One Good Act

If you do one good act, that becomes your own good. If you secure one benefit, that becomes your own benefit. If you put in one day of effort, that is one day of merit. If you put in one year of effort, that is one year of merit. Especially those who teach others should say this.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 23rd of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

26日一善を行へば
一膳を行へば一膳己れに存す。一益を得れば一益己れに存す。一日を加ふれば一日の功あり。一年を加ふれば一年の功あり。人を教ふる者かくこそ言ふべし。
安政三年五月二十三日「講孟箚記」

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