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Famous Sayings

All for one, one for all.

人人为我,我为人人。—— [法] Dumas pére 大仲马

Other men live to eat, while I eat to live.

别人为食而生存,我为生存而食。—— Socrates 苏格拉底

Easy come, easy go.

易得者亦易失。 —— Hazlitt赫斯特

Love rules his kingdom without a sword.

爱,统治了他的王国,不用一枝利剑。—— Herbert 赫伯特

We soon believe what we desire.

我们欲望中的东西,我们很快就信以为真。—— Chaucer乔叟 The darkest hour is that before the dawn.

黎明前的时分是最黑暗的。—— Fuller 富勒

The longest day has an end.

最难过的日子也有尽头。—— Howell 贺韦尔

Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.

生活而无目标,犹如航海之无指南针。—— J. Ruskin 鲁斯金

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

手中的一只鸟胜于林中的两只鸟。—— Heywood 希伍德

One swallow does not make a summer.

一燕不成夏。—— Taverner 泰维纳

A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make it drink.

一个人可以把马带到河边,但他不能令它饮水。 —— Heywood 希伍德 One cannot eat one’s cake and have it.

一个人不能把他的糕饼吃掉之后还留在手上。 —— Davies 戴维斯 Time is money.

时间就是金钱。—— Benjamin Franklin富兰克林

Time and tide wait for no man.

时间不等人。—— Scott 斯科特

There is no rose without a thorn.

没有玫瑰花是不长刺的。—— Ray 雷

Lookers-on see most of the game.

旁观者清。—— Smedley 斯密莱

Beggars cannot be choosers.

行乞者不得有选择。—— Heywood 希伍德

First catch your hare.

首先必须捕获兔子,然后才能宰之。—— Thackeray 萨克雷

Victory won’t come to me unless I go to it.

胜利是不会向我走来的,我必须自己走向胜利。—— M. Moore 穆尔

A great man is always willing to be little.

伟大的人物总是愿意当小人物的。—— R. W. Emerson 爱默生 Cowards die many times before their deaths.

12.Nothing is difficult to the man who will try. 世上无难事,只要人肯试。

13.The fire is the test of gold;adversity of strong man. 烈火试真金,困苦炼壮士。

14.Great hopes make great man.


15.No way is impossible to courage.


16.A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. 平静的大海决不能造就出熟练的水手。

17.The good seaman is known in bad weather.

坏天气下才能识得出良好的海员;要识好海员,须凭 坏天气。

18.The best hearts are always the bravest. 行为最勇敢的人心地总是最善良。

19.We must not lie down,and cry,God help us. 求神不如求己。

20.He that falls today may be up again tomorrow. 今天跌倒的人也许明天就会站起。

21.Rome was not built in a day.


22.Success belongs to the persevering.


23.We must repeat a thousand and one times that perseverance is the only road to success.

我们要多次重申:不屈不挠是取得胜利的唯一道 路。

24.Perseverance is failing nineteen times

and succeeding the twentieth.


25.Step by step the ladder is ascended.


26.Adversity leads to prosperity.


27.Patience and application will carry us through. 忍耐和专心会使我们度过难关。

28.Fortune often rewards with interest those that have patience to wait for her.

做事只要有耐心,到头总会有好运;耐心候好运,好 运常会来。

29.All things will come round to him who will but wait. 只要肯等待,一切都会按时来。

30.Constant dropping wears the stone.


31.Omelets are not made without breaking of eggs. 鸡蛋不打破,蛋卷做不成;不甘愿吃苦,则预期效果 达不到。

32.The world is a ladder for some to go up and others to go down.


33.There needs a long apprenticeship to understand the mystery of the world's trade.


34.Life is sweet.

生活是可爱的;人无不好生(恶死) 。

35.Where there is life,there is hope.


36.Life is not all beer and skittles.


37.Much water runs by the mill that

the miller knows not of.


38.Fortune knocks once at least at every man's door. 人人都有走运的一天。

39.If you are too fortunate,you will not know yourself; if you are too unfortunate,nobody will know you. 运气太好,见人不睬;运气太坏,无人理会。

40.Every man is the architect of his own fortune. 每一个人都是自身幸福的建筑师。

41.Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth. 记得年轻时所作蠢事的人是幸福的。

42.Misfortunes never (seldom) come alone (single). 祸不单行。

43.Misfortune is a good teacher.


44.Misfortunes come at night.


45.Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.


46.Adversity makes a man wise,not rich.


47.Live and learn.


48.It is never too old to learn.


49.A man becomes learned by asking questions. 要长学问,就得多问;多问则业精。

50.There is no royal road to learning.


51.He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning. 畏问之人耻于学。

52.What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave. 婴孩时期学到的东西,老死不会忘记。

53.Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse. 知识能使好人更好,坏人更坏。

54.Soon learnt,soon forgotten.


55.Learn young,learn fair.


56.A lazy youth,a lousy age.


57.He that knows nothing,doubts nothing.


58.A good name keeps its luster in the dark.


59.Fame is a magnifying glass.


60.A good fame is better than a good face.


61.Fame like a river is narrowest at its

source and broadest afar off.


62.Take honour from me and my life is done.


63.Beware of him who regards not his reputation. 要谨防不重名誉的人。

64.It is better to die with honour than to live in infamy. 光荣的死胜于羞辱的生。

65.Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory. 成功地克服困难是最大的光荣。

66.Reputation is often got without merit

and lost without fault.


67.Your father's honour is to you

but a second-hand honour.


68.Never trust another what you should do yourself. 自己该做的事,决不要委托给旁人做。

69.It is an equal failing to trust everybody,

and to trust nobody.


70.Eat a peck of salt with a man before you trust him. 在你信任一个人之前,先要深入了解他。

71.If you trust before you try,

you may repent before you die.


72.Never trust to fine words.


73.Trust not a great weight to a slender thread. 细线挂重物,终究不可靠。

74.Be just to all,but trust not all.


75.Trust thyself only,and another shall not betray thee. 只要信任你自己,旁人才不出卖你。

76.Self-trust is the essence of heroism.


77.Confidence is a plant of slow growth.


78.Truth is the daughter of time.


79.Truth hath a good face,but ill clothes.


80.Truth and roses have thorns about them. 真理和玫瑰,身旁都有刺。

81.Truth may be blamed,but shall never be shamed. 真理可能会被责难,但绝不会受羞辱。

82.Though malice may darken truth,it cannot put it out. 恶意可以糟塌真理;但无法消灭真理。

83.Truth will prevail.


84.Truth's best ornament is nakedness.


85.Facts are stubborn things.


86.Sooner or later,the truth comes to light.


87.The truths we least like to hear are those which it is most to our advantage to know.

我们最不愿意听到的事实,往往是我们知道了会 大有好处的事实。

88.Falsehood like a nettle stings those who meddle with it.


89.There is many a fair thing full false. 有许多说得好听的东西充满了谬误。

90.Though a lie be well drest,it is ever overcome. 谎言装扮虽不错,到头总会被揭露。

91.A lie begets a lie till they come to generations. 谎言生谎言,谎言世代传。

92.A false tongue will hardly speak truth. 假舌不会吐真言。

93.False with one can be false with two. 对一个人虚假,也会对两个人虚假。

94.He that will lie will steal.


95.Gossiping and lying go together.


96.Equivocation is first cousin to a lie.


97.A great talker is a great liar.


98.The greatest liars talk most of themselves. 最爱自吹自擂的人是最大的说谎者。

99.Lying rides upon debt's back.


100. Lying is the first step to the gallows. 说谎是上断头台的第一步。