Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 42

Who has renounced appetites for the sake of approbation by men has fallen from licit into illicit appetites.

  A devotee who sits in a corner not for God’s sake
  Is helpless. What can he see in a dark mirror?

Little by little becomes much and drop by drop will be a torrent; that is to say, he who has no power gathers small stones that he may at the proper opportunity annihilate the pride of his foe.

  Drop upon drop collected will make a river.
  Rivers upon rivers collected will make a sea.
  Little and little together will become much.
  The granary is but grain upon grain.