the empty vessels make the greatest sound .
eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation .
natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.
if you don't learn to think when you are young , you may never learn .
habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step a time.
optimist: a man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
in education we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life.
a man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
the important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.
fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
there is only one success --- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
nothing in life is to be feared. it is only to be understood.
better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
activity is the only road to knowledge .
imagination is more important than knowledge .
a great part to the information i have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way .
世界上的一队小小的漂泊者呀，请留下你们的足印在我的文字里。a troupe of little vagrants of the world, leave your footprints in my words.世界对着它的爱人，把它浩翰的面具揭下了。它变小了，小如一首歌，小如一回永恒的接吻。
all for one, one for all. 人人为我，我为人人。—— [法] dumas pére大仲马 we soon believe what we desire. 我们欲望中的东西，我们很快就信以为真。
do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. (william shakespeare, british dramatist) 不要只因一次失败，就放弃你原来决心想达到的目的。
every cloud has a silver lining. 乌云背后有阳光。 spare the rod and spoil the child. 不打不成器。 it is easy to be wise after the event. 事后诸葛亮容易当。 make the best of a bad bargain. 已知吃亏，尽力而为。
speak of the devil. 说曹操, 曹操就到。to suffer for one’s wisdom.聪明反被聪明误。newbroom sweeps clean. 新官上任三把火。a miss is as good as a mile. 差之毫厘，失之千里。enough is as good as a feast．知足常乐。
1.a dress is like a barbed fence. it protects the premises without restricting the view. 服饰就象铁丝网，它阻止你冒然行动但并不妨碍你尽情的观看。2.a friend in need is a friend indeed.患难见真知。
what is language for? some people seem to think it’s for practicing grammar rules and learning lists of words——the longer the words the better. that’s wrong. language is for the exchange of ideas, for counication....