学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-30
It is a piece of good fortune to combine people’s love and respect
Generally, one dare not be liked if one would be respected. Love is more sensitive than hate.
Love and honor do not go well together. So that one should aim neither to be much feared nor much loved.
Love introduces confidence. And the further this advances the more respect recedes. Prefer to be loved with respect rather than with passion, for that is a love suitable for many.
Most things depend on the satisfaction of other.
Esteem is to excellence what the west wind is to flowers: the breath of life.
There are some occupations that gain universal esteem, while others more important are without credit. duanwenw.com The former, pursued before the eyes of all, obtain the universal favor; the others, though they are rarer and more valuable, remain obscure and unperceived, honored but not applauded. Among princes, conquerors are the most celebrated, and therefore the kings of Aragon earned such applause as warriors, conquerors, and great people. An able person will prefer occupations of distinction, which all know of and utilize be thus becomes immortalized by universal suffrage.
And to be eminent in it as well is twice as good. To have the first move is a great advantage when the players are equal.
Many a person would have been as unique as a phoenix if he had been the first of the sort. Those who come first are the heirs of fame. The others get only a younger brother’s allowance; whatever they do, they cannot persuade the world they are anything more than parrots.
Extraordinary people find a new path to eminence, and prudence accompanies them all the way. duanwenw.com Because of the novelty of their enterprises. Sages write their names in the importance then second in greater exploits.