学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-29
So I want to say to my supporters: when you hear people saying or think to yourself “If only” or “What if”, I say, please, don’t go there. Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.
Life is too short; time is too precious; and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. duanwenw.com We have to work together for what still can be. And that is why I will work my heart out to make sure that Senator Obama becomes our next president.
When we first started, people everywhere asked the same question: could a woman really serve as commander-in-chief? duanwenw.com Well, I think we answered that one. As we gather here today in this historic, magnificent building, the 50th woman to leave this Earth is orbiting overhead. If we can launch 50 women into space, we can someday launch a woman into the White House. Although we weren’t able to shatter* that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it.
And the light is shining through as never before, filling us all with hope. Indeed, the path will be a little easier next time.
我的信念This I Believe
I believe it is possible for ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. For me, the difference between an "ordinary" and an "extraordinary" person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all.
I have no idea why people choose to do what they do. duanwenw.com When I was a kid I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I did know what I didn’t want to do. I didn’t want to grow up. And I certainly didn’t think about being an activist. I didn’t even really know what one was.
My older brother was born deaf. Growing up, I ended up defending him and I often think that is what started me on my path to whatever it is I am today.
If I have any power as an individual, it’s because I work with other individuals in countries all over duanwenw.com the world. We are ordinary people and we’ve all worked together to bring about extraordinary change.
I believe that words are easy. I believe that truth is told in the actions we take. And I believe that if enough ordinary people supported our desire for a better world with action we could accomplish absolutely extraordinary things.
我们都是地球的乘客(节选)Riders on the Earth Together
Each moment in history is a fleeting1 time, precious and unique.
But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. This can be such a moment.Forces now are converging that make possible, for the first time, the hope that many of man’s deepest aspirations can at last be realized.
As the Apollo astronauts flew over the moon’s gray surface on Christmas Eve, duanwenw.com they spoke to us of the beauty of earth —and in that voice so clear across the lunar distance, we heard them invoke God’s blessing on its goodness.
In that moment, their view from the moon moved poet Archibald MacLeish to write:
"To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal3 silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold—brothers who know now they are truly brothers."
Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, duanwenw.com but the chalice of opportunity. So let us seize it, not in fear, but in gladness —and "riders on the earth together", let us go forward, firm in our faith, steadfast in our purpose, cautious of the dangers, but sustained by our confidence in the will of God and the promise of man.