|Is there anything impossible if the
right means are adopted and the right hour is chosen?
Tamil absorbed some Samskrit words
thousands of years ago and so thoroughly that one may not even note them as such; karuvi,
toot is an example of this kind.
The kings who desire to conquer wait calmly
for the right time to arrive for striking.
Kalangaadu, without losing their
heads, without being tempted into premature action.
The restraint of the energetic is like the
rearward steps that the fighting ram always takes before charging.
Ram fighting was an amusement common among
the Tamils of Tiru-Valluvar's day.
The anger of the wise does not exhibit its
heat immediately on provocation, but smoulders within until the time arrives for action: