Whosoever is of reverse character, whoever has not his organs of sense under his control, will soon perish, even if he possesses the whole earth.
Success depends on how well a person can enforce control over lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness and over joy.
Self praise is no recommendation.
Many tiny beings, when combined, vanquish even a big enemy. The collective strength of the infinitesimal straws prevents even the fierce rainwater from passing through them.
A mere trickle of the tiny drops of water can fill the pitcher. The same way we must keep on collecting knowledge, Dharma and money.