Do Not Strive to Develop

Do not strive to develop and strengthen yourself, and wish for others to be weakened. This is how modern day people see things. It’s heartbreaking, terribly heartbreaking…
The Second Year of Ansei, the 19th of July. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

18日盛強を勤めずして
吾れ盛強を勉めずして人の衰弱を願ふ。是れ今人の見なり。悲しいかな、悲しいかな。
安政二年七月十九日「講孟箚記」

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