1.These things shall never die
Charles Dickens/查尔斯.狄更斯 The pure.the bright,the beautiful, 一切纯洁的,辉煌的,美丽的, That stirred our hearts in youth, 强烈地震撼着我们年轻的心灵的, The impulses to wordless prayer, 推动着我们做无言的祷告的, The dreams of love and truth; 让我们梦想着爱与真理的; The longing after something's lost, 在失去后为之感到珍惜的, The spirit's yearning cry, 使灵魂深切地呼喊着的, The striving after better hopes- 为了更美好的梦想而奋斗着的These things can never die. 这些美好不会消逝。 The timid hand stretched forth to aid 羞怯地伸出援助的手, A brother in his need, 在你的弟兄需要的时候, A kindly word in grief's dark hour 伤恸、困难的时候,一句亲切的话 That proves a friend indeed ; 就足以证明朋友的真心; The plea for mercy softly breathed, 轻声地乞求怜悯, When justice threatens nigh, 在审判临近的时候, The sorrow of a contrite heart- 懊悔的心有一种伤感-These things shall never die. 这些美好不会消逝。 Let nothing pass for every hand 在人间传递温情
Must find some work to do ; 尽你所能地去做; Lose not a chance to waken love- 别错失去了唤醒爱的良机Be firm,and just ,and true; 为人要坚定,正直,忠诚; So shall a light that cannot fade 因此上方照耀着你的那道光芒 Beam on thee from on high. 就不会消失。
And angel voices say to thee你将听到天使的声音在说These things shall never die. 这些美好不会消逝。

  2.The cobbler and the banker
La Fontaine/拉.封丹
A cobbler passed his time in singing from morning till night; it was wonderful to see, wonderful to hear him; he was more contented in shoes, than was any of the seven sages. his neighbor, on the contrary, who was rolling in wealth, sung but little and slept less. he was a banker; when by chance he fell into a doze at day-break, the cobbler awoke him with his song. The banker complained sadly that providence had not made sleep a saleable commodity, like edibles or drinkables. having at length sent for the songster, he said to him," how much a year do you earn, master Gregory?" "how much a year, sir?" said the merry cobbler laughing," I have reckon in that way, living as I do from one day to another; somehow I manage to reach the end of the year; each day brings its meal." "Well then! How much a day do you earn, my friend?” sometimes more, sometimes less; but the worst of it is,-and, without that our earnings would be very tolerable,-a number of days occur in the year on which we are forbidden to work; and the curate, moreover, is constantly adding some new saint to the list." the banker, laughing at his simplicity, said, "in the future I shall place you above want take this hundred crowns, preserve them carefully, and
make use of them in time of need.” the cobbler fancied he beheld all the wealth which the earth had produced in the past century for the use of mankind, returning home, he buried his money and his happiness at the same time, no more singing; he lost his voice, the moment he acquired that which is the source of so much grief. sleep quitted his dwelling; and cares, suspicions, and false alarms took its place, all day, his eye wandered in the direction of his treasure; and at night, if some stray cat made a noise, the cat was robbing him. At length the poor man ran to the house of his rich neighbor; "give me back." said he," sleep and my voice, and take your hundred crowns."

  3. A Greek to Remember
Diogenes was a famous Greek philosopher of the fourth century B.C., who established the philosophy of cynicism. He often walked about in the daytime holding a lighted lantern, peering around as if he were looking for something. When questioned about his odd behavior, he would reply, “I am searching for an honest man." Diogenes held that the good man was self-sufficient and did not require material comforts or wealth. He believed that wealth and possessions constrained humanity's natural state of freedom. In keeping with his philosophy, he was perfectly satisfied with making his home in a large tub discarded from the temple of Cybele, the goddess of nature. This earthen tub, called a pithos, and formerly been used for holding wine or oil for the sacrifices at the temple. One day, Alexander the Great ,conqueror of half the civilized world, saw Diogenes sitting in this tub in the sunshine .So the king, surrounded by his countries, approached Diogenes and said, “I am Alexander the Great.” The philosopher replied rather contemptuously, “I am Diogenes, the Cynic. “Alexander then asked him if he could help him in any way." Yes, “shot back Diogenes, “don’t stand between me and the sun. “A surprised Alexander then replied quickly, “If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes." 提奥奇尼斯是公元前四世纪一位著名的希腊哲学家,就是他创立了犬儒派哲学。他经常在白 天点着灯笼四处走动、张望,像是在找什么东西似的。哪人们问起他这古怪行为时,他会回 答说: “我正在寻找正人君子。 ”提奥奇尼斯认为好人是自给自足的, 不需要物质享受和财富。
他认为财富、财产束缚了人们天生的自由状态。与他的哲学相一致,他拿一个从别人从自然 之母的庙里丢弃的大坛作为自己的家,还对此万分满意。这个陶制的大坛叫做圣坛,过去在 庙里是用来盛装祭祀用的酒和油的。 一天, 征服了半个文明世界的亚历山大大帝看见提奥奇 尼斯坐在大坛里晒太阳。于是这位君主在大臣们的簇拥下走过去,对提奥奇尼斯说:“我是 亚历山大大帝。”哲学家相当傲慢地回答说:“我是提奥奇尼斯????犬儒学者。”然后亚历 山大问他是否需要任何帮助。“是的”,提奥奇尼斯驳回道,“别站在我和太阳之间。”大吃一 惊的亚历大继而迅速回答道:“假如我不是亚历山大,我就会是提奥奇斯。”
 

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