Those with Resolve

If it cannot be done in a month, then we should try to accomplish it in two months. If it cannot be done in two months, we should try to accomplish it in 100 days. If it cannot be done no matter how long we try, we musn’t give up until it is accomplished.
The Fourth Year of Ansei, The Third of Intercalendary May. “Notes for Students.”

21日輟めざるなり
一月にして能くせずんば、即ち両月にして之れを為さん。両月にして能くせずんば、即ち百日にして之れを為さん。之れを為して成らずんば輟めざるなり。
安政四年閏五月三日「諸生に示す」

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