出国留学网 > 留学论坛 > 英语 >

经典英文美文

目录

幸福的郎儿

回复 1 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 真正的自己及译文

  The only problem unconsciously assumed by all Chinese philosophers to be of any importance is: How shall we enjoy life, and who can best enjoy life? No perfectionism, no straining after the unattainable, no postulating of he unknowable; but taking poor, modal human nature as it is, how shall we organize our life so that we can woke peacefully, endure nobly and live happily?

  Who are we? That is first question. It is a question almost impossible to answer. But we all agree with the busy self occupied in our daily activities is not quite the real self. We are quite sure we have lost something in the mere pursuit of living. When we watch a person running about looking for something in a field, the wise man can set a puzzle for all the spectator to solve: what has that person lost? Some one thinks is a watch; another thinks it is a diamond brooch; and others will essay other guesses. After all the guesses have failed, the wise man who really doesn't know what the person is seeking after, tells the company:" I'll tell you. He has lost some breath." And no one can deny that he is right. So we often forget our true self in the pursuit of living, like a bird forgetting its own danger in pursuit of a mantis which again forgets its own danger in pursuit of another.

  [参考译文]

  一切中国的哲学家在不知不觉中认为唯一重要的问题是:我们要怎样享受人生?谁最会享受人生?我们不追求十全十美的理想,我们不寻找那些得不到的东西,我们不要求知道那些不得而知的东西;我们只认识不完美的、会死的人类的本性,那么我们要怎样调整我们的人生,使我们可以和平地工作着,旷达地忍耐着,幸福地生活着呢?

  我们是谁呢?这是第一个问题。这个问题几乎是无法答复的。可是我们都承认在我们曰常活动中那么忙碌的自我,并不完全是真正的自我;我们相信我们在生活的追求中已经失掉了一些东西。当我们看见一个人在一片田野里跑来跑去在寻找东西时,智者可以弄出一个难题给一切旁观者去解答:那个人失掉了什么东西呢?有的猜一只表;有的猜一支钻石胸针;其他的人则作其他的猜测。智者委实也不知道那个人在寻找什么东西;可是当大家都猜不中的时候,他会对大家说:“我告诉你们吧。他失掉了一些气息了。” 没有人会否认他的话是对的。所以我们在生活的追求中常常忘掉了真正的自我,像庄子在一个美妙的譬喻里所讲的那只鸟那样,为了要捕捉一只螳螂而忘掉自身的危险,而那只螳螂又为了要捕捉一只蝉而忘掉自身的危险。


本帖地址:http://bbs.liuxue86.com/917302.html

叮叮咚ok

回复 2 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 一切刚开始及译文

  "We are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book whose pages are infinite..."

  I do not know who wrote those words, but I have always liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want to make it. We can take the mysterious, hazy future and carve out of it anything that we can imagine, just as a sculptor carves a statue from a shapeless stone.

  We are all in the position of the farmer. If we plant a good seed, we reap a good harvest. If our seed is poor and full of weeds, we reap a useless crop. If we plant nothing at all, we harvest nothing at all.

  I want the future to be better than the past. I don’t want it contaminated by the mistakes and errors with which history is filled. We should all be concerned about the future because that is where we will spend the remainder of our lives.

  The past is gone and static. Nothing we can do will change it. The future is before us and dynamic. Everything we do will affect it. Each day brings with it new frontiers, in our homes and in our business, if we only recognize them. We are just at the beginning of the progress in every field of human endeavor.

  [参考译文]

  “我们正在读一本书的第一章第一行,这本书的页数是无限的……”

  我不知道是谁写的,可我很喜欢这句话,它提醒我们未来是由自己创造的。我们可以把神秘、不可知的未来塑造成我们想象中的任何模样,犹如雕刻家将未成形的石头刻成雕像。

  我们每个人都像是农夫。洒下良种将有丰收,播下劣种或生满野草便将毁去收成。没有耕耘则会一无所获。

  我希望未来比过去更加美好,希望未来不会沾染历史的错误与过失。我们都应举目向前,因我们的余生要用未来书写。

  往昔已逝,静如止水;我们无法再作改变。而前方的未来正生机勃勃;我们所做的每一件事都将会影响着它。只要我们认识到这些,无论是在家中还是在工作上,每天我们的面前都会展现出新的天地。

  在人类致力开拓的每一片领域上,我们正站在进步的起跑点。


韩国内裤

回复 3 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 生活的忠告及译文

  I’ll give you some advice about life.

  Eat more roughage;

  Do more than others expect you to do and do it pains;

  Remember what life tells you;

  Don’t take to heart every thing you hear.

  Don’t spend all that you have.

  Don’t sleep as long as you want;

  Whenever you say” I love you”, please say it honestly;

  Whevever you say” I’m sorry”, please look into the other person’s eyes;

  Fall in love at first sight;

  Don’t neglect dreams;

  Love deeply and ardently, even if there is pain, but this is the way to make your life complete;

  Find a way to settle, not to dispute;

  Never judge people by their appearance;

  Speak slowly, but think quickly;

  When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, simle and say, “Why do you want to know?”

  Remember that the man who can shoulder the most risk will gain the deepest love and the supreme accomplishment;

  Call you mother on the phone. If you can’t, you may think of her in your heart;

  When someone sneezes say, “God bless you”;

  If you fail, don’t forget to learn your lesson;

  Remember the three “ respects” .Respect yourself, respect others, stand on dignity and pay attention to your behavior;

  Don’t let a little dispute break up a great friendship;

  Whenever you find your wrongdoing, be quick with reparation!

  Whenever you make a phone call smil when you pick up the phone, because someone feel it!

  Marry a person who likes talking; because when you get old, you’ll find that chatting to be a great advantage;

  Find time for yourself.

  Life will change what you are but not who you are;

  Remember that silence is golden;

  Read more books and watch less television;

  Live a noble and honest life. Reviving past times in your old age will help you to enjoy your life again;

  Trust God, but don’t forget to lock the door;

  The harmonizing atmosphere of a family is valuable;

  Try your best to let family harmony flow smoothly;

  When you quarrel with a close friend, talk about the main dish, don’t quibble over the appetizers;

  You cannot hold onto yesterday;

  Figure out the meaning of someone’s words;

  Share your knowledge to continue a timeless tradition;

  Treat our earth in a friendly way,don’t fool around with mother nature;

  Do the thing you should do;

  Don’t trust a lover who kisses you without closing their eyes;

  Go to a place you’ve never been to every year.

  If you earn much money,the best way to spend it is on charitable deeds while you are alive;

  Remember,not all the best harvest is luck;

  Understand rules completely and change them reasonably;

  Remember,the best love is to love others unconditionally rather than make demands on them;

  Comment on the success you have attained by looking in the past at the target you wanted to achieve most;

  In love and cooking,you must give 100% effort……but expect little appreciation;

  [参考译文]

  给你生活的忠告

  多吃些粗粮;

  给别人比他们期望的更多,并用心去做;

  熟记生活告诉你的一切;

  不要轻信你听到的每件事,不要花光你的所有,不要想睡多久就睡多久;

  无论何时说“我爱你”,请真心实意;

  无论何时说“对不起”,请看对方的眼睛;

  相信一见钟情;

  请不要忽视梦想;

  深情热烈地爱,也许会受伤,但这是使人生完整的唯一方法;

  用一种明确的方法解决争议,不要冒犯;

  永远不要以貌取人;

  慢慢地说,但要迅速地想;

  当别人问你不想回答的问题时,笑着说:“你为什么想知道?”

  记住:那些敢于承担最大风险的人才能得到最深的爱和最大的成就;

  给妈妈打电话,如果不行,至少在心里想着她;

  当别人打喷嚏时,说一声“上帝保佑”;

  如果你失败了,千万别忘了汲取教训;

  记住三个“尊”: 尊重你自己; 尊重别人; 保持尊严, 对自己的行为负责;

  不要让小小的争端损毁了一场伟大的友谊;

  无论何时你发现自己做错了,竭尽所能去弥补;动作要快!

  无论什么时候打电话,摘起话筒的时候请微笑,因为对方能感觉到!

  找一个你爱聊的人结婚;因为年纪大了后,你会发觉喜欢聊天是一个人最大的优点;

  找点时间,单独呆会儿;

  欣然接受改变,但不要摒弃你的个人理念;

  记住:沉默是金;

  多看点书,少看点电视;

  过一种高尚而诚实的生活。当你年老时回想起过去,你就能再一次享受人生。

  相信上帝,但是别忘了锁门;

  家庭的融洽氛围是难能可贵的;

  尽你的能力让家平顺和谐;

  当你和你的亲近的少吵嘴时候,试着就事论事,不要扯出那些陈芝麻、烂谷子的事;

  不要摆脱不了昨天;

  多注意言下之意;

  和别人分享你的知识,那才是永恒之道;

  善待我们的地球,不要愚弄自然母亲;

  做自己该做的事;

  不要相信接吻时从不闭眼的伴侣;

  每年至少去一个你从没去过的地方。

  如果你赚了很多钱,在活着的时候多行善事,这是你能得到的最好回报;

  记住有时候,不是最好的收获也是一种好运;

  深刻理解所有的规则,合理地更新他们;

  记住,最好的爱存在于对别人的爱胜于对别人的索求这上;

  回头看看你发誓取得的目标,然后评价你到底有多成功;

  无论是烹饪不是爱情,都用百分之百的负责态度对待,但是不要乞求太多的回报。


婚礼手绘交流群

回复 4 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 沉默及译文

  Indeed, for a living being there is no such thing as true silence, for silence itself is a revelation of the mind and the heart, an echo of the soul of a different form.

  Some people use silence as a disguise of the emptiness of the head.

  Some use it as a means to depict their disorientation and melancholy.

  And some use it as a way of expressing their angers and sorrows.

  ...

  Silence usually is ephemeral. It reminds one of the bronze bells dangling from a pagoda's eaves; on windless days they are a decoration upon the age-weathered beauty, but with wind they give out wonderful tinkling and jingling metallurgic sounds, as if echoing age-old stories of long, long ago...

  Do you not think the same of silent people?

  They say that "silence is golden", but of what nature is this "gold"? It can include integrity, honesty and kindness; it can stand for indifference to and detachment from fame and fortune; but it can also act as an excuse for hypocrisy, slyness and cowardice... the glittering of gold may not necessarily be the most brilliant lustre in the world.

  Can it be that permanent silence is only represented by death?

  Perhaps even death cannot represent true silence, for the carrier of the soul can turn into dust, so that the sincere and wise voices from the bottom of the heart will trigger long-lasting echoes in the seas of human hearts...

  [参考译文]

  其实,对活着的生命而言,真正的沉默是不存在的。沉默本身也是一种思想和心境的流露,是灵魂的另一种形式的回声。

  有的人以沉默掩饰思想的空虚。

  有的人以沉默叙述迷茫和惆怅。

  有的人以沉默表达内心的愤怒和忧伤。

  ……

  沉默常常是暂时的。就像古塔檐角下的铜铃,无风时,它们只是一种古色古香的装饰,一起风,它们便会发出奇妙的金属音响,似乎是许多古老故事的悠远的回声……

  沉默的人们不也一样?

  “沉默是金”,是怎样的一种“金”呢? 这个“金”字中,可以包含正直、善良,可以代表淡泊、超脱,也可以是虚伪、圆滑、怯懦的一种托辞……金子的光泽,未必是世界上最动人的光泽。

  是不是只有死亡才是永远的沉默?

  也许,死亡也未必是真正的沉默,灵魂的载体可以化为尘土,那些真诚睿智的心声,却会长久地在人心的海洋中引起悠长的回声……


网事以成疯cc

回复 5 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 享受今天的快乐及译文

  No living creature can laugh except man. Trees may bleed when they are wounded, and beasts in the field will cry in pain and hunger, yet only I have the gift of laughter and it is mine to use whenever I choose. Henceforth I will cultivate the habit of laughter. I will smile and my digestion will improve; I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened; I will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long life and now it is mine.

  I will paint this day with laughter; I will frame this night in song. Never will I labor to be happy; rather will I remain too busy to be sad. I will enjoy today's happiness today. It is not grain to be stored in a box. It is not wine to be saved in a jar. It cannot be saved for the morrow. It must be sown and reaped on the same day and this I will do, henceforth.

  And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size. I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams; I will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true value. I will laugh at evil and it will die untasted; I will laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound. Each day will be triumphant only when my smiles bring forth smiles from others and this l do in selfishness, for those on whom l flown are those who purchase not my goods.

  [参考译文]

  只有人类才会笑。树木受伤时也会流“血”,禽兽也会因痛苦和饥饿而哭嚎哀鸣,然而,只有我才具备笑的天赋,可以随时开怀大笑。从今往后,我要培养笑的习惯。 笑有助于消化,笑能减轻压力,笑,是长寿的秘方。现在我终于掌握了它。

  我要用笑声点缀今天,我要用歌声照亮黑夜。我不再苦苦寻觅快乐,我要在繁忙的工作中忘记悲伤。我要享受今天的快乐,它不像粮食可以贮藏,更不似美酒越陈越香。

  笑声中,一切都显露本色。我笑自己的失败,它们将化为梦的云彩;我笑自己的成功,它们回复本来面目;我笑邪恶,它们远我而去;我笑善良,它们发扬光大。我要用我的笑容感染别人,虽然我的目的自私,但这确是成功之道,因为皱起的眉头会让顾客弃我而去。我不是为将来而活。今天播种今天收获。


你成他的新娘了

回复 6 楼 2016-09-12

经典美文 朋友的种类及译文

  A Faraway Friend is someone you grew up with or went to school with or lived in the same town as until one of you moved away. Without a Faraway Friend, you would never get any mail addressed in handwriting. A Faraway Friend calls late at night, invites you to her wedding, always says she is coming to visit but rarely shows up. An actual visit from a Faraway Friend is a cause for celebration and binges of all kinds. Cigarettes, Chips Ahoy, bottles of tequila.the Former Friend. A sad thing. At best a wistful memory, at worst a dangerous enemy who is in possession of many of your deepest secrets. But what was it that drove you apart? A misunderstanding, a betrayed confidence, an unrepaid loan, an ill-conceived flirtation. A poor choice of spouse can do in a friendship just like that. Going into business together can be a serious mistake. Time, money, distance, cult religions: all noted friendship killers.

  A New Friend is a tonic unlike any other. Say you meet her at a party. In your bowling league. At a Japanese conversation class, perhaps.

  Wherever, whenever, there's that spark of recognition. The first time you talk, you can't believe how much you have in common. Suddenly, your life story is interesting again, your insights fresh, your opinion valued. Your various shortcomings are as yet completely invisible.

  [参考译文]

  远方的朋友和你一起长大或上同一所学校,直到其中一位搬走。没有远方的朋友,你可能永远也收不到一封手写的信件。远方的朋友半夜来访、邀请你参加她的婚礼,总是说要来看你,但又很少露面。远方的朋友真的来看你时,那就要庆祝一下,自然要狂欢作乐一番,少不了香烟、土豆片、欢呼声和一瓶瓶的龙舌兰酒。

  啊,过去的朋友,一件令人伤怀的事。最好的能留给你一个情意绵绵的回忆;最糟糕的拥有你的许多机密从而成为你危险的敌人。但到底是什么使你们分手的?误解、泄密、未偿还的贷款或恶意的调情。对配偶选择不当也会带来同样的后果。合伙经商可能是一个严重的错误。时间、金钱、距离、邪教都是有名的友谊杀手。

  新朋友就像一种与众不同的补品。比如说你在一个晚会上或保龄球俱乐部联合会上遇见了她,也许在一个日本会话课上。随时随地,都会产生撞击的火花。刹那间,你的人生经历再次生动起来,你的见解新颖独到,你的观点得到器重,而你的各种缺点却全然不见了。