「服務他人是你住地球應該付出的租金。」– 穆罕默德‧阿里 (拳擊手)
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." -- Muhammad Ali, Boxer
英語便利店 春假優惠

"When they go low, we go high." 蜜雪兒歐巴馬的演說為什麼打動人?

(A) 把東西裝進 (B) 別搞錯 (斬釘截鐵表達一種態度) (C) 去投票

"I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, (A) pile into those black SUVs with all those men with guns. And with all their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, 'What have we done?' "At that moment, I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation of who they would become. And how well we manage this experience could truly (1) make or break them.

“…How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't (2) stoop to their level. Our motto is, when they go low, we go high.

(B) Make no mistake about it, this November, when we (C) get to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.

“…kids who take the long way to school to avoid the gangs. Kids who wonder how they will ever afford college. Kids whose parents don't speak a word of English, but dream of a better life; who look to us to dream of what they can be. Hillary has spent decades doing the relentless work to actually make a difference in their lives. Advocating for kids with disabilities as a young lawyer, fighting for children's health care as first lady, and for quality child care in the senate.”

“…when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can't make snap decisions. You can't have thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well informed.

"Leaders like Tim Kaine, who show our kids what decency and devotion look like. Leaders like Hillary Clinton, who have the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling until they finally break through, lifting all of us along with her."

(1) Make or break 成也…..敗也….
The army will either make or break him. 軍隊可能塑造他,也可能毀了他。

(2) Stoop to someone’s level; stoop to the level of…降低(道德上的)水準
Andy has made it clear that he won’t stoop to the level of personal attack. 安迪表明他不會降低水準去做人身攻擊。

世界公民,這是商業英語的last mile!