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Yi Hwang

Data de nascimento: 1501
Data de falecimento: 1570

Yi Hwang is one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I . A key figure of the Neo-Confucian literati, he established the Yeongnam School and set up the Dosan Seowon, a private Confucian academy. Yi Hwang is often referred to by his pen name Toegye . His courtesy name was Gyeongho.

Citações Yi Hwang

„The ancients see me not, nor I, the ancients,
Though I see the ancients not, the Way they trod is before me,
Their Way before me, can I but follow.“

—  Yi Hwang
Twelve Songs of Dosan, 古人도날몯보고나도古人몯뵈 古人를몯봐도녀던길알ᄑᆡ잇ᄂᆡ 녀던길알ᄑᆡ잇거든아니녀고엇뎔고 The old teacher never saw me; he lived long before my time. Though I may never meet him, I can see the road he traveled. With his wise road before me, what reason for me to stray?

„How do the green mountains through the ages remain green?
How do the flowing waters day and night keep flowing?
Let us not cease either but throught the ages remain green.“

—  Yi Hwang
Twelve Songs of Dosan, 靑山ᄂᆞᆫ엇뎨ᄒᆞ야萬古애프르르며 流水ᄂᆞᆫ엇뎨ᄒᆞ야晝夜애긋디아니ᄂᆞᆫ고 우리도그치디마라萬古常靑호리라

„Even ignorant men seek perfection; perhaps the way is easy.
Not even wise men can be perfect; perhaps the way is difficult.
Easy or difficult, between the two, I do not feel the advance of age.“

—  Yi Hwang
Twelve Songs of Dosan, 愚夫도알며ᄒᆞ거니긔아니쉬운가 聖人도몯다ᄒᆞ시니긔아니어려운가 쉽거나엷거낫듕에늙ᄂᆞᆫ주를몰래라

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