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树欲静而风不止    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ    Simplified 树欲静而风不止    Traditional 樹欲靜而風不止
  1. lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom)
  2. fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not

Chinese meanings
  1. shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ
    【释义】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。
    【出处】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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