Who has these six is a lion among kings: An army, subjects, food, ministers, allies and forts. These four unfailing mark a king: Courage, liberality, wisdom and energy. A ruler should never lack these three: Diligence, learning and boldness. He is a honourable king who sticks to virtue, Removes evil, and is spotless in valour. He is a king who can do these: Produce, acquire, conserve and dispense. That king, who is easy of access and soft-spoken, Is extolled in his kingdom. The world listens to all the commands of the king Who is sweet-spoken and liberal. A just king, who guards over his subjects, Will be deemed god by them. The world is secure under the parasol of the worthy king Who brooks bitter counsel. A light among kings is he who has these four: Grace, bounty, justice and concern.