樹欲靜而風不止

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Proverb[edit]

樹欲靜而風不止 (traditional, Pinyin shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ, simplified 树欲静而风不止)

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

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