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英汉谚语(转)

原创 IT生活 作者:nickzzz 时间:2007-01-01 19:54:04 0 删除 编辑
在网上看到了这个非常有意思的英汉谚语翻译,特意转载。共勉之!^_^[@more@]

Where there is a will,there is a way.
有志者,事竟成。
Nothing is too diffcult,if you put your heart into it.
世上无难事,只怕有心人。
As every thread of gold is valuable, so every moment of time.
一寸光阴一寸金。
All things in their being are good for something.
天生我才必有用。
There is nothing permanent except change.
唯有变化才是永恒的。
A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow.
身不正,影必斜。
Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.
知识之于心灵正如健康之于身体。
A word once spoken cannot be taken back even by a team of four horses.
一言既出,驷马难追。
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
改变自己往往比改变环境更为需要。
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
只要一个人还有所追求,他就没有老。直到后悔取代了梦想,一个人才算老。
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
今日一只蛋,胜过明天一只鸡。
There is no friend so faithful as a good book.
最忠实的朋友莫过于一本好书。
Brevity is the soul of wit.
言贵简。
Deliberate slowly, execute promptly.
谋虑要慢,行动要快。
Friendship cannot stand always on one side.
友谊是双方的事。
One tree does not make a forest.
独木不成林。
Barking dogs don't bite.
吠狗不咬人。
What is done by night appears by day.
若要人不知,除非已莫为。
It's never too late to mend.
改过不嫌晚。
Man proposes, God disposes.
谋事在人,成事在天。
Running water does not get stale; a door-hinge is never worm-eaten.
流水不腐,户枢不蠹。
Sweep before your own door.
正人先正已。
A hero is nothing but a product of his time.
时势造英雄。
It is better to trust to valour than to luck.
靠运气不如靠勇气。
Ignorance is the mother of impudence.
无知是鲁莽之源。
One careless move may lose the whole game.
一步不慎,满盘皆输。
Words are like bees, they have honey and a sting.
言语象蜜蜂,有蜜也有刺。
It's only the idle will be tired.
只有闲人才会感到疲倦。
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire, the other is to gain it.
失去心中所欲的和得到心中所欲的,是人生的两大悲剧。
Strong in action, gentle in method.
行动要坚强,方式要温和。
He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.
最不信任别人的人最不应该得到信任。
Idleness is the root of all evils.
懒惰是万恶之源。
Diligence redeems stupidity.
勤能补拙。
Beware beginning.
以谨慎开始。
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
患难见真情。
Strike the iron while it is hot.
趁热打铁。
It takes two to make a quarrel.
一个巴掌拍不响。
When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game.
鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利。
A single spark can start a prairie fire.
星星之火,可以燎原。
One's sin will find one out.
坏事终归要败露。
A good name is better than riches.
声誉胜于财富。
Haste trips over its own heels.
忙易出错。
A watched pot never boils.
心急喝不了热粥。
The greater the man, the more restrained his anger.
人越伟大,越能克制怒火。
Speech is the image of actions.
语言是行动的反映。
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
Each man is the architect of his own fate.
每个人都是自己命运的建筑师。
Birds of a feather flock together.
物以类聚,人以群分。
Talents come from diligence, and knowledge is gained by accumulation.
天才在于勤奋,知识在于积累。
An open enemy is better than a hollow friend.
宁有公开的敌人,不要虚伪的朋友。
A still tongue makes a wise head.
沉默者有智能。
It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
从崇高到荒谬只有一步之遥。
Ordinary people think merely of how they will spend time, a man of intellect tries to use it.
常人只想如何消磨时间,智者则努力利用时间。
Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance.
愤怒以愚蠢开始,以后悔告终。
All lay load on the willing horse.
人善被人欺,马善被人骑。
He who commences many things finishes but a few.
样样都搞,完成者少。
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
勇气和坚定是美德的精神与灵魂。
Fish begins to stink at the head.
上梁不正下梁歪。
First come, first served.
先来先招待。
Easy come, easy go.
来得容易去得快。
More haste, less speed.
欲速则不达。
No pains, no gains.
不劳无获。
Nothing venture, nothing gain.
不入虎穴,焉得虎子。
Once bit, twice shy.
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草绳。
Out of sight, out of mind.
眼不见,心不烦。
Well fed, well bred.
衣食足而后知廉耻。
In for a penny, in for a pound.
一不作,二不休。
A brave man risks his life, but not his conscience.
勇敢的人可用生命冒险,但不以良心冒险。
It is not the fine coat that makes the gentleman.
使人成为君子的并不是讲究的衣着。
Pride hurts, modesty benefits.
满招损,谦受益。
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
害怕痛苦的人其实已经在承受他所害怕的痛苦了。
Adversity is a good disciple.
逆境是锻炼人的最好场所。
Art is long, life is short.
人生有涯艺无涯。
Well begun, half done.
好的开始是成功的一半。
You can't eat your cake and have it also.
世事两难全。
Calamity is man's true touchstone.
患难是人的试金石。
Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.
近墨者黑。
Constant dropping wears away a stone.
滴水穿石。
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
生活中最大的幸福是坚信有人爱我们。
The first step is as good as half over.
第一步是最关键的一步。
You never know your luck.
命运好坏不由己。
Sow nothing, reap nothing.
春不播,秋不收。
The wealth of the mind is the only wealth.
精神的财富是唯一的财富。
You can't judge a tree by its bark.
人不可貌相。
Clothes do not make the man.
人不在衣装。
To be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
既当演说家,又做实干家。
Variety is the spice of life.
变化是生活的调味品。
Little goods, little care.
钱财少,不烦恼。
Man struggles upwards; water flows downwards.
人往高处走,水往低处流。
A little pot is soon hot.
壶小易沸,量小易怒。
No sweet without sweat.
幸福来自汗水。
Better the last smile than the first laughter.
宁可最后微笑,不要首先狂喜。
One for all, all for one.
我为人人,人人为我。
Truth needs no color.
真理不需要打扮。
Every why has a wherefore.
凡事必有因。
Keeping is harder than winning.
创业难,守业更难。
Never do things by halves.
做事不可半途而废。
No cross, no crown.
未经苦难,得不到荣冠。
The fire is the test of gold; adversity is the test of a strong man.
火对金子是考验,逆境对人是磨练。
Bad times make a good man.
艰难困苦出能人。
There is no royal road to learning.
求知无坦途。
Doubt is the key to knowledge.
怀疑是知识的钥匙。
Sharp tools make good work.
工欲善其事,必先利其器。
Wasting time is robbing oneself.
浪费时间就是掠夺自己。
Nurture passes nature.
教养胜过天性。
There is no garden without its weeds.
没有不长杂草的花园。
A man is only as good as what he loves.
一个人要用他所爱的东西有多好来衡量。
Wealth is the test of a man's character.
财富是对一个人品格的试金石。
The best hearts are always the bravest.
心灵最高尚的人,也总是最勇敢的人。
Courtesy is the inseparable companion of virtue.
礼貌和美貌是分不开的伴侣。
Plain living and high thinking.
生活要朴素,情操要高尚。
Good is good, but better carries it.
精益求精,善益求善。
Honesty is the best policy.
诚实为上策。
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
感恩是精神高尚的标志。
It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
判断自己比判断别人要难得多。
An optimist sees the rose; a pessimist the thorn.
乐观的人看到玫瑰,悲观的人只看到它的刺。
Delays are dangerous.
因拖出危险。
Let bygones be bygones.
既往宜不咎。
Look on both sides of the shield.
看问题要从两面看。
You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
蜡烛不能两头点。
All men can't be first.
不可能人人得冠军。
Never is a long word.
不要轻易说“决不”。
The overturned cast ahead is a warning to the carts behind.
前车之覆,后车之鉴。
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
不打不成器。
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
厨师太多烧坏汤。
Standers-by see more than gamesters.
旁观者清,当局者迷。
Self-praise is no recommendation.
自夸不足为自荐。
They brag most who can do least.
本领最小的人最会吹牛。
The good is the enemy of the best.
过得去是精益求精的敌人。
Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
礼貌不用花一分钱,却能赢得一切。
A man can't ride your back unless it is bent.
你的腰不弯,别人就不能骑在你的背上。
Conceit is the quicksand of success.
自负是成功的流沙。
He that makes a good war makes a good peace.
正义的战争创造持久的和平。
There is no disputing about tastes.
人各有所好。
It is easy to be wise after the event.
事后诸葛亮容易当。
Patience is the ability to put up with people you'd like to put down.
能容忍你想羞辱的人,便是忍耐。
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude.
要有单独自处的能力,不要放过孤寂的好处。
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
伟大的思想需要起落架,也需要双翼。
Fair words make fools fain.
甜言蜜语会使愚者得意忘形。
Please all and you please none.
要面面俱到者,面面不到。
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
最高尚的复仇是宽容。
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
温和的回答可以息怒。
Advice when most needed is least heeded.
最容易忽视的建议往往是最重要的。
Be just before you are generous.
要慷慨必先求公正。
Make the best of a bad bargain.
已知吃亏,尽力而为。
He that makes a thing too fine, breaks it.
做事过于苛求,反把事情弄坏。
When all else is lost the future still remains.
就是失去了一切别的,也还有未来。
The world is his who enjoys it.
活着感到快乐,世界就属于你。
A little labor, much health.
适量的劳动有益于健康。
Laugh and grow fat.
心宽体胖。
Work won't kill but worry will.
劳动无害,忧愁伤身。
He is rich that has few wants.
寡欲者富。
Every man at forty is a fool or a physician.
人到四十,如果不是傻子,就该知道保养身体。
A bow long bent grows weak.
常拉满弓无力。
He is wise that knows when he is well enough.
知足为智者。
A good conscience is a continuous feast.
问心无愧天天乐。
Prevention is better than cure.
治病不如防病。
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
清洁仅次于圣洁。
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
一日一苹果,医生远离我。
In sports and journeys men are known.
从体育和旅行中可以看出男子的品德。
No man is happy but by comparison.
人的幸福都是比较而言的。
There is no joy without alloy.
世界上没有十全十美的快乐。
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow.
进步是今天的活动,明天的保证。
Good order is the foundation of all things.
良好的秩序是一切的基础。
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
植树的人,不但爱己,而且爱人。
The world is but a little place, after all.
天涯原咫尺,何处不相逢。
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
仁爱是联结社会的金链。
Where there is unity, there is victory.
有团结就有胜利。
United we stand, divided we fall.
团结则存,分裂则亡。
Love is the mother of love.
情生情,爱生爱。
Love lives in cottages as well as in courts.
爱情不分贵贱。
True love never grows old.
真正的爱永不衰老。
Hope is a lover's staff.
希望是爱者的手扶之杖。
It is better to give than to take.
施比受更有福。
Example is better than precept.
身教胜于言传。
Diligence is the mother of success.
勤勉是成功之母。
From saving comes having.
富有来自勤俭。
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
看布裁衣。
Human pride is human weakness.
人类的骄傲即是人类的弱点。
Man proposes, God disposes.
谋事在人,成事在天。
No one but the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
穿鞋的人自己知道哪里夹脚。
Vainglory blossoms but never bears.
虚荣光开花,永远不结果。
Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
愤怒是吹灭心中之灯的风。
Every cloud has a silver lining.
乌云背后有阳光。
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
有时吃亏就是最大的便宜。
Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
麻烦没有来找你,不要去找麻烦。
You cannot step twice into the same river.
你不能两次踏入同一条河流。
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
真正的勇气是:无所畏惧地接受上天给你的一切。
It is always morning somewhere in the world.
世界上总是有某个地方可以看到阳光。
You cannot step twice into the same river.
你不能两次踏入同一条河流。
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
真正的勇气是:无所畏惧地接受上天给你的一切。
It is always morning somewhere in the world.
世界上总是有某个地方可以看到阳光。
Life is a roller coaster, you have your ups and downs unless you fall off.
人生就像坐过山车,只要不掉下来,就会有起有伏。
At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.
20岁我们按意愿做事;30岁我们凭智能做事;40岁我们靠判断做事。
Adversity is the first path to truth.
逆境是通向真理的第一条道路。
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
爱你的敌人吧,因为他们让你知道自己的缺点。
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
维持现状不能让我们有所进步。
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
山外有山,人外有人。
Well done is better than well said.
说得好不如做得好。
We must either find a way or make one.
找到一条路,否则走出一条路。
There is no substitute for victory.
胜利没有替代品。
Honesty is the best image.
诚实是最好的形象。
There are things in life that money can't buy.
金钱并非万能。
Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
学习学习的方法是人生最重要的技巧。
Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
权力往往导致腐败;绝对的权力导致绝对的腐败。
The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.
快乐的真正源泉是行善。
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
有智能而无志向,正如鸟儿没有翅膀。
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
宽恕不能改变过去,但能拓宽未来。
It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
花二十年建立起来的声誉可以在五分钟之内完全摧毁。
Have an aim in life, or your energies will all be wasted.
人生应该树立目标,否则你的精力会白白浪费。
If winter comes, can spring be far behind.
冬天来了,春天还会远吗?
It is great to be great, but it is greater to be human.
成为伟人是美好的,做一个真正的人更难得。
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
实现明天理想的唯一障碍是今天的疑虑。
Genius only means hard-working all one's life.
天才只意味着终身不懈的努力。
Ideal is the beacon.
理想是指路明灯。
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
我所能奉献的没有其它,只有热血、辛劳、眼泪与汗水。
It never will rain roses. When we want to have more roses we must plant trees.
天上不会掉下玫瑰来,如果想要更多的玫瑰,必须自己种植。
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.
要向射中靶,必须瞄准比靶略微高些。
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly for them.
奇迹有时候是会发生的,但是你得为之拼命地努力。
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
不要问国家能为你们做些什幺,而要问你们能为国家做些什幺。
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow.
进步是今天的活动、明天的保证。
It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
为原则而斗争比实践该原则要容易。
You never know what you can do till you try.
除非亲自尝试,否则你不会知道自己能做什幺。
Achievement provides the only real pleasure in life.
有所成就是人生唯一的真正乐趣。
Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
良药苦口利于病。
To strive to seek, to find and not to yield.
要奋斗、要探索、要有所发现而不要屈服。
Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.
权力永远意味着责任和危险。
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
一旦你觉得做某件事年纪太大了,赶紧去做。
Success grows out of struggle to overcome difficulties.
成功来之于克服困难的斗争。
Victory won't come to me unless I go to it.
胜利不会向我走来,我必须自己走向胜利。
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
成功由大量的失误铸造。
A light heart lives long.
豁达者长寿。
Cheerfulness is the promoter of health.
心情愉快是健康的增进剂。
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
幸福首先在于健康。
A penny saved is a penny gained.
省下一分钱等于得到一分钱。
An ounce of prudence is worth a pound of gold.
一盎司谨慎抵得上一磅黄金。
To fill the hour----that is happiness.
让时间过得充实些,那才是幸福。
The first wealth is health.
健康是人生第一财富。
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
年纪只是个感觉的问题,而不是岁月的问题。
There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
好友胜过亲兄弟。
Learning is the eye of mind.
学问是心灵的眼睛。
Blood is thicker than water.
血浓于水。
Wade not in unknown water.
不知水之深浅,不可粗心淌河。
In the end things will mend.
车到山前必有路。
Happiness is a form of courage.
愉快是勇气的一种形式。
No man was ever wise by chance.
任何人的聪明才智绝非得之偶然。
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
金钱可以成为很好的仆人,却绝对是最坏的主人。
Stubbornness is the energy of fools.
固执是愚人的能源。
Time is the fairest judge.
时间是最公正的法官。
Let's cross the bridge when we come to it.
既来之,则安之。
Diffidence is the poison of true friendship.
疑心是友谊的毒药。
No common goal, no common cause to cooperate.
道不同,不相为谋。
Happiness lies in the consciousness we have it.
幸福在于自知拥有幸福。
Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality her left.
勤劳是财富的右手,节俭是她的左手。
To really understand a man we must judge him in misfortune.
要真正了解一个人,需在不幸中考察他。
When pleasure is the business of life, it ceases to be pleasure.
当享受成为生活的主要事物时,它就不再是一种享受。
If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
如果你不考虑未来,那幺你就不能拥有未来。
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
对于大多数人来说,他们认定自己有多幸福,就有多幸福。
Let bygones be bygones.
过去的事情就让他过去吧。
Life is measured by thought and action, not by time.
衡量生命的尺度是思想和行动,而不是时间。
Never leave that until tomorrow, which you can do today.
今天的事情不要拖到明天。
Time is a bird forever on the wing.
时间是一只永远飞翔的鸟。
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
想要懂得今天,就必须研究昨天。
Time is a great judge, even in the fields of morals.
时间是伟大的法官,即使在道德领域也是如此。
It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
人不仅要做好事,更要以正确的方式做好事。
Write it on your heart that every day is the best of the year.
铭记在心:每一天都是一年中最好的日子。
Among a people general corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
在一个普遍腐败的民族里,自由是不可能长期存在的。
A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
令人愉快的欢笑是房间里的阳光。
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
只工作不娱乐使人愚钝。
It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
永远不快乐的心很可悲。
Procrastination is the thief of time.
拖延即偷窃时间。
Joys are our wings, sorrows are our spurs.
欢乐是人们的双翼,哀愁是人们发奋的动力。
Labor is often the father of pleasure.
劳动常常是快乐之父。
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
休息是件好事,无聊却是其兄弟。
The foundation of true happiness is in the conscience.
真正的愉快之根本在于良心。

Envy is a most terrible thing, and would spoil anybody's nature.
嫉妒是很可怕的东西,它会毁坏人的天性。
Anticipating pleasure is also a pleasure.
预期快乐本身也是一种快乐。
Character is what you are in the dark.
暗处最能反映一个人的真正品格。
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
勇气是一架梯子,其它美德全靠它爬上去。
Beauty lives with kindness.
美寓于善。
Distrust can be contagious. But, so can trust.
不信任有传染性。但是信任亦然。
If you would convince others, you seem open to conviction yourself.
要说服别人,先得说服自己。
Mutual forgiveness of each vice, such are the gates of Paradise.
相互宽容对方的缺点,乃是通向天堂之门。
Don t gild the lily.
不要画蛇添足。
It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do.
不能爱哪行才干哪行,要干哪行爱哪行。
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
可以说,朋友是另一个自我。
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
选择朋友要谨慎,换朋友更要谨慎。
My philosophy of life is work.
我的人生哲学就是工作。
Suspicion is the poison of friendship.
怀疑是对友谊所下的毒药。
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
建立在美貌基础上的爱情,会与美貌一样很快消失。
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
工作撵走三个魔鬼:无聊、堕落和贫穷。
Love is a kind of warfare.
情场如战场。
A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
只有经常“浇灌”,方能保持友谊天长地久。
There is a skeleton in every house.
家家都有一本难念的经。
Too fond of the right to pursue the expedient.
过分喜欢权力就会不择手段。
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
怕吃败仗的人必然要打败仗。
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
行动是通往知识的唯一道路。
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
所有的人都是无知的,只是对不同的科目无知而已。
In war, there is no second prize for the runner-up.
在战争中,第二名是没有奖的。
Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.
经验是智能之父,记忆是知识之母。
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
知识是一座宝库,而实践是开启宝库的钥匙。
Mistakes are an essential part of education.
从错误中吸取教训是教育极为重要的一部分。
Something attempted, something done.
有所尝试,就有所作为。
There is no time like the present.
时不我待,没有比现在更宝贵的了。
Light troubles speak; great troubles keep silent.
小困难,大声叫嚷;大困难,闷声不响。
All is but lip-wisdom that wants experience.
凡是没有实际经验的,都只是口头智能。
Where there is a flatterer, there is also a fool.
哪里有拍马屁的人,那里就有傻瓜。
Good order is the foundation of all things.
良好的秩序是一切的基础。
It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
与其责骂罪恶,不如伸张正义。
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
身教胜于言教。
Time tames strongest grief.
时间能冲淡巨大的悲伤。
He that travels far knows much.
远行者见闻多。
Beauty is like a rich stone, best plain set.
美貌就像宝石,不用装饰最好。
Plain living and high thinking.
生活要朴素,情操要高尚。
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
愤怒是吹灭心灵之灯的风。
To choose time is to save time.
合理安排时间就是节约时间。
Temperance is the greatest of virtues.
自我节制是最大的美德。
He who nothing questions, nothing learns.
什幺也不问的人什幺也学不到。
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
道德可能仅仅在于有勇气作出抉择。
The family is one of the nature s masterpieces.
家庭是大自然创造的杰作之一。
He that sips of many arts, drinks none.
什幺都学的人,什幺也学不到。
Learning is the enterprise of a lifetime.
学习是终身的事业。
You can learn from everyone.
三人行必有我师。
All are not saints that go to church.
去朝拜的不全是圣徒。
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
想象力比知识更重要。
The empty vessels make the greatest sound.
满瓶不响,半瓶咣当。
Follow your own course, and let people talk.
让人家去说吧,走你自己的路。
Strong reasons make strong actions.
强有力的理由产生强有力的行动。
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
困难只是穿上工作服的机遇。
Only the educated are free.
只有受过教育的人才是自由的。
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
能处处寻求快乐的人才是最富有的人。
Variety is the mother of enjoyment.
变化为快乐之母。
All for one, one for all.
人人为我,我为人人。
Better a frank denial than unwilling compliance.
勉强应允不如坦诚拒绝。
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
人是自己幸福的设计者。
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
美色中看,美德感人。
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
沉默是藐视最完美的表达方式。
Energy is eternal delight.
精力充沛是永恒的快乐。
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
要私下告诫朋友,但是要公开夸奖朋友。
What we love to do we find time to do.
我们喜欢做的事,总能找到时间去做。
A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
人到四十还愚蠢,那就真是愚蠢了。
Too much cleverness is folly.
过分聪明反而愚蠢。
A novel is a mirror walking along a main road.
一部小说犹如一面在大街上走的镜子。
A man is only as good as what he loves.
一个人要用他所爱的东西来衡量他的品格。
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
学而不思,犹如食而不化。
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
开头没开好,结尾必定遭。
A bad life, a bad end.
恶有恶报。
A bird may be known by its song.
听音识鸟。
Once bitten, twice shy.
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草绳。
A courtesy is a flower.
礼貌犹如鲜花。
Credit keeps the crown of the causeway.
讲信用的人走遍天下。
Cunning is no burden.
艺多不压身。
Deeds, not words.
要行动,不要空言。
Delays are dangerous.
拖延误事。
Tall trees catch much wind.
树大招风。
Hot love is soon cold.
爱的热,冷得快。
I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.
真正的朋友决不阿谀奉承。
Idle young, needy old.
少时闲混,到老穷困。
It is better to trust the eye than the ear.
百闻不如一见。
It is lawful to learn even from an enemy.
即使向敌人学习也是合法的。
It is not the gay coat that makes the gentleman.
君子不在衣装。
Leopards never shed their spots.
江山易改,本性难移。
The danger past and God forgotten.
遇难求上帝,过后全忘记。
The eye that sees all things else sees not itself.
眼睛能看见一切,唯独看不见自己。
The sweetest grapes hang the highest.
最甜美的葡萄挂得最高。
The used key is always bright.
常用的钥匙闪闪亮。
There are wheels within wheels.
轮中有轮,幕后有人。
Questioning is the door of knowledge.
善问者博学。
Two blacks do not make a white.
两个错误不等于一个正确。
What is learned in the cradle lasts till the tomb.
幼年时学的东西,终身受用。
It is better to play with the ears than the tongue.
多听少说。
One cloud is enough to eclipse all the sun.
只手遮天。
The first step to virtue is to abstain from vice.
向善的第一步是不作恶。
The higher standing, the lower fall.
爬得越高,摔得越狠。
The leopard cannot change its spots.
江山易改,本性难移。
The voice of the people is the voice of God.
人民之声即为上帝之声。
There is no garden without its weeds.
金无足赤,人无完人。
Time and tide wait for no man.
时不我待。
Wisdom is better than gold or silver.
智能胜过金银。
You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
蜡烛不能两头点。
Forced love does not last.
强扭的瓜不甜。
Give and take.
有来有往。
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
欲求珍珠,必潜水底。
A secret between more than two is no secret.
三人知晓,秘密难保。
A snow year, a good year.
瑞雪兆丰年。
Better wait on the cook than on the doctor.
药补不如食补。
Diligence is the mother of fortune.
幸运出自勤奋。
It is never too late to learn.
学不厌晚。
Kind hearts are more than coronets.
善良的心地胜过桂冠。
Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
少说话,多观察。
Knowledge is no burden.
艺多不压身。
Let a sleeping dog lie.
莫惹事生非。
Man does what he can, and God what He will.
人为其能为,神为所欲为。
Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.
世上无难事,只怕有心人。
Offense is the best defense.
进攻是最有效的防御。
Save money against a rainy day.
平时存钱,防备雨天。
The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest.
这山望着那山高。
The handsomest flower is not the sweetest.
最美的花不一定最香。
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
布丁好不好,吃了才知道。
Better to wear out than to rust out.
宁可用坏,不可锈坏。
Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.
过河莫拆桥。
He who teaches, learns.
教学相长。
Hear twice before you speak once.
多听少说。
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
家不和,外人欺。
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
冬天来了,春天还会远吗?
In prosperity caution, I adversity patience.
顺境中,小心;逆境中,耐心。
It is always safe to learn even from our enemies.
即使向敌人学习也不会有危险。
It is better for the doer to undo what he has done.
解铃还需系铃人。
It is easy to be wise after the event.
事后聪明并不难。
Lack of work brings a thousand diseases.
一闲生百病。
Men make houses; women make home.
有男可建房,无妇不成家。
No man can call again yesterday.
昨日之日不可追。
One hour today is worth two tomorrow.
今天一个钟头抵得上明天两个小时。
Seeing is believing.
眼见为实。
Spare when you re young, and spend when you re old.
少时俭省老来花。
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
笔乃心灵之喉舌。
The years teach much which the days never know.
学问积年而成,而每日不自知。
The more you study, the more you will find yourself ignorant.
学,然后知不足。
The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
越早把你的儿子当成男人,他就越早成为男人。
All is not lost that is in danger.
生于忧患。
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
科学是对经验有系统的分类。
Too much experience is a dangerous thing.
经验过多反而危险。
Between grief and nothing I will take grief.
在悲痛与虚无之间,我愿意选择悲痛。
Tears are the silent language of grief.
眼泪是无声的、悲伤的语言。
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
偏见来自愚昧。
There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
没有效率就没有经济。
Law can never be enforced unless fear supports it.
如果法律没有恐惧支撑,它决不能生效。
Education is the chief defense of nations.
教育是国家的主要防御力量。
The landscape belongs to the man who looks at it.
风景属于看风景的人。
Economy is in itself a source of great revenue.
节约本身就是最大的收入。
Beggars cannot be choosers.
乞丐不能挑肥拣瘦。
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man.
没有健康就没有乐趣。
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body.
心灵上的疾病比身体上的疾病更危险。
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy.
早睡早起身体好。
I succeeded because I willed it; I never hesitated.
我成功是因为我有决心,从不犹豫。
You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do.
你不能靠你声称将要做的事情来建立声誉。
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
生活没有目标就像航海没有指南针。
Good health is a corollary of having good habits.
健康的身体是良好生活习惯的结果。
All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
人世间所有的荣华富贵不如一个好朋友。
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
放债的比借债的记性好。
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
鱼放三天臭,客住三天嫌。
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
星期天能去掉一个星期的锈迹。
The principal thing in this world is to keep one s soul aloft.
人生在世首要大事是保持灵魂的高尚。
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
唯一能获得朋友的办法就是自己先有友道。
The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress.
每个人的家对他而言都是城堡和要塞。
Education has for its object the formation of character.
教育以造就人的品质为其目标。
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
初恋就是一点点笨拙外加许许多多的好奇。
He that runs fastest gets the ring.
捷足先登。
He that spares the bad injures the good.
放纵坏人就是伤害好人。

regards

Nick

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