40 Great Quotes by Chanakya

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  • “Learn from the mistakes of others… you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!!” – Chanakya
  • “Good behavior wins even an enemy.” – Chanakya
  • “A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first.” – Chanakya
  • “Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.” – Chanakya
  • “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” – Chanakya
  • “The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.” – Chanakya
  • “There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.” – Chanakya
  • “There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.” – Chanakya
  • “Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.” – Chanakya
  • “One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.” – Chanakya
  • “As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.” – Chanakya
  • “Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.” – Chanakya
  • “The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.” – Chanakya
  • “The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.” – Chanakya
  • “Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” – Chanakya
  • “A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.” – Chanakya
  • “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.” – Chanakya
  • “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.” – Chanakya
  • “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.” – Chanakya
  • “There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.” – Chanakya
  • “A man is great by deeds, not by birth.” – Chanakya
  • “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.” – Chanakya
  • “Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.” – Chanakya
  • “The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.” – Chanakya
  • “Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.” – Chanakya
  • “He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.” – Chanakya
  • “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.” – Chanakya
  • “A friend, even if he be the enemy’s son, should be protected.” – Chanakya
  • “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya
  • “Knower of the means makes impossible tasks also possible.” – Chanakya
  • “A permanent relationship is dependent on particular purpose (or wealth).” – Chanakya
  • “The disgrace of one’s people brings sorrow to the Nobel minded.” – Chanakya
  • “Task performed by an unintelligent person should not be rated high.” – Chanakya
  • “The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.” – Chanakya
  • “Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.” – Chanakya
  • “Prosperity last long for one who acts after proper consideration.” – Chanakya
  • “The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.” – Chanakya
  • “It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment’s grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one’s life.” – Chanakya
  • “He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.” – Chanakya
  • “The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.” – Chanakya

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