Thiruvalluvar, commonly known as Valluvar, was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher. He is best known for authoring the Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economical matters, and love. The text is considered the greatest work of the Tamil literature and one of the finest works on ethics and morality.
|As the quality of water changes with the nature of the soil; So will a man’s reason vary with the quality of his friends.||Miscellaneous|
|If men must beg to live, May the Creator also go wandering and perish.||Miscellaneous|
|Reasoning with a drunkard is like going under water with a torch to seek for a drowning man.||Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs|
|The wound that’s made by fire will heal, But the wound that’s made by tongue will never heal.||Oratory, Discussion & Debate|
|To use bitter words, when kind words are at hand, Is like picking unripe fruit when the ripe fruit is there.||Oratory, Discussion & Debate|
|When you are about to badger the weak, Then imagine yourself before a more powerful man.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|