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11.If I were a Boy Again假如我又回到了童年

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,” syas 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 be gain 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 freared.
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.

12.Words To Live By生活的忠告

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
Remember that the man who can shoulder the most risk will gain the deepest love and the supreme
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;
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;
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
Find time for yourself.
找点时间,单独呆会儿;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;

13.A psalm of life人生礼颂
Herry Wadsworth Longfellow/享利.沃兹渥斯.朗费罗

Tell me not in mournful numbers, 请别用哀伤的诗句对我讲;
Life is but an empty dream! 人生呵,无非是虚梦一场!
For the soul is dead that slumbers 因为沉睡的灵魂如死一般,
And things are not what they seem. 事物的表里并不一样。
Life is real! Life is earnest! 人生是实在的!人生是热烈的!
And the grave is not its goal; 人生的目标决不是坟墓;
Dust thou art , to dust returnest, 你是尘土,应归于尘土。
Was not spoken of the soul. 此话指的并不是我们的精神。
Not enjoyment , and not sorrow, 我们的归宿并不是快乐,
Is our destined and our way; 也不是悲伤,
But to act, 实干
That much to-morrow. 才是我们的道路,
Find us farther than to-day. 每天不断前进,蒸蒸蒸日上。
Art is long , and time is fleeting. 光阴易逝,而艺海无涯,
And our hearts , though stout and brave. 我们的心哪——虽然勇敢坚强,
Still , like muffled drums , are beating 却像被布蒙住的铜鼓,
Funeral marches to the grave。 常把殡葬的哀乐擂响。
In the world’s broad field of battle, 在这人生的宿营地,
In the bivouac of Life, 在这辽阔的世界战场,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle! 别做无言的牲畜任人驱赶,
Be a hero in the strife! 做一名英雄汉立马横枪!
Trust no future. Howe’er pleasant! 别相信未来,哪怕未来多么欢乐!
Let the dead Past bury its dead! 让死去的往昔将死亡一切埋葬!
Act, act in the living Present! 上帝在上,我们胸怀勇气
Heart within, and God O’erhead! 行动吧———趁现在活着的好时光!
Lives of great men all remind us 伟人的生平使我们想起,
We can make our lives sublime, 我们能使自己的一生变得高尚!
And departing, leave behind us 当我们辞别人间,
Footprints on the sands of time; 能把足迹留在时间的流沙上,
Footprints that perhaps another, 也许有个遭了船灾的苦难弟兄,
Sailing o’er life solemn main, 他曾在庄严的人生大海中飘航,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, 见到我们的脚印,
Seeing, shall take heart again, 又会满怀信心。
Let us, then, be up and doing, 让我们起来干吧,
With a heart for any fate; 下定决心,不管遭遇怎样;
Still achieving, still pursuing 不断胜利,不断追求,
Learn to labor and to wait. 要学会苦干和耐心等待。

Virginia Woolf/弗吉尼亚.吴尔夫

The man who is aware of himself is henceforth independent; and he is never bored, and life is
only too short, and he is steeped through and through with profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life slip past time in a kind of dream. Once conform ,once do what other people do finer than they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul, He becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.

15.The Flight of youth青春的飞逝

Richard Henry Stoddard/理查德.亨利.斯托达德
There are gains for all our losses. 我们失去的一切都能得到补偿,
There are balms for all our pain; 我们所有的痛苦都能得到安慰;
But when youth,the dream,departs 可是梦境似的青春一旦消逝,
It takes something from our hearts, 它带走了我们心中的某种美好,
And it never comes again. 从此一去不复返。
We are stronger, and are better, 我们变得日益刚强、更臻完美,
Under manhood’s sterner reign; 在严峻的成年生活驱使下;
Still we feel that something sweet 可是依然感到甜美的情感,
Following youth, with flying feet, 已随着青春飞逝,
And will never come again. 不再返回。
Something beautiful is vanished, 美好已经消逝,
And we sigh for it in vain; 我们枉自为此叹息;
We behold it everywhere, 尽管在天地之间,
On the earth, and in the air, 我们处处能见青春的魅力,
But it never comes again! 可是它不再返回!




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