能的。
— 俄國文學家  托爾斯泰

Sorrow and trouble either soften the heart or harden it.
— James Mackintosh (British writer)

悲哀和煩惱不是使人心軟,就是使人心狠。
— 英國作家  麥金托許

Tears are the silent language of grief.
— Voltaire (French philosopher)

眼淚是無聲的悲傷語言。
— 法國哲學家  伏爾泰

The fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
— William Cullen Bryant (American poet)

最猛烈的痛苦持續的時間也最短。
— 美國詩人  威廉布萊恩特

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
— Publius Syrus (Syrian Latin writer)

心理疾病比身體疾病更糟。
— 敘利亞拉丁語作家  西拉士

To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

為了一去不復返的災禍而悲傷將會導致新的災禍。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worthwhile,
So, pack up your troubles in your old kit bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
— George Asaf (British poet)

擔憂又有什麼用?
不值得為它浪費時間,
把煩惱塞進行囊去,
讓微笑永遠充滿你的心田。
— 英國詩人  阿薩夫

愚蠢篇

FOOLISHNESS

A fool always finds a bigger fool to admire him.
— Nicolas Boileau (French poet and critic)

傻瓜總會發現有比他更傻的人在讚美他。
— 法國詩人、批評家  波瓦羅

A liar needs a good memory.
— Quintilian (Roman rhetorician)

騙子的記憶力要夠好。
— 羅馬雄辯家  昆特里安

A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another’s.
— George Herbert (British poet)

蠢人在自己家裏知道的事情要比聰明人在別人家裏知道的多。
— 英國詩人  喬治赫伯特

Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance.
— Pythagoras (Ancient Greek mathematician)

憤怒以愚蠢開始,以後悔告終。
— 古希臘數學家  畢達哥拉斯

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
— Martin Luther King (American minister)

世界上再也沒有比實實在在的無知和認認真真的愚蠢更危險的了。
— 美國牧師  馬丁路德金恩

One who loves not wine, woman and song, remains a fool his whole life long.
— Martin Luther (German religious reformer)

誰不愛酒、女人和歌,誰畢生準是傻瓜。
— 德國宗教改革家  馬丁路德

Politeness is not always the sign of wisdom, but the want of it always leaves room for the suspicion of folly.
— Walter Savage Landor (British writer)

有禮貌不一定總是智慧的標誌,可是不禮貌總使人懷疑其愚蠢。
— 英國作家  蘭道

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
— William Hazlitt (British writer and critic)

偏見來自愚昧。
— 英國作家、評論家  威廉赫斯立特

Prejudice is the reason of fools.
— Voltaire (French philosopher)

偏見是蠢人的推論。
— 法國哲學家  伏爾泰

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
— Issac Asimov (American scientist)

暴力是無能的人最後的手段。
— 美國科學家  艾撒克愛席莫夫

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish – only if the folly of it escapes you.
— Jim Fiebig (American writer)

做了傻事並非傻瓜,而是做了傻事而看不到自己的愚昧,這才是傻瓜。
— 美國作家  吉姆菲比格

To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
— Jeremy Taylor (American composer)

以學識自傲是最大的無知。
— 美國作曲家  泰勒

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
— Horace (Ancient Roman poet)

遠離罪惡是美德之始;擺脫愚蠢乃智慧之源。
— 古羅馬詩人  賀拉斯

Too much cleverness is folly.
— Solon (Ancient Athenian statesman)

過分聰明反而愚蠢。
— 古雅典政治家  梭倫

It is not what a man doesn’t know that hurts him; it’s what he knows that just isn’t so.
— Frank Hubbard (American craftsman)

不是一個人的無知傷害了他,而是他自以為知道,但事實卻非如此,才傷害了他。
— 美國手工藝師  法蘭克哈伯德

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.
— Phineas T. Barnum (American program broker)

你可以一直愚弄一些人,或者可以在某個時期愚弄所有的人;但你不可能一直愚弄所有的人。
— 美國節目經紀人  巴納姆

商務篇

BUSINESS

A friendship founded on business is better than business founded on friendship.
— John Davison Rockefeller (American businessman)

建立在商務基礎上的友誼勝過建立在友誼基礎上的商務。
— 美國實業家  洛克菲勒

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
— Stephen Leacock (Canadian economist)

廣告可被視為一種長久蒙蔽人類智慧以期從中賺錢的技巧。
— 加拿大經濟學家  李考克

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
— Samuel Butler (British writer)

世人莫不懷著一種與生俱來的欲望,要把支出超過收入,此乃一切進步的動力。
— 英國作家  賽謬爾伯特勒

Business? That’s very simple – it’s other people’s money.

— Alexandre Dumas (French novelist)

做生意嗎?那太簡單了:叫別人掏錢包。

— 法國小說家  大仲馬

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s prayer the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

— Woodrow Wilson (American president)

生活包括精神生活的基礎。不容置疑的事是,在主禱文中向上帝祈求的第一件事是讓我們天天有麵包。沒有人能餓肚子敬奉上帝或熱愛他的鄰居。

— 美國總統  威爾遜

Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to damned, and no body to be kicked?

— Edward Thurlow (British lawyer)

企業既沒有靈魂可以被詛咒,又沒有軀體可以被踢,難道你指望它有什麼良心嗎?

— 英國律師  愛德華瑟洛

Good times, bad times, there will always be advertising. In good times people want advertising; in bad times they have to.

— Bruce Barton (British economist)

不管是繁榮時期還是蕭條時期,廣告總會存在。繁榮時,人們想做廣告;蕭條時,人們不得不做廣告。

— 英國經濟學家  布魯斯巴頓

Here’s the rule for bargains: “Do other men, for they would do you.” That’s the true precept.

— Charles Dickens (British novelist)

這裏有一條交易法則:「欺騙他人,因為他們也欺騙你。」這是真正的經商之道。

— 英國小說家  查爾斯狄更斯

Men trifle with their business and their politics, but they never trifle with their games.

— George Bernard Shaw (British dramatist)

男人拿生意和政治當兒戲,可是他們玩遊戲時卻從不當兒戲。

— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

Necessity never makes a good bargain.

— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

急需難買便宜貨。

— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

The best cure for the national economy would be economy.

— Ashoey Cooper (British novelist)

拯救國家經濟的最好辦法就是節約。

— 英國小說家  庫珀

The trouble with the profit system has always been that is was highly unprofitable to most people.

— E. B. White (American writer)

利潤制度的最大弊端始終是絕大多數的人是絕對無利可圖的。

— 美國作家  懷特

There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.

— Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman)

沒有效率就沒有經濟。

— 英國政治家  狄斯雷利

There is no resting place for an enterprise in a competitive economy.

— Alfred P. Sloan (American businessman)

在競爭的經濟中,沒有企業休息的地方。

— 美國實業家  斯隆

When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to grow so that you can skin them again.

— Nikita Khrushchev (Statesman of the former Soviet Union)

如果你要剝客戶的皮,你應當給他們留點皮,別剝光,讓它長新皮,這樣你下次還可以繼續剝他們的皮。

— 前蘇聯政治家  赫魯雪夫

法律篇

LAW

Every law has no atom of strength, as far as no public opinion supports it.

— Wendell Phillips (American leader against slavery)

若是沒有公眾輿論的支持,法律是絲毫沒有力量的。
— 美國廢奴運動領袖  菲力普斯

The law is reason free from passion.
— Aristotle (Ancient Greek philosopher)

法律是拋開激情的推理。
— 古希臘哲學家  亞理斯多德

Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
— Lawrence Durrell (British writer)

犯罪總是以懲罰相補償;只有處罰才能使犯罪得到償還。
— 英國作家  度雷爾

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

— Voltaire (French writer)

我不同意你說的話,但是我願意誓死捍衛你說話的權利。

— 法國作家  伏爾泰

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
— Charles Dickens (British novelist)

倘若世上沒有壞人,也就不會有好的律師。
— 英國小說家  查爾斯狄更斯

In nature there are no rewards or punishments; there are consequences.

— Horace Annexley Vachell (British writer)

自然界中沒有獎賞和懲罰,只有因果。
— 英國作家  瓦謝爾

It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
— Alfred Tennyson (British writer)

與其責駡罪惡,不如伸張正義。
— 英國作家  奧福瑞得丁尼生

Law can never be enforced unless fear supports it.

— Sophocles (Ancient Greek dramatist)

如果法律沒有恐懼支撐,它絕不能生效。
— 古希臘劇作家  索福克勒斯

Law is the crystallization of the habit and thought of society.
— Woodrow Wilson (American president)

法律是社會習俗和思想的結晶。
— 美國總統  威爾遜

Law is order, and good law is good order.
— Aristotle (Ancient Greek philosopher)

法律就是秩序,有好的法律才有好的秩序。
 — 古希臘哲學家  亞里斯多德

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
— Oliver Goldsmith (British writer)

法律吸吮窮人的膏血,而富人卻掌握著權柄。
— 英國作家  奧立佛哥爾德斯密斯

Mankind censures injustice, fearing that they may be the victims of it and not because they shrink from committing it.
— Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher)

人類對於不公正的行為加以指責,並非因為他們願意做出這種行為,而是惟恐自己會成為這種行為的犧牲者。
— 古希臘哲學家  柏拉圖

No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

沒有哪個社會可以制訂一部永遠適用的憲法,甚至一條永遠適用的法律。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
— St. Augustine (Bishop of hippo)

懲罰是對正義的伸張。
— 西波主教  奥古斯丁

Really, what we want now is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity.
— Mark Twain (American writer)

實際上,我們需要的不是針對犯罪的法律,而是針對瘋狂的法律。

— 美國作家  馬克吐溫

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
— M. T. Cicero (Ancient Roman orator and statesman)

我們受法律束縛,如此一來才能獲得自由。
— 羅馬演說家  西塞羅

The law cannot make all men equal, but they are all equal before the law.
— Frederick Pollock (British jurist)

法律不能使人人平等,但是在法律面前人人是平等的
— 英國法學家  波洛克

教育篇

EDUCATION

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
— H. B. Adams (American historian)

教師的影響是永恆的;無法估計他的影響會有多深遠。
— 美國歷史學家  亞當斯

Better be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune.
— Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher)

與其不受教育,不知不生,因為無知是不幸的根源。
— 古希臘哲學家  柏拉圖

Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with works, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
— Friedrich W. Nietzsche (German philosopher)

所有高尚教育的課程表裏都不能沒有各種形式的跳舞:用腳跳舞,用思想跳舞,用言語跳舞,不用說,還需用筆跳舞呢。
— 德國哲學家  尼采

Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of children tends towards the formation of character.
— Hosea Ballou (British educator)

教育始于母親膝下,孩童耳聽一言一語,均影響其性格的形成。
— 英國教育家  巴盧

Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
— John Rushkin (British art critic)

教育不在於使人知其所未知,而在於按其所未行而行。
— 英國藝術評論家  羅許金

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
— Oscar Wilde (British dramatist)

教育是高貴的事物,但是要不時地記住:凡是值得知道的事沒有一件是能夠教會的。
— 英國劇作家  王爾德

Education has for its object the formation of character.
— Herbert Spencer (British philosopher)

教育是以造就人的品質為其目標。
— 英國哲學家  斯賓塞

Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
— George Macaulay Trevelyan (British historian)

教育造就了一大批人,他們會讀書,但是不會區別什麼書值得讀。

英國歷史學家  特裏維廉

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
— William Butler Yeats (Irish poet)

教育不是注滿一桶水,而且點燃一把火。
— 愛爾蘭詩人  葉慈

Education is the chief defense of nations.
— Edmund Burke (British statesman)

教育是國家的主要防禦力量。
— 英國政治家  愛得蒙伯克

Education is the transmission of civilization.
— Will Durant (American historian and essayist)

教育傳播文明。
— 美國歷史學家、散文家  杜蘭特

Every person has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one, more important, which he gives himself.
— Edward Gibbon (British historian)

每個人都受兩種教育,一種來自別人,另一種更重要的是來自自己。
— 英國歷史學家  愛德華吉朋

Example is always more efficacious than precept.
— Samuel Johnson (British writer and critic)

範例永遠勝於教條(身教勝於言教)。
— 英國作家、批評家  賽謬爾強森

For a cultivated man to be ignorant of foreign languages is a great inconvenience.
— Anton Chekhov (Russian dramatist)

一個受過教育的人,不懂外語是極大不方便的。
— 俄國劇作家  契克夫

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

未受教育的天才,猶如礦中之銀。
— 美國總統  班哲明佛蘭克林

How much more profitable for the independent mind, after the mere rudiments of education, to range through a library at random, taking down books as the mother wit suggests!
— John Henry (British Cardinal Newman)

受到初步的基礎教育之後,對於願意獨立思考的人來說,在圖書館裏信手取下一本書來,根據個人的天賦隨意涉獵,這該是多大的好處啊!
— 英國紐曼紅衣主教  約翰享利

Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.
— Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher)

初期教育應是一種娛樂,這樣才更容易發現一個人天生的愛好。
— 古希臘哲學家  柏拉圖

Only a nation of educated people could remain free.
— Thomas Jefferson (American president)

只有由受過教育的人民組成的國家才能保持自由。
— 美國總統  湯瑪斯傑弗遜

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
— Aristotle (Ancient Greek philosopher)

吾愛吾師,吾更愛真理。
— 古希臘哲學家  亞里斯多德

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
— Malcolm Forbes (American educator)

教育的目的是用能工巧匠接受新思想的頭腦去取代一個空虛的靈魂。
— 美國教育家  福布斯

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
— Robert Edward Lee (American educator)

對一個人的教育,至死方止。
— 美國教育家  愛德華李

The primary purpose of education is not to teach you to earn your bread, but to make every mouthful sweeter.
— J. Agell (American psychologist)

教育最主要的目的,不是教你掙得麵包,而是使每一口麵包都香甜。
— 美國心理學家  安吉爾

The object of educator is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
— R. Hutchins (American educator)

教育的目的在於能讓青年人畢生進行自我教育。
— 美國教育家  哈欽斯

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
— Aristotle (Ancient Greek philosopher)

教育的根是苦的,但其果實是甜的。
— 古希臘哲學家  亞里斯多德

What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell and sweet.
— William Shakespeare (British dramatist)

名字有什麼關係?把玫瑰花叫做別的名稱,它還是照樣芳香。
— 英國劇作家  威廉莎士比亞

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
— Joseph Addison (British writer)

教育之於心靈,猶如雕刻之於大理石。
— 英國作家  喬塞夫阿狄生

You can lead a man up to the university, but you can’t make him think.
— Finley Peter Dunne (American humorist)

你可以把一個人領進大學,但你卻無法使他思考。
— 美國幽默作家  鄧恩

文化篇

CULTURE

A great poem is a fountain forever overflowing with the waters of wisdom and delight.

— Percy B. Shelley (British poet)

偉大的詩篇即是永遠噴出智慧和歡欣之水的噴泉。

— 英國詩人  柏希雪萊

A novel is a mirror walking along a main road.

— Stendhal (French writer)

一部小說猶如一面在大街上走的鏡子。
— 法國作家  斯湯達爾

A picture is a poem without words.

— Horace (Ancient Roman poet)

一幅畫是一首沒有文字的詩歌。
— 古羅馬詩人  賀拉斯

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.

— E. de Goncourt (French writer)

詩人是這樣的人,他架起通向星星的梯子 – 一邊爬梯子一邊拉提琴。
— 法國作家  龔古爾

A poet is born, not made.

— L. A. Florus (Ancient Roman poet)

詩人靠天分,不是靠培養。
— 古羅馬詩人  弗洛魯

                                                                                                                                                                

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

— Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter)

一個借著引經據典來辯論的人,不是在運用自己的才智,他是在運用自己的記憶力。
— 義大利畫家  達文西

Art is a lie that tells the truth.

— Pablo Picasso (Spanish painter)

美術是揭示真理的謊言。
— 西班牙畫家  畢卡索

Art is long, and time is fleeting.

(Latin: Ars longa, vita brevis.)

— Horace (Ancient Roman poet)

藝術是永恆的,時間則是瞬息即逝的。
— 古羅馬詩人  賀瑞斯

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it!

— Robert Motherwell (American painter)

藝術遠沒有生活重要,但是沒有藝術生活是多麼乏味呀!
— 美國畫家  馬赦韋爾

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling theorist has experienced.

— Leo Tolstoy (Russian writer)

藝術不是手藝,它是藝術家的體驗到的感情的傳遞。
— 俄國作家  托爾斯泰

Art is the object of feeling, and the subject of nature.

— Susanne K. Langer (American philosopher and educator)

藝術是情感的客觀表現。也是本性的主觀反映。
— 美國哲學家、教育家  蘭格

Art is the right hand of nature. The latter only gave us being, but the former made us men.

— Friedrich Schiller (German poet)

藝術是自然的右手。自然只讓我們存在,而藝術創造我們的人類。
— 德國詩人  席勒

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travel.

— Theodore Dreiser (American novelist)

好畫猶如佳餚,只可意會,不可言傳。
— 美國小說家  德萊撒

Humor has been well defined as thinking in fun while feeling in earnest.

— Mark Twain (American novelist)

幽默很好的定義就是以有趣作為思考,但以嚴肅作為感覺。

— 美國小說家  馬克吐溫

Literature is a kind of intellectual light which, like the light of the sun, may sometimes enable us to see what we do not like.

— Samuel Johnson (British writer and critic)

文學是一種理智之光,和陽光一樣,它有時能使我們看到不喜歡的東西。
— 英國作家、批評家  賽謬爾強森

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
— John Erskine (American educator)

音樂是唯一不能用及表達卑鄙的或諷刺的事物的語言。
— 美國教育家  約翰厄斯金

Rules and modesty destroy genius and art.
— William Hazlitt (British essayist)

規則與謙遜會毀掉天才和藝術。
— 英國散文家  威廉赫斯立特

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face their own.
— Jonathan Swift (British writer)

諷刺是一面鏡子,觀看者通常從中看到每一個人的面容卻看不到自己。
— 英國作家  強納森斯威夫特

Some people pretend to despise the things they cannot have.
— Aesop (Ancient Greek fable writer)

吃不到葡萄的人說葡萄酸。
— 古希臘寓言作家  伊索

Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.
— Ephraem Syrus (Syrian theologian)

語言是心靈的鏡子;一個人只要說話,他說的話就是他的心靈的鏡子。
— 敘利亞神學家  塞拉斯

Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punish – only bless.
— Arthur Schnabel (Austrian pianist)

陽光可能炙烤你,食品可能毒害你,言語可能詛咒你,圖畫可能侮辱你 – 音樂不會處罰你只會祝福你。
— 奧地利鋼琴家  施納貝爾

The art of giving presents is to give something which others cannot buy for themselves.
— Alan Alexander Milne (British humorist)

送禮的藝術在於送別人不能買給自己的東西。
— 英國幽默作家  米爾恩

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep in their downward tendency.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet)

文學的衰落表明一個民族的衰落。這兩者走下坡路的時候是齊頭並進的。
— 德國詩人  歌德

The landscape belongs to the man who looks at it.
— Ralph W. Emerson (American thinker)

風景屬於看風景的人。
— 美國思想家  愛默生

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
— John Rushkin (American writer and critic)

愛美是健康人性的重要組成部分。
— 美國作家、批評家  羅許金

The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man; it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
— William Faulkner (American writer)

詩人的聲音不應只是人類的記錄,而應是使人類永存並得到勝利的支柱和棟樑。
— 美國作家  威廉福克納

The value of culture is its effect on character. It avails nothing unless it ennobles and strengthens that. Its use is for life. Its aim is not beauty but goodness.
— Somerset Maugham (British novelist and dramatist)

文化的價值在於它對人類品性的影響。除非文化能使品性變為高尚、有力。文化的作用在於裨益人生,它的目標不是美,而是善。
— 英國小說家和戲劇家  毛姆

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news.
— Charles A. Dana (American journalist)

狗咬人不是新聞,人咬狗才是新聞。
— 美國記者  達納

When one loves one’s art no service seems too hard.
— O. Henry (American novelist)

一旦熱愛藝術,什麼奉獻也不難。
— 美國小說家  歐亨利

遺言篇

LAST WORDS

A dying man can do nothing easy.
— Benjamin Franklin (American president)

一個臨終的人做什麼都不輕鬆。
— 美國總統  佛蘭克林

A King should die standing.

— Louis XVIII (king of France)

國王應該站著死。
— 法國國王  路易十八

All my possessions are for a moment of time.

— Elizabeth I (Queen of England)

我擁有的一切都是為了那輝煌的一刻。
— 英國女王 伊莉莎白一世

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

— John Barrymore (American actor)

死?我想說不,親愛的伙伴。巴瑞摹爾決不會允許這類傳統的事情發生在他的身上。
— 美國男演員  巴瑞莫爾

Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

— Pancho Villa (Mexican revolutionary.)

不要讓我的生命像這樣 就結束了,告訴他們我說過的這些話。
— 墨西哥革命家  維勒

Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.

— Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer)

朋友們鼓掌了,喜劇結束了。
— 德國作曲家  貝多芬

Get my swan costume ready.

— Anna Pavlova (Russian ballerina)

把我的天鵝服裝準備好。
— 俄國女芭蕾舞蹈家  巴夫若娃

Go on, get out – last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.

— Karl Marx (German revolutionary)

來吧,滾開,遺言是那些沒有說夠話的愚人說的。
— 德國革命家  卡爾馬克思

God will pardon me, that’s his line of work.

— Heinrich Heine (German poet)

上帝會原諒我的,這是他的職業。
— 德國詩人  海涅

I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.

— Louise (Queen of Prussian)

我是女王,但是我沒有權力挪動我的胳膊。
— 普魯士女王  路易絲

I am about to – or I am going to – die: either expression is correct.

— Dominique Bouhours (French grammarian)

我將或者我即將 – 死去:兩種表達方式都正確。
— 法國語法學家  伯阿沃斯

I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven.

— Pietro Perugino (Italian painter)

我急切地想知道沒有懺悔的人死去後,在別一個世界會怎麼樣。
— 義大利畫家  斐路幾諾

I am dying. I haven’t drunk champagne for a long time.

— Anton Chekhov (American writer)

我要死了,我已經很長時間沒有喝香檳了。
— 美國作家  奇柯夫

I am not the least afraid to die.

— Charles Darwin (British naturalist)

我最不怕的就是死亡。
— 英國自然學家  達爾文

I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace.

— Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury)

我準備為我的主而死,在我的血液裏流淌著與生俱來的信念,教堂可以獲取自由與和平。
— 坎特伯里大主教  柏克特

I die hard but am not afraid to go.

— George Washington (Father of the United States)

我痛苦地死,但我並不怕死。
— 美國國父  喬治華盛頓

I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

— Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist)

我已經冒犯了上帝和芸芸眾生,因為我的工作沒有達到它應有的水平。
— 義大利藝術家  達文西

I have tried so hard to do the right.

— Grover Cleveland (American president)

我費了很大的勁去做好事。
— 美國總統  克利夫蘭

I must go in, the fog is rising.

— Emily Dickinson (American poet)

我必需走進去,霧正在升起。
— 美國詩人  艾蜜莉狄金森

I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.

— Richard Feynman (American physicist)

我憎惡死去兩次,死亡真是令人生厭。
— 美國物理學家  費曼

Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death
— Franz Lehar (Composer of the former empire of Austria-Hungary)

是時候了,我的塵緣已盡。是的,是的,我親愛的孩子,死亡來臨了。
— 奧匈帝國作曲家  萊哈爾

Oh, do not cry – be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
— Andrew Jackson (American president)

哦不要哭,要做乖孩子,我們都會在天堂見面的。
— 美國總統  傑克遜

Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.
— Charlotte Bronte (British writer)

哦,我不會死,是嗎?它不會使我們分離,我們是多麼幸福啊。
— 英國作家  夏洛特布朗特

Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die.
— George Bernard Shaw (British playwright)

姐姐,你正竭力想把我救活成為個老怪物,但是我完了,我已經結束了,我要走了。
— 英國劇作家  蕭伯納

The earth is suffocating …Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won’t be buried alive.
— Frederic Chopin (Polish composer)

地球令人窒息……一定讓他們把我切開,這樣我就不會被活埋。
— 波蘭作曲家  蕭邦

Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?
— Louis XIV (King of France)

你們為什麼哭泣,你們真認為我會永遠不死嗎?
— 法國國王  路易十四

Woe is me. Methinks I’m turning into a god.
— Vespasian (Roman emperor)

吾即苦難。我想,我將轉為神。
— 羅馬皇帝  斯佩西安

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