No Person Separated

There is no person separated from the earth. There is no matter separated from people. Those who discuss matters of people must start from the earth (where a person was born and raised).

21日地を離れて人なく
地を離れて人なく、人を離れて事なし、人事を論ずる者は地理より始むと。
安政三年六月十日「講孟箚記」