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星雲法師  2011/03/05  大字體  護眼色

人若自大,其實正顯示自己的無知

人能謙虛,其實正表示自己的無求

Arrogance betrays ignorance.

modesty reveals contentment.
 

能不計一時成敗,才能成就千秋之偉業

能不計個人得失,才能圖謀萬民之福祉

Indifference to defeat frees you for great deeds.

Indifference to gain frees you for great service
 

有遠見者,看未來而不看眼前

有抱負者,積德業而不積盛名

有作為者,爭千秋而不爭一時

有弘願者,為大眾而不為自己

Wise people look to the future,not to today.

Right-aspiring people prefer virtue to status.

Able people prefer great deeds to a moment's fame.

People who embrace a great vow work for everybody,not just themselves.
 

不懂反省的人,永遠看不到自己的缺點

不肯奮發的人,永遠用不到自己的長處

Examine yourself to learn your faults.

Work hard to make your merits useful.
 

失意時要「退一步想」,自我沉潛

得意時要「想下一步」,自我惕厲

When things are not going well,stay calm.

When things are going well,plan for a crisis.
 

為人,群而不嘗,則可以留美名

為將,敗而不降,則可以垂青史

為臣,公而不私,則可以揚後世

為君,屈而不辱,則可以傳千古

Whoever gets along well can be famous.

A general who does not yield will be cheered.

An official who is impartial will be praised.

A ruler who overcomes dishonor will be revered.
 

成功要靠自己努力,別無他途

失敗要靠自己檢討,猶有可為

There is no success except by hard work.

Success comes when you learn from your failure.
 

有豐富的內涵,才能散發優雅的氣質

有沉潛的醞釀,才能奮發生命的動力

Kindness and patience reveal your grace.

Calm preparation can revive your prospects.
 

學問在於治心,心不治,縱學無益

思惟在於悟理,理不悟,縱思無益

Training that does not discipline the mind is useless.

Thought that does not enlighten is worthless.
 

常對群眾不滿,終遭群眾遺棄

常覺自己不足,終能進德修業

Whoever is too ambitious will be discarded.

Whoever confronts his failings can succeed.
 

自尊要防止傲慢,傲慢不能進步

自謙要防止自卑,自卑不能成功

Be confident,but avoid the trap of arrogance.

Be modest ,but avoid the error of self-contempt.
 

做事可以失敗,但不能做人失敗

過去可以失敗,但不能未來失敗

Your business has failed,but your life goes on.

Your business failed yesterday,not tomorrow.
 

功名富貴都是人世虛榮

胸襟浩大才是人生受用

Wealth and position are empty glories.

Magnanimity achieves great success.
 

要做老大,先要懂得做老二

要做主管,先要懂得做屬下

If you wish to be first,learn to be second.

If you wish to be boss,learn how to labor.
 

說話斷人希望,也是殺生

助成別人因緣,也是護生

Speech that deepens despair is a kind of knife.

Providing good causes and conditions saves others from harm.
 

世間上沒有小人物,只要發大心,就是大人物

世間上沒有大問題,只要虛其心,就沒大不了

No one is small who aspires greatly.

No problem is large when prospects are modest.
 

知過改過是求得心安的最好辦法

知恩報恩是增品進德的最佳途徑

For peace of mind,correct your errors.

To cultivate virtue,repay favors.
 

改變自己最大的力量就是懺悔

肯定自己最大的力量就是發心

Repentance has the greatest transforming power.

Aspiration is the greatest confidence builder.
 

最容易毀滅人生的就是煩惱

最容易成就偉人的就是逆境

Defilement is the most destructive thing in life.

Disadvantage is the best condition for success.
 

有突破困難的決心,才能獲得良機

有接受失敗的勇氣,才會獲致成功

Determination to succeed brings good fortune.

Courage to fail brings hope of success.
 

能夠自我檢討,別人必難議我之非

能夠自我反省,別人必難入我心罪

Self-awareness turns aside criticism.

Self-awareness turns aside blame.
 

保持現狀,就是落伍

躊躇不前,就是退步

Never changing is regressing.

Always hesitating is regressing.
 

人生最大的平安是:心安理得、俯仰無愧

人生最大的危機是:心高氣傲、剛愎自用

The best refuge is tranquility and a clear heart.

The worst calamity is pride and stubbornness.
 

所謂勇者,是敢於向自己醜陋習性挑戰的人

所謂仁者,是不斷對別人醜陋習性包容的人

The valiant reform their bad habits.

The generous put up with others'habits.
 

決心做、用心做,沒有做不成的事

決心改、用心改,沒有改不了的過

The determined can achieve anything.

The determined can erase all their faults.
 

世間事沒有絕對的成功,只有不斷進步

世間法沒有所謂的公平,只有真理無私

There is only progress,not absolute success.

Only the truth is absolutely just.
 

心善,則觸目所及皆真善美

心惡,則言行舉止皆貪瞋癡

A good heart sees truth,goodness,and beauty.

An evil heart shows greed,hatred,and ignorance.
 

大願沒能提得起,是非就放不下

是非沒能放得下,大願就提不起

Making a great vow helps you halt gossip.

Halting gossip helps you make a great vow.
 

一已的私慾可以引起戰端

一念的仇恨可以禍延子孫

一腔的熱情可以化解冷漠

一心的專注可以開發潛能

Selfishness provokes war.

Hatred rouses generations of calamity.

Sympathy conveys warmth.

Attentiveness brings progress.
 

讀書,要求精不求博

用心,要求專不求雜

Study reality,not just books.

Study intensely and don't be distracted.
 

樂觀的人,永遠為自己「比下有餘」而慶幸

悲觀的人,永遠為自己「比上不足」而遺憾

Cheerful people treasure their advantages.

Gloomy people waste time lementing their fate.
 

當愚癡的邪風吹來的時候,要抱緊智慧明理的磐石

要瞋怒的烈火熾盛的時候,應潑灑柔和忍耐的法水

當貪慾的洪流高漲的時候,需開啟喜捨佈施的閘門

當憍慢的高山隆起的時候,得運用謙虛尊重的巨鏟

When the evil wind of ignorance blows,hold on to the rock of wisdom.

When the fire of hatred burns,sprinkle it with the Dharma water of tenderness and patience.

When the torrent of greed floods in,open your gate of generosity.

When the mountain of arrogance swells,take up your shovel of modesty and respect.
 

成功的秘密,在於對目標的堅定有恆

成功的要訣,在於對因緣的瞭然於胸

The key to success is persistence.

The key to success is awareness of causes and conditions.
 

不順利的逆境,要靠勇氣克服

不順意的人事,要用雅量包容

With courage,we can conquer adversity.

With magnanimity,we can tolerate unhappy relationships.
 

眼欲看,當看其邪與正

耳欲聽,當聽其是與非

口欲言,當言其對與錯

手欲做,當做其真與假

腳欲行,當行其當與否

心欲想,當想其善與惡

To see right,eyes must look past illusion.

To hear right,ears must listen with care.

To speak right,mouth must tell no lies.

To do right,hands must shun evil.

To walk right,feet must find the path.

To think right,mind must discern the truth.
 

只要有生命,未來就有希望

只要活下去,必定就有力量

Where there is life,there is hope.

Where there is life,there is strength.
 

利害心愈明,則親屬不睦

賢愚心愈明,則交友不長

是非心愈明,則修道不成

好噁心愈明,則事理不契

Those who are too critical about gain or loss cannot get along with relatives.

Those who discriminate sage from simpleton cannot be friends for long.

Those who discriminate right from wrong too much cannot practice well.

Those who discriminate like from dislike too much cannot walk the path towards truth.
 

「禮賢下士」是身為領導者成功的要素

「妒賢害能」是身為主管者失敗的原因

Courtesy to the wise and scholarly brings a leader cuccess.

Jealousy of the wise and virtuous brings a leader failure.
 

每說一句話,總是發自肺腑,不因拙於言辭而造成別人難堪

每做一件事,必然考慮周延,不因一念愚昧而誤了全盤計劃

Tell the truth,but don't embarrass others with indiscreet speech.

Always make a plan,but don't spoil the outcome with reckless action.
 

說話,要立志說「有三千年功用」的話語

做事,要立志做「有三千年影響」的事業

作文,要立志作「有三千年價值」的文章

道德,要立志行「有三千年示範」的德行

When you make a speech,let it reverberate for 3000 years.

When you do business,let it resound for 3000 years.

When you publish an article,let it resonate for 3000 years.

When you act righteously,be a role model for 3000 years.
 

懊悔無益,結果一生都在遺憾中度過

實踐諾言,才能在現世的人生裡圓滿

There is no use living a life of regret.

Lead a perfect life by keeping your word.
 

只要你願意為大眾寫下「歷史」的篇章

別人自然樂意為你留下「歷史」的軌跡

As we hope to be remembered by future generations,so did our ancestors hope that we would remember them.
 

偉大的人以成就他人完成自己

卑劣的人以殘害他人成就自己

Great people help others achieve greatly.

Mean people hold others back.
 

欺壓弱小,這是可恥的行為

征服困難,才是榮耀的舉動

Bullying the weak is shameful.

Solving conflicts is praiseworthy.
 

路,不可以不看就走

話,不可以不想就說

事,不可以不明就做

神,不可以不知就信

Look at the road before you cross it.

Think before you speak.

Plan carefully before you act.

Study a new god before you worship it.
 

「謙」字可以少過

「悔」字可以除過

「退」字可以遠過

「智」字可以離過

Modesty averts mistakes.

Wisdom avoids errors.

Repentance rids you of transgressions.

Stepping back prevents demerits.
 

遇事而不惑,則可以知其智明

危難而不避,則可以知其忠勇

臨財而不苟,則可以知其清廉

處公而不私,則可以知其正直

Bright people are not perplexed by what may come.

Loyal,brave peole do not fly from troubles.

Honest people do not take what is not theirs.

Righteous people are impartial judges.
 

一事不小心,方寸大亂

三句不對理,必遭反駁

十分不耐煩,事業難成

萬事學吃虧,萬方來會

One small mistake can lead to chaos.

Ambiguous speech can be distorted.

Impatience can lead to business failure.

To have good causes and conditions,bear your mistreatment by others.
 

「一鼓作氣」比較容易

「再接再勵」需要耐力

「連中三元」端賴恆毅

「不忘初心」才能終結

It is easy enough to do it once.

It takes patience to do it twice.

It takes persistence to do it three times.

Persevere to the end.
 

主管不會領眾,屬下自然想求他去

屬下不受領導,主管自然要求換人

A bad manager loses his workers.

A bad worker loses his job.
 

說話要輕

論點要精

做事要專

做人要寬

Speech should be compassionate.

Discussions should carry weight.

Workers should be attentive.

Everyone should be magnanimous.
 

心胸狹窄的人,喜歡膨脹自己,經常批評他人

心胸寬大的人,喜歡推崇他人,也愛論些觀念

Narrow people boast and criticize.

Open people praise and speak truth.
 

忍耐自能增加力量

明理自懂隨順因緣

Patience is power.

Intelligence leads to causes and conditions.
 

發心自可莊嚴自己

溝通自然和諧人際

Aspiration increases esteem.

Communication improves harmony.
 

說話前應先考慮,自己做得到嗎?

做事前應先想想,對別人有利嗎?

Before speaking,should you say it?

Before acting,should you do it ?
 

我們無法停止時間軌道的轉動,但要從中覺悟無常的真諦

我們無法追逐日昇月落的腳步,但要從中認清生命的價值

We can't stop time,but we can discover impermanence.

We can't chase the sun,but we can discover the cosmos.
 

天理、良心,要求別人是在罵人,若要求自己則是講道

無理、私心,原諒別人是謂器量,若原諒自己則是無知

Demanding that others be wise and industrious is repellent,but teaching by example is magnanimous.

Pardoning the foolish and greedy is noble.but forgiving ourselves is a waste of time.
 

歡喜「自讚毀他」,必遭反彈

喜歡「謙已美人」,必得人和

Whoever slanders and seeks praise is unwelcome.

Whoever is humble and gives praise is welcome.
 

以責人之心責已,必定少過

以恕已之心恕人,必然進德

For fewer mistakes,be tough with yourself.

For increased merit,be easy on others.
 

不擇細流者才能成江海

不辭土壤者才能成高山

不恥下問者才能致淵博

不文飾非者才能盡善美

A great ocean does not rebuff streams.

A high mountain does not reject boulders.

A wise man learns even from the mediocre.

A great man does not conceal his mistakes.
 

薄福的人,應該常行惜福的事

薄德的人,應該常行積德的事

The wretched should try to accumulate merits.

The wayward should try to improve their virtue.
 

結交益友,可以做好人,近朱者赤也

勤讀傳記,可以立事功,見賢思齊焉

Make worthy friends to improve your conduct.

Emulate the wise to achieve success.
 

耐煩的人讀書才會深入

耐煩的人做事才會圓融

耐煩的人處眾才會通達

耐煩的人修行才會成就

Patience leads to the deepest truths.

Patience lets you succeed in business.

Patience lets you get along with others.

Patience succeeds in practice and cultivation.
 

能夠接受教誨,「勇於認錯」的人,大都進步得快

覺得自己有理,「死不認錯」的人,往往原地踏步

Those who admit their faults can advance.

Those who never admit faults cannot advance.
 

爭氣,不要生氣

好強,但不逞強

Strive for your goal and don't be impatient.

Have a strong will but don't show off.
 

受人稱譽要能不自滿

被他欺侮要能不怨尤

遭逢失敗要能不氣餒

處事成功要能不驕恣

Don't be smug with praise.

Don't whine about humiliation.

Don't be discouraged by failure.

Don't be arrogant with success.
 

一味盲進,往往自誤誤人

進退有據,才能有守有為

To advance blindly damages everyone's interests.

To advance or retreat on principle makes you capable of great achievements.
 

當得意時,須尋一條退路,然後不危於安樂

當失意時,須尋一條出路,然後可生於憂患

When all is going sell,plan for hard times.

When hard times come,you will find a way out of your distress.
 

「不忘初心」可以給我們力量

「不忘舊惡」可以給我們心和

「不計利害」可以給我們超越

「不慕虛榮」可以給我們養望

To keep strong,remember your initial purpose.

To keep calm,forget grudges.

Transcend gain and loss.

Cultivate your virtue by despising empty glory.
 

人情比金錢重要

道義比人情更高

名譽比生命重要

良心比名譽更高

Prefer sympathy to money.

Prefer justice to sympathy.

Prefer reputation to life.

Prefer conscience to reputation.
 

能夠從善如流,自然順理成章

只要耐煩有恆,不怕不能成功

By accepting wise counsel.you can succeed.

Being persistent,you will succeed.
 

最美的語言是讚歎好人

最大的功德是助成好事

最壞的行為是驕橫我慢

最劣的品行是好逸惡勞

The sweetest words praise good people.

The finest merit is charity.

The worst offense is arrogance.

The worst fault is indolence.
 

別人善意的批評我非

我應尊之為師

別人惡意的稱讚我是

我應視之為敵

When someone criticizes you with good intent,he is your teacher.

When someone praises you with evil intent,he is your enemy.
 

做人要講事非,但不要太計利害

做事要講利害,但不要太怕是非

To get along,know right from wrong but don't fret over gain and loss.

In business,be concerned about gain and loss but don't fret about gossip.
 

萬謗難擋,不如一默

百事難成,唯靠一勤

When you can't avoid slander,receive it calmly.

When failure is likely,try harder to succeed.
 

病從口入,若口不亂食,則病從何入?

禍從口出,若口能慎言。則禍從何出?

Diseases enter by the mouth:if you take care about what you eat ,how can illness enter your body?

Careless talk causes problems:if you are cautious in speech,how can there be trouble?
 

不能接受挫折時的磨煉,就不能擔當大任

不能接受失敗時的鍛煉,就不能成就大事

不能接受譭謗時的考驗,就不能發揮大用

不能接受悲傷時的經驗,就不能昇華大愛

If you can't bear frustration,you cannot do your job.

If you can't accept failure,you cannot succeed.

If you can't accept slander,you cannot be useful.

If you can't accept sorrow,your love cannot grow.
 

最好的管理,就是自己管好自己

最壞的領導,就是自己言行不一

A manager must first manage himself.

A leader must make his actions match his words.
 

爭強好勝的人,樹敵必多

委屈求全的人,道路必寬

Those who battle have many adversaries,

Those who pardon have a wider road.
 

無求,自然不爭

不爭,自然無瞋

無瞋,自然少怨

少怨,自然多福

Without a demand there is no dispute.

Without a dispute there is no hate.

Without hate there is no grievance.

Without grievance there is a better conclusion.
 

老,最怕的是心力衰退,而非年齡增加

人,最怕的是自己喪志,而非別人輕視

Fear not old age but loss of fortitude.

Fear not scorn but loss of resolve.
 

不滿足的人,找不到安樂椅

不惜福的人,找不到聚寶盆

The discontented will never find rest.

The dissatisfied will never be rewarded.
 

超脫榮辱毀譽,就是解脫

看淡成敗得失,就是放下

Liberation means rising above honor and humiliation,slander and praise.

Detachment means rising above success and failure,gain and loss.
 

自己有過,不當諱,朋友有過,決當為之諱

自己有成,不當揚,朋友有成,決當為之揚

Conceal your friends' mistakes but not yours.

Proclaim your friends' successes but not yours.
 

把握當下,才能創造繼起的生命

展望未來,應該把握當下的機緣

Seize this moment to create the future.

Seize present causes and conditions to improve the future.
 

無人則私

無私則公

無明則昧

無昧則智

Indifference to suffering leads to selfishness.

Selflessness leads to righteousness.

Lgnorance leads to delusion.

Mindfulness leads to wisdom.
 

瞋怒怨恨,是煩惱的根本

感恩知足。是快樂的泉源

Anger and hatred are the root of trouble.

Gratitude and content are the source of happiness.
 

慾望過多,必然窮苦不足

恬不知恥,必然貧賤卑微

疑心太重,必然受人輕視

姿態太高,必然遭人排擠

Desire leads to poverty.

Loss of conscience leads to humiliation.

Suspicion leads to contempt.

Arrogance makes you unwelcome.
 

好心一起,一切吉祥如意

惡念一生,百萬障門開啟

Good will opens the gateway to good luck.

Evil thought opens the gateway to hindrances.
 

退後,是為了跳得更遠

壓縮,是為了彈得更高

休息,是為了走得更長

韜光,是為了學得更博

Step back to jump further.

Crouch back to spring higher.

Rest to walk longer.

Withdraw to learn better.
 

失去丈夫的寡婦必須擦乾眼淚,才有力量撫養子女

沒有雙親的孩子更要堅強奮鬥,才有勇氣面對現實

缺乏師資的學生唯有勤修自學,才能尋得學問入門

不同黨派的官員若能拼除門戶,才能相謀治國之方

Widows must conquer sorrow to raise children.

Deprived children must be strong to face society.

Badly taught students must be their own teachers.

Officials must get rid of prejudices to govern.
 

秋天積穀存糧,自然不愁嚴冬來臨

白天設奮照明,自然不怕夜幕低垂

平時積德養望,自然不憂毀譽加身

生前奉獻社會,自然不懼遺憾後世

Store food in autumn to survive the cold winter.

Oil your lamp by day to read by night.

Increase your virtue to disdain slander.

Be devoted to society to increase your merit.
 

人貴立志,有志者事竟成

人貴存誠,精誠者金石開

人貴明理,達理者去向通

人貴行善,心善者貴人來

To succeed,be determined.

To persuade your opponents,be honest.

To advance your career,be intelligent.

To gain patronage,do good.
 

感情若是一廂情願,則難天長地久

財富若是巧取豪奪,必有敗壞之虞

名聲若是譁眾取寵,終將遭人唾棄

地位若是坐享其成,便會引起非議

Unrequited love cannot last.

Stolen wealth will disappear.

A boaster's fame will fade away.

Unearned rank will be censured.
 

開發潛能,更新觀念,這是自我建設

懶惰懈怠,不結人緣,這是自我破壞

成就自己,造福別人,這是自我尊重

打擊別人,榮耀自己,這是自我毀滅

Keep learning to keep growing.

Always make good affinity to progress.

Work for society to gain self-esteem.

Doing harm for gain wil destroy you.
 

有大胸襟,方有大格局

有大格局,方能成大事

Generosity and determination let you think big.

Thinking big,you can achieve great things.
 

有了國防建設,國家才能富強安定

有了文教建設,社會才能和諧有禮

有了經濟建設,民生才能富足安樂

有了交通建設,地方才能繁榮發展

有了倫理建設,家庭才能和諧尊重

有了自我建設,生命才能寬闊開展

National defense keeps a nation rich and stable.

Culture keeps society charming and polite.

A strong economy makes society rich and happy.

Public transit brings wealth and development.

Ethical conduct makes families open and caring.

Self-respect makes you vital and content.
 

「過去」的時間已經悄然而逝,永不回頭

「現在」的時間如箭一般飛走,轉眼即逝

「未來」的時間猶在慢慢接近,擦身而過

「當下」的時間能夠即時把握,剎那永恆

The past is gone and never will return.

The present flies and soon will disappear.

The future comes but cannot yet be seized.

The present must be seized and never let go.
 

不殺生而護生,如在人壽保險公司投保

不偷盜而喜捨,如在銀行中存入了巨款

不邪淫而自重,如在幸福家庭中受表揚

不妄語而慎言,如在美麗語言學校獲獎

不吸毒而守道,如在健康保險公司投保

Not to kill but to save is like life insurance.

Not to steal but to give is like money in a bank.

Not to misbehave sexually but to behave well is like gaining a happy family.

Not to lie but to speak truth is like passing a language school.

Not to take drugs but to stay clean is like health insurance.
 

擁有財物而不用,和「沒有」並無差別

擁有金錢不會用,和「無用」無有不同

一心想要「擁有」,不如提倡「用有」

「擁有」只是富者,「用有」才是智者

Hoarding without use is like not having.

Money you don't know how to use is worthless.

Better use well what you have than try to own more.

Property is empty possession unless you have wisdom to use it well.

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