Kalvi-40th chapter of Thirukural-
( During those good old days the great poet felt the education is extremely important in getting prosperity .He says lean well and adopt yourself to that education and that only learned people have two eyes and I others are having only two wounds in their face.)
1.Karka kasadara , karpavai kathapin,
Nirka atharkku thaka.
1.Learn everything well, after learning all that you have learnt,
Try to make yourself suited to what you have learnt.
2.Yennenba yeenai , yezhuthenpa ivvirandum,
Kannaenpa vaazhum uyirkku.
2. The arithmetic books and books of literature ,
Are like the two eyes to the living people .
3.Kannudayaar yenpavar kaththor , Mukathu irandu,
3.Learned people are those having eyes but those,
With two wounds in the face are not learned
4.Uvappa thalai koodi ulla pirithal,
Anaithe pulavar thozhil.
4.The learned people are those who move with others well ,
And make them greatly sad when they leave.
5,Udayaar mun illaar poal yekkaththum kaththaar ,
5,The poor with great humility and with great desire beg for wealth from rich,
And like that those who have not learned should get wisdom from learned,
6.THottanaithu oorum manarkeni , maantharkku,
Kaththanaithu oorum arivu.
6,The well in the sandy places give water as per the depth we dig,
And like that people would get more knowledge as they learn.
7.Yaathaanum naadamal ooraamal yennoruvan ,
Chanthunayum kallatha vaaru.
7.In spite of knowing that any place is his own place for the learned,
Why is it people do not learn anything till they die.
8.Orumaikan thaan kaththa kalvi oruvarkku,
Yezhumayum yemaa pudaithu .
8.The knowledge that a person earned in one life ,
Would also be of help him in the next seven births also.
9.THam inburuvathu ulagu inbura kandu ,
Kamuruvar katharinthaar .
9.Since the knowledge which gives them pleasure also makes the entire world enjoy,
The people who have gained knowledge would keep on learning.
10,Kedil vizhu chelvam kavi oruvarkku ,
Madalla mathaiyavai .
10.The only great wealth that never gets destroyed is Learning ,
And all other types of wealth are not great wealth.