Those who associate with irascible kings should be like men who
Warm themselves at a fire, moving neither too near nor too far away.
Do not desire what the king desires
And the king himself will confer enduring wealth.
One wishing to be wary must beware of his grave faults.
Once suspicions are aroused, they are rarely removed.
In the presence of the great ones never speak
In whispers or exchange smiles with others.
The emissary neither eavesdrops nor inquires into matters.
Rather he listens raptly when secrets are revealed.
Sensing unspoken thoughts and ascertaining the ripe moment,
Speak of vital matters pleasantly, without offending others.
Speak useful ideas of interest to the king,
But always leave useless thoughts unspoken-even if he inquires.
Never criticize the king because he's young or your own kin.
Rather respect the luminous dignity kingship commands.
Men whose wisdom is unwavering
Do not use the high esteem to excuse lowly behavior.
Those who do unworthy deeds, expecting indulgence for their
Long-standing friendship with the monarch, ensure their own ruin.
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