Laws of Court Politics

Laws of Court Politics

Avoid Ostentation

Practice Nonchalance

Be frugal with flattery

Arrange to be noticed

Alter style and language with person you are dealing with

Never be the bearer of bad news

Never affect friendliness and intimacy with master

Never criticize those above you directly

Be frugal in asking those above you for favors

Never joke about appearances or taste

Do not be the court cynic

Be self observant

Master your emotions

Fit the spirit of the times

Be a source of pleasure