By Accident

People everywhere express their emotions only by accident. Why must we be so reserved? When we are reserved like this, we are merely holding back our true self, merely stacking up sincerity.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Fourth of June. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

13日心ならずの所に
都て人は心ならずの所に心情は発するものなり。慎まざるべけんや。是れを慎まんとならば、亦平素独りを慎み誠を積むにあるのみ。
安政三年六月四日「講孟箚記」

Previous Post
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: