谚语与箴言 (Proverbs and well-known sayings)

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(Proverbs and well-known sayings)

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1. Everything must have a beginning. 事必有头。千里之行, 始于足下。
2. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning. 一分辨别力抵过十分学问。
3. Experience is good, if not bought too dear . 经验是好的, 只要代价不太高。
4. By falling we learn to go safely. 吃一堑,长一智。
5. We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. 井枯方知水重要。
6. What man has done, man can do. 人已经做过的事, 就能再做。
7. What must be must be. 必然发生的事情只好由它去; 该来的躲不过。
8. Who chatters to you will chatter of you.来说是非者, 便是是非人。
9. You may lead a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink. 凡事不可强求。
10. Books and friends should be few but good. 好书好友不在多。
11. Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. 知识是一座宝库, 而实践就是开启宝库的钥匙
12. Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. 缺乏知识之热诚就如无光之火。
13. One is never too old to learn. /Never too old to learn. 活到老学到老。
14. There is no royal road to learning. 求知无坦途; 学问无捷径。
15. Better to ask the way than go astray. 问路比迷路强。
16. It’s dogged that does it.坚忍不拔, 终会成功。
17. Ninety per cent of inspiration is perspiration. 灵感要靠努力工作来实现。
18. One cannot put back the clock. 时光不能倒流。
19. Well begun is half done. 好的开始是成功的一半。
20. Tomorrow never comes. 明天无尽头。
21. Never make two bites of a cherry. 做事不要拖泥带水。
22. A good beginning makes a good ending. 善始者善终。
23. Never do things by halves. 勿半途而废。
24. Custom makes all things easy. 一朝习惯, 万事易办。
25. Nothing seek, nothing find. 无所求则无所获。
26. If you want a thing well done, do it yourself. 欲事当自为之。
27. The best is often the enemy of the good. 要求过高, 反难成功。
28. All roads lead to Rome. 条条大道通罗马。殊途同归。
29. Keep conscience clear, then never fear. 问心无愧, 永无畏惧。
30. Without justice, courage is weak. 假如无正义, 勇气也无力。
31. Life is a horse, and either you ride it or it rides you. 人生像一匹马, 你不驾驭它, 它便驾驭你。
32. To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.生活是一种人人须学而无人能教的艺术.。
33. Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.生活就像洋葱头: 你只能一层一层地把它剥开, 有时你还得流泪。
34. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. 只有为别人而活, 生命才有价值。
35. Make yourself necessary to someone. 使自己成为别人需要的人。
36. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. 只有向后看才能理解生活; 但要生活好, 则必须向前看。
37. Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. 不要害怕你的生活将要结束, 应该担心你的生活永远不会真正开始。
38. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. 生活有百分之十在于你如何塑造它, 有百分之九十在于你如何对待它。
39. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. 我们必须接受失望, 因为它是有限的, 但千万不可失去希望, 因为它是无穷的。
40. The horizon of life is broadened chiefly by the enlargement of the heart. 生活的地平线是随着心灵的开阔而变宽广的。
41. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. 要在自身找到幸福是不容易的, 要在别的地方找到幸福则是不可能的。
42. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? 严冬既已至, 春天即不远。
43. It's better to have fought and lost, than never to have fought at all. 奋战过而失败, 强于根本未战。
44. All that you do, do with your might; things done by halves are never done right.做一切事都应尽力而为, 半途而废永远不行。
45. The years teach much which the days never know. 学问积年而成, 而每日不自知。
46. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 想象比知识更重要。
47. That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. 好书使人开卷有所求, 闭卷有所获。
48. A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever. 好书如好友, 友情永不渝。
49. There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read. 一个渴望读书的人和一个累了想找本书看的人是大不相同的。
50. Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study. 天生的才干如同天生的植物一样, 需要靠学习来修剪。
51. One thing I know, that is, I know nothing. 有一件事我很清楚, 那就是我无知。
52. We can only love what we know and we can never know completely what
we do not love. 我们只能爱我们理解的东西, 而永远无法彻底理解我们不爱的东西。
53. Too much experience is a dangerous thing. 经验过多反而危险。
54. Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth. And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth. 时间在飞逝中仍然带给她更多的真理, 而且把从她青春中偷走的东 西给予她的智力。
55. Time drops in decay. Like a candle burnt. 时间一点一滴流逝, 犹如蜡烛慢慢燃掉。
56. There is no greater grief than to recall a time of happiness when in misery. 没有比在悲惨中回忆起幸福的时刻更痛苦。
57. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. 明白事理的人使自己适应世界; 不明事理的人硬想使世界适应自己。
58. Ill news hath wings, and with the wind doth go. Comfort’s a cripple and comes very slow. 坏消息长有翅膀, 随风飞扬。安慰却是个跛子嫌姗来迟。
59. Man can climb to the highest summit, but he cannot dwell there long. 人可以爬到最高峰, 但他不能在那儿久住。
60. No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. 在所有的人都获得自由之前, 没有一个人能完全自由; 在所有的人都有道德之前, 没有一个人能被称为完全有道德; 在所有的人都幸福之前, 没有一个人能完全幸福!

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