One stop on the road to attaining a billion-dollar fortune is to seek advice at the feet of those who have already attained it. And while it might be difficult to get face time with some of Africa’s richest people, you can learn a lot from their words of wisdom.
  在通往 亿万财富的道路上有很多小站,其中之一就是从“过来人”那里寻求建议。要跟非 洲最富有的人面对面交流,这样的机会固然难得,但从他 们的名言金句中,你也可以获益良多。
  In the spirit of self-motivation, here are 20 inspirational quotes from a few members of Forbes’ list of 50 Richest Africans.
  1. If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive. – Aliko Dangote
  1. 没有抱 负的人生不值得过下去。——阿里科·丹格特
  2. People in Tanzania look at my wealth and think I must be sunbathing and playing golf all day. But I work really hard. I put in a hundred hours a week. It’s a never stopped game. You can never say I’ve worked hard enough now. – Mohammed Dewji
  2. 坦桑尼 亚人看到我的财富就会想,我肯定 整天都在晒日光浴、打高尔夫。但我工 作起来非常卖力,每周都要投入100小时在工作上。这是一 场永无休止的游戏。你永远都没有机会说,现在我 付出的努力已经足够了。——穆罕默德·德沃基
  3. As you start out in life, it is important that you know at least something about everything, but as you get older it is important that you know everything about something. – Johann Rupert
  3. 初涉人世的时候,你有必 要凡事都懂一点,但随着年纪的增长,你得就 需要至少对一件事了如指掌。——约翰·鲁伯特
  4. The harder you work, the luckier you get. – Mike Adenuga
  4. 你越努力,运气就越好。——迈克·阿登努加
  5. In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. – Stephen Saad
  5. 在生活中,如果不作出牺牲,你就无 法达到任何成就、实现任何期望。——斯蒂芬·萨阿德
  6. I think there are a lot of people with family connections but who are actually nowhere. If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through. – Isabel Dos Santos
  6. 我觉得,很多因 家庭背景而人脉广泛的人都一事无成。如果你 付出不懈努力并拥有坚定决心,你就能成功,这是最关键的。我不相 信其中存在任何捷径。——伊莎贝尔·多斯桑托斯
  7. One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with mediocre performance. – Patrice Motsepe
  7. 目标一定要高。我永远 都不会满足于平庸的表现。——帕特里斯·莫特赛比
  8. Money is not my objective. – Desmond Sacco
  8. 钱不是我的目标。——德斯蒙德·萨科
  9. I own quite a lot and I have worked very hard for it. – Sudhir Ruparelia
  9. 我拥有一大笔财富,而这些 都是我辛勤努力的结果。——苏迪尔·鲁帕拉里亚
  10. In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in. – Hakeem Belo- Osagie
  10. 说来矛盾,在当今世界上,最大胆 的举措往往都是最安全的。在这个 瞬息万变的世界中,留在原 地其实就是留在了最危险的地方。——哈基姆·贝罗-奥萨吉