The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Endeavor

Encouragement for virtue

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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”
ISBN: 978-0913546130 – http://amzn.to/16uaetP

translated by Keith Dowman

 
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