《青春》

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摘要:

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind;

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 vigorof the emotions;

it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
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.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give

up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.



Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and

turns the spirit (录音误读为spring) back to dust.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human

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 menand from the Infinite,

so long are you young.

When the aerials are down,

and your spirit is covered with snows of

cynicism and the ice of pessimism,

then youare grown old, even at twenty,

but as long as your aerials are up,

to catch the waves of optimism,

thereis hope you may die young at eighty.



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