Should Work Day and Night

It is said, “Virtuous men are ashamed if rumor surpasses their real ability.” This means that those who tell false rumors but lack actual good works and virtue can delude people and dazzle them for a short time. But as such men cannot evade the opinions of the ages to come in the end, virtuous men should work day and night piling up virtue and layering up good works like a spring of water.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 23rd Day of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”


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