学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-29
我们需要梦想We need dreams
We all want to believe that we are capable of great feats, of reaching our fullest potential. We need dreams. They give us a vision of a better future. They nourish our spirit。
They represent possibility even then we are dragged down by reality. They keep us going. Most successful people are dreamers Dreamers are not content with being merely mediocre, because no one ever dreams of going halfway.
When we were little kids, we didn’t dream of a life of struggle and frustration. We dreamed of doing something big and splashy, something significant. We dreamed big.
We know now that we have to put in the effort to reach our dreams, but the tough part is that most of us don’t know where to start working. duanwenw.com We might have every intention of becoming Vice President in five years or running across the finish line in a marathon or completing the novel we started years ago. But often we have no idea how to translate these dreams into actions.
In order to make real steps toward fulfilling our ultimate, big, splashy dreams, we have to start with concrete objective. These are our goals.
丘比特和绵羊 Jupiter and the Sheep
A Sheep was once forced to submit to much harm from the other animals. He therefore appeared before Jupiter, and begged him to lessen his misery. Jupiter appeared willing, and said to the Sheep, "I see plainly, my pious creature, that I have created you too defenseless . Now choose how I had best remedy this fault. Shall I arm your jaws with terrible fangs and your feet with claws?"
"O, no! " exclaimed the Sheep, " I will have nothing in common with the beasts of prey."
"Or," said Jupiter, " Shall I make your bite poisonous?"
"Alas!" replied the Sheep, " the poisonous snakes are so sadly detested."
"Well, what shall I do ? Shall I plant horns on your forehead, and give strength to your neck?"
"Nor that, gracious father; I should then butt like the goat."
"At the same time you would be able to injure others, if I gave you the means of defending yourself."
"Should I, indeed? "sighed the Sheep. "Oh! Then leave me, merciful father, as I am. For the power of injuring would, I am fearful, awake the desire of doing so; and it is better to suffer harm, than to inflict it."
Jupiter blessed the pious Sheep, who ceased from that moment his complaints.
老马识途An old horse knows the way
ne spring, Guan Zhong and xi peng followed Huan Gong, King of the State of Qi, in an expedition against the State of Gu back. They lost their way, Guan Zhong said:
“Old horses are wise animals who know their way. Let them duanwenw.com lead the way for us!”
Thereupon, they let several old horses lead in front and the army followed behind. Finally they found their way home.
When the army entered the hills, they ran out of water. Then Xi Peng said:” In duanwenw.com winter, the ants stay on the south side of a hill, and in summer, on the north side. There is sure to be water source under their nest. ”
Thereupon, the soldiers exerted strenuous efforts to dig the ground. Sure enough, they found water under the ants’ nest.
Men of great learning like Guan Zhong and Xi Peng, when duanwenw.com coming across difficulties, would also seek help from horses and ants of lower intelligence than human beings to find a way out.