Skillfully Without Mistakes

The old man said: “Refraining from doing things in order to avoid mistakes is not the same thing as skillfully doing things without making mistakes.”
The Third Year of Ansei, After August. “The Complete Book of Teachings for Warriors.”

31日事に練れて過誤なきに若かん
(中谷)翁云はく、「事を為さずして過誤を免かるるは、何ぞ事に練れて過誤なきに若かん」と。
安政三年八月以降「武教全書講録」

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