用智慧和激情,引领向上的人生 (俞敏洪百日行动推荐的英语格言选)

作者:俞敏洪 荐  日期:2019-07-01  阅读:857

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编者按:从2019315日至623日,俞敏洪在他的微信号“老俞闲话”中,响应新东方“百日行动”的号召,坚持每天推出一篇文章,和大家分享一句英语格言。文章中既有该格言的英文知识,也有故事背景,还有俞老师自己针对此格言的感悟和体会。通过100天的坚持,俞老师不仅带领大家一起学英语,更用这些格言中的智慧和激情,激发大家拥抱奋发向上的人生。我们特地从这些格言中选择了一部分和大家分享,希望大家从俞老师精心提供的这份特别的精神营养中,汲取到智慧和力量。如果您对这些格言很有兴趣,也欢迎您关注俞老师的微信号“老俞闲话”,阅读和学习更多俞老师推荐的英文格言。

 

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

如果一个人要有优美的、充满魅力的嘴唇,就要讲善良的话,如果要有可爱的眼睛,就要发现别人的优点,如果想要有苗条的身材,就要把食物分享给饥饿的人。

 

There's a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

万物总有裂痕,一旦裂痕出现,光线就会照射进来。

The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

一个不成熟的理想主义者,会为事业或理想而悲壮或高贵地死去,而一个成熟理想主义者愿意为理想事业苟且地活着,直到理想实现。

 

There is only one heroism in the world: to see the world as it is and to love it.

生活中只有一种英雄主义,那就是在认清生活真相之后依然热爱生活。

 

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

世界上最困难的事情就是要下决心去做,一旦下了决定以后,剩下的就仅仅是拼命地坚持就行了。

 

Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies!

请记住,希望是一个特别好的东西,也许是世界上最好的东西,好的东西是不会死亡、不会消失的。

 

You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it.

当你有了梦想,你就要去捍卫。那些一事无成的人,他们一定会告诉你,你不能把事情做成。假如你要某种东西,努力去实现它, go get it

 

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

不要尝试去做一个成功的人,而是要做一个有价值的人。

 

Happiness is not about being immortal nor having food or rights in one's hand. It’s about having each tiny wish come true, or having something to eat when you are hungry or having someone's love when you need love.

幸福不是长生不老,也不是大鱼大肉,或者权倾朝野,幸福是每一个微小的生活愿望的达成,或者当你想吃的时候、当你饿的时候就有的吃,当你想要爱的时候就有人来爱你。

 

If you don't walk out you will think that this is the whole world.

如果你不走出去,你会认为这就是整个世界。

 

A heart will not be hurt for pursuing a dream, when you truly want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.

去追寻梦想,一颗心是不会受伤的,当你真正想要某种东西的时候,整个宇宙都会联合起来帮助你去获得它。

 

Great men are not born great, they grow great.

伟大的人不是生下来就伟大的,而是在成长过程中变得伟大的。

 

As you begin this new stage of your life, follow your passion, if you don't have a passion, don't be satisfied until you find one. Life is too short to go through it without caring deeply about something.

当你开始生命的新的阶段的时候,跟随你的激情去走,要是你还没有激情,你就不要对自己满足直到发现自己的激情为止。生活毕竟是太短了,如果不深深地去爱好某种东西,就这样白白度过去,那就实在太不合算了。

 

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

我们其实不需要魔法来改变这个世界,在我们内心、在我们自身内部已经有了足够的力量。我们有这样的力量,来想象一个更好的世界,或者想象一个更好的自己,imagine better

 

You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.

你必须竭尽全力去做事情,要尽最大的努力去做。只要你这么做,只要你保持乐观,保持正能量,那么最终你就能看到一些希望,或者最终你能达到希望的状态。

 

Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.

不要只是参与而已,一定要想办法在决策的座位上赢得一席之地。更好的是,要为自己能够成为坐上首席努力奋斗。

 

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.

当你想要、感觉到要去批判、批评任何人的时候,一定要记住,并不是所有人在这个世界上都有着你已经拥有了的那些优越条件。

 

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.

一定要跟比你更好的人混在一起,这对你来说是一个更好的选择。要挑选伙伴或者助手、朋友,他们的行为一定是要比你的更好,这样你就会往他们那个更好的方向过去、漂流过去。

 

When there is no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from the world. We call it the final death.

当活人的世界再也没有一个人能记得你的时候,你就会从这个世界上消失,我们把这叫做终结死亡。

 

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. The world doesn’t need any more gray. On the other hand, we can’t get enough color. Mediocrity is nobody’s goal and perfection shouldn’t be either. We’ll never be perfect. But remember these three P’s: Passion+Persistence =Possibility.

没有什么比热情更重要,无论这一生你想要做什么,都一定要充满激情。这个世界不需要更多灰暗,另外,再多彩也不为过。没有人想一辈子平庸,然而完美也不该是任何人的目标。我们永远不会完美,但记住这三个P:热情(Passion)+坚持(Persistence)=可能性(Possibility)

 

Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

我们要努力把这个世界变成一个更好的地方。我们来试着观察自己,扪心自问,就会意识到,改变从你开始。

 

It was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.

对于那些从来不质疑任何东西的人,你是不可能教育他们的,也没有必要教育他们。

 

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them.

在这个世界上取得成功的人,都是那些努力去寻找他们想要的机会和环境的人。如果他们不能发现这样的环境和机会,他们就会自己创造出机会和环境。

 

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

不冒任何风险,才是人生中最大的风险。在一个瞬息万变的世界,必然会失败的唯一做法就是不冒风险。

 

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.

我们必须或者不得不接受那些有限的、令人失望的事情,但是我们永远不会失去无限的希望。

 

In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.

在危机的时刻,聪明的人会建设桥梁,而那些愚蠢的人会竖起高墙、建立障碍。

 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ahh!

我只喜欢这样一类人,他们是很疯狂的人,他们的生活疯狂,说起话来也像疯了一样,同时又像疯了一样地渴望被拯救。他们渴望拥有一切,他们从来不会打呵欠,不会感到厌倦,而且从来不说平庸的话、做平庸的事,而是燃烧、燃烧、燃烧,就像那种特别奇异的巨大的罗马黄色蜡烛一样,爆炸开来,火星穿越星空,在蓝色的火焰中间发出噼里啪啦的爆炸声,每个人经历过这样的感觉都会说,啊,真了不起,令人惊叹!

 

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail  is not taking risks.

不冒任何风险,才是人生中间最大的风险。在一个瞬息万变的世界中,必然会失败的唯一的做法就是不去冒风险。

 

In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.

在危机的时刻,聪明的人会建设桥梁,而那些愚蠢的人会竖起高墙建立障碍。

 

Do all the other things, the ambitious things-travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, swim naked in wild jungle rivers-but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.

你可以做所有的其他事情,也可以做充满雄心壮志的事情,你可以去旅游、去赚钱、变得有名、发明创造、领导其他人、陷入爱情,可以赚钱、可以输钱、可以丢钱,你可以在野外充满丛林的河流中光着屁股游泳。但是当你这样做的时候,不管你怎么做,你一定要记住,任何事情的出发点是善良,要一切以善良为核心来做事情,要力所能及地去善良。

 

To travel  hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.

满怀希望的旅行比到达目的地要更加美好,而真正的成功在于努力,在于劳动,在于努力的过程。

 

The world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up.

这个世界不会在乎你摔倒了多少次,只要你站起来的次数比摔倒的次数多一次就行。

 

I want to tell you a secret. A great secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. You must always remember this. Have courage and be kind.

我想要告诉你一个秘密,一个伟大的秘密,这个秘密能够帮助你度过生命中你所遇到的所有考验、所有艰难困苦。你一定要永远好好记住,人生就是要有勇气,并且要善良。

 

When you stay in your room and rage or sneer or shrug your shoulders, as I did for many years, the world and its problems are impossibly daunting. But when you go out and put yourself in real relation to real people, or even just real animals, there’s a very real danger that you might love some of them.

 

当你宅在你的房间里愤怒、嘲笑或者是耸肩膀的时候(就像我过去很多年所做的一样),这个世界和它所有的问题只会让你无穷无尽地畏惧,但是当你走出去和活生生的人建立互动关系,哪怕是和动物互动起来,你可能遇到的唯一的危险就是,你会爱上某些人,也会爱上某些动物。

 

What makes life valuable is that it doesn't last forever. What makes it precious is that it ends.

生命的可贵之处,在于它无法永垂不朽,正因为有限,正因为会结束,所以才显得更加珍贵。

 

If you can’t do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right. And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

生活中的小事是至关重要的。如果小事做不好,你就永远无法成就大事业。如果哪一天你过得不顺利,回家后起码还有一张整理好的床铺在等着你,这个床铺必须是你自己铺好的。这个铺好的床会给你一种鼓励,给你一种勇气,明天会变得更好。

 

The service of the fruit is precious, the service of the flower is sweet, but let my service be the service of the leaves in its shade of humble devotion.

果实的事业是珍贵的,花朵的事业是甜美的,但是让我来做叶的事业吧,叶是谦逊的,并且是专心地垂着绿荫的。

 

Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but life finds a way.

生命是无法被限制的,生命总是挣脱桎梏走向自由,它会不断地扩展到新的领域中去,并且突破所有的障碍。它突破的过程可能是痛苦的,甚至是危险的。但是不管怎样,生命总能找到自己的出路。

 

Don't put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you, don't do it to yourself, don't bet against yourself. And take risks.

千万不要为自己设限,这点别人会帮你做的,你千万别自己做,也千万不要去赌自己会输、赌自己赢不了,你去冒险吧。

 

The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life.

我们越忙碌,我们越强烈地感觉到我们活着,越能感觉到、知觉到我们生命或者生命力的存在。

 

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

你们的时间是有限的,所以不要按照别人的意愿去活着,这是浪费时间。不要囿于成见,那是在按照别人设想的结果而活,不要让别人观点的聒噪声淹没自己的心声,最主要的是要有跟着自己的感觉和直觉走的勇气。

 

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

成功,不是偶然的事件。它是艰苦努力、毅力、学习、研究、牺牲,以及最重要的是,热爱你正在做的事情或者你正学着做的事情,所带来的结果。

 

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

世界上存在着青春之泉,这便是你的智慧,你的才华,你倾注在自己和你所爱的人身上的生命中的创造力。当你学会利用这个源泉,你就会真正战胜年龄。

 

Grown-ups work for things. Grown-ups pay. Grown-ups suffer consequences.

成年人要努力地去做事情,成年人要付出,成年人要学会承担后果。

 

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

生活中我们大多数的阴霾都归咎于我们自己挡住了自己的阳光。

 

Whatever you do, do it a hundred percent. When you work, work. When you laugh, laugh. When you eat, eat like it’s your last meal.

不管你做什么都要做到极致,百分之一百地去做。工作的时候就拼命工作,笑的时候就尽情大笑,吃的时候就像这是你的最后一顿饭一样地吃。

 

Now you can know everything in the world, sport, but the only way you're finding out that one is by giving it a shot.

你能够了解世界上的所有东西,朋友,但是你能够真正搞清楚那件事情的唯一办法,就是亲自去试一试。

 

Money will come and go, we know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now.

我们都知道,钱有来有去,生不带来,死不带去,我们都非常清楚。所以生命中最重要的东西永远是在这个房间里的人们,就在这儿,此时此刻。

 

However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope.

无论生活看起来有多糟糕,总有一些事情你可以做,可以取得成功。留得青山在,不怕没柴烧,只要有生命在就会有希望。

 

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That can never fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen only with snow.

紧紧抓住梦想,

因为一旦梦想消亡,

生活就像折断翅膀的小鸟,

无法自由翱翔。

紧紧抓住梦想,

因为一旦梦想离开,

生活就会变成贫瘠荒芜的土地,

只有冰雪覆盖。

 

True liberty is to have power over oneself in all things.

真正的自由是在所有事情上都能够控制住自己,或者是自律。

 

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of LIFE.

要去看这个世界,要去体会有危险的事情,要看到墙后面去,看穿事情的本质,要贴得更近,互相发现对方,互相去感受,这就是生命的目的。

 

I figure life is a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You never know what hand you're going to get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you.

我觉得生命是一份礼物,我并不打算浪费它,因为你不知道你的下一手牌到底会拿到什么,所以要学会接受你现在的生活。

 

Summon your compassion, your curiosity, your empathy towards others and your commitment to service. Give more than you receive and I promise you, it will come back to you in ways you can't possibly imagine.

召唤起你的同情心、你的好奇心、你对别人的同理心,以及你为别人服务或者为国家服务的决心。你应该给出的比你接受到的更多,我向你保证,所有你给出的都会以你难以想象的方式重新回到你的身边。

 

We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

我们必须要有坚韧不拔的毅力,尤其重要的是我们要对自己有信心。我们必须相信我们天生是为了某种东西而来的,这件事情就一定能做到。

 

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.

不管谁是开心的,就一定也会让别人开心。

 

The easiest thing in the world is to come up with an excuse not to do something. I found that the most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will.”

世界上最容易的事情就是要找到一个借口不去做自己想做的事情。我发现生命中最重要的事情,实际上是停止说“我但愿,我希望”去做什么事情,而是开始说“我会”去做什么事情。

 

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

目标的一心一意是一个人一生成功的最关键的成分之一,不管你个人的目标到底是什么。

 

He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

人之不朽不是因为在动物中唯独他能留下永不枯竭的声音,而是因为他有灵魂,有同情心,有牺牲精神和忍耐精神。

 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

真正的发现之旅不在于寻求新的风景,而在于拥有新的眼睛,也就是拥有新的视角。

 

Childhood is the most wonderful period in one's life, the child then is a flower, a fruit, dim intelligence, an endless activity and a burst of strong desire.

童年是一生中最美妙的阶段,那个时候的孩子是一朵花,也是一颗果子,是一片朦朦胧胧,刚刚聪明开启的状态,是一种永不停息的活动,是爆发出来的强烈的渴望。

 

Maybe if we knew what other people were thinking, we'd know that no one's ordinary. And we all deserve a standing ovation at least once in our lives.

假如我们了解别人的想法,就会知道,没有一个人是普普通通的,每个人可能一生中至少有一次是值得大家站起来为他鼓掌的。

 

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

想要独自生活的人是无法获得成功的,没有回应别人,他的心就会枯萎,只听到自己想法的回声,得不到任何其他灵感,他的心智也会萎缩。

 

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

让我们把事前的忧虑或焦虑,变成事前的思考和计划。

 

Remember life is a race. If you don’t run fast, you'll get trampled. Even to be born, one had to race 300 million sperms.

 

请记住,生命就是一场赛跑,如果你不跑得足够快,你就会惨遭蹂躏和践踏。即使是为了出生,一个人也要跑过3亿个精子才行。

 

The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs you in the arena. There are problems that need to be solved. Injustices that need to be ended. People that are still being persecuted. Diseases still in need of cure. No matter what you do next, the world needs your energy, your passion, your impatience with progress.

 

旁观不应该是你们想要的生活,世界的舞台需要你们,那些亟需解决的问题,那些等待你们去伸张的公平正义,那些还在受迫害的人们,那些还没有办法治愈的疾病。不管未来你们要做什么,这个世界需要你们的能量、热情和不安分的进取心。

 

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

虽然人们常常被指责不知道自己的弱点在什么地方,然而也很少有人知道他们的长项在什么地方。在人的身上,就像在土地之中,有的时候隐藏着一条金子的矿脉,但是主人却并不知道它的存在。

 

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.

和平是生命的美丽之处,它是阳光、小孩的笑容、母亲的爱、父亲的欢乐、家庭的和睦。它是人类的进步,以及正义和真相的胜利。

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