Tirukkural 383: The greatness of a King

These three things, viz., vigilance, learning, and bravery, should never be wanting in the ruler of a country.

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Remember, your powers of observation are cultivated by abstinence from excessive talk. That is all you have to do to begin with--be more silent and observing, not wasting or dissipating this most vital power.
—Gurudeva