A sensitive conscience is a jewel that
sets off the virtues of good men. Without it pride becomes a disease of the flesh.
Honor's true home is the conscience of the
man who shrinks from causing dishonor to others even as he does from soiling his own
Men of honour would give up life for
honor's sake but never abandon honour even to save life.
If you break the rules of religion, you are
lost to your caste; but if you act against the dictates of honour, you are lost to virtue
The movements of a man who has not a
sensitive conscience are like the simulation of life by marionettes moved by strings i.e.,
there is no inner urge for his doings. External forces govern his movements. naan also
means strings on which the poet plays to enforce the precept.