学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-14
What kind of world is it my friend that little children see?
I wonder if they see God first because they just believe?
Do they see strength in caring eyes who watch them as they play
or maybe love through gentle hands that guide them on their way?
Do you think they dream of future times when they would be a king
or just enjoy their present life while their friends they sing?
Do they see the acts of kindness done for people who are poor?
Is the very best in everyone what they are looking for?
And when the day is over,as they close their eyes to sleep,
do they look forward to tomorrow with its promises to keep?
If this is what the children see, then it should be no surprise,
the world would be a better place if we all had children's eyes.
An Identity of One's Own
In the eternal universe,
every human being has a one-off chance to live
his existence is unique and irretrievable,
for the mold with which he was made, as Rousseau said,
was broken by god immediately afterwards.
Fame,wealth and knowledge are merely worldly possessions
that are within the reach of anybody striving for them.
But your experience of and feelings about life are your own
and not to be shared
No one can live your life over again after your death.
A full awareness of this will point out to you
that the most important thing in your existence
is your distinctive individuality or something special of yours.
What really counts is not your worldly success
but your peculiar insight into the meaning of life
and your commitment to it,
which add luster to your personality.
It is not easy to be what one really is.
There is many a person in the world who can be identi- fied as anything
either his job,his status or his social role
that shows no trace about his individuality.
It does do him justice to say that he has no identity of his own,
if he doesn't know his own mind
and all his things are either arranged by others or done on others' suggestions;
if his life,always occupied by external things,
is completely void of an inner world.
You won't be able to find anything whatever,
from head to heart, that truly belongs to him.
He is, indeed, no more than a shadow cast by somebody else
or a machine capable of doing business.
Words of Advice at Graduation
Graduates and my fellow students,
You are all leaving you Alma Mater now.
I have no gift to present to you all except a piece of advice.
What I would like to advice is that you"Don't give up your study."
Most of the courses you have taken are partly for your certificate.
You had no choice but to take them. From now on,you may study on your own.
I would advise you to work hard at some special field
when you are still young and vigorous.
Your youth will be gone and will never come back to you again.
When you are old,and when your energy is getting poorer,
you will not be able to do as you wish to
Even though you have to study in order to make a living,
studies will never live up to you.
Making a living without studying,
you will be shifted out in three or five years.
At this time when you hope to make it up,you will say it is too late.
Perhaps you will say"After graduation and entering society
we will meet with an urgent problem,that is,to make a living.
For this we have no time to study. Even though we hope to study,
we have no library nor labs,so how can we study further?"
I would like to say that all those who wait to have a library
will not study further
even though they have one
and all these who wait to have a lab will not do experiments
even though they have one.
When you have a firm resolution and determination to solve a problem,
you will naturally economize on food and clothing.
As for time,I should say it's not a problem.
You may know that every day Darwin could do an hour work,
not much more than that because he was ill for all his life
You must have read his achievements.
Every day you spend an hour in reading 10 useful pages,
then you will read more than 3,650 pages every year.
In 30 years you will have read 110,000 pages.
My fellow students, reading 110,000 pages will make you a scholar.
But it will take you an hour to read three kinds of small-sized newspapers
and it will take you an hour and a half to play four rounds of Mahjian pieces.
Reading small-sized newspapers or playing Mahjian pieces,
or working hard to be a scholar? It's all up to you.
Henrik Ibsen said,"It is your greatest duty to make yourself out."
Studying is then as tool as casting.
Giving up studying will destroy yourself.
I have to say goodbye to you all.
Your Alma Mater will open her eyes to see what you will be in 10 years.Goodbye!