Thiruvalluvar Quotes


2nd century BC- 8th century AD

Nagercoil, Tamil nadu, India

Poet, philosopher

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Living together and holding frequent intercourse are not necessary (for friendship); (mutual) understanding can alone create a claim for it.


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The love that dwells (merely in the smiles of the face is not friendship; (but) that which dwells deep in the smiles of the heart is true friendship.


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(True) friendship hastens to the rescue of the afflicted (as readily) as the hand of one whose garment is loosened (before an assembly).


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The learned say that fierceness (incontest with a foe) is indeed great valour; but to become a benefactor in case of accident (to a foe) is the extreme (limit) of that valour.


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Freedom from epidemics, wealth, produce, happiness and protection (to subjects); these five, the learned, say, are the ornaments of a kingdom.