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比尔·盖茨的十大人生定律

2018-05-14

时代英语·初中 2018年2期
关键词:汉堡包现实生活比尔

导读:比尔·盖茨的成功令很多人羡慕,也是无数人学习的榜样。是什么力量令比尔·盖茨获得如此巨大的成功呢?来看看他的这些名言吧。

Life is not fair, get used to it.

生活是不公平的,你要去适应它。

The world wont care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

这世界并不会在意你的自尊,而是要求你在自我感觉良好之前先有所成就。

You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You wont be a vice president with a car, until you earn both.

刚从学校毕业时你不可能一年挣4万美元,更不会成为哪家公司的副总裁,还拥有一部汽车,直到你将这些都挣到手的那一天。

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesnt have tenure.

如果你认为学校的老师过于严厉,等你上班以后再来想一想。你的老板可是没有任期限制的。

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

賣汉堡包并不会损伤你的尊严。你的祖父母对卖汉堡包有着不同的理解,他们称之为“机遇”。

If you mess up, its not your parents fault, so dont whine about our mistakes, learn from them.

如果你陷入困境,那不是你父母的过错,不要将你理应承担的责任转嫁给他人,而要学着从中吸取教训。

Before you were born, your parents werent as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents generation, try “delousing” the closet in your own room.

在你出生之前,你的父母并不像现在这样乏味。他们变成今天这个样子是因为这些年来一直在为你付账单、给你洗衣服、听你说你有多酷。所以,当你想消灭你父母那一代的寄生虫去拯救雨林时,先将你自己的房间清理干净吧。

Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; theyll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesnt bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

你所在的学校也许已经不再分优等生和劣等生,但生活却并不如此。在某些学校已经没有不及格的概念,学校会不断地给你机会让你进步,这和现实生活没有一点相似之处。

Life is not divided into semesters. You dont get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own.

走出学校后的生活不像在学校一样有学期之分,也没有暑假之说。没有几位老板乐于帮你发现自我,你必须依靠自己去完成。

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

电视不是真实的生活。现实生活中,人们不得不离开咖啡馆去工作。

Vocabulary

accomplish v. (尤指通过努力)完成,实现

earn v. 挣得

tough adj. 严厉的

fault n. 责任,过错

bear v. 具有(相似之处或关系)

semester n. 学期

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