2014.07.24【英译中】我们能够成功(二)(386词)

碎了翅膀 (donna) 路人甲
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Personal history, education, situation - none of these can hold back a strong spirit. Think, for example, of Abraham Lincoln, who was elected president of the United States in 1860. He grew up on a small farm at what was then the edge of the settled part of the United States. He had only one year of regular education.

包括个人史,所受的教育及其地位在内的任何其他因素都无法阻止坚强的精神力量。就拿亚伯林汉林肯举个例子吧,他在1860年被选为美国的总统。他成长在美国独立战场边缘的一个小农场里。他仅受过一年的正规教育。

In those early years, his family hardly had a penny and he only read about half a dozen books. In 1832 he lost his job and was defeated when he tried to get elected to the Illinois government. In 1833 he failed in business. In 1834 he was elected to the state government, but in 1835 the woman he loved died. In 1838 he was defeated when he tried to become a leader in the Illinois government, and in 1843 he was defeated when he tried to enter the U.S. Congress. In 1846 he was elected to Congress but in 1848 lost a second election and was forced out. In 1849 he was refused a job with the national government, and in 1854 he was defeated for the U.S. Senate. In 1856 he was defeated in the election for vice president, and in 1858 he was again defeated for the Senate.

 在他早年,他的家庭连一分钱都没有,他也仅仅读过6本书。1832年他失业了,在他竞选伊利诺州政府官员的时候也失败了。1833年他从商失败了。1834年他被选举进入州立政府,然而1835年他所爱的女人又死了。1838年他想成为伊利诺伊州的领导时又失败了,在1843年他想进美国国会也失败了。1846年他终于被选入国会,可1848年他丢掉了第二次选举还被强制敢出来了。1849年,他拒绝了一份在国家政府的工作,1854年他又在美国参议院落败。1856年他在副总统的选举中失利,他1858年再一次在参议院失败。

Many people consider Lincoln to be the greatest president of all time. Yet it should be remembered how many failures and defeats marked his early life.

 很多人以为林肯一直就是最伟大的总统。然而他早年的那么多的失败和被拒也一样应该被铭记。

Some of the world's greatest men and women have met huge problems and difficulties at some time in their lives, but have gone on to do great deeds.

 一些世界上最伟大的男人或是女人们,可能在他们的人生里同时遇到过非常巨大的问题和困难,但是都爬起来为着更加伟大的事业。

Lock him in a damp prison, and you have a John Bunyan.

 把这样的人锁进潮湿的监狱,他就会成为约翰班扬。

Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington.

 把这样的人埋进富吉谷的雪里,他就会成为乔治华盛顿。

Make a musical genius unable to hear, and you have a Ludwig van Beethoven.

 让一个音乐天才丧失听力,他就会成为贝多芬。

Have him born black in a society filled with bitter hate between races, and you have a Martin Luther King, Jr.

 让他生长在一个充满种族仇恨的黑暗的社会里,你就能得到一个马丁路德金。

Have him born of parents who survived a Nazi death camp, destroy his ability to walk when he is four, and you have the concert violin player, Itzhak Perlman.

 如果他是从纳粹死亡集中营里面死里逃生的父母所生,在他4岁的时候就丧失了行走的能力,他就成长为小提琴演奏家伊萨克帕尔曼。

Call him slow to learn, and write him off as stupid, and you have an Albert Einstein.

把他当称作学得慢把他写作傻子,他就成为了爱因斯坦。

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