On the Way of the Warrior, there is nothing more important than righteousness (gi). Righteousness is acting with courage. Courage is growing in righteousness.
The Second Year of Ansei, March. “7 Standard Rules of Gentlemen.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 June 1
In discussing matters of the world, shallow people judge by success or failure. Deep people judge by righteousness or wickedness. That is all there is.
The Third Year of Ansei. “Essays Near the Thicket of Dates.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 May 29
Human knowledge and power are not something that can rival fate. For this reason, attributing fate to Heaven is called Heaven’s decree. Since it is Heaven’s decree, it’s enough if those who place trust in Heaven earnestly keep only to the path of righteousness. Honestly accepting life and death, fame and poverty each in turn, there will be nothing to suprise or frighten them.
The Second Year of Ansei, the Eighteenth Day of October. “Epistle to Kubo Seitarou.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 February 20