Monday, May 10, 2010

Famous Quotes from Tirukkural

• Smile, with patience, hopeful heart, in troublous hour and vanquish grief; nothing hath equal power. (Kural No.: 621)
• The stalks of water-flowers are proportionate to the depth of water; so is men's greatness proportionate to their minds (Knowledge). (Kural No.: 595)
• Defer not virtue to another day; receive her now; and at the dying hour she will be your undying friend. (Kural No.: 36)
• Avoid an act which you may repent later; If done by mistake, better not to repeat it. (Kural No.: 655)
• As one goes to the bad ways of life,even because of poverty, even his mother will look him as a stranger. (Kural No.: 1047)
• Friendship is not just a smile on the face; It is what is felt deep within a smiling heart. (Kural No.: 786)
• True friends guard you from evil, make you walk in right path and share your sorrow in difficult times. (Kural No.: 787)
• Excessive or deficient food or activity causes disorders in mobility, breathing and digestion. (Kural No.: 941)
• Though the world goes round with many activities, it is dependent on agriculture. Hence, though laborious, farming is the foremost activity. (Kural No.: 1031)
• Agriculturists are the linchpin of the mankind since they support all others who cannot till the soil. (Kural No.: 1032)
• The learned teacher makes you enjoy learning; On leaving, makes you to keep thinking of his teaching. (Kural No.: 394)
• Think and then undertake the work; to think after commencement will bring disgrace. (Kural No.: 467)
• Determined efforts result in prosperity; Idleness will bring nothing. (Kural No.: 616)
• Water will flow from a well in the sand in proportion to the depth to which it is dug, and knowledge will flow from a man in proportion to his learning. (Kural No.: 396)
• As water changes (its nature), from the nature of the soil (in which it flows), so will the character of men resemble that of their associates. (Kural No.: 452)
• If wealth be in the possession of a man who has the great excellence (of benevolence), it is like a tree which as a medicine is an infallible cure for disease. (Kural No.: 217)
• Let (one) weigh well the strength of the deed (he purposes to do), his own strength, the strength of his enemy, and the strength of the allies (of both), and then let him act. (Kural No.: 471)
• The axle tree of a bandy, loaded only with peacocks' feathers will break, if it be greatly overloaded. (Kural No.: 475)
• Let the thoughts be always great and progressive. It will not be a loss, even if the success eludes. (Kural No.: 596)
• There is no need of a shaven head, nor of tangled long hair, if a man abstain from those deeds which the wise have condemned. (Kural No.: 280)
• A fool can procure in a single birth a hell into which he may enter and suffer through all the seven births. (Kural No.: 835)
• All human beings agree as regards their birth but differ as regards their characteristics, because of the different qualities of their actions. (Kural No.: 972)