Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural 596

Let all that one thinks be lofty thoughts;
Even if it fails, it isn’t failure in itself .

உள்ளுவது எல்லாம் உயர்வு உள்ளல்! மற்று அது
தள்ளினும், தள்ளாமை நீர்த்து.

One should always think high in whatever one does. Even if it fails due to other factors , the effort one put in makes it not a failure.

உள்ளுதல் – think
உயர்வு – high / lofty
தள்ளுதல் – failure
தள்ளாமை – non failure
நீர்த்து – நீர்மை உடைத்து – nature

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