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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Control your circumstances and your life. Guard your weak points with understanding, and don't allow yourself to be put into a position where you will react.
—Gurudeva