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树欲静而风不止
Pinyin
shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ
English
the tree may prefer calm but the wind keeps blowing, the objective laws often go counter to man's desires
Explanation
Meaning
树想要静下来,风却不停地刮着。原比喻事情不能如人的心愿。现也比喻阶级斗争不以人们的意志为转移。
Context
汉·韩婴《韩诗外传》卷九:“树欲静而风不止,子欲养而亲不待也。”
 
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