And from that full meridian of my glory
I haste now to my setting: I shall fall
Like a bright exhalation in the evening,
And no man see me more."
--Cardinal Thomas Wolsey from "Henry VIII" (3.2.270)
So take out the trash — for your little girl’s sake.
Unlike Beck, Hayek was a very serious thinker, and it would be too bad if the current association between the two led us to dismiss his thought. Hayek always had problems getting the respect he deserved; even when he was awarded the Nobel in economic science in 1974, the awards committee paired him with the left-leaning economist Gunnar Myrdal. With the passage of time, however, many of the ideas expressed in “The Constitution of Liberty” have become broadly accepted by economists — e.g., that labor unions create a privileged labor sector at the expense of the nonunionized; that rent control reduces the supply of housing; or that agricultural subsidies lower the general welfare and create a bonanza for politicians. His view that ambitious government-sponsored programs often produce unintended consequences served as an intellectual underpinning of the Reagan-Thatcher revolution of the 1980s and ’90s. Now that the aspirations of that revolution are being revived by Tea Partiers and other conservatives, it is useful to review some of the intellectual foundations on which it rested.
Albania's EU aspirations still hampered by totalitarian past
|書名||Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and his family|
|作者||Catherine Drinker Bowen|
這本書的結尾 引下述演講詞 HOLMES' 1884 MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH 黑體字部分
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing but indifference, and do not pretend to undervalue the worldly rewards of ambition, we have seen wih our own eyes, beyond and above the gold fields, the snowy heights of honor, and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us. But, above all, we have learned that whether a man accepts from Fortune her spade, and will look downward and dig, or from Aspiration her axe and cord, and will scale the ice, the one and only success which it is his to command is to bring to his work a mighty heart.
"不管一個人是從幸運女神那兒接受了他的鏟子低下頭去挖土， 或是希望女神那兒接受了他的斧頭和繩子，往冰上爬 ；唯一屬於他的成功在於做事要有一顆剛毅的心。"
我對翻譯的一些看法: 這牽涉到神話"希望女神"的翻譯可商榷。Aspiration是與"幸運"對比 ，或許是"努力女神"。"努力" (自力奮鬥)，即 action of desiring and striving for something"....
我根據Shorter O.E.D "aspiration"詞句 的一句 B. Bainbridge的 "His entire life, with its small triumphs and disasters, its boundless hopes and aspirations for the future."
其中，hopes 和 aspirations是 對比 。
One who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position.
Seeking recognition, distinction, or advancement.
aspirationLine breaks: as¦pir|ation
Originlate Middle English (in sense 3): from Latin aspiratio(n-), from the verb aspirare (see aspire).
1 [U][C]（…への）強い願望, あこがれ, 大望, 大志, 野心((for, after, toward ..., to do))；願望の対象, 目標
her aspiration(s) for fame
He had aspirations to be a lawyer.
2 呼吸, 吸気.
3 [U]《音声学》気音.4 《医学》吸引.
aspirationalLine breaks: as¦pir|ation¦al