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Inspirational Quotes


Here are just some of my favorite inspirational quotes –

  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
    – Winston Churchill

    成功不是終點,失敗也非致命終結: 繼續努力的勇氣才是重要的。
    -邱吉爾

  • There’s only two options, make progress or make excuses.

    只有兩個選擇,努力以求進步,或編藉口替自己開脫。
    ( I like this one a lot, I could see it in everyday life. )

  • A second-class effort is a first-class mistake.
    – William Arthur Ward

    次級的努力是一級的錯誤。  
    (我想意思是可以盡力卻未盡力,白白浪費機會&時間)

  • If better is even possible, good is not enough!

    如果還有可能更好,那好是不夠的!

  • Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
    -Frank Tyger

    做你喜歡的事是自由;喜歡你做的事是幸福。

    My own version – 我的版本
    Marrying whom you love is LUCK. Loving whom you marry is HAPPINESS.
    跟你愛的人結婚是走運; 愛跟你結婚的人是幸福。

    不管你是不是走運,幸福是還來得及!

  • Change: A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”
    – Helen Keller

    改變: 路上的一個轉彎並非路的盡頭……除非你無法轉彎。”
    – 海倫·凱勒

  • Watch your thoughts; they become words. 小心你的想法,他們會變成言詞。
    Watch your words; they become actions. 小心你的言詞,它們會變成行動。
    Watch your actions; they become habits. 小心你的行動,它們會變成習慣。
    Watch your habits; they become character. 小心你的習慣,它們會變成性格。
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. 小心你的性格,它變成你的命運。
    (我想這與下則亞里士多德的說法相似,性格由小處漸漸形成,提醒我們無形中養成的習慣內化影響我們成為怎樣的人。如果你生活周圍有小孩,你的行為也會不知不覺影響他們喔!)

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
    – Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics)
    我們就是我們一再重複做的事形成的,因此,卓越不是一個行為,而是習慣。
    – 亞里士多德(尼各馬可倫理學)

  • From good things, I learn to be a thankful person. From bad things, I learn to be a strong person.
    – Wilson Kanadi
    從好事,我學習成為一個感恩的人。 從壞事,我學習成為一個堅強的人。

  • If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
    Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    如果你沒準備好要犯錯,你永遠也做不出什麼原創的東西。 – 肯尼•羅賓森:讓天賦自由-獻給想做自己的你

  • Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you.

    不要讓恐懼癱瘓你(使你氣餒),讓它激發你。 ( I like this one! )

  • Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.

    你不知道你能飛多遠,直到你展開雙翅。

  • Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet.

    不可能的意思就只是你還沒找到解決方法。
    ( 所以只要繼續努力找。 Nothing is impossible! I like this one! )

  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
    – William Arthur Ward

    平庸老師照本宣科,好老師解釋說明,優秀的老師身教示範,偉大的老師啟發激勵。

  • In the end, you get what you deserve. The amount of effort you put in determines the amount of joy that you receive.
    – Leon Brown

    最終,你會得到你該得的。你下多少功夫決定你會得到多少喜悅。

  • If you are too busy to spend time with your children then you are busier than God intended you to be.
    – Rabbi Mendel Epstein

    如果你忙到沒時間陪小孩,那就超過了上帝本意打算要你忙碌的程度。

  • A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.
    – Frank Zappa

    人的心就像降落傘,不打開是沒法兒用的。

  • Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.”
    – Hal Lindsey

    人沒有食物撐約四十天,沒有水約三天,沒有空氣約八分鐘,但沒有希望是活不下去的。
    (這是直譯原文,我是撐不了那麼久的,特別是水,我是水桶,大概一小時沒喝水,就覺得整個人乾燥了起來。)

  • From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived.
    – Fr. Craig Scott

    每一個傷口有一道傷痕,每個傷痕都在說一個故事。故事說,我活下來了。

  • Only dead fish go with the current.

    只有死魚才跟著潮流。

  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.
    – Joan Rivers

    昨天是歷史,明天是個謎,今天是神的禮物,這是爲什麼我們叫它present.
    (present是雙關語,一是“禮物”,一是“當下”)

  • It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it’s because we do not dare that they are difficult.
    – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    並不是因為事情難我們才不敢冒險做,而是因為我們不敢冒險挑戰難的事情。

  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    – Albert Einstein

    邏輯帶你從A到B,而想像力卻帶你到任何地方。
    (可惜很多小孩生來原本有想像力,非常獨特,後來卻被教成一般般一模一樣。)

  • It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
    – Henry David Thoreau

    重要的不是你看著的,而是你看到的。
    (看到一樣的東西,認知感受卻因人而異,我想意思是要用心感受事物,發揮想像力!)

  • Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem.
    – Brian Kinse
    你的問題從來不是真正的問題,你對問題的反應才是。

  • The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
    – Henry Kissinger

    領導者的任務就是能將他的人從現在帶往到前所未有的狀態。
    (應該是激勵領導者要有願景)

  • Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
    – Peter F. Drucker

    效率是用對的方式做事情; 效力卻是要做對的事情。 -彼得‧杜拉克
    (有效率的做事也有可能是瞎忙活,重要是能達到或超越預期目標效果)

  • I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
    – Bruce Lee

    我不懼怕一萬種踢法各練一次的人,但我擔心一種踢法就練一萬次的人。
    – 李小龍
    (我想這是沒章法的亂練與有效的「刻意練習」的不同,一種踢法就練一萬次是要精確掌握無失誤的練實力,亂槍打鳥則是碰運氣)

  • If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
    – Thomas Jefferson

    如果你想要你從未有過的東西,你就必須去做你從未做過的事。
    – 美國第三任總統湯瑪斯傑弗遜

  • Great hopes make great men.
    – Thomas Fuller

    偉大的抱負造就偉大的人物。

  • Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
    – Albert Einstein

    不要只努力成為一個功成名就的人,而是一個有真正有價值的人。

  • Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt.

    心胸大的人談思想信念﹔一般般的人評論事件﹔小心眼兒的只能說人事非。

  • I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
    – Fritz Perls

    我在這世界上不是為了不辜負他人期待而活,我也不覺得這個世界一定會符合我的期待。

  • Happiness is a choice. Choose happy.
    快樂是一種選擇。那就選擇快樂吧!

  • There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
    – Freya Stark

    如果我們信仰的事和我們做的事相異,那是不可能幸福的。

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

    為了從錯誤中學習得益,你必須走出去犯些錯。

  • The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
    – Jimmy Johnson

    平凡和非凡的差別就是那點『額外』努力。– 吉米‧強森(美式足球教練)

  • The difference in winning and losing is most often…not quitting.
    – Walt Disney

    贏輸之間的差別往往是… 不放棄。

  • The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
    – Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

    一個人生命的品質與追求卓越的投入是成正比的,無論選擇努力的領域為何。

  • It’s not what you leave to your children, it’s what you leave in your children.

    重要的不是你留下什麼給孩子,而是你留下什麼在孩子身上。
    (我想意思是好的人格教育對孩子才有終身的益處,而非財產)

  • The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
    – Marcus Tulius Cicero

    智者受理性指示,常人靠經驗,愚者受必要性支配,野蠻人就靠本能。

  • The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
    – George Bernard Shaw

    生命中唯一真正的失敗是沒努力嘗試。 – 蕭伯納

  • That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
    – Friedrich Nietzsche

    殺不死我們的東西會使我們更堅強。 – 尼采

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