Friday, July 27, 2012

Knowing What You Know

I can say that things I don’t know are precisely what I know better than the things I claim to know because I know for sure what I don’t know but what I think I know is open to doubt and rethinking.

知らないものは、知っている筈のものより良く知っていると云えるのは、知らないものの知識は確かでも、知っていると思っている知識には疑い、再考の余地がある。

Or, more briefly, I know for sure, not what I know, but what I don’t know, that is to say, I am absolutely sure what it is that I don’t know.

End of Unhappiness

Every life is precious, of course; still as heartless as it may sound to say, though true it is, there are situations where the demise of a person deserves rejoicing rather than mourning when she or he was so fiendishly unhappy in life and made other people as well undeservedly unhappy.

ひとの命は無論尊いゆえ、こう云うのは無常に聞こえるかもしれませんけど、事実のところ, 一生涯悲惨に不幸で、他のもの迄も不当に不幸にした者の死は、悲しむよりも喜んで然りと云えるでしょう。


Sunday, July 15, 2012