Kural - 829

Kural 829
Holy Kural #829
'Tis just, when men make much of you, and then despise,
To make them smile, and slap in friendship's guise

It is the duty of kings to affect great love but make it die (inwardly); as regard those foes who shew them great friendship but despise them (in their heart).

Tamil Transliteration
Mikachcheydhu Thammellu Vaarai Nakachcheydhu
Natpinul Saappullar Paatru.

Chapter GroupFriendship
chapterUnreal Friendship