[The analects of Hajime Hoshi (No. 3) - philosophy of Hoshi]
Language: 
Japanese
Abstract: 

Hajime Hoshi was the founder of Hoshi Pharmaceutical Company and Hoshi University. He made one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Japan in the early 20th century, and furthermore was a journalist, member of the Diet, educator, and also a writer. With such a checkered career, he had an attractive and invincible philosophy. As well as his most import philosophy "kindness first" described in the previous paper, "cooperation first" also had weight in his thought. In the Creed of the Hoshi Pharmaceutical Company, he said "self-reliance should go hand-in-hand with cooperation. Cooperation is an essential requisite in all successful enterprises." "Cooperation is an order of the god, and leads directly to progress." "Cooperation is construction, but noncooperation is destruction." Besides the thought "cooperation first," a part of his profound aphorism is described below. "Patience produces everything and conquers everything." "Success is proportioned to the degree of patience." "Success or failure is determined not at the end, but at the start of an enterprise. A well-conceived plan is the mother of success." "Train your mind. Man's brains become the more fertile and keen, the more they are used." "The is no limit to improvement and invention. We should never relax our endeavor to improve and invent." "Smile! Smile! Do your work with a smile on your face. Conquer difficulty and discontent with smiles." "Yesterday's impossibility is today's possibility. Today's impossibility is tomorrow's possibility."

Author(s): 
Misawa, M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Yakushigaku Zasshi
Journal Abbreviation: 
Yakushigaku Zasshi
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Year: 
1992
Pages: 
109-116
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0285-2314
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11639705

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. Misawa. 1992. "[The analects of Hajime Hoshi (No. 3) - philosophy of Hoshi]." Yakushigaku Zasshi 27: 2: 109-116.

Wikipedia Citation

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