A Crime of Humanity

Things are difficult to accomplish, and opportunities are easily missed. The opportunity arrives, but one is unable to even begin to accomplish anything. Losing such an opportunity without even trying is a crime of humanity.
The Fifth Year of Ansei, The End of March. “Letter sent to Nakatani Hinkyou.”

30日人の罪
成し難きものは事なり、失ひ易きものは機なり。機来たり事開きて成す能はず、坐して之れを失ふものは人の罪なり。
安政五年三月下旬「中谷賓卿を送る序」

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