Gentlemen who have reached their aims should help those under Heaven do good. Gentlemen who are in poverty should individually do good themselves. After having the resolve to do good oneself, then one can do the work of helping others do good. When poverty continues, and then one establishes a resolve to do such work; that is only virtue.
The Second Year of Ansei Fourth Day of July, “An Explanation of Yuurin’s Courtesy Name, Virtue.”