Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
Each koan is a window that show the whole truth but just from a single vantage. It is limited in perspective. One hundred koans give one hundred vantages. When they are enriched with insightful comments and poems, then you have ten thousand vantages. There is no end to this process of enrichment.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth.
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
And thus I took the vantage of those few-
'Thanks, gentle citizens and friends,' quoth I
'This general applause and cheerful shout
Argues your wisdoms and your love to Richard.
I thank my liege that in regard of me
He shortens four years of my son's exile;
But little vantage shall I reap thereby,
For ere the six years that he hath to spend
Can change their moons and bring their times about,
My oil-dried lamp and time-bewasted light
Shall be extinct with age and endless night;
My inch of taper will be burnt and done,
And blindfold death not let me see my son.
Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.
It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth ... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
Religion itself becomes offensively monotonous. On every point of vantage are pagodas --stupid stalagmites of stagnant piety.
From our vantage point, the business agreement is done. All that remains is for the sports authority to secure the support of key community leaders, which they have assured us they can do. It's time to let the people decide.
I fear'd to show my father Julia's letter,
Lest he should take exceptions to my love;
And with the vantage of mine own excuse
Hath he excepted most against my love.
The lobbyists and the entities they represent tend to be among the most experienced experts available who have direct real-world knowledge of the situation. They are advocating for a position and for a client, but usually from a vantage point of expertise that can be very beneficial to us.
Lopez changes speeds and throws that little two-seamer sinker. From my vantage point, watching on TV, it appeared he kept us off-balance.
I'm one of the few that comes from this vantage point: I never tried to get a record deal.
The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.