伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

    伯纳德·曼德维尔,伯纳德·德曼德维尔,是一位英荷哲学家、政治经济学家和讽刺家。出生于荷兰鹿特丹,一生大部分时间都在英国,大部分出版作品都使用英语。他因蜜蜂的寓言而出名。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔(Bernard de Mandeville)名言

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.

因为厚颜无耻是一种恶习,并不意味着谦虚是一种美德;它建立在羞耻感的基础上,是我们天性中的一种激情,根据这种动机所采取的行动,它可能是好的,也可能是坏的。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.

货币没有内在的价值,只有随着时代的变化而变化的价值。无论一个几内亚的价格是二十镑还是一先令,都是穷人的劳动,而不是金银的高低价值,所有的舒适生活都必须源于此。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.

我们很少称任何人懒惰,但我们认为他们不如我们,我们期望他们能为我们服务。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.

唯一有分量的东西,可以说对现代荣誉是,它是直接对立的宗教。一个命令你耐心承受伤害,另一个告诉你如果你不怨恨他们,你就不适合活着。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.

没有什么习惯或品质比伪善更容易养成,也没有什么东西比否认我们内心的情感和我们行事的原则更容易学会:但每一种激情的种子都是我们与生俱来的,没有人能在没有它们的情况下来到这个世界。

伯纳德·德·曼德维尔

People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.

物质的人可能会犯罪,而不会因为他们偷来的快乐而暴露出来;但是仆人和贫穷的女人很少有机会隐藏一个大肚子,或者至少是它的后果。

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