Tirukkural 643: Power of Speech

The (minister's) speech is that which seeks (to express) elements as bind his friends (to himself) and is so delivered as to make even his enemies desire (his friendship).

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Beginning to meditate can be likened to starting a long journey. The destination and the means of travel must be known before setting out.
—Gurudeva