Don’t we all need firm ground under our feet?
Don’t we guard our sturdy roots and reliable traditions?
Don’t we build homes, sweet homes, with solid walls and foundations to withstand adversity?
 The precise quotation is "The more the water, the higher the boat." Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai (Translation By W. S. Wilson), Kodansha International, Tokyo..., 1979