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英語,讀: Wikiquote

維基語錄(Wikiquote)與維基百科(Wikipedia)一樣是 維基媒體基金會(Wikimedia Foundation) 旗下的網站,收錄著名語錄。

根據維基語錄的自介 ,維基語錄的重點在於:




維基語錄在來源、出處的考證很有參考價值,例如,包括我自己,許多人一直以為 以下這句話是亞伯拉罕.林肯(Abraham Lincoln) 所說:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.


但維基語錄在其收錄的 亞伯拉罕.林肯 語錄 中指出,該句話可能出自別處 :

Widely attributed to Lincoln, this appears to be derived from Thomas Carlyle's general comment below, but there are similar quotes about Lincoln in his biographies.

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. Thomas Carlyle (1841) On Heroes and Hero Worship.

Any man can stand adversity — only a great man can stand prosperity. Horatio Alger (1883), Abraham Lincoln: The Backwoods Boy; or, How a Young Rail-Splitter became President

If you want to discover just what there is in a man — give him power. Francis Trevelyan Miller (1910), Portrait Life of Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Greatest American


與之前提過的《文明帝國(Civilization)》相似,這些名言都是人類智慧的 結晶,寓意深遠;維基語錄整理好的索引與考證十分值得參考。

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