Tirukkural 1057: Mendicancy

Beggars rejoice exceedingly when they behold those who bestow (their alms) with kindness and courtesy.

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Remember, your powers of observation are cultivated by abstinence from excessive talk. That is all you have to do to begin with--be more silent and observing, not wasting or dissipating this most vital power.
—Gurudeva