星期二, 六月 18, 2019

反求諸己

作者:彭啟堯 繪圖:保 蓮 孟 子:禮人不答,反其敬,行有不得者皆反求諸己。 孟子說:待人以禮對方不報答,就要反省自己恭敬夠不夠。任何行為如果沒有取得效果,都要反過來檢查一下自己。 Mencius said: “Treating others politely but fails to appropriate due respect in return, you should conduct a self reflection. Any line of action that fails to bring about its intended result, one must re-examine one’s attitude.”   (蘇國麟英譯)   香港孟子學院提供,版權所有  

杯水車薪

  作者:彭啟堯 繪圖:保 蓮   孟子: 以一杯水救一車薪之火也,不熄,則謂之水不勝火,此又與於不仁之甚者也。 解釋:用一小杯水去撲滅一車木柴燃起的大火,火不滅,便說水不勝火,這與那種很不仁義的人差不多。   Mencius said:“fail to put off the fire of a waggon-load of firewood with a glass of water and thus conclude that water cannot extinguish fire is the worst excuse for those who do not practice righteousness.” (譯英:蘇國麟) 香港孟子學院提供,版權所有

捨生取義

作者:彭啟堯     繪圖:保蓮 孟子:生,亦我所欲也;義,亦我所欲也。二者不可得兼,舍生而取義者也。 解釋:生命是我所追求的,正義也是我所追求的。二者不能同時得到,便捨棄生命而奉行正道。 Mencius said:“My life is all that I have and righteousness is also the most precious thing in my life. If I cannot keep both of them, I will forsake life for righteousness.” (譯英:蘇國麟) 香港孟子學院提供,版權所有

綠木求魚

綠木求魚 孟子: 然則王之所大欲,可知已;欲闢土地,朝秦楚,蒞中國,而撫四夷也。以若所為,求若所欲,猶緣木而求魚也。王曰:若是其甚與?曰:殆有甚焉!緣木求魚,雖不得魚,無後災;以若所為,求若所欲,盡心力而為之,後必有災。 解釋: 孟子說:“那麼,大王的最大心願可以知道了,就是想擴張疆土,使秦國楚國來朝拜,君臨中原、安撫四周的民族。憑您的做法去追求實現您的心願,真好比是爬上樹去捉魚一樣。”宣王說:“像這麼嚴重嗎?” 孟子說:“只怕比這還嚴重呢!上樹捉魚,雖然捉不到魚,不會有後患。按您的做法去實現您的心願,費盡心力去做,到頭來必定有災禍。 Mencius said: “Then, your Majesty's desires are known to all. You wish to expand your territories, to force Qin and Chu to bow before you, to rule the entire country, and to subdue all other people to be your...

一暴十寒

一暴十寒 孟子:雖有天下易生之物也,一日暴之,十日寒之,未有能生者也。不專心致志,則不得也。 解釋:即使有一種天下最容易生長的植物,曬它一天,又凍它十天,沒有能夠生長的。不專心致志地學習,也是學不會的。 Mencius said: "Suppose there is a plant that may grow very easily. If it exposes to the sun for one day and exposes to severe cold weather for ten days, the plant may never grow. Likewise, one who does...
孟子:君子有三樂,父母俱在,兄弟無故,一樂也;仰不愧於天,俯不作於人,二樂也;得天下英才而教育之,三樂也。 解釋:君子有三樂,父母都健在,兄弟無災無難,是第一樂;抬頭無愧於天,低頭無愧於人,是第二樂;得到天下的優秀人才,並對他們進行教育,是第三樂。 Mencius said :“A gentleman delights and takes pride in three things. Firstly, he whose parents are alive and healthy and whose brothers afford no cause for anxiety. Secondly, he whose deeds meet God's approval as well as just and...

安心立命

孟子:存其心,養其性,所以事天也。夭壽不貳,修身以俟之,所以立命也。
孟子金句漫畫 - 害人終害己

害人終害己

孟子:天作孽,猶可違;自作孽,不可活。解釋:自然界給人們造成災害,人們或許尚能逃避而得僥倖生存;但人們自作的罪孽,卻是要自行承擔惡果,是無法逃避的。

一樣咁衰

孟子:兵刃既接,棄甲曳兵而走。或百步而後止,或五十步而後止;以五十步笑百步,則何如?

貪字變個貧

孟子:得道多助 失道寡助 解釋:「站在正義方面,會得到多數人的支持幫助;違背正義,必陷於孤立。」 Mencius said : A just cause gains great support, an unjust one gains little.