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A daily chapter from South Indian saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, 'Holy Couplets.'
What is called resoluteness of action is, in truth,
Avoiding all failure-prone action and remaining undiscouraged by
Revealing an action after its completion is resoluteness.
It is easy for anyone to speak of a plan,
Strong-willed exploits of virtuous men
Those who think will have their thoughts fulfilled,
Do not disparage men who appear small, for there are those,
Visualize actions with unclouded clarity,
Despite dire hardships, hold to strength of mind
The world has no use for those who have no use for resolute
These daily couplets are drawn from Saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, an ethical masterpiece written over 2,200 years ago in South India. This American English translation, known as Weaver's Wisdom, is available at our Minimela online store.