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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. — Michelangelo | 人是用頭腦作畫,而不是用雙手。──米高安哲羅

刊登日期: 2013.09.29
作者: Grace Tse  

Can you imagine how hard it would be for a painter to paint the ceiling of a chapel with his head tilted upwards? Michelangelo (1475 – 1564) was asked by the Pope to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel(西斯丁小教堂)within the Vatican(梵蒂岡).


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I only know that I know nothing. — Socrates | 我只知道自己無知。──蘇格拉底

刊登日期: 2013.06.29
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 Socrates was a famous philosopher and teacher in ancient Greece. While many teachers of his time told students directly the facts and information, Socrates wanted his students to question things. “What is wisdom?” “Is our government good?” “Why do you think that it is the right thing to do?” This teaching method, which has become the well-known “Socratic Method”, is the oldest but still the most powerful teaching technique to foster critical thinking. 


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I would like to make a film to tell children “it’s good to be alive”. — Hayao Miyazaki 我想拍一部電影,告訴小孩子「活著是多麼美好」。──宮崎駿

刊登日期: 2013.06.23
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 Hayao Miyazaki is also known by his nickname “the Japanese Walt Disney” because he is Japan’s most famous animator, film director and producer. Some of his successful animated films include “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (《風之谷》), “Princess Mononoke” (《幽靈公主》) and “Spirited Away” (《千與千尋》). Have you watched any of them? 


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I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. — Walt Disney 我只是希望我們永不忘記一件事──那就是一切始於一隻老鼠。──華特.迪士尼

刊登日期: 2013.06.16
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 Which mouse did Walt Disney talk about? Mickey Mouse was created by Disney in 1928. He appeared in the world’s first cartoon with sound. Since then, Mickey Mouse has become one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. 


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Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. — Anne Mahatma Gandhi | 非暴力是人類可以使用的最强大力量。──聖雄甘地

刊登日期: 2013.06.09
作者: Grace Tse  

Have you ever seen this image of a skinny, bald man wearing round-rimmed glasses and a simple white wrap? His name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) and he is commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi. “Mahatma” means “Great Soul”. Despite his frail look, he is one of the most respected leaders for justice in the world. 


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I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that’s inside me! — Anne Frank 我希望死後仍能繼續活著!所以,我感謝上帝給了我這個天賦,讓我能夠利用這天賦加 以發展,以及表達內心的一切!──安妮.弗蘭克

刊登日期: 2013.06.02
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 Anne Frank was an ordinary Jewish girl. She is well known because of her diary “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Through her diary, we are able to see what life was like for Jewish people during the Second World War. Many children and their parents were imprisoned and killed by German Nazis under the leadership of Hitler. 


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I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practise my profession faithfully. — Nightingale Pledge | 余謹以至誠,於上帝及會眾面前宣誓:終身純潔,忠貞職守。──《南丁格爾誓言》

刊登日期: 2013.05.26
作者: Grace Tse  

Can you guess which profession the above pledge refers to? The Nightingale Pledge was created in 1893 in honour of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nurses have recited the pledge at graduation ceremonies for decades. In recent years, many nursing schools have changed the words and phrases in the pledge to reflect the current status of nursing. 


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The man who dies rich, dies disgraced. — Andrew Carnegie | 死時富有的人,死得可恥。──安德魯.卡內基

刊登日期: 2013.05.19
作者: Grace Tse  

Can you imagine that one day you might be the richest person in the world? What would you plan to do with your money when you die? Most people leave their fortune to their family. However, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), an industrialist and millionaire, gave away his fortune and used his money to help others help themselves. 

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