There is no profit in becoming indignant in vain. Furthermore, matters under Heaven begin at home and with yourself.
The Fifth Year of Ansei, A Lucky Day of the New Year. “Appended to the notice by Lord Akinari of Mito”
ie: First live righteously yourself, and put your own house in order, then you can worry about the rest of the world.
Posted by Motowori on 2012 July 19
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.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 July 12