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Tirukkural-On Virtue-Pleasing Speech Or Courtesy-Kural 94

By Staff

Thunpurooun thuvvaamai illaakum yaarmaattum

Inpurooum inso lavarkku.

Distressing poverty will not affect a man,

who pleases everyone by his kind words

A man of the soft and pleasing word is loved by the people. The people at large, in the final analysis, are meticulously just in their assessment of men and matters. They will not abandon such a good man in adversity. His investment in little kindnesses will definitely pay dividends.

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Story first published: Friday, December 19, 2008, 12:56 [IST]