英国人的性格 The English Character

2021年1月14日
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英国人的性格 The English Character

The English seem as silent as the Japanese, yet vainer than the inhabitants of Siam. Upon my arrival, I attributed that reserve to modesty, which, I now find, has its origin in pride. Condescend to address them first, and you are sure of their acquaintance; stoop to flattery, and you conciliate their friendship and esteem. They bear hunger, cold, fatigue, and all the miseries of life without shrinking, danger only calls forth their fortitude; they even exult in calamity, but contempt is what they cannot bear. An Englishman fears contempt more than death; he often flies to death as a refuge from its pressure, and dies when he fancies the world has ceased to esteem him.

英国人看上去像日本人一样沉默,但比泰国人更加自负。我初到英国时,把这归功于谦逊,不过现在我发现,这是源于骨子里的骄傲。 如果你谦逊地先和他们打招呼,那你肯定能和他们结识;如果你对他们阿谀奉承,你会赢得他们的友谊和尊重。他们忍受饥饿、寒冷、劳累,面对生活中的一切灾难从不退缩,逆境只能唤起他们的勇气。他们甚至因灾难而欣喜,但他们却不能忍受鄙视。英国人害怕鄙视比死亡更甚。英国人经常因受不了遭人鄙视的压力而飞向死亡寻求解脱,当他幻想世人不再尊重他时,也会自杀。

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