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The wisdom of The Thirrukkural
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T o bear with those who revile us, just as the earth bears up those who dig it, is the first of virtues.




5595 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 151  








A favour conferred in the time of need, though it be small in itself, is, in value, much larger than the world.




5574 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 102  








S elf-control will place a man among the Gods; the want of it will drive him into the thickest darkness of hell.




5559 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 121  








H umility and sweetness of speech are the ornaments of man; all others are not.




5558 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 95  








S weet speech, with a cheerful countenance is better than a gift made with a joyous mind.




5527 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 92  








T hat body alone which is inspired with love contains a living soul. If void of it, (the body) is bone overlaid with skin.




5514 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 80  








T he virtuous are truly called Happy Ones; because in their conduct towards all creatures they are clothed in kindness.




5495 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 30  








T he flute is sweet, the lute is sweet; thus say only those who have not heard the prattle of little children.




5484 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 66  








I f the married life possesses love and virtue, these will be both its duty and reward.




5473 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 45  








N one can swim the sea of vice, but those who are united to the feet of that gracious Being who is a sea of virtue.




5456 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 8  








H e who guides his five senses by the hook of wisdom will be a seed in the world of heaven.




5436 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 34  








T hat conduct is virtue which is free from these four things, viz, malice, desire, anger and bitter speech.




5424 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 35  








I f one allows no day to pass without some good being done, his conduct will be a stone to block up the passage to other births.




5418 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 38  








L et him who does virtuous deeds be of spotless mind; to that extent is virtue; all else is vain show.




5404 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 34  








V irtue will confer heaven and wealth; what greater source of happiness can man possess?




5389 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 31  








T here can be no greater source of good than (the practice of) virtue; there can be no greater source of evil than the forgetfulness of it.




5375 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 32  








A nxiety of mind cannot be removed, except from those who are united to the feet of Him who is incomparable




5374 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 7  








N one can swim the great sea of births but those who are united to the feet of God.




5349 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 10  








T he two-fold deeds that spring from darkness shall not adhere to those who delight in the true praise of God.




5340 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 5  








W hat profit have those derived from learning, who worship not the good feet of Him who is possessed of pure knowledge?




5328 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 2  








A s the letter A is the first of all letters, so Eternal God is first in the world.




5315 |   The Thirrukkural, Hinduism
Source : Couplet 1  






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