Reared By My Hand

Those under Heaven posessing genius will be reared by my hand.
The Fourth Year of Ansei, the 24th of November. “To Matsuura Mukyuu”

6日鯫生より起る
天下の英才を育するは必ず鯫生より起る。
安政四年十一月二十四日「松浦無窮に与ふ」

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Exhaust Your Heart

I beg that you exhaust your heart, devote all your power, and use all of your reserves, holding back nothing.
The Second Year of Kaei, the Seventh Day of Intercalary April. “On the Occasion of Congratulating the Viewing of the Military of Kodamakun Kan-mishima?”

11日心を竭し
願はくは心を竭し力を尽し、薀を発して惜しむなかれ。
嘉永二年閏四月七日「児玉君管美島軍事を拝するを賀する序」

Gathering Men of Ability

Gathering able men is a necessary task today if the country is to prosper. Then, if able men are gathered for a short time, even without expecting the country to prosper, it will. There is nothing equal to gathering able men and employing them according to their abilities.
The Fifth Year of Ansei, December. “Discussion on School, Addition, In the Workshop.”

如月
1日人材を聚むるは
人材を聚めて国勢を振ふは今日の要務たり。而して人材一たび聚まらば、即ち国勢振ふを期せずして振はん。人材を聚むるは其の器に随つて之れを叙用するに如くはなし。
安政五年十二月「学校を論ず 附、作場」

It’s Not You Can’t Do So

It’s not that you can’t do so, but that you aren’t.
The Second Year of Ansei, the 27th Day of June. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

27日能はざるに非ざるなり
能はざるに非ざるなり、為さざるなり。
安政二年六月二十七日「講孟箚記」