Tiruvalluvar quotes

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They who in trouble untroubled are
Will trouble trouble itself.
The worth of a wife is a man's good fortune;
His jewels are his good children.
The crow does not hide its prey, but calls for others to share it;
So wealth will be with those of a like disposition.
The lotus' stem is as long as the depth of water,
So men's height is just as great as their inner strength.
When you are about to badger the weak,
Then imagine yourself before a more powerful man.
Just as the hand that strikes the ground cannot fail,
So is the ruin certain of him who cherishes anger.
Whatever things a man gives up,
By those he cannot suffer pain.
The gruel that children's little hands have stirred
Is sweeter than nectar.
There is no greater wealth than Virtue,
and no greater loss than to forget it.
If men must beg to live,
May the Creator also go wandering and perish.
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