A Gentleman Will Die to Do Good

A gentleman will die to do even the slightest good. So why is it considered wisdom to always protect your own self first?
The Sixth Year of Ansei, the Fourth of March. “A Song of Vigilance.”

12日士苟も正を得て斃る
士苟も正を得て斃る、何ぞ必ずしも明哲、身を保たん。
安政六年三月四日「自警の詩」

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