Born in America. Thomas Edison was a great scientist and inventor. He was once thought to be a boy who was not worth educating. In fact, he was a man full of imagination.
I admire Edison a lot because of his great contribution to the world. He had more than 1000 inventions, In his life time, he was always eager to know how things worked, which helped him to cam the nickname “the Wizard of Melo Park”, He was also so diligent that he worked day and night. And this explained why he had so many great inventions.
What impresses me most is his famous saying. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. Probably I cannot be an Edison myself, but I can be a hardworking teamer. From him, I realize the secret to success is not when or where you were born. But what you are doing and how you do it in your life.
Every time I read “…..if I had the power of sight for three days”, I cannot help being moved by its author Helen Keller. an ordinary but great American woman.
I admire Helen because she is optimistic about life. She became deaf and blind when she was 19 months old. Since then she lived in a world of darkness and silence, and communication seemed only a dream for her. But she never gave up and struggled to lead an active life. Under the guidance of her teacher, Ms. Sulliven, Helen learned to read and write and became a famous writer. For a disabled person like her, this was really a wonder!
Helen has set an excellent example to all of us. Her story tells us that we should value what we have, and try our best go overcome any difficulty in life.
Do you know Hamlet? Have you read The Merchant of Venice? These two great works are both written by William Shakespeare, my favorite English writer and the man of all ages!
Shakespeare, a son from a poor family, a man of little education, wrote plays and poems that are read all over the world, I like him because his comedies and tragedies bring me into a fantastic world; I love him because his poems let me enjoy the beauty of the English language; I admire him because his keen sights set me thinking and teach me how to lead a meaningful life!
Since “Life is a stage”, we are actually all actors and actresses. On this stage, everyone had his own role to play. And I will try my best to play my role well.