亚当·弗格森

    亚当·弗格森,FRSE,又称莱思弗格森,是苏格兰哲学家和苏格兰启蒙运动的历史学家。

亚当·弗格森(Adam Ferguson)名言

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.

以动物的身份,人类有资格在任何气候下生存。

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The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.

人类的历史是有限的,从每一个季度开始,人类的事情都有了一个开始。

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The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.

艺术家发现,他越能将注意力集中在任何作品的某个特定部分,他的作品就越完美,并且在他手中成长的数量也就越多。

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Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.

就像我们吹来的风一样,我们不知道它们从何而来,吹向何处,社会的力量来自一个隐秘而遥远的起源。它们产生于哲学时代之前,来自本能,而不是人类的推测。

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In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.

在每一个商业国家里,尽管有人自诩享有平等权利,但对少数人的推崇必然会压制多数人。

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Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.

大众的每一步和每一个动作,即使是在所谓的开明时代,也同样对未来视而不见;国家偶然发现了一些设施,这些设施确实是人类活动的结果,但不是任何人类设计的执行。

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