馬克吐溫的名言

馬克吐溫的名言

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    【快樂】(Happiness)

    『快樂不是一件自我存在的東西,它僅是與其他不快樂事情的一個相對比照,這就是快樂的整個情況。』

    Happiness ain't a thing in itself ----- it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. That's all it is.

     

    【珍貴的資產】(Valuable Possession)

    『每一個人生下來都擁有一項資產,它比其他所有的資產價值都高,就是他最後的一口氣。』

    Each person is born to one possession which outvalues all his others --- his last breath.

     

    【良好的教養】(Good Breeding)

    『良好的教養在於隱藏我們對自己較佳的評價,以及隱藏我們對他人較差的評價。』

    Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

    【名聲】(Fame)

    『「名聲」如同是蒸氣,「聲望」如同是意外,在地球上唯一可以確定的事情是被遺忘掉。』

    Fame is vapor;popularity an accident;the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

    【意料不及】(Surprise)

    『經常要坦白地承認一項過失錯誤,這將使你的上司意料防備不及,才會給你一個機會去犯更多的錯誤。』

    Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

    【事實】(Facts)

    『首先去取得你的事實,然後你才能夠隨心所欲的扭曲誤解它。』

    Get your facts first,and then you can distort them as much as you like.

    【聖經與驚訝】(Bibles)

    『當一個人閱讀聖經時,他對上帝所知程度的驚訝是低於他對上帝所不知程度的驚訝。』

    When one reads Bibles,one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what he doesn't know.

    【印度】(India)

    『印度擁有兩百萬個神,他們崇拜所有的這些神。在宗教上其他的國家都是窮人,印度是唯一的「百萬富翁」。』

    India has 2,000,000 gods,and worships them all. In religion other countries are paupers;India is the only millionaire.

     

    【忘恩負義】(Ungrateful)

    『如果你收養了一隻饑餓可憐的狗,並且讓牠舒適順利,牠將不會咬你,這便是一個人與一隻狗之間最主要的差別。』

    If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

    【神學家】(Theologist)

    『沒有一個世紀,也沒有一個國家曾經缺少過這樣的專家,他們能夠知道上帝的心思,而且也願意表示出來。』

    There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity's mind and were willing to reveal it.

    【回程票】(Return Ticket)

    『有一個人從天堂來到人間旅遊,他所使用的是有效三十天的減價票,他試圖要把他的回程票賣掉。』

    Ingersoll's story of the man that went down from heaven on a reduced-rate excursion ticket good for 30 days --- and tried to sell his return ticket.

    【敵人】(Enemy)

    『一個人最危險的敵人是他自己的口舌。』

    The deadly enemy of a man,his own tongue....

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    【人窮志短】(Money)

    『缺乏錢財是所有罪惡的根源。』

    The lack of money is the root of all evil.

    【原則與偏見】(Principles)

    『「原則」是「偏見」的另一個名稱。』

    Principles is another name for prejudice.

    【大不敬】(True irreverence)

    『真正的大不敬是不尊重別人的神。』

    True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.

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    1 decade ago

    【野蠻人】(Savages)

    『世界上有許多幽默可笑的事情,其中之一是白種人認為他比其他的野蠻人比較不野蠻。』

    "There are many humorous things in the world; among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."

    【國會議員】(Congressmen)

    『公僕:人民選出這種人來分發不義之財。』

    "Public servants: Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft."

     【從政之道】(Politics)

    『在其他的行業中若要成功,必須要展現出能力,在從政立法的行業中,成功的條件是要能隱匿矇蔽。』

    "To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do."

     【義和團】(Boxers)

    『義和團員是一位愛國者,他是中國擁有的唯一愛國者,我祝他成功。』

    "The Boxer is a patriot; he is the only patriot China has, and I wish him success."

     【權利的保障】(Rights)

    『人類未曾擁有一項權利它不是來自於強權勢力,沒有任何的一項權利是不能毀滅的,一個新的強權勢力可以在任何的時間廢除它,因此人類未曾擁有過任何一項永久的權利。』

    "Man has not a single right which is the product of anything but might. Not a single right is indestructible: a new might can at any time abolish it, hence, man possesses not a single permanent right."

     【謊言】(Matters of Opinion)

    『現在世界上有一些甜味糖衣的謊言,所有玩弄政治的人很明顯的都正在一起默默地支持推展著,其中之一是世界上存在有一種東西稱為是「獨立」。』

    "There are certain sweet-smelling sugar-coated lies current in the world which all politic men have apparently tacitly conspired together to support and perpetuate. One of these is, that there is such a thing in the world as independence."

    【經典之作】(Classics)

    『經典之作是指人們稱讚而不去閱讀的書籍。』

    "Classic: A book which people praise and don't read."

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