if i were a boy againand gentle as courage, nothing so cruel and pitiless as cowardice,” syas a wise author. we too often borrow trouble, and anticipate that may never appear.” he fear of ill exceeds the ill we fear.” dangers will arise in any career, but presence of mind will often conquer the worst of them. be prepared for any fate, and there is no harm to be freared. if i were a boy again, i would look on the cheerful side. life is very much like a mirror if you smile upon it, i smiles back upon you; but if you frown and look doubtful on it, you will get a similar look in return.
inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but of all that come in contact with it. “ who shuts love out ,in turn shall be shut out from love.” if i were a boy again, i would school myself to say no more often.
might write pages on the importance of learning very early in life to gain that point where a young boy can stand erect, and decline doing an
unworthy act because it is unworthy. if i were a boy again, i would demand of myself more courtesy towards my companions and friends, and indeed towards strangers as well.the mallest courtesies along the rough roads of life are like the little birds that sing to us all winter long, and make that season of ice and snow more endurable. finally, instead of trying hard to be happy, as if that were the sole purpose of life, i would , if i were a boy again, i would still try harder to make others happy.
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Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of
rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of
the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep
springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the
appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60
more than a boy of 20. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old
by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of
wonders, the unfailing appetite for what’s next and the joy of the game of
living. In the center of your heart and my heart, there is a wireless station;
so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, courage and power from man and
from the infinite, so long as you are young.
When your aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of
cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you’ve grown old, even at 20; but as
long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism, there’s hope you may
die young at 80.
四年后的约定 The Deal in Four Years
Last night, my friends and I went back to the primary school. We walked around the school and talked about the funny things that happened at that time. We were going to college soon, so we would be apart soon, but we were happy about our future school life. Suddenly, an idea came across my mind, I said to my friends that we could make a deal about four years later, we would graduate at that time. My friends were so excited about it, they agreed with me. So we made the deal that four years later, we got together here. I started to think about what I would become four years later, maybe a teacher, or a businessman. The deal helps us to have a chance to keep in touch with each other. I am so looking forward to carrying out it.