Tirukkural 501: Selection and Confidence

Let (a minister) be chosen, after he has been tried by means of these four things, viz,-his virtue, (love of) money, (love of) sexual pleasure, and tear of (losing) life.

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Bribery corrupts the giver, the taker and the nation. To participate in bribery is to go into a deceptive, illegal partnership between the briber and the bribed.
—Gurudeva