Debating the Present

If it is impossible to debate the present while considering the the past, then it is all empty discussion.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Seventh of June. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

20日今を論じ難ければ
古を執りて今を論じ難ければ皆空論なり。
安政三年六月七日「講孟箚記」

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