I am cought between the devil and the deep blue sea. 進退維谷。

I am not a slave, I am not a captive, and by energy I can overcome the greater obstacles. 我不是奴隸,也不是俘虜,我有力量可以克服更大的艱難險阻。

I am not now that which I have been. (I am not what I used to be.) 今日之我已非昔日之我。

I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. 我不僅要使自己有才智,而且也要使別人有才智。

I believe the first test of truly great man is his humility. 一個真正偉大的人,對他的第一個考驗就是看他是否謙遜。

I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too. 我不能既是你的朋友,而又對你阿諛奉承。

I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remem-bering my good friends. 我認為,只有在腦海中想起好朋友時我才會那樣快樂。

Ideals are like the stars -- we never reach them, but like mariners, we chart our course by them. 理想好像星星,不能摘到,但我們猶如水手,可借它指引航向。

Idle folks have most labour. 懶漢總嫌活太多。

Idle folks lack no excuses. 懶漢辯解,何患無詞。

Idleness is the key of beggary, and the root of all evil. 懶惰是行乞的敲門磚,是萬惡的根源。

Idleness is the root (or mother) of all evil (or sin or vice). 懶惰是萬惡之源。

Idleness is the rust of the mind. 懶惰使腦子生鏽。

Idleness rusts the mind. 懶惰使人的頭腦遲鈍。

Idle young, needy old. 少壯不努力,老大徒傷悲。

If a donkey bray at you, don''t bray at him. 傻瓜惹著你,你別跟他纏。

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. 如果倒空錢袋,裝入腦袋,那就無人能夠把錢奪走。

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certaintics. 如果以肯定開始,必將以懷疑告終;如果願以懷疑開始,必將以肯定告終。

If at first you don''t succeed, try, try again. 初試不成功,努力勿懈怠。

If doctors fail thee, be these three thy doctors; rest, cheerful-ness, and moderate diet. 如果醫藥不能幫助,那麼注意三件事∶休息,愉快,飲食調和。

If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city (or street). 眾擎易舉。

I fear the Greeks, even when bringing gifts. 敵人獻禮品,千萬莫輕信。

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. 注意好品行,自有美名聲。

If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. (If it is not broken, do not fix it.) 不正確的事不做,不真實的話不說。

If it were not for hope, the heart would break. 人是靠希望活著的。

If matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. 重要的並不在於一個人怎樣死,而是在於他怎樣生。

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. 不做金錢的主人,就會做金錢的奴隸。

If nobody loves you, be sure it is your own fault. 如果沒有人愛你,肯定是你自己有問題。

If one desires to succeed in anything, he must pay the price. 如果想做成點事,就得付出代價一干。

If the beard were all, the goat might preach. 如果有了?需就什麼都行,那麼山羊也可以說教了。

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 問道於盲,無益於事。

If the counsel be good no matter who gave it. 只要忠告中肯,誰提都行。

If the eye do no admire, the heart will not desire. 眼不饞,心不貪。

If the old dog barks, he gives counsel. 如果老狗叫,他是給忠告。

If the pills were pleasant, they would not be gilded. 丸藥不苦不會加糖衣。

If there be neither snow nor rain, then will be dear all sorts of grain. 雨雪不調,五穀價高。

If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun. 吃得苦中苦,方知甜中甜。

If the sky fll (or falls), we shall catch larks. 異想天開

If they say you are good, ask yourself if it be ture. 若有人稱讚你,要自問對不對。

If things were to be done twice all would be wise. 事事倘能做兩次,人人都可稱明智。

If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind. 兩人同騎一馬,必有一人在後。

If we are bound to forgive an enemy we are not bound to trust him. 如果我們決定寬恕一個敵人,但決不能相信他。

If we cannot get what we like, we have to like what we can get. 隨遇而安。

If wise men play the fool, they do it with a vengeance. 智者干傻事,愚蠢到極點。

If wishes were horses, beggars might ride. 願望不等於事實。

If you agree to carry the calf, they''ll make you carry the cow. 得寸進尺。

If you are too fortunate, you will not know yourself; if you are too unfortunate, nobody will know you. 運氣太好,得意忘形;運氣太壞,無人理會。

If you can be well without health you may be happy without virtue. 如果不健康而能強強壯壯,那麼無美德也可快快樂樂。

If you cannot bite, never show your teeth. 不能打仗,切莫出兵。

If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have. 如果你不能有最好的,你就充分利用你現有的吧。

If you command wisely, you''ll be obeyed cheerfully. 倘君指揮有方,人人欣然聽命。

If you confer a benefit, never remember it; if you receive one, remember it always. 施恩勿記,受恩勿忘。

If you dance you must pay the fiddler. 要想尋歡作樂,代價非付不可。

If you don''t aim high you will never hit high. 不立大志,難攀高峰。

If you have no hand, you cannot make a fist. 巧婦難為無米之炊。

If you lie upon roses when young, you''ll lie upon thorns when old. 年青時躺在玫瑰上,老年時就會躺在荊棘上。

If you live with a lame person, you will learn to limp. 遠朱者赤,近墨者黑。

If you remove stone by stone, even a mountain will be levelled. 一塊一塊把石移,高山也可變平地。

If you run after two heares, you will catch neither. 兩頭落空。

If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too. 蝕了本也輸了利。

If you swear you will catch no fish. 咒罵無益,於事無濟。

If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die. 不試就相信,死前要悔恨。

If you want a pretence to whip a dog, say that he ate the frying-pam. 欲加之罪,何患無辭。

If you want a thing (well) done, do it yourself. 要想做好事情,就要自己動手。

If you want knwledge, you must toil for it. 若要求知識,必須刻苦學習。

If you wish for peace, be prepared for war. 想要和平,必須備戰。

If you wish good advice, consult an old man. 如要忠告向老人請教。

If you would build for your happiness a sure foundation, let the stone for the corner be a good reputation. 若想為快樂奠立可靠的基礎,美好的名聲便是奠基的石頭。

If you would have a good wife marry one who has been a good daughter. 想得賢妻子,須娶好女兒。

If you would have a thing well done, do it yourself. 如要是情做得好,你須親自動手搞。

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some, for the that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing. 欲知金錢價,不妨把錢借;借錢味難嘗,使人心悲傷。

If you would make an enemy, lend a man money and ask it of him again. 你若想與人成仇結怨,只要借錢給人再催還。

Ignorance is the mother of impudence. 厚顏無恥由於愚昧無知。

Ignorance is the mother of suspicions. 無知會多疑。

Ignorance of the law excuses no man. 對法律不知不能免罪。

I hate to see things done by halves. -- If it be right, do it boldly, --if it be wrong, leave it undone. 事情不要做一半;對的,就做下去,不對,就丟開。

I have no secret of success but hard work. 成功無秘訣,只是努力干。

I know him not should I meet him in my pottage dish. 酒肉之交非朋友。

I know no such thing as genius, it is nothing but labour and diligence. 是上無天才,勤學加苦練。

Ill air slays sooner thant the sword. 污濁的空氣殺人比刀還要快。

Ill-gotten goods never prosper. 發橫財,家不發

Ill (or Evil) gotten, ill (or evil) spent. 悖入悖出。

Ill-gotten wealth never thrives. 悖入悖出。

Ill news comes space. 惡事傳千里。

Ill news flies fast. 惡事傳千里。

Ill news never comes too late 壞消息來得快。

Ill news travels fast. 壞事傳千里。

Imagination is more important than knowledge. 想像力比知識更重要。

Imagination is sometimes more vivid than reality. 想像有時比現實生動得多。

Imagination is the source of creation. 想象是創作之源。

I might say that success is won by three things: first, effort; second, more effort; third, still more effort. 成功之道唯三點∶努力、努力、再努力。

Improve your time and your time will improve you. 珍惜時間,時間才會珍惜你。

In a calm sea, every man is a pilot. 平靜的海上易駛船。

In a great river great fish are found; but take heed lest you be drowned. 發現大河有大魚,可得注意別溺斃。

In all things, it is better to hope than to despair. 凡事抱希望為佳,不應悲觀而失望。

In an enemy spots are soon seen. 敵人的缺點容易找。

In books, are embalmed the greatest thoughts of all ages. 歷代最偉大的思想都載入史冊而不朽。

In doing we learn. 行而知。

Industry if fortune''s right hand, and frugality her left. 勤勉是幸福的右手,節儉是幸福的左手。

Industry keeps the body healthy, the mind clear, the heart whole, the purse full. 勤奮使身體健康,使心情開朗,使思想專註,使經濟充裕。

In every beginning think of the end. 思前顧后。

In every country dogs bite. 天下的狗都要咬人。

In every rank, great or small, ''Tis industry supports us all. 不論高的低的各級人士,所持的都是勤勞。

In for a penny, in for a pound 一不做,二不休。

In good years corn is hay, in ill years straw is corn. 豐年五穀賤如草,荒年稻草貴如糧。

In life, as in chess, forethought wins 人生如下棋,多謀得勝利。

In life''s earnest battle they only prevail, who daily march onward and never say fail. 在人生的搏鬥中,只有日日前進不甘失敗的人,才能獲勝。

In moderating, not satisfying, desires, lies peace. 節慾不縱情,心情得安寧

I now know that wars do not end wars. 如今我才弄明白,干戈不能化玉帛。

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience. 處順境時要小心,處逆境時要耐心。

In prosperity think of adversity. 居安思危。

Interest will not lie. 興趣不會說謊。

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. 順利時要快樂,不利時要思索。

In the deepest water is the best fishing. 絕處能逢生。

In the election of a wife, as in a project of war, to err but once is to be undone for ever. 選擇妻子也象策畫戰爭,一時之錯將成終身之恨。

In the end things will mend. 船到橋頭自會直。

In the evening one may praise the day. 入夜方能讚美白晝。

In the grave the rich and poor lie equal. 人到黃泉,貧富同眠。

In the kingdom of blind men the one-eyed man is king. 盲人國里,獨眼稱王。

In the mirror we see the face; in wine, the heart. 明鏡照容顏,醇酒見人心。

In the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 謀士多,保安全。

In the world, who knows not to swim goes to the bottom. 處世似游泳,不會即下沉。

In time of peace prepare for war. 居安思危。

In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; In time of adversity, not one amongst twenty. 富在深山有遠親,窮在鬧市無人問。

In water you may see your own face; in wine, the heart of another 水中可見自己的臉,酒中可見別人的心。

In wine there is truth. 酒後吐真言。

In youth the hours are golden in mature years they are silver, in old age they are leaden. 青年時代是黃金的,壯年時代是白銀的,老年時代是灰鉛的。

I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country. 我抱憾的是,只有一次生命能獻給祖國。

I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. 我認為,人喪失了廉恥就完了。

I say little but I think the more. 我說得少,但我想得多。

I slept, and dreamt that life was Beauty, I woke, and found that life was Duty. 睡時夢覺生活是美事,醒來發現生活是責任。

I succeeded because I willed it; I never hesitated. 我成功是因為有決心,從不猶豫。

It is dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips 驕傲的心碰上獻媚的嘴,是最危險不過的。

It is a good horse that never stumbles. 良馬不失蹄。

It is a good tongue that says no ill, and a better heart that thinks none. 善心不想壞事,好舌不出惡聲。

It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune. 對己之不幸付之一笑,這是一門偉大的藝術。

It is a long lane that has no turning. 路必有彎。

It is an equal failing to trust everybody and trust nobody. 信任任何人和不信任任何人,同樣是缺點。

It is an evil sign too see a fox lick a lamb. 狐狸舔羔羊,這是凶跡象。

It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. 家醜不可外揚。

It is a poor heart that never rejoices. 不知世間有樂者最可憐。

It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait. 蠢人才吃兩次虧。

It is a silly goose that comes to the fox''s sermon. 只有呆鵝才去聽狐狸說教。

It is a small flock that has not a black sheep. 家家難免有敗類。

It is as well to know which way the wind blows. 識時務者為俊傑。

It is a wise father that knows his own child. 父賢知其子。

It is better to be alone than in bad company. 無友要比交壞友好。

It is better to be clothed in rags, than to be clothed with shame. 寧可穿破衣,不可蒙羞恥。

It is better to be safe than sorry. 事後追悔不如事前穩妥。

It is better to do well than to say well. 理論好不如實際好。

It is better to fight for good than to rail at the ill. 與其抱怨,不如積善。

It is better to please a fool than to anger him. 惹得傻瓜發火,不如使他快活。

It is better to wear out than to rust out. 與其銹掉,不如用壞。

It is dogged (that) does it. 天下無難事,只怕有心人。

It is easier to descend than to ascend. 下降容易上升難。

It is easier to give good counsel than to follow it. 提出忠告易,照著辦事難。

It is easier to pull down than build. 敗事容易成事難。

It is easier to raise the devil than to lay him. 養虎易,馴虎難。

It is easy to be wise after the event. 當事後諸葛亮容易。

It is easy to learn something about everything, but difficult to learn everything about anything. 對每一件事知道一些是容易的,對任何一件事詳細知道是困難的。

It is easy to open a shop but hard to keep it always open. 開設店鋪易,維持常開難。

It is easy to prophesy after the event. 事後諸葛亮,預言頂便當。

It is good fishing in troubled waters. 混水之中好摸魚。

It is good to be merry at meal. 席間心情愉快是為上策。

It is good to have friends in trouble. 在患難時得到朋友是幸運的。

It is good to learn at another man''s cost. 前車之覆,後車之鑒。

It is harder to marry a daughter well than to bring her up well. 養女容易嫁女難。

It is hard to please all parties. 取悅各方,談何容易。

It is impossible that a man who is false to his friends should be true to his country. 對朋友不義,不可能對國家效忠。

It is more blessed to give than to receive. 施恩比受惠更有福。

It is more pain to do nothing than something. 什麼都不做要比做一點更不好受。

It is my own fault if I am deceived by the same man twice. 在同一個人那裡上兩次當只能怪自己。

It is no honour for an eagle to vanquish a dove. 老鷹勝鴿,不足為榮。

It is not every couple that is a pair. 成雙並非皆配偶。

It is not good to make a sleeping lion. 弄醒睡獅不是好事。

It is not helps, but obstaceles, not facilities but difficulties, that make men. 造就人的,不是幫助,而是磨難,不是方便,而是困難。

It is not how long but how well we live. 問題不是活得長不長而是活得好不好。

It is not shame for a man to learn that which he knows not, whatever be his age. 一個人不論年齡多大,都要學習不懂的東西,這不是羞恥。

It is not the gay coat that makes the gentleman. 君子在德不在衣。

It is not work that kills, but worry. 勞動不傷人,憂慮才傷人。

It is no use crying over spilt milk. 潑水難收。

It is one thing to speak much and another to speak pertinently. 話講得多是一回事,講得恰當是另一回事。

It is right to put everything in its proper use. 凡事都應該用得其所。

It is the first step that costs. 萬事開頭難。

It is the general rule, that all superior men inherit the elements ofsuperiority from their mother. 一切優秀的人通常都從他們母親那裡繼承優良的因素。

It is the nature of every man to err, but only the fool perseveres in the error. 人總不免要犯錯誤,只有蠢人才堅持不改。

It is the nature of folly to see the faults of others and forget his own. 愚蠢的本質是只看到別人的錯處而忘卻了自己的過失。

It is the peculiarity of knowledge that those who really thirst for it always get it. 只要真正渴求知識,都能得到,這是知識的特點。

It is too late to cast anchor when the ship is on the rock. 船觸礁后在拋錨,為時已經太晚了。

It is too late to come with the water when the house is burnt down. 馬後炮。

It is too late to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen. 賊出關門。

It is wisdom sometimes to seem a fool. 大智若愚。

It matters not how long we live but how. 問題不是活得多麼長,而是活得怎麼樣。

It never rains but it pours. 禍不單行。(不鳴則已,一鳴驚人。)

It''s a good horse that never stumbles, A good wife that never grumbles. 良馬不失蹄,賢妻不聒絮。

It''s a poor heart that never rejoices. 不知人間有樂趣者最可憐。

It''s a poor mouse that has only on hole. 鼠只有一洞,必先把命送。

It''s earier to run down the hill than go up. 下山容易上山難。

It''s easy to fall into a trap, but hard to get out again. 墮入陷阱易,脫離陷阱難。

It''s hard sailing when there is no wind. 沒有風難航行。

It''s no sin to sell dear, but a sin to give ill measure. 高價賣不為過,短斤少兩才有罪。

It''s not the gay coat that makes the gentleman. 君子重德不重衣。

It''s no use pumping a dry well. 徒勞無益。

It takes all sorts to make a world. 萬千事物,形成世界。

It takes two to make a quarrel. 要有兩個人才吵得起來。

I was born anAmerican; I live an American; I shall die an American. 我生下來是美國人,活著是美國人,死時也是美國人。

I wept when I was born,, and every day shows why. 我生下時啼哭,後來每天的生活說明了為什麼。

I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of good books to read than a king who did not love reading 寧為窮漢住擱樓,擁有好書任我讀,不願身居帝王位,縱有好書不愛讀。

I would rather have the affectionate regard of my fellow men than I would have heaps and mines of gold. 我寧願得到人們的深情至愛,而不願黃金成雄。


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