Tirukkural 557: The Cruel Sceptre

As is the world without rain, so live a people whose king is without kindness.

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When the mind is disturbed, it is outwardly strong. The mind that is not disturbed is inwardly strong. Your inner strength is always more dependable than your outward display of strength.
—Gurudeva