Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 740

Even if it has all the resources, it is of no use
for a country without a suitable ruler.

ஆங்கு அமைவு எய்தியக்கண்ணும் பயம் இன்றே-
வேந்து அமைவு இல்லாத நாடு.

This Kural is the last in the chapter titled “Country”. The previous couplets talk about resources needed for a country. In this Kural he says “Even if a country has all the above, it is of no use if it doesn’t have a suitable ruler”

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