Quotable Quotes

Quotable Quotes

  • Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable. (William Shakespeare)
    沒有什麼比想要不平凡更平凡的了。
  • The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)
    沒有必要將邪惡歸結於超自然,人類本身就有能力犯下任何惡行。
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. (Albert Einstein)
    想像力比知識更重要。知識有界,想像無邊。
  • Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. (Faulkner)
    不要想著超越你的同僚或是前輩,試試超越你自己。
  • Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. (Samuel Johnson)
    幾乎所有行為的荒謬都來自東施效顰。
  • Don’t forget that I cannot see myself – that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror. (Jacques Rigaut)
    別忘了我看不到自己,我的角色僅限於看像鏡子的那人。
  • Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? (Rose Kennedy)
    鳥在暴風之後唱歌,為什麼人們在仍是陽光普照時,還不盡情感受快樂呢?
  • When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him. (Euripides)
    當一個好人受到傷害,所有的好人定將與其同歷磨難。
  • When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, no worthiness. (Euripides)
    當愛過多時,它就不會給男人帶來榮譽和價值。
  • The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
    一件事情的不合理性,不適駁斥其存在的依據,還不如以一種特定情況來證明。
  • There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. (Ernest Hemingway)
    沒有任何追捕可以和人的追捕相比,那些長期且喜歡追捕武裝份子的人,從來不會真的在乎其他任何東西。
  • The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. (Carl Jung)
    健康的人不會折磨別人,一般是被折磨的變成折磨人的。
  • Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares. (Peter Ustinov)
    不幸的是,多夢的代價就是噩夢也將隨之增多。
  • Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. (Eugene Ionesco)
    意識形態分離了我們,而夢想和痛苦使我們走到一起。
  • The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
    最痛苦的眼淚從墳墓裡流出,為了還沒說過的話和還沒做過的事。
  • Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. (W. H. Auden)
    惡魔通常只是凡人並且毫不起眼,他們用我們的床,與我們同桌共餐。
  • Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
    在沒努力完之前,不評價工作。
  • What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. (Lucretius)
    一些人的美食,卻是其他人的毒藥。
  • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. (Confucious)
    在你決定報復之前,先挖好兩個墳墓。
  • Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed. (Genesis 9:6)
    讓別人流血的人,他的血必被別人所流,
  • What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. (Albert Pine)
    對自己所做的會隨著死亡而消逝,對其他人和世界所做的才會永存而且不朽。
  • It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. (Norman Maclean)
    總是那些我們相處、相愛、本該相知的人在蒙蔽我們。
  • In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)
    到頭來,你活了多少歲不算數,重要的是你怎麼過的這些年歲。
  • The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
    個體必須奮鬥以防被部落征服。
  • Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim, and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness. (W. H. Auden)
    謀殺是獨特的,因為它完全破壞了受害人,所以社會必須為死者說話,而且以死者的名義來要求補償或行使赦免。
  • An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. (George Bernard Shaw)
    美國人沒有對隱私的認識,他不知道那是什麼意思。
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. (Anthony Brandt)
    其他的事情可能會改變我們,但我們開始並終結於家庭。
  • The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman. (Mexican Proverb)
    家不是建立在土地上,而是建立在女性上。
  • There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts. (Voltaire)
    有些人只會用文字掩飾他們的思想。
  • We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. (Francois de la)
    在人前我們總是習慣於偽裝自己,但最終也蒙騙了自己。
  • Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. (Albert Einstein)
    當一個人把自己當成真理和知識的法官時,他將被上帝的嘲笑毀滅。
  • In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. (George Orwell)
    在大欺騙的時代,說出真相才是革命性的舉動。
  • No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. (Elbert Hubbard)
    沒有人比剛剛度過假的人更需要假期了。
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