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国会开会 幼儿挥锤——名句欣赏(二十九)  

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1.      The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it’s conformity. 在我们社会里,勇气的对立面不是怯懦而是顺从。Rollo May, 1909-94, American psychologist

2.      With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law, and every time they make a law it’s a joke. 对于国会,每次他们开个玩笑,就成了法律,而每次他们制定一条法律则成了玩笑。Will Rogers, 1879-1935, American humorist and social commentator

3.      Senate office hours are from twelve to one with an hour off for lunch. 参议员办公时间从十二点到一点,其中有一小时午餐。George S. Kaufman, 1889-1961, American playwright and critic

4.      Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens—and then everybody disagrees. 国会太奇怪了。一个人站起来讲话,啥东西也没说出来。没一个人听——接着,人人都反对。Boris Marshalov, actor, Reader’s Digest, 1941

5.      This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of the hammer. It’s just a question of how much damage he can do with it before we can take it away from him. 这个国家在国会开会时才终于体会到我们看见幼儿手拿锤子的那种感觉。争论点只是到我们从他手里把锤子夺走时他能破坏到什么样的程度。Will Rogers, 1879-1935, American humorist and social commentator, quoted in Will Rogers: His Life and Times,1973

6.      Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. 良知是心里的一种声音,它告诫我们有人正在看着我们。 H. L. Mencken, Sententiae, 1920

7.      When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. 一个国家的青年成为保守派时,这个国家的丧钟已经敲响。 Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from plymouth Pulpit,1887

8.      POLLY: He’s a socialist but he doesn’t like people. BRIAN: Nor do I, much. POLLY: You’re a Conservative. You don’t have to. 波利:他是位社会主义者,可他不爱民。布莱恩:我也不太爱民。波利:你是保守党。你不需要。Alan Bennett, Getting On, 1971

9.      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy, that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. 现代保守党正忙于道德哲学上最古老的一种人类活动,那就是寻找一种绝佳道德借口来说明自私是正当的。J. K. Galbraith, 1908-2006, Canadian-American economist

10.   A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run. 保守主义者就是一个怯懦得不敢战又肥胖得跑不了的人。Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927

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