85、It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
make a living 谋生，维持生活
12、 A good medicine tasks bitter.
Although nowadays this life no long exists, we should still give
more care to these who are unable. They live in the the bottom of the
society pyramid. They don’t get enough aid. It’s not their fault to be
poor, to be in need of help, to be weak in power. There’s no absolute
equality in this universe. So we must count on ourselves and the
co-existence of our human beings. Let the world be a big family and let
human beings be true kinsfolk thus we can live away from the miseries.
例：He had to strive against fears.
10、 The voice of one man is the voice of no one.
About Fantine, I think I have much more echoes in my heart because of
our sex—we are the same kind. Moreover, I myself, is something like a
feminist. How can these fucking working women disclose Fantine’s secret?
They are working in the same place, they are fighting for their own
family, and they are living in the same way. But they are people of
different kind. These old women, they are ignorant, and jealous of
Fantine’s beauty and youth, which they no longer have. They want to
break the ambiguous love between the commander and Fantine so they peer
at Fantine’s scrip, finding a big hidden secret—her daughter. Having
no way to support her daughter and being discarded by her lover, she
sells her hair first, and then her teeth, and finally her chastity. She
dies leaving her daughter alone. I can’t bear this. Why women must
suffer this pain? They devotes their love to their beloved masculine
men, their heroes, but what they gain from this? Only betray and scar in
their tender heart! In that period, women don’t have such much right as
today. Even thought they want to start a new era for themselves, they
have no opportunity and the allowance of the law and convention.
28、The wealth of the mind is the only wealth.精神的财富是唯一的财富。
Everyone is planning their own blueprint for life but they fail to
some extent. A hidden revolution is on it’s way but it withers in the
sharp contrast of power. In this novel Hugo gives a through and detailed
description of the revolution. He’s full of the thought of Humanitarian.
We know a writer writes something on the reflection of his own life
experience. He lives in rich and comfortable life. How can he notice
these miserable people’s sorrow？Witnessing the true story of a poor
man, he constructs and composes this large and tremendous story. He
intentionally makes it a masterpiece, drawing attention of people to the
51、A man is only as good as what he
Let me put this story in length. Jean is put into the river of
endless torture for no reason. If we must find a reason for it, it could
be the law and the clecheof the old convention. Jean Valjean, a
hardworking man under the bottom of the dark society, strives to survive
his life through famine and pestilence with great hope and sweat.
However, the reality repays him a“good”crash. For a want of a load of
bread, he steals one to fill his nephew’s poor hungry stomach, gaining a
five-year sentence in the jail for his so-called crime. But
unfortunately, the law is so cold and the jail is so dark and cruel.
Also this man, is so hard like a rock in his heart, not confessing his
deeds. Actually he does notjing wrong. Finally he barely invites a much
longer sentence—19 years’service in the darkness. After 19
years’torture, he makes a fake file to set himself free from jail but in
turn he continuously suffers from Javert search for him for life long.
When comes out of the jail, he takes his first revenge as a real thief.
The priest, Bishop Myriel, sheds the light of mercy and justice on him.
He is so warm and generous in his eyes. He offers Jean with warm food
after he is rejected by other masters. With no job to endeavor for, Jean
has no choice but only to steal something from the man who gives him
food in his need in order to survive and to take his revenge. But what
the priest has done truly moves Jean. Jean is seized back by police and
as long as Bishop Myriel utters a word, this poor man will be sent back
to jail over again. But Myriel doesn’t do so. He presents these silver
belongings to Jean and call him brother, which enlightens Jean in his
soul. Exactly to say, it is Myriel who gives Jean rebirth. After this,
in the name of the other man, Jean restarts his life. Because of his
wisdom and hard work, he becomes a mayor. In his duty, he meets a
working woman named Fantine. He thinks this woman is a live mirror,
reflecting the life of himself. So his life is destined to be tied with
this woman and her daughter, Cosette. I am not going to tell this story
in detail. But I’d like to tell the end of the story. Jean raises this
little girl up and saves her husband. Jean dies in peace in their
wedding day with no regret and fear.
96、Laugh and grow fat.心宽体胖。
74、 The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
15、 It is never too late to mend.
66、 From small beginnings comes great things.
95、 Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures.
About this novel, I have too much to say although the life they
live is nothing like that of ours. Everyone is independent in spirit
since his separation from his mom’body. And it is since that moment that
human beings begin his own quest for sorrow and joy. Jean, he is
isolated from his family in feeling and distance. Thus he begin his own
lonely life. He does nothing wrong. Just for want of a load of bread, or
more exactly to say, for the hope to survive his life, he destroys his
whole life. How ridiculous it is to hear this. Is it wrong to strive for
life and meet one’s basic need for life? If this society can be a bit
more equal in distribution of wealth and status, can such misery plays
all over again? We know it’s the illness of the society.
89、 One of these days is none of these
What the life is for and what the life can be? Life is
unpredictable, full of suffering and sorrow just like what the
protagonist of the novel Jean Valjean has suffered. He is a working man
suffering misery through his life. He is trapped in jail for 19 years
and because the help of a priest, he restarts his life and saves
others’life—Fantine and her daughter. And through his life he fights
against Javert who is loyal to his duty. But in the end Javert dies in
doubt for his faith in life while Jean dies with no regret.
4、 To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
23、 Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
例：We work, not only to make a living, but more significantly, to make
a life. 我们工作不仅为了生存，更重要的是，为了生命的精彩。
79、 Every profession produces its own best
——W. A. White
35、 Better late than never.
8、Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose that you resolved to
effort. 不要只因一次挫败，就放弃你原来决心想达到的目的 —— 莎士比亚
●英文早自习｜Life is a journey
104、 The tongue is boneless but it breaks bones.
88、When all else is lost the future still
例：We strive for peace.
59、 Constant dropping wears the stone.
69、 Experience is the mother of wisdom.
strive for为…… 争取，奋斗
77、The world is his who enjoys it.活着感到快乐，世界就属于你。
例：I’m just working there to make a living.
42、He that makes a thing too fine, breaks
76、 A good name is easier lost than won.
例：He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
92、 He that can have patience, can have what he will.
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25、 Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes; fools by their own.
39、Nurture passes nature.教养胜过天性。
In education we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to
make a life.
36、The best hearts are always the
81、There is no garden without its weeds.没有不长杂草的花园。
make a life 创造新生活
40、The man who has made up his mind to win will never say
Impossible。凡是决心取得胜利的人是从来不说不可能的 —— 拿破仑
91、A man can’t ride your back unless it is
1、Every man at forty is a fool or a
65、 It takes all sorts to make a world.
3、If there were less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble
in the world. 如果世界上少恍？椋？澜缟弦簿突嵘僖恍┞榉场？王尔德）
strive against反抗；和…… 作斗争
68、 Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
71、 A good book is your best friend.