„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?