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Whining1 is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute2 that a victim is in the neighborhood.
-- Maya Angelou


Count your age with friends but not with years.
-- Anonymous3


Don't anthropomorphize computers -- they hate it.
-- Anonymous


Don't trust anyone over 30 who used to say "Don't trust anyone over 30."
-- Anonymous


Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says "For the woman I love" and the second, "For my best friend."
-- Anonymous


Never practice two vices4 at once.
-- Tallulah Bankhead


Never moon a werewolf.
-- Mike Binder5


Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
-- Niels Bohr


Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
-- Erma Bombeck


Always behave like a duck--keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath6.
-- Jacob Braude


If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it.
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Treasure Book, on wisdom


Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
-- H. Jackson Brown


You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation7 to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient8 may cherish them over a lifetime.
-- Dale Carnegie


Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight.
-- Phyllis Diller


Never judge a book by its movie.
-- J. W. Eagan


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe9 when he contemplates10 the mysteries of eternity11, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
-- Albert Einstein


Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors12. Try to be better than yourself.
-- William Faulkner


Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies. Tell her: "Kath, you just go right ahead and do what you feel is right." Unless you actually care for her, in which case you must see to it that she has no male contact whatsoever13.
-- Bruce Jay Friedman


A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief14 as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify15 that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really_ attractive.
-- Bruce Friedman


Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
-- Robert Frost


You can't shake hands with a clenched16 fist.
-- Indira Gandhi


Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.
-- King George V


One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
-- Sidney Goff


Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof17, cool demeanor18 as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he's the pilot.
-- Cynthia Heimel


Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling19 people. Take a cool, appraising20 glance at his pals21.
-- Cynthia Heimel


When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically22 thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting23 like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
-- Cynthia Heimel, "Lower Manhattan Survival Tactics" in Village Voice


Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl24 yore mistakes.
-- Brendan Hills


Live truth instead of professing25 it.
-- Elbert Hubbard


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
-- Indian proverb


Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
-- John F. Kennedy


When you are right, you cannot be too radical26; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


I will try to follow the advice that a university president once gave a prospective27 commencement speaker. "Think of yourself as the body at an Irish wake" he said. "They need you in order to have the party, but no one expects you to say very much."
-- Anthony Lake, national security advisor28, at University of Massachusettes, Amhurst, Graduation 1995


For best results: wash in cold water separately, hang dry and iron with warm iron. For not so good results: drag behind car through puddles29, blow-dry on roofrack.
-- Laundry instructions on a shirt made by HEET (Korea)


For the love of God, folks, don't do this at home.
-- David Letterman, CBS Late Show, demonstrating the Donut-o-pult, 1995


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
-- Lazarus Long


You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency30.
-- W. Somerset Maugham


If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
-- Mother Teresa


Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.
-- John Murray


Never be unfaithful to a lover, except with your wife.
-- P. J. O'Rourke


Don't look back -- something might be gaining on you.
-- Satchel31 Paige


Trust, but verify.
-- Ronald Reagan


It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong -- but that is the way to bet.
-- Damon Runyan


We have to keep trying things we're not sure we can pull off. If we just do the things we know we can do... you don't grow as much. You gotta take those chances on making those big mistakes.
-- Cybill Shepherd


Start slow and taper32 off.
-- Walt Stack, marathon runner


If you can't convince them, confuse them.
-- Harry33 S. Truman


Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
-- Mark Twain


Good breeding consists in concealing34 how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
-- Mark Twain


Change before you have to.
-- Jack Welch




1 whining whining     
n. 抱怨,牢騷 v. 哭訴,發牢騷
  • That's the way with you whining, puny, pitiful players. 你們這種又愛哭、又軟弱、又可憐的賭棍就是這樣。
  • The dog sat outside the door whining (to be let in). 那條狗坐在門外狺狺叫著(要進來)。
2 brute GSjya     
  • The aggressor troops are not many degrees removed from the brute.侵略軍簡直象一群野獸。
  • That dog is a dangerous brute.It bites people.那條狗是危險的畜牲,它咬人。
3 anonymous lM2yp     
  • Sending anonymous letters is a cowardly act.寄匿名信是懦夫的行為。
  • The author wishes to remain anonymous.作者希望姓名不公開。
4 vices 01aad211a45c120dcd263c6f3d60ce79     
缺陷( vice的名詞復數 ); 惡習; 不道德行為; 臺鉗
  • In spite of his vices, he was loved by all. 盡管他有缺點,還是受到大家的愛戴。
  • He vituperated from the pulpit the vices of the court. 他在教堂的講壇上責罵宮廷的罪惡。
5 binder atUzh     
  • The cloth flower snaps on with a special binder.這布花是用一種特殊的粘合劑固定住的。
  • Purified water was used as liquid binder.純凈水作為液體粘合劑。
6 underneath VKRz2     
  • Working underneath the car is always a messy job.在汽車底下工作是件臟活。
  • She wore a coat with a dress underneath.她穿著一件大衣,里面套著一條連衣裙。
7 appreciation Pv9zs     
  • I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.我想對你們所有人表達我的感激和謝意。
  • I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help.我將送給他們一筆捐款以感謝他們的幫助。
8 recipient QA8zF     
a.接受的,感受性強的 n.接受者,感受者,容器
  • Please check that you have a valid email certificate for each recipient. 請檢查是否對每個接收者都有有效的電子郵件證書。
  • Colombia is the biggest U . S aid recipient in Latin America. 哥倫比亞是美國在拉丁美洲最大的援助對象。
9 awe WNqzC     
  • The sight filled us with awe.這景色使我們大為驚嘆。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龍卷風使我們驚恐萬分。
10 contemplates 53d303de2b68f50ff5360cd5a92df87d     
深思,細想,仔細考慮( contemplate的第三人稱單數 ); 注視,凝視; 考慮接受(發生某事的可能性); 深思熟慮,沉思,苦思冥想
  • She contemplates leaving for the sake of the kids. 她考慮為了孩子而離開。
  • Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. 事物的美存在于細心觀察它的人的頭腦中。
11 eternity Aiwz7     
  • The dull play seemed to last an eternity.這場乏味的劇似乎演個沒完沒了。
  • Finally,Ying Tai and Shan Bo could be together for all of eternity.英臺和山伯終能雙宿雙飛,永世相隨。
12 predecessors b59b392832b9ce6825062c39c88d5147     
n.前任( predecessor的名詞復數 );前輩;(被取代的)原有事物;前身
  • The new government set about dismantling their predecessors' legislation. 新政府正著手廢除其前任所制定的法律。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • Will new plan be any more acceptable than its predecessors? 新計劃比原先的計劃更能令人滿意嗎? 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
13 whatsoever Beqz8i     
  • There's no reason whatsoever to turn down this suggestion.沒有任何理由拒絕這個建議。
  • All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,do ye even so to them.你想別人對你怎樣,你就怎樣對人。
14 mischief jDgxH     
  • Nobody took notice of the mischief of the matter. 沒有人注意到這件事情所帶來的危害。
  • He seems to intend mischief.看來他想搗蛋。
15 justify j3DxR     
  • He tried to justify his absence with lame excuses.他想用站不住腳的借口為自己的缺席辯解。
  • Can you justify your rude behavior to me?你能向我證明你的粗野行為是有道理的嗎?
16 clenched clenched     
v.緊握,抓緊,咬緊( clench的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • He clenched his fists in anger. 他憤怒地攥緊了拳頭。
  • She clenched her hands in her lap to hide their trembling. 她攥緊雙手放在腿上,以掩飾其顫抖。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
17 aloof wxpzN     
  • Never stand aloof from the masses.千萬不可脫離群眾。
  • On the evening the girl kept herself timidly aloof from the crowd.這小女孩在晚會上一直膽怯地遠離人群。
18 demeanor JmXyk     
  • She is quiet in her demeanor.她舉止文靜。
  • The old soldier never lost his military demeanor.那個老軍人從來沒有失去軍人風度。
19 appalling iNwz9     
  • The search was hampered by appalling weather conditions.惡劣的天氣妨礙了搜尋工作。
  • Nothing can extenuate such appalling behaviour.這種駭人聽聞的行徑罪無可恕。
20 appraising 3285bf735793610b563b00c395ce6cc6     
v.估價( appraise的現在分詞 );估計;估量;評價
  • At the appraising meeting, experts stated this method was superior to others. 鑒定會上,專家們指出這種方法優于其他方法。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
  • The teacher is appraising the students' work. 老師正在評定學生的作業。 來自辭典例句
21 pals 51a8824fc053bfaf8746439dc2b2d6d0     
n.朋友( pal的名詞復數 );老兄;小子;(對男子的不友好的稱呼)家伙
  • We've been pals for years. 我們是多年的哥們兒了。
  • CD 8 positive cells remarkably increased in PALS and RP(P CD8+細胞在再生脾PALS和RP內均明顯增加(P 來自互聯網
22 microscopically b95eb0161484f1e40de775b8b54c545f     
  • Microscopically the ores are medium grained to amorphous. 顯微鏡下,礦石為中粒至非晶質。 來自辭典例句
  • He studied microscopically the statistics of trade. 他極仔細地研究了貿易統計數字。 來自辭典例句
23 acting czRzoc     
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.別理她,她只是假裝的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
24 awl qPYyl     
  • Six awl make a shoemaker.六個鞋砧,練出一個鞋匠。
  • It was fun to play with an awl.玩鉆子是件很有趣的事。
25 professing a695b8e06e4cb20efdf45246133eada8     
聲稱( profess的現在分詞 ); 宣稱; 公開表明; 信奉
  • But( which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 只要有善行。這才與自稱是敬神的女人相宜。
  • Professing Christianity, he had little compassion in his make-up. 他號稱信奉基督教,卻沒有什么慈悲心腸。
26 radical hA8zu     
  • The patient got a radical cure in the hospital.病人在醫院得到了根治。
  • She is radical in her demands.她的要求十分偏激。
27 prospective oR7xB     
  • The story should act as a warning to other prospective buyers.這篇報道應該對其他潛在的購買者起到警示作用。
  • They have all these great activities for prospective freshmen.這會舉辦各種各樣的活動來招待未來的新人。
28 advisor JKByk     
  • They employed me as an advisor.他們聘請我當顧問。
  • The professor is engaged as a technical advisor.這位教授被聘請為技術顧問。
29 puddles 38bcfd2b26c90ae36551f1fa3e14c14c     
n.水坑, (尤指道路上的)雨水坑( puddle的名詞復數 )
  • The puddles had coalesced into a small stream. 地面上水洼子里的水匯流成了一條小溪。
  • The road was filled with puddles from the rain. 雨后路面到處是一坑坑的積水。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
30 expediency XhLzi     
  • The government is torn between principle and expediency. 政府在原則與權宜之間難于抉擇。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • It was difficult to strike the right balance between justice and expediency. 在公正與私利之間很難兩全。 來自辭典例句
31 satchel dYVxO     
  • The school boy opened the door and flung his satchel in.那個男學生打開門,把他的書包甩了進去。
  • She opened her satchel and took out her father's gloves.打開書箱,取出了她父親的手套來。
32 taper 3IVzm     
  • You'd better taper off the amount of time given to rest.你最好逐漸地減少休息時間。
  • Pulmonary arteries taper towards periphery.肺動脈向周圍逐漸變細。
33 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人們感到更加忙碌和苦惱。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奧巴馬用醫改掠奪了商界。
34 concealing 0522a013e14e769c5852093b349fdc9d     
v.隱藏,隱瞞,遮住( conceal的現在分詞 )
  • Despite his outward display of friendliness, I sensed he was concealing something. 盡管他表現得友善,我還是感覺到他有所隱瞞。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • SHE WAS BREAKING THE COMPACT, AND CONCEALING IT FROM HIM. 她違反了他們之間的約定,還把他蒙在鼓里。 來自英漢文學 - 三萬元遺產
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