Kural - 689

Kural 689
Holy Kural #689
His faltering lips must utter no unworthy thing,
Who stands, with steady eye, to speak the mandates of his king

He alone is fit to communicate (his sovereign's) reply, who possesses the firmness not to utter even inadvertently what may reflect discredit (on the latter).

Tamil Transliteration
Vitumaatram Vendharkku Uraippaan Vatumaatram
Vaaiseraa Vanka Navan.

Chapter GroupMinisters of State
chapterThe Envoy