Sin-Ya asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago


A gentleman is rather than does.



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  • 1 decade ago
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    "A gentleman is, rather than does" - 紳士是天生的而不是人為的

    出自 P.H Pear - "English Social Differences". 以下是原文:

    "English Social Differences"

    A gentleman is, rather than does. He is interested in nothing in a professional way. He is allowed to cultivate hobbies, even eccentricities, but must not practise a vocation. He must know how to ride and shoot and cast a fly. He should have relatives in the army and navy and at least one connection in the diplomatic service. But there are weaknesses in the English gentleman's ability to rule us today. He usually knows nothing of political economy and less about how foreign countries are governed. He does not respect learning and prefers 'sport '. The problem set for society is not the virtues of the type so much as its adequacy for its function, and here grave difficulties arise. He refuses to consider sufficiently the wants of the customer, who must buy, not the thing he desires but the thing the English gentleman wants to sell. He attends inadequately to technological development. Disbelieving in the necessity of large-scale production in the modern world, he is passionately devoted to excessive secrecy, both in finance and method of production. He has an incurable and widespread nepotism in appointment, discounting ability and relying upon a mystic entity called 'character,' which means, in a gentleman's mouth, the qualities he traditionally possesses himself. His lack of imagination and the narrowness of his social loyalties have ranged against him one of the fundamental estates of the realm. He is incapable of that imaginative realism which admits that this is a new world to which he must adjust himself and his institutions, that every privilege he formerly took as of right he can now attain only by offering proof that it is directly relevant to social welfare.

    eccentricity n. 古怪

    cast a fly 釣魚

    grave adj. 重大的

    nepotism n. 裙帶關係

    entity n. 實體

    estate n. 社會階級

    Source(s): Internet
  • 1 decade ago

    A gentleman is rather than does的中文意思:



    典故出至: 孟子的{(生於憂患,死於安樂) }

    舜發於畎畝之中,傅說舉於版築之間,膠鬲舉於魚鹽之中,管夷吾舉於士,孫叔敖舉於海,百里奚舉於市。 故天將降大任於斯人也,必將苦其心志,勞其筋骨,餓其體膚,空乏其身,行拂亂其行為,所以動心忍性,曾益其所不能

    Source(s): 孟子
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