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- Harmony is to be valued, and the avoidance of wanton opposition to be honoured.
- Sincerely revere the three treasures: the Buddha, his Teaching, and the ordained Community.
- When you receive the Imperial commands, fail not scrupulously to obey them.
- The Ministers and functionaries should make decorous behaviour their leading principle, for the leading principle of the government of the people consists in decorous behaviour.
- Chastise that which is evil and encourage that which is good.
- To turn away from that which is private, and to turn towards that which is public
- Let every man have his own charge, and let not the spheres of duty be confused.
- Decisions on important matters should not be made by one person alone.
- W.G. Aston, trans., Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, 2 vols. in 1 (London: Keagan and Co., 1896), vol. 2, pp. 128–133.
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