青春 Youth

2021年1月16日
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青春 Youth

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

青春不是年华,而是心境;青春不是桃面、丹唇、柔膝,而是深沉的意志、恢宏的想象、炽热的感情;青春是生命的源泉在不息地奔涌。

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

青春气贯长虹,勇锐盖过怯懦,进取压倒苟安。如此锐气,弱冠后生有之,耳顺之年 ,则亦不少见,年岁有加,并非垂老;理想丢弃,方堕暮年。
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

岁月悠悠,衰微只及肌肤,热忱抛却,颓唐必至灵魂。忧烦、惶恐、丧失自信,定使心灵扭曲,意气如灰。
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

无论年届古稀,抑或二八芳龄,心中皆有奇迹之诱惑、孩童般之天真、生命之欢乐长驻不衰。人人心中皆有一台天线,只要你从天上人间接受美好、希望、欢乐、勇气和力量,你就能青春永驻,风华常存。
When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.

一旦追求消失,锐气如同冰雪覆盖,玩世不恭、自暴自弃油然而生,即使年方二十,实已老矣。然坚持追求,你就有望在百岁高龄告别尘寰时仍觉年轻。

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