著名的威斯敏斯特教堂碑文,你还记得吗?激励自己,激励大家

  • 作者:小小业邀
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  • 在英国威斯敏斯特教堂的地下室里有一块墓碑,上面写了这样一段话:

    在我年轻的时候我曾梦想改变这个世界

    可当我成熟之后

    我发现

    我不能够改变这个世界

    于是我将目光缩短一些

    那就只改变我的国家吧

    可当我到了暮年的时候

    我发现我根本没有能力改变我的国家

    于是我最后的愿望仅仅是改变我的家庭

    可是

    这也是不可能的

    当我躺在床上

    行将就木的时候

    我忽然意识到

    我当初要是先从改变自己开始

    也许我就能改变我的家庭

    在家人的鼓励和帮助下

    也许我就能为我的国家做点事情

    然后谁知道呢

    说不定我能改变这个世界

    所以

    其实对于每个人来说

    最重要的是

    学习如何改变自己

    附英文版:

    When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, Idreamed of changing the world.

    As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change,so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only mycountry. But it, too, seemed immovable.

    As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, Isettled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas,they would have none of it.

    And now, as I lie on my death bed, I suddenly realize:

    If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would havechanged my family.From their in spiration and encouragement, Iwould then have been able to better my country,and who knows, I mayhave even changed the world.

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