Diligently

One should act only as the past patriotic man of virtue: when he felt indebted, he devoted all his power to repaying the kindness, even doing this if it required his death. Also, he simply devoted his sharpened vigor to diligently doing his work, never being negligent, even if it required his death.
The First Year of Kaei, September. “A Critique After a Clear Understanding of the Seven Classics Over the Hearth”

4日孜々として
古より志士仁人、恩に感じ報を図るや、往々一身の力を尽くし、而して之れに継ぐに死を以てす。亦唯だ当に厲精力を竭し、日夜懈ることなく、家業に孜々として死を以って之れを争ふべきのみ。
嘉永元年九月「燼余の七書直解の後に書す」

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