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双语散文:Youth(青春)

2019年12月15日 英语美文 暂无评论
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英文原文【英文原文】Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple(1) knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vi

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Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple(1) knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. verywen.com


Youth means a temperamental(2) predominance(3) of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting(4) our ideals. 本文来自美文网


Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. 本文来自美文网


Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust. 美文网


Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite for what’s next and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station: so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite(5), so long are you young. 内容来自美文网


When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynic-ism(6) and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at 20; but as long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at 80. copyright verywen.com


注释

(1) supple adj.柔软的
(2) temperamental adj.由气质引起的
(3) predominance n.优势
(4) desert vt.抛弃,放弃
(5) the Infinite:上帝
(6) cynicism n.玩世不恭 verywen.com



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