2014年4月6日星期日

戒貪 Guard against greed 2

In general, anything that develops too fast will fall apart just
as quickly, whereas a slow and steady development is more
assured of yielding favorable results. Plants that unravel
into full bloom in early morning may wither and fall by
the evening, but the slow-growing pine trees will not
wither even in the extreme winter cold. Hence, a superior
person4 does not hasten to achieve results.(Scroll 26: Wei Zhi, Vol. 2)
夫物速成則疾亡,晚就則善終。朝華之草,夕而零
落;松柏之茂,隆寒不衰。是以大雅君子惡速成。

(卷二十六 魏志下)

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