经典英语短文

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  • The last few days have found me very restless. This evening as I sat in the yard to enjoy the cool, it struck me how different the lotus pool I pass every day must look under a full moon. The moon was sailing higher and higher up the heav

  • Once a circle missed a wedge. The circle wanted to be whole, so it went around looking for its missing piece. But because it was incomplete and therefore could roll only very slowly, it admired the flowers along the way. It chatted with wor

  • In the eternal universe, every human being has a one-off chance to live --his existence is unique and irretrievable, for the mold with which he was made, as Rousseau said, was broken by God immediately afterwards. 在茫茫宇宙间,每个人

  • In a calm sea every man is a pilot. 在风平浪静的大海上,每个人都是领航员。 But all sunshine without shade, all pleasure without pain, is not life at all.Take the lot of the happiest - it is a tangled yarn.Bereavements and b

  • In former days, there was a wealthy merchant, who owned billion acres of fertile land, a considerable sum of property, and multiple compounds (estates). He was the acknowledged leader at home and had four wives. 从前,有一位富有的商

  • As a little boy, there was nothing I liked better than Sunday aftemoons at my grandfathers farm in western Pennsylvania. Surrounded by miles of winding stonewalls, the house and barn provided endless hours of fun for a city kid like me. I w

  • If I knew 假如我知道日期:2014-07-15

    43 If I knew 假如我知道 If I knew it would be the last time Id see you fall asleep, 假如我知道这是最后一次看到你进入梦乡, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the lord , your soul to keep. 我会给你掖紧被子

  • Life is a gift 享受生活日期:2014-07-15

    Today before you think of saying an unkind word, 如今,在你出言不逊前, Think of someone who cant speak. 想想那些身患哑疾的人吧。 Before you complain about the taste of your food, 在抱怨事物不够美味前, Thi

  • Wherever you are, and whoever you may be, there is one thing in which you and I are just alike at this monment, and in all the moments of our existence. We are not at rest, we are on a journey. Our life is a movement, a tendency, a steady,

  • The wisdom of life 大智慧日期:2014-07-15

    Ive learned that sometimes all a person need is a hand to hold and a heart to understand . 我明白了有时一个人所需要的仅仅是一只可以紧握的手和一颗能够互相理解的心。 Ive learned that the Lord didnt do it al

  • My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sisters bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. This, he said, is not a slip(纸片). This is lingerie(女士内衣). He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was ex

  • If I were a boy again,I would practise perseverance more often,and never give up a thing because it was hard or inconvenient.If we want light,we must conquer darkness.Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results.“There are only

  • He was 11 and went fishing every chance he got from the dock at his familys cabin. 他11岁那年,只要一有机会,就会到他家小屋的码头上钓鱼。 On the day before the bass season opened, he and his father were fishing ear

  • I will greet this day with love in my heart. 我要用全身心的爱来迎接今天。 For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open t

  • Tucked away in our subconsciousness is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the windows, we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at

  • J. B. Priestley 约翰·博因顿·普里斯特利英国著名小说家 The art of living is to know when to hold fast and when to let go. For life is a paradox: it enjoins us to cling to its many gifts even while it ordains their eventual

  • An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurel life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week ,but

  • Thc happy door 快乐之门日期:2014-07-15

    Happiness is like a pebble dropped into a pool to set in motion an ever-widening circle of ripples. As Stevenson has said, being happy is a duty. 快乐就像一块为了激起阵阵涟漪而丢进池塘的小石头。正好史蒂文森所说

  • Once President Roosevelts house was broken into and lots of things were stolen. Hearing this, one of Roosevelts friends wrote to him and advised him not to take it to his heart so much. 美国总统罗斯福的家曾经失窃,财物损失严

  • People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. 人们走进你的生活,或者是为了一个原因,或者他们只停留一段时期,或者

  • To a large degree,the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year,and what may or may not happen tomorrow,the present moment i

  • Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them: work, family, health, friends, and spirit, and youre keeping all of them in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it,

  • A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her, She did not know she was going to make it and want to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one a

  • The significant inscription found on an old key If I rest, I rust would be an excellent motto for those who are afflicted with the slightest taint of idleness. Even the most industrious might adopt it with advantage to serve as a reminder t

  • with tolerance 宽容之心日期:2014-07-15

    It is curious that our own offenses should seem so much less heinous than the offenses of others. I suppose the reason is that we know all the circumstances that have occasioned them and so manage to excuse in ourselves what we cannot excus

  • Catch the star that holds your destiny 抓住命运的启明星 Catch the star that holds your destiny, the one that forever twinkles within your heart. Take advantage of precious opportunities while they still sparkle before you. Always be

  • Make the opportunity 创造机会 The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. 意志脆弱优柔寡断的人,总是以缺乏机会作为借口。  Opportunities! 机会! Every life is full of them. 在每个

  • Love your life 热爱生活日期:2014-07-15

    However mean your life is,meet it and live it ;do not shun it and call it hardnames.It is not so bad as you suppose.It looks poorest when you are richest.The fault-finder will find faults in paradise.Love your life,poor as it is.You may per

  • Most people need to hear those three little words I love you. Once in a while, they hear them just in time. 大多数人需要听到那三个小字我爱你。有时他们就会在最需要的时候听到。 I met Connie the day she was adm

  • Six minutes to six, said the clock over the information booth in New Yorks Grand Central Station. The tall young Army lieutenant lifted his sunburned face and narrowed his eyes to note the exact time. His heart was pounding with a beat. In

  • Sometimes I really doubt whether there is love between my parents. Every day they are very busy trying to earn money in order to pay the high tuition for my brother and me. They dont act in the romantic ways that I read in books or I see on

  • Salty Coffee 咸咖啡日期:2014-07-15

    He met her at a party. She was outstanding; many guys were after her, but nobody paid any attention to him. After the party, he invited her for coffee. She was surprised. So as not to appear rude, she went along. 他在一次晚会上遇见了

  • Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important.The most useful.The favorite.从前,世界上的各种颜色进行过一次争吵。每一种颜色都说自己是最好的

  • One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Frida

  • I look at spiders and butter-flies . I watch caterpillars and moths . Sometimes I think Im the only one who notices these things . But if it hadnt been for a crowded cafeteria , I wouldnt Have ever noticed Valeri . After all , I wasnt looki

  • Jack tossed the papers on my deskhis eyebrows knit into a straight line as he glared at me. 杰克把文件扔到我桌上,皱着眉头,气愤地瞪着我。 Whats wrong? I asked. 怎么了?我问道。 He jabbed a finger at the propo

  • A friend walk in when the rest of the world walks out. 别人都走开的时候,朋友仍与你在一起。 Sometimes in life, 有时候在生活中, You find a special friend; 你会找到一个特别的朋友; Someone who changes your

  • A fib 小小的谎言日期:2014-07-15

    A fib 小小的谎言 I was six years old, my sister, Sally Kay, was a submissive three-year-old girl. For some reasons, I thought we needed to earn some money. I decided we should hire out as maids. We visited the neighbors, offering to cl

  • A father and a son 父子俩日期:2014-07-15

    Passing through the Atlanta airport one morning, I caught one of those trains that take travelers from the main terminal to their boarding gates. Free, sterile and impersonal, the trains run back and forth all day long. Not many people cons

  • A gift of love 爱的礼物日期:2014-07-15

    Can I see my baby? the happy new mother asked. 我可以看看我的宝宝吗?初为人母的她开心地问道。 When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor