There Should Be a Deep Sadness

There should be a deep sadness at the lack of correctness in people’s hearts. If there were any correctness in people’s hearts at all, they would die a hundred deaths if it would protect their country. In that time whether there is victory or defeat, success or failure, this country will not yet quickly be lost.
The Second Year of Ansei, the 26th of August. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

28日深憂とすべきは
深憂とすべきは人心の正しからざるなり。苟も人心だに正しけらば、百死以て国を守る、其の間勝敗利鈍ありと云へども、未だ遽かに国家を失ふに至らず。
安政二年八月二十六日「講孟箚記」

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