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Across the world, numerous?sages in ancient times had emphasized that morality values way much more than merits.
不管是哪國的先賢,都強調德比才更重要。

Many parents, too, taught their children that the first lesson about success is being a good person.
父母們也教導自己的孩子:學會做人,是成功的第一步。

A good reputation is the highest degree one can get. And it is the very foundation for you to put your talents to good use.
人品,是一個人能得到的最高學歷,也是他施展一切才能的基礎。

A talented man without the descipline of morality is merely a monster out of control no matter how capable he is.
一個無德之人,縱使他的才情再高,若沒有良好的品德來駕馭,也只能是一只失控的猛獸。

There was a wise man named Tseng Guo-fan in China. He wrote in a letter to his younger brother that:
中國曾有一位叫曾國藩的智者,他在給弟弟的一封信里說到:

"A moral progress is just like an additional litre of grain."
“今日進一分德,便算積了一升谷。”

Morality is not a technique which can be explained technically, but rather a subtle power that works imperceptibly .
德,不是一門可以細致講解的技術,它是一種潛移默化的微妙力量。

It works as the lubricant when you communicate with others.
他是人與人之間交流的潤滑劑。

All the paths become unobstructed for you once you are armored with this. And the doors that used to be locked will open.
一個人若是擁有了這種特質,他的路便會更加通暢,許多緊鎖的門都會為他打開。

This may look?like luck?in some people's eyes.
這在許多人看來可能像是運氣。

But no, this is not luck.
但是,不,這并不是運氣。

This is a kind of merit.
這是一種能力。

A good reputation is the highest degree one can get. It goes way farther than any certificate.
人品,是一個人能擁有的最高學歷,它比一切證書都有用。

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(翻譯:能貓)