Teachers with students and friends with friends who all possess virtue are those with whom one should associate. There should be no interruption (between them).
The Third Year of Ansei, The 29th of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 30
A friend is a companion to your virtue.
The Second Year of Ansei, The 24th of December. “Minutes From the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 3
The night deepens while there is no friend with whom to speak. Through the window is the scent of fragrant plum blossoms in the moonlight.
The Sixth Year of Ansei, Fifth Day of the New Year. “Manuscript of 1859.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 February 3