Tirukkural 681: Qualifications of an Envoy

The qualification of an ambassador are affection (for his relations) a fitting birth, and the possession of attributes pleasing to royalty.

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The older you get, the more disciplined you should get, the more sadhana you should perform as you drop off the extraneous things of the world.
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