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青春Youth

作者:zuowening 来源:互联网 时间:2013-04-23

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

青春并非生命的一段旅程,而是一种心境;青春不是桃面、红唇、柔膝,而是远大的理想,恢宏的想象,旺盛的激情;青春是生命的深泉在不断涌流。

  Youth means a tempera-mental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

青春意味着勇于挑战怯懦,意味着勇于进取,不屑平凡。如此锐气,二十后生有之,六旬男子则更多见。年岁有加,并非垂老,理想丢弃,方堕暮年。

  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spring back to dust.

年华流失只将皱纹留痕于皮肤,然而激情的冷却却将皱纹留痕于灵魂。忧烦,惶恐,自我放逐定使心灵扭曲,使春之朝气灰飞烟灭。

  Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station: so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite, so long are you young.

不论六十或是十六,人人心中皆有好奇之心,犹如孩童般探索未知事物的欲望经久不衰,并充满生活之乐趣。在你我内心最深处,存在一台无线电台,只要能自人类、还有那无限宇宙不断收取美丽、希望、快乐、勇气的信号,你就青春永驻,风华常存。

  When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at 20, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at 80.

一旦天线折断,精神冰封于厌世之情,锐气冷冻于悲观之意,玩世不恭、自暴自弃油然而生,即使年方二十,实已垂垂老矣;但只要天线不倒,收到乐观电波,哪怕至八十辞世之时,你仍有望朝气蓬勃。

PS:青春赋予了我们足够的时间和空间去发展,只要自己带着积极、乐观、向上的态度去打造自己的生活,我们就总有源源不断的激情,让自己永葆青春。