【英语美文】This I Believe
This I Believe
I believe in the supreme worth of the individual
and his right to life,
liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility;
every opportunity, an obligation,
every possession, a duty.
I believe that the law was made for man
and not man for the law;
that government is the servant of the people
and not their master.
I believe in the dignity of labor whether with head or hand;
that the world owes no man a living
but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living
and that economy is a prime requisite
of a sound financial structure,
whether in government,
business or personal affairs.
I believe that truth and justice
are fundamental to an enduring social order.
I believe in the sacredness of a promise,
that a man’s word should be as good as his bond;
that character — not wealth or power or position —
is of supreme worth.
I believe the rendering of useful service
is the common duty of mankind
and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice
is the dross of selfishness consumed
and the greatness of the human soul set free.
I believe in the all-wise and all-loving God,
named by whatever name;
and that individual’s highest fulfillment,
greatest happiness and widest usefulness
are to be found in living in harmony with his will.
I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world;
that it alone can overcome hate;
that right can and will triumph over might.
2011-07-12 12:33 编辑：juliatt