|The qualifications essential for a
successful envoy are an affectionate temperament, good birth and amiable behaviour
agreeable to princes.
A man with a disposition towards peace and
friendship always makes a successful envoy. One with a tempera mental leaning towards
hatred and war can never be a good envoy. All the three qualities here specified art those
that tend to secure the confidence of the prince to whom the envoy is sent.
Devotion to one's sovereign, knowledge of
politics and well-considered and effective speech are absolutely essential qualifications
for all envoys.
The man who has to convey a challenge or
message of action to an enemy prince and come back with success must be distinguished by
knowledge of politics, Dot inferior to that of the best politicians.