关于Want(需要)的英语名言

Want is a growing giant whom the coat of
Have was never large enough to cover.
需求是一个成长中的巨人
“有”的外衣对它太小不合身。

——Emerson
——爱默生

My belief is that to have no wants is divine; to have as few as possible comes next to the divine.
我相信没有要求是至上,尽可能少的要求次于至上。

——Socrates
——苏格拉底

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
忠告很少受到欢迎,愈需要它的人愈不喜欢它。

——Philip Standhope
——菲利普·斯坦荷普

Poverty wants some, luxury many, avarice all things.
贫穷者要少许东西,奢侈者要许多,贪馋者无所不要。

——Abraham Cowley
——亚伯拉罕·考利

Want is the mother of industry.
需要是勤奋之母。

——Proverb
——谚语

He that wants money, means and content is without three good friends.
钱财、资本和满足,是人们缺少不了的三位好朋友。

——Shakespeare
——莎士比亚

He that is robb’d, not wanting what is stol’n, let him not know it and he’s not robb’d at all.
被盗的人要是不知道偷儿盗去了他什么东西,旁人也不去让他知道,他就同没有被盗一样。

——Shakespeare
——莎士比亚

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desire, is liking cutting off our feet, when we want shoes.
禁欲主义用除掉我们的欲望以满足我们需求的计划,等于在我们需要鞋子的时候,切断我们的双足。

——Jonathan Swift
——乔纳森·斯威夫特

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is the real tragedy.
世界上只有两种悲剧,第一种是得不到我们想要的东西,第二种是得到它,真正的悲剧是后者。

——Wilde
——王尔德

There are three wants which can never be satisfied: that the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveller, who says, “Anywhere but here.”
有三种人决得不到满足:富者想拥有更多的钱财;患病者想身居异境,旅行者认为处处都比这儿好。

——Emerson
——爱默生

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
生活中有两个目的:第一,想获得需要之物;第二,既得之后去享受它,只有最聪明的人才达到后者。

——Logan
——洛根

So have I loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.
因此我逍遥度日,读书、欣赏图画、观戏、听闻、思考和写最使我高兴的事。但我还要求一事以使我快乐,实际上,需要那件事就是需要一切了。

——William Hazlitt
——威廉·赫士列特

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