富兰克林亚当斯 (ADAMS, Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960
美国新闻记者, 诗人, 和幽默作家
Accustomed as I am to public speaking, I know the fertility of it.
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are all purely imaginary.
在许多小说中, 最好的虚构部分, 可以注意到, 人物纯粹都是想像出来的.
The best you get is an even break.
Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Don’t tell me what you dream’d last night for I’ve been reading Freud.
Dunking is bad taste but tastes good.
在吃前把东西浸泡在汤里, 吃相是不好的, 但却好吃.
A first edition of his work is a rarity but a second is rarer still.
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
If a man keeps his trap shut, the world will beat a path to his door.
In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.
顺序而言, 这些是最难以控制的: 酒, 女人, 和歌.
Insomniacs don’t sleep because they worry about it, and they worry about it because they don’t sleep.
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net.
You never know what you can do without until you try.
你永远不会知道, 你能不靠什么就能做什么, 除非你尝试去做.
There are seventy stanzas in the Uruguay national anthem, which fact may account for the Uruguay standing army.
约瑟爱迪生 (ADDISON, Joseph), 1672-1719
英国散文作家, 政治家, 和诗人
Authors have established it as a kind of rule that a man ought to be dull sometimes.
A moneylender serves you in the present tense, lends you in the conditional mood, keeps you in the subjunctive, and ruins you in the future.
放贷者是以现在式为你服务, 以条件式借你钱, 让你处於附属性, 而毁你於将来.
There is not so variable a thing in Nature as a lady’s headdress.
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would faint see posterity do something for us.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
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