樹欲靜而風不止

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Chinese[edit]

tree
 
desire; longing; appetite; wish
 
still; calm; quiet; not moving
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
 
wind; news; style; custom; manner
(negative prefix); not; no to stop; prohibit; till
trad. (樹欲靜而風不止)
simp. (树欲静而风不止)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The tree may prefer calm but the wind keeps blowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

樹欲靜而風不止

  1. The objective laws often go counter to man's desires.