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Every person can most certainly not merely leave their duties up to fate… If you abdicate your own duties and entrust them to fate, fate will lead them all to disloyalty, nonfilialness, immorality, and inhumanity.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Seventeenth of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

21日決して言はれぬなり
各々其の職の上に於て、天命時運と云ふことは決して言はれぬなり。(中略)己が職を自ら廃し、是れを時運天命に附せば、不忠不孝、不仁不義、皆時運天命になるなり。
安政三年五月十七日「講孟箚記」

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