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Do not make light of your failings, saying “What are they to me?” A jug fills drop by drop. So the fool becomes brimful of folly.

Do not belittle your virtues, saying “They are nothing.” A jug fills drop by drop. So the wise man becomes brimful of virtue.1


1 Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha. A Rendering by Thomas Byrom. Boston: Shambhala, 1993. 34.