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英语晨读美文很好哦

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:星火书业晨读英语美文篇六级:PassageknowledgeandVirtue:Knowledgeisonething,virtueisanother:goodsenseisnotconscience,refinementisnothumility,:norislargenessandjustnessofviewfaith:Philosophy,howeverenlightened,howeverprofound,:givesnocommandoverthepassions,noinfluentialmotives,novivifyingprinciples:LiberalEducationmakesnottheChristian,nottheCatholic,butthegentleman:Itiswelltobeagentleman,:itiswelltohaveacultivatedintellect,adelicatetaste,:acandid,equitable,dispassionatemind,:anobleandcourteousbearingintheconductoflife:thesearetheconnaturalqualitiesofalargeknowledge:theyaretheobjectsofaUniversity:Iamadvocating,Ishallillustrateandinsistuponthem:butstill,Irepeat,theyarenoguaranteeforsanctityorevenforconscientiousness,:andtheymayattachtothemanoftheworld,totheprofligate,:totheheartless,pleasant,alas,andattractiveasheshowswhendeckedoutinthem:Takenbythemselves,theydobutseemtobewhattheyarenot:theylooklikevirtueatadistance,buttheyaredetectedbycloseobservers,andinthelongrun:andhenceitisthattheyarepopularlyaccusedofpretenseandhypocrisy,:not,Irepeat,fromtheirownfault,:butbecausetheirprofessorsandtheiradmirerspersistintakingthemforwhattheyarenot,:andareofficiousinarrogatingforthemapraisetowhichtheyhavenoclaim:Quarrythegraniterockwithrazors,ormoorthevesselwithathreadofsilk,:thenmayyouhopewithsuchkeenanddelicateinstrumentsashumanknowledge:andhumanreasontocontendagainstthosegiants,thepassionandtheprideofmanPassage“Packing”aPersonAperson,likeacommodity,needspackagingButgoingtoofarisabsolutelyundesirableAlittleexaggeration,however,doesnoharmwhenitshowstheperson'suniquequalitiestotheiradvantageTodisplaypersonalcharminacasualandnaturalway,itisimportantforonetohaveaclearknowledgeofoneselfAmasterpackagerknowshowtointegrateartandnaturewithoutanytracesofembellishment,sothatthepersonsopackagedisnocommoditybutahumanbeing,livelyandlovelyAyoungperson,especiallyafemale,radiantwithbeautyandfulloflife,hasallthefavorgrantedbyGodAnyattempttomakeupwouldbeselfdefeatingYouth,however,comesandgoesinamomentofdozePackagingforthemiddleagedisprimarilytoconcealthefurrowsploughedbytimeIfyoustillenjoylife'sexuberanceenoughtoretainselfconfidenceandpursuepioneeringwork,youareuniqueinyournaturalqualities,andyourcharmandgracewillremainElderlypeoplearebeautifuliftheirriveroflifehasbeen,throughplains,mountainsandjungles,runningitscourseasitshouldYouhavereallylivedyourlifewhichnowarrivesatacomplacentstageofserenityindifferenttofameorwealthThereisnoneedtoresorttohairdyeingthesnowcappedmountainisitselfabeautifulsceneoffairylandLetyourlookschangefromyoungtooldsynchronizingwiththenaturalageingprocesssoastokeepinharmonywithnature,forharmonyitselfisbeauty,whiletheotherwayroundwillonlyendinunpleasantnessTobeintheelder'scompanyislikereadingathickbookofdeluxeeditionthatfascinatesonesomuchastobereluctanttopartwithAslongasonefindswhereonestands,oneknowshowtopackageoneself,justasacommodityestablishesitsbrandbytherightpackaging:PassageThreePassionsIHaveLivedfor:Threepassions,simplebutoverwhelminglystrong,havegovernedmylife::thelongingforlove,thesearchforknowledge,:andunbearablepityforthesufferingofmankind:Thesepassions,likegreatwinds,haveblownmehitherandthither,:inawaywardcourseoveradeepoceanofanguish,:reachingtotheveryvergeofdespair:Ihavesoughtlove,first,becauseitbringsecstasy:ecstasysogreatthatIwouldoftenhavesacrificedalltherestofmylife:forafewhoursforthisjoy:Ihavesoughtit,next,becauseitrelievesloneliness:thatterriblelonelinessinwhichoneshiveringconsciousness:looksovertherimoftheworldintothecoldunfathomablelifelessabyss:Ihavesoughtit,finally,becauseintheunionofloveIhaveseen,:inamysticminiature,:theprefiguringvisionoftheheaventhatsaintsandpoetshaveimagined:ThisiswhatIsought,andthoughitmightseemtoogoodforhumanlife,:thisiswhatatlastIhavefound:WithequalpassionIhavesoughtknowledge:Ihavewishedtounderstandtheheartsofmen:Ihavewishedtoknowwhythestarsshine:Alittleofthis,butnotmuch,Ihaveachieved:Loveandknowledge,sofarastheywerepossible,ledupwardtowardtheheavens:Butalwayspitybroughtmebacktoearth:Echoesofcriesofpainreverberateinmyheart:Childreninfamine,victimstorturedbyoppressors,helplessoldpeople:ahatedburdentotheirsons,:andthewholeworldofloneliness,poverty,andpainmakeamockeryofwhathumanlifeshouldbe:Ilongtoalleviatetheevil,butIcannot,andItoosuffer:Thishasbeenmylife:Ihavefounditworthliving,andwouldgladlyliveitagain:ifthechancewereofferedme:PassageALittleGirl:Sittingonagrassygrave,beneathoneofthewindowsofthechurch,wasalittlegirl:Withherheadbentbackshewasgazingupattheskyandsinging,:whileoneofherlittlehandswaspointingtoatinycloud:thathoveredlikeagoldenfeatheraboveherhead:Thesun,whichhadsuddenlybecomeverybright,shiningonherglossyhair,:gaveitametallicluster,anditwasdifficulttosaywhatwasthecolor,darkbronzeorblack:Socompletelyabsorbedwassheinwatchingthecloudtowhichherstrangesongorincantationseemedaddressed,:thatshedidnotobservemewhenIroseandwenttowardsher:Overherhead,highupintheblue,:alarkthatwassoaringtowardsthesamegauzycloudwassinging,asifinrivalry:AsIslowlyapproachedthechild,:Icouldseebyherforehead,whichinthesunshineseemedlikeaglobeofpearl,:andespeciallybyhercomplexion,thatsheuncommonlylovely:Hereyes,whichatonemomentseemedbluegray,atanotherviolet,:wereshadedbylongblacklashes,curvingbackwardinamostpeculiarway,:andthesematchedinhuehereyebrows,:andthetressesthatweretossedabouthertenderthroatwerequiveringinthesunlight:AllthisIdidnottakeinatonce:foratfirstIcouldseenothingbutthosequivering,glittering,changefuleyesturnedupintomyface:Graduallytheotherfeatures,especiallythesensitivefulllippedmouth,:grewuponmeasIstoodsilentlygazing:Hereseemedtomeamoreperfectbeautythanhadevercometomeinmyloveliestdreamsofbeauty:Yetitwasnotherbeautysomuchasthelookshegavemethatfascinatedme,meltedme:PassageDeclarationofIndependence:WhenintheCourseofhumanevents,:itbecomesnecessaryforonepeopletodissolvethepoliticalbands:whichhaveconnectedthemwithanother,:andtoassumeamongthepowersoftheearth,:theseparateandequalstationtowhichtheLawsofNatureandofNature'sGodentitlethem,:adecentrespecttotheopinionsofmankind:requiresthattheyshoulddeclarethecauseswhichimpelthemtotheseparation:Weholdthesetruthstobeselfevident,thatallmenarecreatedequal,:thattheyareendowedbytheirCreatorwithcertainunalienableRights,:thatamongtheseareLife,LibertyandthepursuitofHappiness:Thattosecuretheserights,GovernmentsareinstitutedamongMen,:derivingtheirjustpowersfromtheconsentofthegoverned,:ThatwheneveranyFormofGovernmentbecomesdestructiveoftheseends,:itistheRightofthePeopletoalterortoabolishit,:andtoinstitutenewGovernment,:layingitsfoundationonsuchprinciplesandorganizingitspowersinsuchform,:astothemshallseemmostlikelytoeffecttheirSafetyandHappiness:Prudence,indeed,willdictatethatGovernmentslongestablished:shouldnotbechangedforlightandtransientcauses:andaccordinglyallexperiencehasshown,:thatmankindaremoredisposedtosuffer,whileevilsaresufferable,:thantorightthemselvesbyabolishingtheformstowhichtheyareaccustomed:Butwhenalongtrainofabusesandusurpations,:pursuinginvariablythesameObjectevincesadesigntoreducethem:underabsoluteDespotism,itistheirright,itistheirduty,:tothrowoffsuchGovernment,andtoprovidenewGuardsfortheirfuturesecurity:SuchhasbeenthepatientsufferanceoftheseColonies:andsuchisnowthenecessitywhichconstrainsthemtoaltertheirformerSystemsofGovernment:ThehistoryofthepresentKingofGreatBritainGeorgeIII:isahistoryofrepeatedinjuriesandusurpations,:allhavingindirectobjecttheestablishmentofanabsoluteTyrannyovertheseStates:Toprovethis,letFactsbesubmittedtoacandidworld:PassageATributetotheDog:Thebestfriendamanhasintheworldmayturnagainsthimandbecomehisenemy:Hissonordaughterthathehasrearedwithlovingcaremayproveungrateful:Thosewhoarenearestanddearesttous,:thosewhomwetrustwithourhappinessandourgoodname,:maybecometraitorstotheirfaith:Themoneythatamanhashemaylose:Itfliesawayfromhim,perhapswhenheneedsitmost:Aman’sreputationmaybesacrificedinamomentofillconsideredaction:Thepeoplewhoarepronetofallontheirkneestodoushonorwhensuccessiswithus:maybethefirsttothrowthestoneofmalicewhenfailuresettlesitsclouduponourheads:Theoneabsolutelyunselfishfriendthatmancanhaveinthisselfishworld,:theonethatneverdesertshim,:theonethatneverprovesungratefulortreacherous,ishisdog:Aman’sdogstandsbyhiminprosperityandinpoverty,inhealthandinsickness:Hewillsleeponthecoldground,wherethewintrywindsblowandthesnowdrivesfiercely,:ifonlyhemaybenearhismaster’sside:Hewillkissthehandthathasnofoodtooffer:hewilllickthewoundsandsoresthatcomefromencounterwiththeroughnessoftheworld:Hewillguardthesleepofhispaupermasterasifhewereaprince:Whenallotherfriendsdesert,heremains:Whenrichestakewingsandreputationfallstopieces,:heisasconstantinhisloveasthesuninitsjourneysthroughtheheavens:Iffortunedrivesthemasterforth,anoutcastintheworld,friendlessandhomeless,:thefaithfuldogasksnohigherprivilegethanthatofaccompanyinghim,:toguardhimagainstdanger,tofightagainsthisenemies:Andwhenthelastsceneofallcomes,anddeathtakesthemasterinitsembrace,:andhisbodyislaidawayinthecoldground,:nomatterifallotherfriendspursuetheirway,:therebythegravewillthenobledogbefound,:hisheadbetweenhispaws,hiseyessadbutopeninalertwatchfulness,:faithfulandtrueevenindeath:PassageKnowledgeandProgress:Whydoestheideaofprogressloomsolargeinthemodernworld:Surelybecauseprogressofaparticularkindisactuallytakingplacearoundus:andisbecomingmoreandmoremanifest:Althoughmankindhasundergonenogeneralimprovementinintelligenceormorality,:ithasmadeextraordinaryprogressintheaccumulationofknowledge:Knowledgebegantoincreaseassoonasthethoughtsofoneindividual:couldbecommunicatedtoanotherbymeansofspeech:Withtheinventionofwritingagreatadvancewasmade,:forknowledgecouldthenbenotonlycommunicatedbutalsostored:Librariesmadeeducationpossible,andeducationinitsturnaddedtolibraries::thegrowthofknowledgefollowedakindofcompoundinterestlaw,:whichwasgreatlyenhancedbytheinventionofprinting:Allthiswascomparativelyslowuntil,withthecomingofscience,:thetempowassuddenlyraised:Thenknowledgebegantobeaccumulatedaccordingtoasystematicplan:Thetricklebecameastream:thestreamhasnowbecomeatorrent:Moreover,assoonasnewknowledgeisacquired,itisnowturnedtopracticalaccount:Whatiscalled“moderncivilization”isnottheresultofabalanceddevelopmentofallman'snature,:butofaccumulatedknowledgeappliedtopracticallife:Theproblemnowfacinghumanityis::Whatisgoingtobedonewithallthisknowledge:Asissooftenpointedout,knowledgeisatwoedgedweapon:whichcanbeusedequallyforgoodorevil:Itisnowbeingusedindifferentlyforboth:Couldanyspectacle,forinstance,bemoregrimlyweird:thanthatofgunnersusingsciencetoshattermen'sbodieswhile,closeathand,:surgeonsuseittorestorethem:Wehavetoaskourselvesveryseriouslywhatwillhappenifthistwofolduseofknowledge,:withitseverincreasingpower,continues:PassageAddressbyEngels:OnthethofMarch,ataquartertothreeintheafternoon,:thegreatestlivingthinkerceasedtothink:Hehadbeenleftaloneforscarcelytwominutes,:andwhenwecamebackwefoundhiminhisarmchair,:peacefullygonetosleepbutforever:AnimmeasurablelosshasbeensustainedbothbythemilitantproletariatofEuropeandAmerica,:andbyhistoricalscience,inthedeathofthisman:Thegapthathasbeenleftbythedepartureofthismightyspirit:willsoonenoughmakeitselffelt:JustasDarwindiscoveredthelawofdevelopmentoforganicnature,:soMarxdiscoveredthelawofdevelopmentofhumanhistory::thesimplefact,hithertoconcealedbyanovergrowthofideology,:thatmankindmustfirstofalleat,drink,haveshelterandclothing,:beforeitcanpursuepolitics,science,art,religion,etc:thatthereforetheproductionoftheimmediatematerialmeansofsubsistence:andconsequentlythedegreeofeconomicdevelopmentattainedbyagivenpeople:orduringagivenepochformthefoundationuponwhichthestateinstitutions,:thelegalconceptions,art,andeventheideasonreligion,:ofthepeopleconcernedhavebeenevolved,andinthelightofwhichtheymust,therefore,:beexplained,insteadofviceversa,ashadhithertobeenthecase:Butthatisnotall:Marxalsodiscoveredthespeciallawofmotiongoverningthepresentdaycapitalistmodeofproduction:andthebourgeoissocietythatthismodeofproductionhascreated:Thediscoveryofsurplusvaluesuddenlythrewlightontheproblem,:intryingtosolvewhichallpreviousinvestigations,:ofbothbourgeoiseconomistsandsocialistcritics,hadbeengropinginthedark:Twosuchdiscoverieswouldbeenoughforonelifetime:Happythemantowhomitisgrantedtomakeevenonesuchdiscovery:ButineverysinglefieldwhichMarxinvestigatedandheinvestigatedverymanyfields,:noneofthemsuperficiallyineveryfield,eveninthatofmathematics,:hemadeindependentdiscoveries:PassageRelationshipthatLasts:Ifsomebodytellsyou,“I’llloveyouforever,”willyoubelieveit:Idon’tthinkthere’sanyreasonnotto:Wearereadytobelievesuchcommitmentatthemoment,:whateverchangemayhappenafterwards:Asforthebeliefinaneverlastinglove,that’sanotherthing:Thenyoumaybeaskedwhetherthereissuchathingasaneverlastinglove:I’danswerIbelieveinit,butaneverlastingloveisnotimmutable:Youmayunswervinglyloveorbelovedbyaperson:Butlovewillchangeitscompositionwiththepassageoftime:Itwillnotremainthesame:Inthecourseofyourgrowthandasaresultofyourincreasedexperience,:lovewillbecomesomethingdifferenttoyou:Inthebeginningyoubelievedaferventloveforapersoncouldlastdefinitely:Byandby,however,“fervent”gavewayto“prosaic”:Preciselybecauseofthischangeitbecamepossibleforlovetolast:Thenwhatwasmeantbyaneverlastinglovewouldeventuallyendupinasortofinterdependence:Weusedtoinsistonthedifferencebetweenloveandliking:Theformerseemedmuchmorebeautifulthanthelatter:Oneday,however,itturnsoutthere’sreallynoneedtomakesuchdifference:Likingisactuallyasortoflove:Bythesametoken,theeverlastinginterdependenceisactuallyaneverlastinglove:IwishIcouldbelievetherewassomebodywhowouldlovemeforever:That’s,asweallknow,tooromantictobetrueInstead,itwillmoreoftenthannotbeacaseoflastingrelationship

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