Thirukural on Learning



The most precious wealth is the wealth acquired by the ear. Indeed, of all wealth, that wealth is paramount.

Though he has no learning, if a man listens to the learned, that will serve as his staff of strength in adversity.

Words from the lips of upright men are like a steadying staff in a slippery place.

Let a man listen to good things, however little. Even that little will enlarge his greatness.

Even more wretched that a learned man’s poverty is the unlearned man’s wealth.

Like unproductive barren land is the man who has neglected learning. All that can be said about him is that he exists.
Thirukural