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Of old, the mother of Mencius chose a neighbourhood. — "Three Character Classic" 昔孟母,擇鄰處。──《三字經》

刊登日期: 2013.05.12
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 Of old, the mother of Mencius chose a neighbourhood. — "Three Character Classic" 

昔孟母,擇鄰處。──《三字經》


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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. — Ludwig van Beethoven 音樂的啟示高於一切智慧和哲理。──路德維希.范.貝多芬

刊登日期: 2013.05.05
作者: Grace Tse  

Even if you don’t play the piano, you will still have heard of the name and the music of the talented classical music composer Ludwig van Beethoven. To many people, music is an essential part of their life. What kind of music do you like? What can music give you? Music has a special power to change our mood, and even help u s c o n c e n t r a t e . I n B e e t h o v e n ’s v iew, m u s i c c o u l d g i v e him i n s p i r a t i o n and motivation that were greater than human wisdom or philosophy. 


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We think too much and feel too little. — Charlie Chaplin 我們想得太多,感受的太少。──差利.卓別靈 (查理.卓別林)

刊登日期: 2013.04.28
作者: Grace Tse  

The above quotation is part of the famous speech in the classic film “The Great Dictator” (《大獨裁者》), produced by Charlie Chaplin, the stage name of Charles Spencer Chaplin. The movie is a satire that makes fun of Hitler (希特拉) during the Second World War. 


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Every child is an artist. — Pablo Picasso | 每一個兒童都是藝術家。──巴勃羅.畢加索

刊登日期: 2013.04.21
作者: Grace Tse  

Do you like drawing, painting, or doing handicrafts? In Picasso’s eyes, every child can be an artist with imagination and creativity. However, he added that “the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. It seems that when we grow up, we tend to lose the desire and the joy to create. Perhaps adults need to think of themselves as children to regain the creativity lost with time. 


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Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the centre of the Universe. — Nicolaus Copernicus | 最後,我們該把太陽置於宇宙的中心。──尼古拉斯.哥白尼

刊登日期: 2013.04.14
作者: Grace Tse  

 


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Pooh, promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred. — Alan Alexander Milne | 維尼,答應我你永遠不會忘記我,甚至我到了一百歲 。──艾倫.亞歷山大.米爾恩

刊登日期: 2013.04.07
作者: Grace Tse  

 

Are you a fan of the teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh? The above quotation was taken from “The House at Pooh Corner”, the second volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh. The first collection was called “Winnie-the- Pooh”. Both were written by Alan Alexander Milne (1882 - 1956) and illustrated by E. H. Shepard. 



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Is it not a pleasure to study and practise from time to time? — Confucius | 學而時習之,不亦說乎? – 孔子

刊登日期: 2013.03.17
作者: Grace Tse  

 

A lot of you might know Confucius already. Confucius (551-479 BC) was a great thinker, educator, politician and philosopher in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. Confucius is the Latinized name of Kung Fu-tzu (孔夫子, or “Master Kung” in English). 


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All really big discoveries are the results of thought. – Alexander Graham Bell | 一切真正重大的發現是思考的成果。 – 亞歷山大.格雷厄姆.貝爾

刊登日期: 2013.03.10
作者: Grace Tse  

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was a Scottish-born American scientist and inventor. He spoke the above sentence to encourage people to explore, search and strive. This is because every time we do so, we will be certain to find something that we have never seen before. Since childhood, he had shown a great curiosity about his world and was always fascinated by technology. 


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The greed of possession leads to violence, exploitation and death. – Pope Benedict XVI | 貪戀財富引致暴力、剝削和死亡。 – 教宗本篤十六世

刊登日期: 2013.03.03
作者: Grace Tse  

The above quotation was taken from Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message in 2011. Pope Benedict XVI resigned on 28 February and became the first pope to step down in 600 years. As the leader of the Catholic Church, he pointed out that people of today are often tempted to accumulate wealth and love materialistic goods. He warned that greed causes selfishness, fighting, and even death. Do you know the Chinese idiom that carries a similar meaning? That is “men will die for wealth, as birds for food” (人為財死,鳥為食亡)

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