篇一 : 英语演讲稿——《缘Predestination》中英对照

many things in this world find neither an answer nor a proper explanation. for example, why should two become a couple among the billions of people on earth? why don’t they love each other even though they live together everyday, and yet one of them falls in love with someone else at the first sight? why do the members of a family quarrel daily but still stay unhappily together? why can’t they get married in spite of the fact that they are a perfect match to each other? why should one toil so much for the other? why should the love-infatuated always be deserted by the heartless?
  people remain puzzled in spite of their great effort to understand the endless questions, so they invented the all-embracing word---“predestination”. in order to be more precise, different combinations were derived from it: love predestination, sinful predestination, evil predestination, and kind predestination etc., hence we have the sayings like: “predestination will def欢迎到阅读《英语演讲稿——《缘predestination》中英对照》
initely bring you together despite the great distance while without predestination, you’ll never know each other even though you are standing fact to face” “a distant couple is tied up with the thread of predestination” and even the phrases and expressions like “the god of marriage”, “predestination without luck”, “luck without predestination”, “coming across each other is a kind of predestination”, “enemies are bound to meet on a narrow road”, “they shall not marry each other unless they are predestined lovers”. if people still can not find answers, they turn to “reincarnation” for help. lin daiyu is always in tears just for repaying for the water jia baoyu had given her when she was a plant in her previous life in a dream of the red mansions . 
  in fact, the so-called “predestination” is often a kind of coincidence or chance encounter, even a kind of accident. if you don’t meet this person, you’ll surely meet some one else. but p欢迎到阅读《英语演讲稿——《缘predestination》中英对照》
eople insist on adding some colors of emotions or superstition, thus generating various religious factions, the main theories of which are no more than that of “reincarnation”, “heaven and hell” and “the ever-lasting soul” etc. 
  but does anyone know anything about his previous life or his after life? what could he do even if he knew them? if he can’t grasp the present life, what’s the benefit of commenting on the visionary after life? giving up today is the same as giving up tomorrow, for they are closely connected. how absurd it is to work like the horse or cattle in the present life in order to be above others in the next life. 
  have you ever seen emperor qinshihuang reincarnate? have you ever heard of emperor wudi of the han dynasty going into another life? where is now monk xuanzang of the tang dynasty (what we know is the big wild goose pagoda)? where is the monkey king (the flower and fruit mountain&nbsp欢迎到阅读《英语演讲稿——《缘predestination》中英对照》
;does exist, though)? and where can we find those great emperors such as yao , shun yu and the influential philosophers like confucius, laozi and zhuangzi? 
  how many heavens do we find? are they also divided into the oriental and the occidental world? is god a chinese or westerner? which is the greatest religion among buddhism, daoism, christianity, catholicity and islamism? all religions advocate doing good deeds and not killing, but why do they keep contending against each other, even fighting and killing among themselves? is the paradise the same one in all religions? there’s only one sun in the sky, and there should be only one emperor in a country, but do all religions believe in the same god, or do they have different gods of their own? if all of us expected god’s help, wouldn’t god be too busy and too tired? 
  does god respect science? if not, why does he allow computers and telecommunications to run rampant? if i欢迎到阅读《英语演讲稿——《缘predestination》中英对照》
;does exist, though)? and where can we find those great emperors such as yao , shun yu and the influential philosophers like confucius, laozi and zhuangzi? 
  how many heavens do we find? are they also divided into the oriental and the occidental world? is god a chinese or westerner? which is the greatest religion among buddhism, daoism, christianity, catholicity and islamism? all religions advocate doing good deeds and not killing, but why do they keep contending against each other, even fighting and killing among themselves? is the paradise the same one in all religions? there’s only one sun in the sky, and there should be only one emperor in a country, but do all religions believe in the same god, or do they have different gods of their own? if all of us expected god’s help, wouldn’t god be too busy and too tired? 
  does god respect science? if not, why does he allow computers and telecommunications to run rampant? if i欢迎到阅读《英语演讲稿——《缘predestination》中英对照》
nbsp;the couple had to stick to each other for their whole life. can we say it is because of their life-long predestination? it is just because of the marriage system. in the western countries, life-long marriage is rare. can we say it is because their predestination makes it so? it is actually the result of human nature. the color of love could be attached to predestination, but not the color of superstition. 
  predestination is a lovely word which we should treasure and respect. in the present world, we should always follow the win-win or multi-win policy, instead of being single-handed. in order to achieve success, we must gain mass support instead of indulging in self-admiration. we might as well call the communication, the cooperation, the common concerns and the common aspirations of human beings “predestination”. 
  translated by zhang baodan 
的词汇。为了左右逢缘,人们又派生了“情缘”、“孽缘”、“善缘 ” 、“恶缘”等几大支脉。诸如:“有缘千里来相会,无缘[你阅读的文章来自:范文先生]对面不相识”,“千里姻缘一线牵”,甚至还创造了“月下佬”、“有缘无份”、“有份无缘”、“相逢即是缘”,“冤家路窄”,“不是冤家不聚头”等。再解释不通,那就求助于“前生后世”了。连林黛玉流泪都是为了还前世欠贾宝玉的浇灌之情。

篇二 : 历届美国总统就职演讲译文中英文对照












篇三 : 布什演讲稿(中英对照)演讲范文

thank you!

  chief justice rehnquist, president carter, president bush, president clinton, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, the peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.

  as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation.

  and i thank vice president gore for a contest conducted with spirit and ended with grace.

  i am honored and humbled to stand here, where so many of america's leaders have come before me, and so many will follow.

  we have a place, all of us, in a long story -- a story we continue, but whose end we will not see. it is the story of a new world that became a friend and liberator of the old, a story of a slave-holding society that became a servant of freedom, the story of a power that went into the world to protect but not possess, to defend but not to conquer.

  it is the american story -- a story of flawed and fallible people, united across the generations by grand and enduring ideals.

  the grandest of these ideals is an unfolding american promise that everyone belongs, that everyone deserves a chance, that no insignificant person was ever born.

  americans are called to enact this promise in our lives and in our laws. and though our nation has sometimes halted, and sometimes delayed, we must follow no other course.

  through much of the last century, america's faith in freedom and democracy was a rock in a raging sea. now it is a seed upon the wind, taking root in many nations.

  our democratic faith is more than the creed of our country, it is the inborn hope of our humanity, an ideal we carry but do not own, a trust we bear and pass along. and even after nearly 225 years, we have a long way yet to travel.

  while many of our citizens prosper, others doubt the promise, even the justice, of our own country. the ambitions of some americans are limited by failing schools and hidden prejudice and the circumstances of their birth. and sometimes our differences run so deep, it seems we share a continent, but not a country.

  we do not accept this, and we will not allow it. our unity, our union, is the serious work of leaders and citizens in every generation. and this is my solemn
pledge: i will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity.

  i know this is in our reach because we are guided by a power larger than our selves who creates us equal in his image.

  and we are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.

america has never been united by blood or birth or soil. we are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. every child must be taught these principles. every citizen must uphold them. and every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, american.

  today, we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

  america, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility. a civil society demands from each of us good will and respect, fair dealing and forgiveness.

  some seem to believe that our politics can afford to be petty because, in a time of peace, the stakes of our debates appear small.

  but the stakes for america are never small. if our country does not lead the cause of freedom, it will not be led. if we do not turn the hearts of children toward knowledge and character, we will lose their gifts and undermine their idealism. if we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most.

  we must live up to the calling we share. civility is not a tactic or a sentiment. it is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos. and this commitment, if we keep it, is a way to shared accomplishment.

  america, at its best, is also courageous.

  our national courage has been clear in times of depression and war, when defending common dangers defined our common good. now we must choose if the example of our fathers and mothers will inspire us or condemn us. we must show courage in a time of blessing by confronting problems instead of passing them on to future generations.

  together, we will reclaim america's schools, before ignorance and apathy claim more young lives.

  we will reform social security and medicare, sparing our children from struggles we have the power to prevent. and we will reduce taxes, to recover the momentum of our economy and reward the effort and enterprise of working americans.

  we will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge.

  we will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spare
d new horrors.

  the enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake: america remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power thatf avors freedom. we will defend our allies and our interests. we will show purpose without arrogance. we will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. and to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth.

  america, at its best, is compassionate. in the quiet of american conscience, we know that deep, persistent poverty is unworthy of our nation's promise.

  and whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault. abandonment and abuse are not acts of god, they are failures of love.

  and the proliferation of prisons, however necessary, is no substitute for hope and order in our souls.

  where there is suffering, there is duty. americans in need are not strangers, they are citizens, not problems, but priorities. and all of us are diminished when any are hopeless.

  government has great responsibilities for public safety and public health, for civil rights and common schools. yet compassion is the work of a nation, not just a government.

  and some needs and hurts are so deep they will only respond to a mentor's touch or a pastor's prayer. church and charity, synagogue and mosque lend our communities their humanity, and they will have an honored place in our plans and in our laws.

  many in our country do not know the pain of poverty, but we can listen to those who do.

  and i can pledge our nation to a goal: when we see that wounded traveler on
the road to jericho, we will not pass to the other side.

  america, at its best, is a place where personal responsibility is valued and

encouraging responsibility is not a search for scapegoats, it is a call to conscience. and though it requires sacrifice, it brings a deeper fulfillment. we find the fullness of life not only in options, but in commitments. and we find that children and community are the commitments that set us free.

  our public interest depends on private character, on civic duty and family bonds and basic fairness, on uncounted, unhonored acts of decency which give direction to our freedom.

  sometimes in life we are called to do great things. but as a saint of our times has said, every day we are called to do small things with great love. the most important tasks of a democracy are done by everyone.

  i will live and lead by these principles: to advance my convictions with civility, to pursue the public interest with courage, to speak for greater justice and compassion, to call for responsibility and try to live it as well.

  in all these ways, i will bring the values of our history to the care of our

  what you do is as important as anything government does. i ask you to seek a common good beyond your comfort; to defend needed reforms against easy attacks; to serve your nation, beginning with your neighbor. i ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens, building communities of service and a nation of character.

  americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves. when this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it. when this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it.

  after the declaration of independence was signed, virginia statesman john page wrote to thomas jefferson: "we know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?"

  much time has passed since jefferson arrived for his inauguration. the yearsand changes accumulate. but the themes of this day he would know: our nation's grand story of courage and its simple dream of dignity.

  we are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another.

  never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today, to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life.

  this work continues. this story goes on. and an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.

  god bless you all, and god bless america.




































篇四 : 英语演讲稿——《If There Were No After Life》(中英对照)

您正在查看《英语演讲稿——《if there were no after life》(中英对照)》whether there’s afterlife, the answer has never been the same. the atheists deny after life, believing that our life is no more than from the cradle to the grave. they may care about their illustrious names after death; they may feel attached to the affection of their offspring, but they never lay their hopes on their afterlife. they may also say that good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil, but they don’t really believe any retribution in their after life.
  however, in the religious world or among the superstitious people, the belief in afterlife is very popular. they do not only believe in afterlife, but thousands of reincarnations as well. in the mysterious world, there are the&n
您正在查看《英语演讲稿——《if there were no after life》(中英对照)》bsp;paradise and the hell, the celestial beings and the gods, the buddha and the bodhisattvas.
  maybe they really believed it, or maybe they just wanted to make use of people’s veneration, the ancient emperors always declared that they were the real dragons, the sons of god, while the royal ministers claimed to be the reincarnations of various constellations. but can the stars reincarnate?
  many people burn incense and kowtow, do good deeds and strive for virtues, not just for the present, but mainly to let god see their sincerity so as to be reborn into a better afterlife, or to achieve the highest enlightenment after several lives of practice. they do believe in afterlife. but i can’t help asking:&
您正在查看《英语演讲稿——《if there were no after life》(中英对照)》nbsp;suppose there were no afterlife, would you still do good deeds and strive for virtues? and if god does not see what you are doing, would you still be so upright and selfless? if you work, not for serving the public and liberating the others, but just for a better afterlife of your own, isn’t it a little too selfish? comparing with this kind of believers, those who don’t believe in afterlife, but still keep doing good deeds, are the most sincere and honest philanthropists, because they do them not for themselves but for other.
  you may wonder if i believe in afterlife. my answer is: i know nothing about my previous life, so i dare not make improper comments on afterlife. but&n
您正在查看《英语演讲稿——《if there were no after life》(中英对照)》bsp;i do hope there’s afterlife! because our present life is so short that so many things slip away before our proper understanding. i have so many dreams, so many wishes, so many ambitions, as well as so many regrets and concerns. if there were no afterlife, all of them will remain unrealized!
  i’m not contented with the present commonplace life, i’m very much attached to the affections that should have been mine but have been washed away by the hurrying time, and i yearn for the perfection and maturity if i could start all over again. so believe it or not, i’d rather there were afterlife. 
您正在查看《英语演讲稿——《if there were no after life》(中英对照)》知而飘渺的世界,有天堂,有地狱,有神族,有仙界,有菩萨、有佛祖。