|Kanji in this term|
From Middle Chinese: 君子不器
君子は器ならず (hiragana くんしはきならず, romaji kunshi wa ki narazu)
- A gentleman is no specialist. That is, unlike a tool fashioned for a specific purpose, a gentleman is well-rounded, someone who has talents suited to any task.
- The Kōjien (広辞苑) Dictionary of the Japanese Language, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tokyo.