Tirukkural 557: The Cruel Sceptre

As is the world without rain, so live a people whose king is without kindness.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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