Bigger than a mountain, the sea or the world?

More lofty than a mountain will be the greatness of that man who, without swerving from his proper state controls himself.

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If we weigh the excellence of a benefit which is conferred without weighing the return, it is larger than the sea.

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A favour conferred in the time of need, though it be small (in itself) is (in value) much larger than the world.

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Thiruvallular, 2 BC

References
  1. Project Madurai
  2. Thirukural in Tamil

 

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