By Knowing the Past

In everything, by knowing one, we should be able to know one hundred; by knowing the past, we should be able to know the future.
The Second Year of Ansei. “Prison Q&A.”

24日往を以て
物固より一を以て百を知るべく往を以て来を知るべきものあり。
安政二年「獄舎問答」

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