When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage;
when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
~ Zen Proverb [19393]

By 喜多元規 (『在外日本の至宝』<第6巻文人画・諸派>
 毎日新聞社 昭和55年) [Public domain],
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