"Who seeks out good, words from his lips of sweetness flow;
In him the power of vice declines, and virtues grow.
"

− Thiruvalluvar, Thirukural

"The ignorant say that love is an ally to virtue only, but it is also a help to get out of vice."

− Thiruvalluvar, Thirukural

"From wisdom's vaunted lore what doth the learner gain,
If as his own he guard not others' souls from pain?.
"

− Thiruvalluvar, Thirukural