Those Born as Knights

Those born into this world as knights must each form a resolve, utilizing the abilities they have and the learning they’ve acquired. Just running into misfortune, giving into despair is merely something by which to be saddened.
The Fourth Year of Ansei, The 17th of August. “Letter to Kihara Shinsai”

29日士此の世に生れては
士此の世に生れては、才の高下と学の深浅とに随ひて、各々志す所なくんばあらず、但だ事変に遭逢して、自ら暴棄に安んずるは、是れ悲しむべきのみ。
安政四年八月十七日「木原慎斎に与ふる書」

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