VICTOR Z. CHEN

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Entrepreneur’s Credo

 

I do not choose to be a common man,

It is my right to be uncommon … if I can,

I seek opportunity … not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen.

Humbled and dulled by having the

State look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk;

To dream and to build.

To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;

I prefer the challenges of life

To the guaranteed existence;

The thrill of fulfillment

To the stale calm of Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence

Nor my dignity for a handout

I will never cower before any master

Nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect.

Proud and unafraid;

To think and act for myself,

To enjoy the benefit of my creations

And to face the world boldly and say:

This, with God’s help, I have done.

 

--From Thomas Paine’s (1776) Common Sense

 

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.

 

 --Leonardo da Vinci

 

企业家誓言

 

我不会选择做一名普通人。

自命不凡是天赋人权——只要我能。

我寻求机遇,而非安稳。

我也从不愿去做顺民,

在国家的保障下变得卑躬沉沦。

 

我要尝试那精心的冒险;

去梦想也去创造,去失败也去成功。

我拒绝失去激励而获得救助;

我宁愿接受生活的挑战,不甘心保有确定的现状;

成就带来的欣喜远比乌托邦式的平静更令我向往。

 

我不会为福利而牺牲自由;

也不会为施舍而放弃尊严。

在任何大师面前我不会胆怯;

在任何威胁面前也决不屈服。

 

我的天性是昂然挺立,自豪无惧;

按照内心的方式敢想敢为。

我享受自我创造产生的果实;

坦然面对这个世界,然后说:

此生,拜上帝之助,我有所作为。

 

--节选自1776年托马斯·潘恩的《常识》

 

 

 

 

我触犯了上帝和人类,

因为我的作品未能达到它应有的高度。

 

--·芬奇

 

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