愛之欲其生,惡之欲其死

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Chinese[edit]

 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
 
desire; longing; appetite; wish
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
 
evil; to hate; to loathe; nauseated
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
 
desire; longing; appetite; wish
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
 
to die; inpassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
trad. (愛之欲其生,惡之欲其死)
simp. (爱之欲其生,恶之欲其死)

Etymology[edit]

From Analects 12.10:

[MSC, trad.]
[MSC, simp.]
Ài zhī shēng, zhī , jì yù qí shēng, yòu yù qí sǐ, shì huò yě. [Pinyin]
You love a man and wish him to live; you hate him and wish him to die. Having wished him to live, you also wish him to die. This is a case of delusion.

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Proverb[edit]

愛之欲其生,惡之欲其死

  1. If you love somebody, you want them to live forever, but if you hate somebody, you want them dead.