Encouragement for virtue ~ Nagarjuna

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues
Can but encourage one’s own efforts.


Nagarjuna

quoted in the book Elegant Sayings: Nagarjuna's Staff of Wisdom & Sakya Pandit's Treasury of Elegant Sayings

translated by Keith Dowman



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