Thiruvalluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet who wrote the Thirukkural, a work on ethics in Tamil literature. He is also known by other names like Theiva Pulavar, Valluvar and Poyyamozhi Pulavar. Thiruvalluvar was born at Mylapore. ...
Make foes of bowmen if you must,
Never of penmen
It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues,
Which moves the world
The height of wisdom, it is said,
Is not to return ill for ill.
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