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ξ Quote Quiz 5


Obstacles are like wild a_______s. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, American Author, Founder of Success Magazine
The a_______s that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. James Thurber
1894-1961, American Humorist, Illustrator
If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for a_______s. If a_______s don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection. Jean Baudrillard
French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete a_______. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

A: animal

Å Quote Quiz 4

Find the WHOLE word you think goes to EVERY quotation.The first letter of the word is given. [Q-Five]

The biggest room in the world, is the room for i_______. 出処不明

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant i_______ and constant change. Thomas J. Peters
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self i_______, about being better than you were the day before. Steve Young
Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some i_______s. Alfonso X
The i_______ of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. John Locke
1632-1704, British Philosopher
He who asks of life nothing but the i_______ of his own natureィ is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life. Henri Frederic Amiel
The never-ending task of self i_______.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

The i_______ of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough, it will spread automatically. If we do not, no strength of arms can permanently  oppose it. [Charles A. Lindbergh 1902-1974, American Pilot, Made The First Flight From New York To Paris]

A:  improvement

ж Quote Quiz 3

Find the word you think goes to every quotation. [Q-Five]

It no longer b_______s me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. Alice Walker
1944-, American Author, Critic
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not b_______ about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead
1861-1947, British Mathematician, Philosopher
When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not b_______ to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.

誰が言ったのか         分かりませんベイ

Don't b_______ about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. Salvador Dali
1904-1989, Spanish Painter
There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't b_______ to change while there are women like that around. Ann Oakley
1944-, British Sociologist, Author

A:  bother

∑ Quote Quiz 2


I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: b_______ing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable. William Shakespeare
1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments b_______ed from philosophy, psychology, literature. Edward Blishen
1920-, British Actor
A person who b_______s your watch, tells you what time it is, pockets your watch, and then sends you a bill for it. 誰が言ったのでしょう????
What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? b_______ fivers off everyone you meet. Richard Branson
American Businessman, Chairman of The Virgin Group
We don't just b_______ words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. Booker T. Washington
1856-1915, American Black Leader and Educator

A:  borrow

∞ Quote Quiz 1


Where force is necessary, there it must be applied b_______, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a manoeuvre, a blow with an agreement. Leon Trotsky
1879-1940, Russian Revolutionary
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk b_______ through them. Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, American Author, Founder of Success Magazine
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures b_______, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. William Penn
1644-1718, British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania
No man lies so b_______ as the man who is indignant. Friedrich Nietzsche
1844-1900, German Philosopher
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts b_______, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor. Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister
Plunge b_______ into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
The wise b_______ pick up a truth as soon as they hear it. Don't wait or a moment, or you'll lose your head. Hsueh-Dou
I am prejudiced in favour of him who, without impudence, can ask b_______. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness. Johann Kaspar Lavater
1741-1801, Swiss Theologian, Mystic
It is better to be b_______ decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. Marilyn Moats Kennedy

Every writer hopes or b_______ assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.

A: boldly

ψ 立つ面目


flair見栄え (look) や体裁 (appearance) を気にしたり、面目が立つの、潰れるので右往左往(helter-skelter)、一喜一憂(emotional Yo-Yo)する人間の姿は、洋の東西を問わず(in all countries)、どこでも見られる現象 (phenomenon) です。ただ、個人的な経験から言うと (based on my personal experience)、見栄えや体裁を殊のほか気にする傾向は東洋、特に環日本海地域 (Japan Sea Rim areas)で顕著に看取できるような気がします。中国東北部や朝鮮半島はもとより、日本においてもこの傾向は横綱級に (extremely noticeable) 国民性の中に見出せると感じているのは私だけでしょか?

「面目が立つ」は英語で "save face"という表現を使うことが多いようですが、私は何かを or 誰かを describeする際に、安易にこの表現は使わないようにしています。他者を評価するというのは、たとえそれが褒める場合であるにせよ、大変僭越な気がするからです。とはいえ、現実にはあちらこちらでこの表現が記述されたり発話されたりしているわけですから、一つの英語表現としてしっかりその真意を理解しているということは必要なことのように思われます。

「面目が立つ」というのは、既に他人がその人を評価していたり、その人に対して敬意 (=your reputation and the respect of other people) を抱いているという前提のもとに成り立つ表現です。であるがゆえに、それを維持すること(=let other people continue to respect you) ができれば、それすなわち、その人の「面目」は「立つ」わけであります……

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