The Master said, “Only after Winter comes do we know that the pine and cypress are the last to fade.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, When the year-end cold comes, then we know that the pine and cypress are the last to lose their leaves.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.