2014.06.12 【英译中】HOW TO Win Friends AND Influence People(6)

Woobinxi (呜呜) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-06-27 21:28 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

There you are; human nature in action, wrongdoers, blaming everybody but themselves. We are all like that. 

这就是事实;实际中的人性,做错事的人会责怪任何人,除了他们自己。我们都是如此。

So when you and I are tempted to criticize someone tomorrow, let’s remember A1 Capone, “Two Gun”,Crowley and Albert Fall. Let’s realize that criticisms are like homing pigeons. They always return home. Let’s realize that the person we are going to correct and condemn will probably justify himself or herself, and condemn us in return; or, like the gentle Taft, will say: “I don, t see how I could have done any differently from what I have.” 

所以当明天你我准备批评别人的时候,让我们想一想艾尔卡彭,“双枪手”克 劳利和艾伯特 福尔。请认识到批评就像信鸽,他们总会回到原点。请认识到那 些我们想要批评指正的人可能为他(她)自己辩解,甚至是反过来责怪我们; 或者像塔夫脱那样温和的人会说:“我能做的都已经做了/我已经尽力了。”

On the morning of April 15,1865,Abraham Lincoln lay dying in a hall bedroom of a cheap lodging house directly across the street from Ford’s Theater, where John Wilkes Booth had shot him. Lincoln’s long body lay stretched diagonally across a sagging bed that was too short for him. A cheap reproduction of Rosa Bonheur’s famous painting The Horse Fair hung above the bed, and a dismal gas jet flickered yellow light.

 在1865年4月15日的早上,死去的亚伯拉罕·林肯躺在福特剧院正 对面的一个简陋的旅馆的床上,这就是约翰·威尔克斯·布斯射杀他的 地方。由于床对他来说太短,林肯的身体是斜躺在那张下陷的床上的。 床头挂着罗萨•博纳尔的名画《马市》的劣质仿造品,一盏昏暗的煤油 灯散发着黄色的灯光。

As Lincoln lay dying, Secretary of War Stanton said, “There lies the most perfect ruler of men that the world has ever seen ”
面对躺在那死去的林肯,作战部长斯坦顿说:“这里躺着的是有史以来世上最完美的人 类统治者。
What was the secret of Lincoln’s success in dealing with people? I studied the life of Abraham Lincoln for ten years and devoted all of three years to writing and rewriting a book entitled Lincoln the Unknown. I believe I have made as detailed and exhaustive a study of Lincoln’s personality and home life as it is possible for any being to make. I made a special study of Lincoln’s method of dealing with people. Did he indulge in criticism? Oh, yes. As a young man in the Pigeon Creek Valley of Indiana, he not only criticized but he wrote letters and poems ridiculing people and dropped these letters on the country roads where they were sure to be found. One of these letters aroused resentments that burned for a lifetime.

林肯在与人相处之道上成功的秘诀是什么呢?我用了十年的时间来研究林肯,并且花费 了整整三年致力于创作和修改一本名为《不为人知的林肯》的书。我相信我对林肯的性 格和家庭生活的研究是人们所能做到的最为详细和透彻的。并且我对林肯与人相处的方 法进行了特别研究。林肯喜欢批评别人吗?噢,是的!青年时期的林肯住在印第安纳州 的鸽子河流域,那时的他不仅会指责而且还会写信或写诗来讽刺别人,并把这些信扔在 那些人一定会发现的乡村公路上。这些信中的一封甚至激起了一段持续一生的怨恨(这句我不知道该怎么组织语言了囧rz)


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