英文欣赏:Youth青春

编者按: 青春不是年华,而是心境;青春不是桃面、丹唇、柔膝,而是深沉的意志,恢宏的想象,炙热的恋情;青春是生命的深泉在涌流。 Youth Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips andsuppleknees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. You...

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英文欣赏:The 50-Percent Theory of Life 生活理论半对半

引言: 回首那个糟糕的夏天,我很快就明白了,所有后来出现的好事只不过与坏事相互抵消。比一般情况糟糕的境遇不会延宕过久;而太平时光是我应得的,我要尽情享受,它们为我注入活力以应对下一个险情,并确保我可以兴旺发达。 The 50-Percent Theory of Life I believe in the 50-percent theory. Half the time things are better than normal; the other half, they are worse. I believe life is apend...

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英文欣赏:Giving Life Meaning 给生命以意义

编者引言:生命,应如烟花般绚烂夺目,如怒放的鲜花般芬芳… Giving Life Meaning Have you thought about what you want people to say about you after you’re gone? Can you hear the voice saying, “He was a great man.” Or “She really will be missed.” What else do they say? One of the strangest phenomena of life is to engage in a work that will last long after death. Isn’t that a...

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英文欣赏:Human Life a Poem人生如诗

生命如诗,需要我们用心去感受那或豪迈洒脱、或婉约清丽的诗行… Human Life a Poem I think that, from a biological standpoint, human life almost reads like a poem. It has its own rhythm and beat, its internal cycles of growth and decay. It begins with innocent childhood, followed by awkward adolescence trying awkwardly to adapt itself to mature society, with its young passi...

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英文欣赏:Companionship of Books 以书为伴

编者按: 大师们的作品在我们心灵扎根,诗人们的佳句在我们血管中运行。我们年轻时读了书,年老了又把它们记起。 —-赫兹利特 Companionship of Books A man may usually be known by the books he reads as well as by the company he keeps; for there is a companionship of books as well as of men; and one should always live in the best company, whether it be of books or of men. A good ...

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英文欣赏:Do You Fear the Wind你害怕风吗?

Do you fear the force of the wind? ——Hamilton Garland Do you fear the force of the wind? Do you fear theslashof the rain? Go face them and fight them. Be savage again. Go hungry and cold like the wolf. Gowadelike the crane: The palms of your hands will thicken. The skin of your cheek will tan. You‘ll growraggedand weary andswarthy. But you’ll walk like a man! 你害怕风吗? 你...

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英文欣赏:What is Your Recovery Rate?你的恢复速率是多少?

编者按: 沉湎过去,就无法与今天同行,明天因而也成了一个遥遥的无期。 沉湎过去,就无法让我们的每天过得精彩,痛苦因而成了一个咒语无法摆脱。 What is Your Recovery Rate? What is your recovery rate? How long does it take you to recover from actions and behaviors that upset you? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? The longer it takes you to recover, the more influence that incident has on y...

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英文欣赏:Gettysburg Address 林肯在葛底斯堡的演说

编者按: 毋宁说,倒是我们这些还活着的人,应该在这里把自己奉献于勇士们已经如此崇高地向前推进但尚未完成的事业。倒是我们应该在这里把自己奉献于仍然留在我们面前的伟大任务——我们要从这些光荣的死者身上汲取更多的献身精神,来完成他们已经完全彻底为之献身的事业;我们要在这里下定最大的决心,不让这些死者白白牺牲;我们要使国家在上帝福佑下得到自由的新生,要使这个民有、民治、民享的政府永世长...

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英文欣赏:Bed in Summer夏之眠

Bed in Summer ——Robert Louis Stevenson In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going past me in the street. And does it seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should...

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英文欣赏:Abundance is a Life Style富足的生活方式

编者按: 一个懂得生活的人,必然是一个内心世界丰富充实的人。一个内心世界丰富的人才能在黑暗中看到光明,才能欣赏生长在荆棘丛中艳丽的花朵,才能在纷繁的外部表象中寻到事物的本质。构建强大的内心世界是一生的事业。 Abundance is a Life Style Abundanceis a life style, a way of living your life. It isn’t something you buy now and then or pull down from the cupboard, dust off and use onc...

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英文欣赏:Three Days to See假如给我三天光明

编者按: 有时我想,把每天都当作生命中的最后一天来边,也不失为一个极好的生活法则。这种态度会使人格外重视生命的价值。我们每天都应该以优雅的姿态,充沛的精力,抱着感恩之心来生活。 —-海伦.凯勒 Three Days to See(Excerpts)假如给我三天光明(节选) All of us have readthrillingstories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. Sometimes it was as long as a ...

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英文欣赏:The mountain and the squirrel山峰和松鼠

引言: 禀赋迥异,万物各就其位; 倘若我不能将森林背负,你也无法将坚果打破。 The mountain and thesquirrel ——Ralph Waldo Emerson The Mountain and the Squirrel Had a quarrel; And the Mountain called the Squirrel 'LittlePrig.' Bunreplied, You are doubtless very big; But all sorts of things and weather Must be taken in together, To make up a year And a sphere. And Think it...

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英文欣赏:First Inaugural Address肯尼迪就职演讲(节选)

编者按: 美国同胞们,不要问国家能为你们做些什么、而要问你们能为国家做些什么。 全世界的公民们,不要问美国将为你们做些什么,而要问我们共同能为人类的自由做些什么。 —约翰.肯尼迪 First Inaugural Address We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom, symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning;signifyingrenewal, as well as change.For I have sworn befor...

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英文欣赏:There Is No Frigate Like a Book有哪艘帆船像书一样

There is nofrigatelike a book ——Emily Dickinson There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Ofprancingpoetry. This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is thechariot That bears a human soul! 有哪艘帆船像书一样 没有哪艘帆船像书本一样, 带我们跨越万水千山, 也没有一匹骏马, 比得上一页欢腾的诗篇。 没有旅费的窘...

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英文欣赏:On Motes and Beams微尘与栋梁

编者按: 人与人之间没什么大的区别。他们皆是伟大与渺小、善良与邪恶、高贵与低贱的混合体。 On Motes and Beams It is curious that our own offenses should seem so much lessheinousthan the offenses of others. I suppose the reason is that we know all the circumstances that have occasioned them and so manage to excuse in ourselves what we cannot excuse in others. We turn our attenti...

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英文欣赏:Clear Your Mental Space 静心

Clear Your Mental Space Think about the last time you felt a negative emotion—like stress, anger, or frustration. What was going through your mind as you were going through thatnegativity? Was your mindclutteredwith thoughts? Or was it paralyzed, unable to think? The next time you find yourself in the middle of a very stressful time, or you feel angry or frustrated, st...

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英文欣赏:If I Rest,I Rust 如果休息,我就会生锈

编者按: 正如要想拥有自由就要时刻保持警惕一样,要想取得伟大的,持久的成功,就必须坚持不懈地努力。 If I Rest, I Rust The significantinscriptionfound on an old key—“If I rest, I rust”—would be an excellent motto for those who areafflictedwith the slightest bit ofidleness. Even the most industrious person might adopt it with advantage to serve as a reminder that, if...

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英文欣赏:The Road to Success 成功之道

编者按: 成功的首要条件和最大秘诀就是:把你的精力,思想和资本全都集中在你正从事的事业上。一旦开始从事某种职业,就要下定决心在那一领域闯出一片天地来;做这一行的领导人物,采纳每一点改进之心,采用最优良的设备,对专业知识熟稔于心。 The Road to Success It is well that young men should begin at the beginning and occupy the most subordinate positions. Many of the leading businessme...

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英文欣赏:The Wholeness of Life完美的人生

编者按: 人生的完整性在于知道如何面对缺陷,如何勇敢地摒弃不现实的幻想而又不以此为缺憾。 Once a circle missed awedge. The circle wanted to be whole, so it went around looking for its missing piece. But because it was incomplete and therefore could roll only very slowly, it admired the flowers along the way. It chatted with worms. It enjoyed the sunshine. It found lots of diff...

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英文欣赏:I’ll Try我要试试

I'll try ——C.G Rossetti The little boy who says "I’ll try" Will climb to the hill-top. The little boy who says "I can’t". Will at the bottom stop. 'I'll try" does great things every day. "I can't" gets nothing done. Be sure then that you say "I'll try" And let "I can't" alone. 我要试试 说“我要试试...

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