Amongst languages, language of gods (girvANbharati - Sanskrit) is sweet, in that poetry is beautyful and still in that subhAshit.
For a generous person, money or wealth is insignificant (is equivalent to grass). For a brave person, death has no value (or it is no cause of worry). For a selfless (virakta) person, his family is insignificant. And for a person who has no desires (nispRha), this world is of no interest.
Ruler ship and learning is not comparable any time. King gets respect from his own country where as learned person gets it from everywhere.