Work makes the workman(勤工出巧 匠。)

  Constant dropping wears the stone (滴水穿石。)

  He that can have patience, can have what he will(唯坚韧者始能遂其志。)

  Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures(我们绝大多数的失败都是因为缺乏自信之故。)

  The talent of success is nothing more than doing well whatever you do without a thought of time


  To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting(读书不思考,犹如吃饭不消化。)

  The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and thedetermination to attain it(人生之要事在于确立伟大的目标与实现这目标的决心。)

  One of these days is none of these days(有这么一天就是没有这么一天。/吾生待明日,万事成蹉跎。)

  Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest(每匹马都认为自己所负的背包最重。)

  Nothing down, nothing up (无下则无上。/不经历风雨,怎么见彩虹?)

  A good book is your best friend (好书如挚友。)

  Asking costs nothing (问人不费分文。)

  Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies(你不问我,我就不会说谎话。)

  The tongue is boneless but it breaks bones (舌无骨却折断骨。)

  A good name is easier lost than won(名誉失之易,而得之难。)

  Every profession produces its own best(行行出状元。)

  Today must borrow nothing of tomorrow (今日事今日毕。)

  Do not , for one repulse , give up the purpose that you resolved to effect (William Shakespeare , British dramatist)

  不要只因一次失败,就放弃你原来决心想达到的目的。(英国剧作家 莎士比亚W)

  Don"t part with your illusions When they are gone you may still exist , but you have ceased to live (Mark Twain , American writer)

  不要放弃你的幻想。当幻想没有了以后,你还可以生存,但是你虽生犹死。((美国作家 马克·吐温)

  I want to bring out the secrets of nature and apply them for the happiness of man I don"t know of any better service to offer for the short time we are in the world (Thomas Edison , American inventor)

  我想揭示大自然的秘密,用来造福人类。我认为,在我们的短暂一生中,最好的贡献莫过于此了。 (美国发明家 爱迪生 T)

  Ideal is the beacon Without ideal , there is no secure direction ; without direction , there is no life ( Leo Tolstoy , Russian writer)


  If winter comes , can spring be far behind ?( P B Shelley , British poet )

  冬天来了,春天还会远吗?( 英国诗人, 雪莱 P B)

  If you doubt yourself , then indeed you stand on shaky ground (Ibsen , Norwegian dramatist )

  如果你怀疑自己,那么你的立足点确实不稳固了。 (挪威剧作家 易卜生)



  Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance(没有恒心只有力量是完不成伟业。)

  It is never too late to learn (活到老,学到老。)

  It is never too late to mend (亡羊补牢,犹时未晚。)

  The secret of success is constancy of purpose(成功的秘诀在于持之于恒。)

  Misfortunes never come alone/single(祸不单行。)

  Misfortunes come on wings and depart on foot(遭祸容易脱祸难。)

  Misfortunes tell us what fortune is(不经灾难不知福。)

  To an optimist every change is a change for the better(对于乐观者总是越变越好。)

  Truth never fears investigation(事实从来不怕调查。)

  A good medicine tasks bitter(良药苦口。)

  Great minds think alike (英雄所见略同。)

  Storms make trees take deeper roots(风暴使树木深深扎根。)

  Live and let live (自己生活也让别人生活。)

  Better late than never (迟做总比不做好;晚来总比不来强。)

  A bold attempt is half success(勇敢的尝试是成功的一半。)

  All things are difficult before they are easy (凡事必先难后易。)

  What we acquire without sweat we give away without regret(得之不费力,弃之不可惜。)

  Nothing is impossible to a willing heart(只要有一颗意志坚强的心,没事不成。)


  If I had not been born Napoleon, I would have liked to have been born Alexander


  Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich


  The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future


  Gods determine what you‘re going to be -- Julius Erving

  人生的奋斗目标决定你将成为怎样的人。 -- 欧文Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain (智力投资绝不会白花。)

  Constant dropping wears the stone (滴水穿石。)

  Experience is the mother of wisdom(经验是智慧之母。)

  Every man is his own worst enemy(一个人最大的敌人就是他自 己。)

  Saying and doing are two different things (说和做是迥然不同的两回事。)

  Actions speak louder than words (行动比语言更响亮。)

  From small beginnings comes great things (伟大始于渺小。)

  Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand(脑中有知识,胜过手中有金钱。)

  The voice of one man is the voice of no one (一个人的声音没有力量。)

  A great ship asks for deep waters(大船要走深水。)

  While there is life, there is hope(有生命便有希望/留得青山在,哪怕没柴烧)

  Two heads are better than one (一人不及二人智;三个臭皮匠,胜个过一个诸葛亮。)

  Wise men learn by other men"s mistakes; fools by their own


  Good company on the road is the shortest cut (行路有良伴就是捷径。)

  It takes all sorts to make a world (世界是由各种不同的人所组成的。)

  Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm(无热情成就不了伟业。)


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