Crystal asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

請問<國富論>中這兩段話是什麼意思?

(Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favor, and show them that it is for their own advantage to do for him what he requires of him.)

(It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer、or the baker ,that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantage.)

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    (Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favor, and show them that it is for their own advantage to do for him what he requires of him.)

    人們幾乎經常會有需要同志們幫助的場合,如果只寄望於他們仁慈的話,這期望將會落空。如果他能把他們的私利轉為對自已有利的好處而且向他們說明你要他們做的對他們也有利, 則他就很可能會成功。

    (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer、or the baker ,that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

    We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantage.)

    我們的晚餐不是寄望於肉商、酒商或麵包師傅的仁慈心而是他們對自已利益的重視。

    我們應把自已與他們的私利連結而非與他們的人性作連結, 並且不要跟他們提我們的需要,而要多說這對他們有少的好處。

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