Beautiful is better than ugly.

译:优美比丑陋好

Explicit is better than implicit.

译:清晰比晦涩好

Simple is better than complex.

译:简单比复杂好

Complex is better than complicated.

译:复杂比错综复杂好

Flat is better than nested.

译:扁平比嵌套好

Sparse is better than dense.

译:稀疏比密集好

Readability counts.

译:可读性很重要

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

译:特殊情况也不应该违反这些规则

Although practicality beats purity.

译:但现实往往并不那么完美

Errors should never pass silently.

译:异常不应该被静默处理

Unless explicitly silenced.

译:除非你希望如此

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

译:遇到模棱两可的地方,不要胡乱猜测

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

译:肯定有一种通常也是唯一一种最佳的解决方案

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

译:虽然这种方案并不是显而易见的,因为你不是那个荷兰人(这里指的是Python之父Guido)

Now is better than never.

译:现在开始做比不做好

Although never is often better than right now.

译:不做比盲目去做好(极限编程中的YAGNI原则)

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

译:如果一个实现方案难于理解,它就不是一个好的方案

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

译:如果一个实现方案易于理解,它很有可能是一个好的方案

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

译:命名空间非常有用,我们应当多加利用