1． Pain past is pleasure.（过去的痛苦就是快乐。）[无论多么艰难一定要咬牙冲过去，将来回忆起来一定甜蜜无比。]
2． While there is life, there is hope.（有生命就有希望/留得青山在，不怕没柴烧。）
3． Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand.（脑中有知识，胜过手中有金钱。）[从小灌输给孩子的坚定信念。]
4． Storms make trees take deeper roots.（风暴使树木深深扎根。）[感激敌人，感激挫折！]
5． Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.（心之所愿，无所不成。）[坚持一个简单的信念就一定会成功。]
6． The shortest answer is doing.（最简单的回答就是干。）[想说流利的英语吗？那么现在就开口！心动不如嘴动。]
7． All things are difficult before they are easy.（凡事必先难后易。）[放弃投机取巧的幻想。]
8． Great hopes make great man. （伟大的理想造就伟大的人。）
9． God helps those who help themselves.（天助自助者。）
10． Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful indivials above the crowd: a little bit more.（四个简短的词汇概括了成功的秘诀：多一点点！）[比别人多一点努力、多一点自律、多一点决心、多一点反省、多一点学习、多一点实践、多一点疯狂，多一点点就能创造奇迹！]
11． In doing we learn.（实践长才干。）
12． East or west, home is best.（东好西好，还是家里最好。）
13． Two heads are better than one.（三个臭皮匠，顶个诸葛亮。）
14． Good company on the road is the shortest cut.（行路有良伴就是捷径。）
15． Constant dropping wears the stone.（滴水穿石。）
16． Misfortunes never come alone/single.（祸不单行。）
17． Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.（不经灾祸不知福。）
18． Better late than never.（迟做总比不做好；晚来总比不来好。）
19． It"s never too late to mend.（过而能改，善莫大焉；亡羊补牢，犹未晚也。）
20． If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing well.（如果事情值得做，就值得做好。）
21． Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.（无热情成就不了伟业。）
22． Actions speak louder than words.（行动比语言更响亮。）
23． Lifeless, faultless.（只有死人才不犯错误。）
24． From small beginning come great things.（伟大始于渺小。）
25． One today is worth two tomorrows.（一个今天胜似两个明天。）
26． Truth never fears investigation.（事实从来不怕调查。）
27． The tongue is boneless but it breaks bones.（舌无骨却能折断骨。）
28． A bold attempt is half success.（勇敢的尝试是成功的一半。）
29． Knowing something of everything and everything of something.（通百艺而专一长。）
30． Good advice is beyond all price.（忠告是无价宝。）
1. Waste not,want not.
2. From saving comes having.
3. A penny saved is a penny gained.
4. Take care of the pence and the pound
will take care of themselves.
5. Frugality is an estate alone.
6. He that regards not a penny,will lavish a pound.
7. Small gains bring great wealth.
8. Many a little makes a mickle.
9. As the touchstone tries gold,so gold tries man.
10.Courage and resolution are the spirit
and soul of virtue.
11.The path to glory is always rugged.
12.Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.
13.The fire is the test of gold;adversity of strong man.
14.Great hopes make great man.
15.No way is impossible to courage.
16.A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
17.The good seaman is known in bad weather.
18.The best hearts are always the bravest.
19.We must not lie down,and cry,God help us.
20.He that falls today may be up again tomorrow.
21.Rome was not built in a day.
22.Success belongs to the persevering.
23.We must repeat a thousand and one times that perseverance is the only road to success.
24.Perseverance is failing nineteen times
and succeeding the twentieth.
25.Step by step the ladder is ascended.
26.Adversity leads to prosperity.
27.Patience and application will carry us through.
28.Fortune often rewards with interest those
that have patience to wait for her.
29.All things will come round to him who will but wait.
30.Constant dropping wears the stone.
31.Omelets are not made without breaking of eggs.
32.The world is a ladder for some to go up
and others to go down.
33.There needs a long apprenticeship to understand
the mystery of the world"s trade.
34.Life is sweet.
35.Where there is life,there is hope.
36.Life is not all beer and skittles.
37.Much water runs by the mill that
the miller knows not of.
38.Fortune knocks once at least at every man"s door.
39.If you are too fortunate,you will not know yourself;
if you are too unfortunate,nobody will know you.
40.Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
41.Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.
42.Misfortunes never (seldom) come alone (single).
43.Misfortune is a good teacher.
44.Misfortunes come at night.
45.Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
46.Adversity makes a man wise,not rich.
47.Live and learn.
48.It is never too old to learn.
49.A man becomes learned by asking questions.
50.There is no royal road to learning.
51.He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
52.What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.
53.Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.
54.Soon learnt,soon forgotten.
55.Learn young,learn fair.
56.A lazy youth,a lousy age.
57.He that knows nothing,doubts nothing.
58.A good name keeps its luster in the dark.
59.Fame is a magnifying glass.
60.A good fame is better than a good face.
61.Fame like a river is narrowest at its
source and broadest afar off.
62.Take honour from me and my life is done.
63.Beware of him who regards not his reputation.
64.It is better to die with honour than to live in infamy.
65.Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory.
66.Reputation is often got without merit
and lost without fault.
67.Your father"s honour is to you
but a second-hand honour.
68.Never trust another what you should do yourself.
69.It is an equal failing to trust everybody,
and to trust nobody.
70.Eat a peck of salt with a man before you trust him.
71.If you trust before you try,
you may repent before you die.
72.Never trust to fine words.
73.Trust not a great weight to a slender thread.
74.Be just to all,but trust not all.
75.Trust thyself only,and another shall not betray thee.
76.Self-trust is the essence of heroism.
77.Confidence is a plant of slow growth.
78.Truth is the daughter of time.
79.Truth hath a good face,but ill clothes.
80.Truth and roses have thorns about them.
81.Truth may be blamed,but shall never be shamed.
82.Though malice may darken truth,it cannot put it out.
83.Truth will prevail.
84.Truth"s best ornament is nakedness.
85.Facts are stubborn things.
86.Sooner or later,the truth comes to light.
87.The truths we least like to hear are those
which it is most to our advantage to know.
88.Falsehood like a nettle stings those
who meddle with it.
89.There is many a fair thing full false.
90.Though a lie be well drest,it is ever overcome.
91.A lie begets a lie till they come to generations.
92.A false tongue will hardly speak truth.
93.False with one can be false with two.
94.He that will lie will steal.
95.Gossiping and lying go together.
96.Equivocation is first cousin to a lie.
97.A great talker is a great liar.
98.The greatest liars talk most of themselves.
99.Lying rides upon debt"s back.
100. Lying is the first step to the gallows.
句子：1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 开头不好，结尾必糟。
2. A bad custom is like a good cake， better broken than kept. 蛋糕莫保留，坏习气要除掉。
3. A bad workman always blames his tools. 劣工咎器。
4. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 两鸟在林，不如一鸟在手。
5. A body without knowledge is like a house without a foundation. 人无知犹如房屋无基。
6. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. 书是随时携带的花园。
7. A candle lights others and consumes itself. 蜡烛照亮了别人，燃尽了自己。
8. A door must be either t or open. 门不关就得开，二者必居其一。/非此即彼。
9. A friend is a second self. 朋友是第二个自我。
10. A good beginning makes a good ending.欲善其终， 必先善其始。
11. A good medicine tastes bitter. 良药苦口利于病，忠言逆耳利于行。
12. A lazy youth， a lousy age. 少年懒惰，老来贫苦。
13. A life without a friend is a life without a sun. 人生没有朋友，犹如生活没有阳光。
14. A little help is worth a deal of pity. 一次行动胜过一筐空话。
15. A little is better than none. 有一点总比没有好。
16. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 一知半解，害已误人。
17. A little labour， much health. 常常走动，无病无痛。
18. A little learning is a dangerous thing. 浅学寡识是件危险的事。
19. A little of everything， and nothing at all. 样样皆通，样样稀松。
20. A man is never too old to learn. 活到老，学到老。
21. A merry heart goes all the way. 心情愉快，办事痛快。
22. A picture is a poem without words. 画为无言诗。
23. A snow year， a good year. 瑞雪兆丰年。
24. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. 美好的事物永远是一种快乐。
25. A thousand mile trip begins with one step. 千里之行，始于足下。
26. A tree is known by its fruit. 观其行而知其人。
27. A word spoken cannot be recalled. 一言说出，难以收回。
28. A word to the wise is enough. 聪明人不用细说。
29. A work ill done must be twice done. 工作未干好，只得重返工。
30. Act fairly by all men. 一视同仁。
Four Years of College: Why?
Before entering college, I worked for a year as a security guard, a cashier in a liquor store, an orderly at New England Deaconess Hospital, and an art assistant at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore.1
As a guard I worked nights, slept days, and soon felt I was sleeping my life away. At the liquor store I often had to serve unruly customers who were always right,2 and at the Deaconess I got some of the worst jobs, with no real chance of advancement.
At Barnes and Noble I was happiest, especially making signs and displays for the store, but I was eventually displaced by a former worker with a degree in art.3
This was enough for me, and I didn’t want it to happen again. For this reason and several others, I signed up for four years of college.
I also knew that I would finally be making my parents happy. Both college graates,4 they wanted me to be one also. They told me for years about the advantages of a college degree over a high school diploma.
I can still hear my mother saying, “ go to college and get a degree. You need a degree now, and besides, you’ll be proud of yourself.” I can still hear myself, though, saying that I wanted to see if I could make it5 on my own — without college.
They were persistent but not demanding,6 and allowed me my year of discovery, if I wanted it. Now I know they were right and can see that they are relieved that I decided on more school.7
Another important reason for returning was my desire to learn more about many subjects. I have always loved reading, especially Richard Wright8 and Langston Hughes, 9 and so I hope to enjoy the literature courses.
I’m curious about the Literature of other countries, especially of Africa, and I plan to elect some black studies courses ring the four years. In physical ecation I hope to continue with my interest in scuba diving,10 and I want to spend more time running track, as I did in high school.
For my science requirement,11 I’ll probably take biology, especially because I sometimes think of becoming a veterinarian. Possibly studying biology will help me to make a final decision.
At this time, however, I seem most sure about my choice of an art major — a very important reason for my coming to college. I started drawing when I was very small; cats, dogs, reindeer, and Santa Claus were my specialties then.12
and in junior year my watercolor of the Boston Marathon13 won ＄100 in a citywide contest. My plan right now is to go into commercial art, possibly drawing magazine advertisements for clothing.
I know this will take a commitment,14 though, because lots of people have some artistic talent, but few are able to carry out the extra effort to make it pay off.15 Right now, the Art Department seems to be where I belong.
I have one more reason for coming to school — myself. I want to feel better about myself and more optimistic when I look to the future. I have seen my parents struggle for their degrees while raising six children, and I have seen how much their effort improved our standard of living.
Being younger than they were when they started, and without anyone yet to take care of,16 I should be able to make good use of my time right now and make a better life. For me, just working from job to job wasn’t enough, but college seems like plenty right now.17
People study in college or university for many different reasons. I think the most important reason is to gain more knowledge and learn more skills. Of course, there are also many other reasons that people study in college such as to get more friends, and increase one"s self-confidence.
These days, most jobs require people who are ecated and have good job skills. Therefore, the people who want a good job have to study hard and at least graate with a high ecation. Furthermore, as technology advances all over the world, more and more ecation is required of people.
Some people who study in college or university want to make more friends and increase their interpersonal skills. They enjoy their lives in university or college and tend to socialize a lot. They can meet more people who have the similar interests with themselves. They can go to uni ball after school and make more friends who they trust.
The people who graate from college seem more confident in our community. These people are more respected by society. Many people want to be respected and to be important by family, friends, their bosses, and others in their lives. They find that most of them can confidently talk and do their jobs as they are more ecated. Therefore, most people want to get the confidence through the university or college study.
In today"s society, people need more knowledge and skills to be adapted. The university and college study is a good way to achieve this.