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西洋幽默语录(之七)

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华特巴佐霍特 (BAGEHOT, Walter), 1826-1877
英国经济学家, 散文作家, 和新闻记者

The cure of admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.
要治疗你对上议院的羡慕, 只要到那里去看一下.

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
人生最大的乐趣就是去做别人都说你不能做到的事.

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
最大的错误是尝试去做超过你能同意的事.

An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
没有能力保持安静是人类最明显的失败之一.

It is good to be without vice, but it is not good to be without temptations.
没有罪恶当然好, 但没有诱惑可不好.

Men who do not make advances to women are opt to become victims to women who make advances to them.
男人如果不追求女人, 就很容易成为被女人追求的猎物.

One of the greatest pains of human nature is the pain of a new idea.
人性最大的痛苦之一是对一种新的意见的痛苦.

A parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
国会只不过是一群多少有点懒散的人开大会的场所.

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
富人对贫穷难以理解; 很难了解人们为什么想吃晚餐时不按铃.

Human nature is not a high thing, but at least it has a high idea of itself.
人类的天性并没什么了不起, 但它本身至少有一个高的理念.



菲立普贝力 (BAILEY, Philip James), 1816-1902
英国诗人和律师

The worst men often give the best advice.
最没用的人常给以最好的劝告.

亚瑟巴尔福伯爵 (BALFOUR, Arthur James, Earl of), 1848-1930
英国政治家和哲学家

I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
我以为他是个有为的年青人, 但他看来像是个只会发誓的年青人.

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
这是很不幸的, 考虑到这个世界是由热心来推动的, 但却没几个热心人仕可以信任来传播这一事实.




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