Some Quotes From Books

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《Little Women》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周日 11月 29, 2020 7:08 pm

财富当然是最让人羡慕的事情,但是贫穷有它阳光的一面。逆境最甜美的用途之一就是头或手的充实的工作带来的真正的满足感。世界上一半的智慧、美丽、有用的东西归功于必需品带来的灵感。

—- 出自《小妇人 》

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Wealth is certainly a most desirable thing, but poverty has its sunny side, and one of the sweet uses of adversity, is the genuine satisfaction which comes from hearty work of head or hand; and to the inspiration of necessity we owe half the wise, beautiful, and useful blessings of the world.

—— from《Little Women》

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Stephen Hawking:《A Brief History of Time》,

帖子 Mia2014 » 周五 3月 19, 2021 8:39 pm

1,
奥古斯丁说,时间是上帝创造的宇宙的财产,并且,时间在宇宙开始之前是不存在的。

有人问圣奥古斯丁:“上帝在创造宇宙之前做了什么?” 奥古斯丁说:“他正在为那些提出此类问题的人准备地狱。”

When [St. Augustine was] asked: “What did God do before he created the universe?” Augustine didn’t reply: “He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions.” Instead, he said that time was a property of the universe that God created, and that time did not exist before the beginning of the universe.

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The same force acting on a body of twice the mass will produce half the acceleration.

相同的力作用在两倍质量的物体上时,产生的加速度将减半。

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《A Brief History of Time》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周日 3月 21, 2021 6:01 pm

牛顿的运动定律终结了空间中绝对位置的观念。 相对论消灭了绝对时间。
—-《时间简史》

Newton’s laws of motion put an end to the idea of absolute position in space. The theory of relativity gets rid of absolute time.
—-《The Brief History of Time》

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《No Rules Rules》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周六 9月 04, 2021 2:00 pm

《No Rules Rules》的一段,挺不错的,值得仔细看一看,都是常用的话,英文字都认识,组合在一起就很神奇:

Of course families aren’t just about love and loyalty. In families we cut each other slack and put up with quirks and crankiness because we are committed to supporting one another for the long term. When people behave badly, don’t pull their weight, or aren’t able to fulfill their responsibilities, we find a way to make do. We don’t have a choice. We are stuck together. That’s what family is all about.

当然,家庭不仅仅是关于爱和忠诚。 在家庭中,我们互相懈怠,忍受怪癖和暴躁,因为我们致力于长期相互支持。 当人们表现不佳、不能尽一份力或无法履行职责时,我们会想办法凑合。 我们别无选择。 我们被粘在一起了。 这就是家庭的全部意义。

make do: 凑合一下
Make is a verb meaning to begin or to cause to happen. Do is a verb meaning to bring about, perform, or execute.
The "make do" idiom is supposed to signify that you’ll manage or get along with whatever you have at hand.

cut (someone) some slack: 以不那么严厉或批评的方式对待(某人)
to treat (someone) in a less harsh or critical way

pull one's weight:尽一份力
do one's fair share of work.

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《No Rules Rules》

帖子 Mia2014 » 周六 9月 11, 2021 5:25 pm

如果你要造船,不要鼓动人们去采木、分工、发号施令。 相反,教他们向往广阔无边的大海。
———安东尼·德·圣-埃克苏佩里,《小王子》的作者

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
——— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of The Little Prince

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