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(2010-05-24 16:38:05)







分类: 英语沙龙


If I were a boy again

If I were a boy again, I would practice perseverance more often, and never give up a thing because it was or inconvenient. If we want light, we must conquer darkness. Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results. “There are only two creatures,” says a proverb, “who can surmount the pyramids—the eagle and the snail.”

If I were a boy again, I would school myself into a habit of attention; I would let nothing come between me and the subject in hand. I would remember that a good skater never tries to skate in two directions at once. The habit of attention becomes part of our life, if we begin early enough. I often hear grown up people say “ I could not fix my attention on the sermon or book, although I wished to do so” , and the reason is, the habit was not formed in youth.

If I were to live my life over again, I would pay more attention to the cultivation of the memory. I would strengthen that faculty by every possible means, and on every possible occasion. It takes a little hard work at first to remember things accurately; but memory soon helps itself, and gives very little trouble. It only needs early cultivation to become a power.

If I were a boy again, I would cultivate courage. “Nothing is so mild and gentle as courage, nothing so cruel and pitiless as cowardice,” says a wise author. We too often borrow trouble, and anticipate that may never appear.” The fear of ill exceeds the ill we fear.” Dangers will arise in any career, but presence of mind will often conquer the worst of them. Be prepared for any fate, and there is no harm to be feared.

If I were a boy again, I would look on the cheerful side. Life is very much like a mirror: if you smile upon it, I smiles back upon you; but if you frown and look doubtful on it, you will get a similar look in return. Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but of all that come in contact with it. “who shuts love out ,in turn shall be shut out from love.”

 If I were a boy again, I would school myself to say no more often. I might write pages on the importance of learning very early in life to gain that point where a young boy can stand erect, and decline doing an unworthy act because it is unworthy.

If I were a boy again, I would demand of myself more courtesy towards my companions and friends, and indeed towards strangers as well. The smallest courtesies along the rough roads of life are like the little birds that sing to us all winter long, and make that season of ice and snow more endurable. Finally, instead of trying hard to be happy, as if that were the sole purpose of life, I would, if I were a boy again, I would still try harder to make others happy.





Genius at Work 天才在工作

Henry Ford didn’t always pay attention in school. One day, he and a friend took a watch apart. Angry and upset, the teacher told him both to stay after school. Their punishment was to stay until they had fixed the watch. But the teacher did not know young ford’s genius. in ten minutes, this mechanical wizard had repaired the watch and was on this way home.. Ford was always interested in how things worked. He once plugged up the spout of a teapot and placed it on the fire. Then he waited to see what would happen. The water boiled and, of course, turned to steam. Since the steam had no way to escape, the teapot exploded. The explosion cracked a mirror and broke a window. The young inventor was badly scalded ford’s year of curiosity and tinkering paid off. He dreamed of a horseless carriage. When he built one, the world of transportation was changed forever.





A Forever Friend-永远的朋友

A friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Sometimes in life, you find a special friend, someone who changes your life just being part of it; Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world; Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.
This is forever friendship.
When you’re down, and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirits and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full; Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times, and the confused times.
If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows; If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on; Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be ok.
And if you find such friend, you feel happy and complete, because you need no worry, you have a forever friend for life, and forever has no end.



有时候在生活中,你会找到一个特别的朋友; 他只是你生活中的一部分内容,却能改变你整个的生活。 他会把你逗得开怀大笑; 他会让你相信人间有真情。 他会让你确信,真的有一扇不加锁的门,在等待着你去开启。


当你失意, 当世界变得黯淡与空虚, 你真正的朋友会让你振作起来,原本黯淡、空虚的世界顿时变得明亮和充实。 你真正的朋友会与你一同度过困难、伤心和烦恼的时刻。

你转身走开时, 真正的朋友会紧紧相随, 你迷失方向时, 真正的朋友会引导你,鼓励你。 真正的朋友会握着你的手,告诉你一切都会好起来的。
如果你找到了这样的朋友, 你会快乐,觉得人生完整, 因为你无需再忧虑。 你拥有了一个真正的朋友,永永远远,永无止境。



Always Have Dreams!

       You should be a dreamer yourself. If you don’t have a dream, a plan, a wish, how can you know where you want to go? Maybe some of your dreams are unrealistic and impossible, but as long as you work hard, your dreams may come true one day.

        Dreams, in one way, are not expensive. They don’t cost any money. Even the poorest person in the world can have all the dreams he desires. But in another way, they are expensive, for we have to work and sacrifice to make our dreams come true.

        Dreams can come true, but even if they can’t, life will be more beautiful for the person who dreams. But don’t be a day-dreamer.

        We grow old by giving up our dreams. We should keep a wonderful dream deep in our hearts.  If we can dream it, we can do it. If we stop dreaming, we will close the door to success.

        I hope you will always be a dreamer, a poet, a seeker of rainbows after storms.









The Real Courage真正的勇气

       A man was really worried about his son, who was sixteen years old but had no courage at all. So the father decided to called on a Buddhist monk to train his child.

     The Buddhist monk said to the child's father, "You should leave your son alone here. I'll make him into a real man within three months. However, you can't come to see him during this period. "    

     Three months later, the boy's father returned. The Buddhist monk arranged a boxing match between the child and an experienced boxer.

     Each time the fighter struck the boy, he fell down, but at once the boy stood up; and each time a punch knocked him down again, then the boy stood up again. Several times later, the Buddhist monk asked, "What do you think of your child?"

     "What a shame!" The boy's father said, "I never thought he would be so easily knocked down. I needn't have left him here any longer."

     "I'm sorry that's all you see. Don't you see that each time he falls down, he stands up again  instead of crying? That's the kind of courage you wanted him to have."

     If each time you are knocked down you have the courage to stand up again, that is the real courage.










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