Straightfoward and Earnest

If you respect the father of others, they will respect your own father. If you respect the brother of others, they will respect your own brother. The principle under Heaven is to act straightforward and earnest, just like this.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Fourth of June. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

10日天下の理勢明白的切
人の父を敬すれば、我が父を敬す。人の兄を敬すれば、人我が兄を敬す。天下の理勢明白的切、斯くの如し。
安政三年六月四日「講孟箚記」

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