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