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6.  NEED FOR LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Read, son, read. Why be lazy? The illiterate is a burden-carrier. The  scholar is venerated by the ruler. Read son every day.

 

Read, son, always. Memorise what you learn.  The ruler is  worshipped in his country.  Learning is worshipped everywhere.

 

Rulership and scholarship are never equal. The ruler is respected in  his country, the scholar everywhere.

 

A ruler born blind is better than one devoid of learning. The blind one  can see through spies, but the one devoid of learning cannot.

 

The arrow shot by the one with the bow may or may not kill one  person.  But the thought of an intelligent person can destroy a  country with its ruler.