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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.



  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。



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.









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;




















  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;




























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...









  “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。




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.


  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。




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.