lesson 1 Courtesy:Key to a happier world
1.Courtesy,politeness,good-manners——call it what you will,the supply never seems to equal the demand:
2.What impelled the boy to take so much trouble to spare the feelings of a stranger?Courtesy,compassionate courtesy.
3.Even when you have doubts about some people,act as if they are worthy of your best manners.
4.All skills require constant repetition to become second nature;good manners are no exception.
5.Nowhere is thinking courtesy more important than in marriage.
（此句是倒装句，表强调。正常语序：Thinking courtesy is more important in marriage than anywhere else.）
6．But some of the most precious gifts in life come with no strings attached.
7.The only constant,daily,effective solution is politeness——which is the golded rule in action.
Lesson 2 & 3 The man who could work miracles(I & II)
1.It’s something contrary to the course of nature done by power of will.
2.The fears of his first discovery were now mixed with pride and ideas of advantage.
3．As the day passed, his state of mind passed from wonder to delight.
4.Mr. Fotheringay performed no more miracles that night, nor did he trouble to see what had become of his flowering stick.
5．Except for the loss of his miraculous powers, everything was back as it had been. And among other things, of course,he did not believe in miracles.
Lesson 4 Zero hour:43 seconds over Hiroshima紧急时刻：广岛上空的43秒钟
1.But she felt well enough to be up and about.
2.she had sunk into unconsciousness.
3.The very air seemed hostile, so thick with dust and ash that she could barely see.
4.That life had been a comfortable one, wanting in nothing——not, at least, until the war.
5.But he could not shut the war out of the sheltered world he had built for himself and his family.
6.The street were filled with the dead and the barely living.
7.The illness had not really left her; it had gone into hiding.
Lesson 5 First principles 首要原则
1.What we ought to do is give to people we love——give memorable things according to our ability.
2.It was Laura’s ovvious pleasure that had brightened everything.
3.They made her think of the ballerina dress, and of all the pure, proud, filmy beauty of the world that belonged, by right,to Laura.
Lesson 6 The beauty of Britain
1.The beauty of our country——or at least all of its south of North Scotland——is as hard to define as it is easy to enjoy.
Lesson 7 Some meanings of Authentic Love
1.If I love you, I’m responsive to most of your major needs as a person.
2.This commitment does not entail surrendering our total selves to each other; nor does it imply that the relationship is necessarily permanent.
3.In other words, love comes into an imperfect world to make it livable.
4.Love means having a want for the person I love without having a need for that person in order to be complete.
Lesson 8 How I designed an A-Bomb in my junior year at Princeton
1.I develop a terrible case of bloodshot eyes. Sleep comes rarely.
2.Seven days before the design is due, I’m still deadlocked.
3.But I can’t be sure until I know the exact nature of the explosives I will use.
4.”The question has been raised by the department whether your paper should be classified by the U.S. government.”
5.Here I have put on paper the plan for a device capable of killing thousands of people, and all I was worrying about was flunking out.
Lesson 9 Forty years on
1.The comparisons were, without exception, to my disadvantage.
2.To me it seemed sinister that Mother always passed on any small achievement of mine.
3.What a boomerang that proved!By return of post came the news that John had won a scholarship.
4.I did have, however, one horribly narrow escape.
5.In addition to my physical woes I had mental agonies; I prayed that something might occur to prevent this meeting.
6.So they played the game both ways, did they?
Lesson 10 On friendship
1.For a Frenchman, a German or an Englishman friendship is usually more special and carries a heavier burden of commitment.
2.Related to this is the sense each friend gives the other of being a special individual, on whatever grounds this recognition is based.
3.And between friends there is inevitably a kind of equality of give and take.
Lesson 11 Selling the post(I)
1.The flaw in my character which she had already spotted was lack of "gumption".
2.We were only sixty-five years from Lincoln. Many a grandfather who walked among us could remember Lincoln's time.
many a: a large number of(正式)很多
3.Those young men would not go far in this world.
4.He presented it with reverence fit for a religious object.
Lesson 12 Selling the post (II)
1.Put me down as a regular customer.
2.I bowed to superior will and entered journalism with a heavy heart.
3.So far as I could make out, what writers did couldn't even be classified as work.
4.I did not dare tell anybody for fear of being laughed at in the school yard, but secretly I decided that what I’d like to be when i grew up was a writer.
Lesson 13 How to grow old
1.I never do anything whatever on the ground that it is good for health, though in actual fact the things I like doing are mostly wholesome.
2.Psychologically there are 2 dangers to be guarded against in old age. One of these is too great an absorption in the past. The other thing to be avoided is clinging to young in the hope of finding strength in its vitality.
3.Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
4.This has been my life. I have found it worth living,and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.
Lesson 14 The listener
1.And he sat there, gentle and reflective, his great workman hands resting on outspread thighs.
2.For some time he continued to sit in silence. Then he looked up, lifted those hands calmly, judiciously, and nodded his head.
Lesson 15 Edison: Inventor of invention
1.In my youth the lonely inventor who could not obtain a hearing was still the stock figure of the imagination.
2.In strict truth an invention is almost never the sole product of any one mind.
3.It may be that in time we shall become used to change as in our older wisdom we had become used to the unchanging.
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