大概是不可能那么做

一、FOLLOW YOUR OWN COURSE

Neil Simon

Don’t listen to those who say,

“It’s not done that way.”

Maybe it’s not, but maybe you will.

Don’t listen to those who say,

“You’re taking too big a chance.”

Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine Floor,

and it would surely be rubbed out by today.

Most importantly, don’t listen

When the little voice of fear inside of you

rear its ugly head and says,

“They’re all smarter than you out there.

They’re more talented,

They’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections…”

I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you,

Not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others,

But with the strength of conviction

That you can move others by your own efforts,

And do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live,

The chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respect.

尼尔·西蒙 陈采霞译

“这事不能那么做。”

也许是不能那么做,可是也许你就会那么做。

“你这个险冒得太大了。”

米开朗琪罗可能在西斯廷教堂的地板上作过画,

到今天肯定已经被抹掉了。

当你心中恐惧的声音,

“那边那些人都比你聪明,

他们更高大、皮肤更白、更漂亮、更幸运,

并且认识各种各样的人…”

我坚信只要选择一条你感兴趣的路,

不排除爱情、敏锐以及与别人的合作,

通过你自身的努力能够感动他人,

不把成功或者失败作为你生活的标准,

那么你就可能成为值得自己敬佩的人。

二、TODAY IS A NEW DAY

—— Donna Levine

Your tomorrows are as bright

as you want to make them.

There is no reason to carry

the darkness of the past

with you into today.

Today is a wonderful new experience,

full of every possibility to make

your life exactly what you want it to be.

Today is the beginning of new happiness,

new directions and new relationships.

Today is the day to remind yourself

that you posses the power

and strength you need

to bring contentment, love and joy into your life.

Today is the day to understand yourself

and to give yourself the love

and the patience that you need.

Today is the day to move forward

towards your bright tomorrow.

唐那·莱文 陈采霞译

今天是美妙的全新体验,

使你的生活如你所愿。

今天开始有新的幸福,

新的方向和新的伙伴。

你有足够的能力和力量,

把满意、爱情和欢乐带进你的生活。

给自己足够的爱心和耐心。

三、WHAT IS SUCCESS

—— Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is success?

To laugh often and love much;

To win the respect of intelligent people

And the affection of children;

To earn the approbation of honest critics

And endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;

To find the best in others;

To give one’s self;

To leave the world a little better,

Whether by a healthy child,

A garden patch,

Or a redeemed social condition;

To have played and laughed with enthusiasm

And sung with exultation;

To know even one life has breathed easier,

Because you have lived…

This is to have succeeded.

拉尔夫·沃尔多·爱默生 陈采霞译

笑口常开,爱心永在,

要么培育出健康的孩子,

亦或是改善社会条件;

尽情娱乐、笑得畅快,

甚至知道一个生命活得自在,

因为你的一路走来……

四、ON CHANGES

——-Irene Dunlap

Change is the only absolute

in the world,

the only thing

that you can depend on.

Nothing stays the same.

Tomorrow will come,

bringing with it

new beginnings and sometimes

unexpected endings.

You can hold on to the past

and get left in the dust;

or, you can choose to

jump on the ride of life

and live a new adventure

with perseverance

and an open mind.

艾琳·邓莱普 陈采霞译

没有什么能一成不变,

还会带来意想不到的结局。

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