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Chanakya Quotes - Popular Quotes from Chanakya Neeti

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Chanakya was an Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC 75 BC. Chanakya is also known as Kautilya, the author of Arthashastra (Economics), or rather The Arthashastra identifies its author by the name Kautilya. He is also reffered to by the name Vishnugupta. He is known for his wisdom, and his teachings in statesmanship is unparalleled. Here are some of his wisdom quotes from chanakya neeti.

Chanakya Quotes
Here is a collection of some of the popular quotes by Chanakya.

1. A man is great by deeds, not by birth. 2. A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first. 3. A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night. 4. 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. 5. As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do? 6. As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family. 7. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. 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. 14. Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. 15. 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. 16. The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. If you cannot keep your secrets with you then how can you trust others to keep them secret? 17. 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. 18. The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.

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Jealousy is another name for failure. birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits and citizens never support a weak administration. And in the state where the ruler lives like a king. 2. Your grown up children are your best friends. Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.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. 4. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. is rapidly ruined. 21. An educated person is respected everywhere. The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. 1.the father who has taken a loan. 23. where the people have no dread of anybody. virtue and wealth gradually obtained. Education is the best friend. 19. the citizens live like beggars do. For the next five years. the beautiful but promiscuous wife and the stupid child. 18. 9. the citizens live like kings do. Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. God is not present in idols. There is some self-interest behind every friendship. In a state where the ruler lives like a common man. it should pretend to be venomous. 14. Page 2/2 PDF generated by PHPKB Knowledge Base Script .19. 12. By the time they turn sixteen. The biggest guru-mantra is: "Never share your secrets with anybody. no intelligence. Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back. 20. A rich man has many friends. 8. 7. It will destroy you". scold them. The soul is your temple. Never go on a long journey alone. The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. People who work sincerely are the happiest. He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious. Your feelings are your god. 15. don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. Even if a snake is not poisonous. 10. 6. and who is notoriously crooked. 3. Before you start some work. This is a bitter truth. An egoist can be won over by being respected. have no sense of shame. Once you start working on something. 22. If you get to learn something even from the worst of creatures. 13. whose vision impure. six times as brave and eight times as lusty as a man. 25. Whores don't live in company of poor men. Wise men should never go into a country where there are no means of earning one's livelihood. Education beats the beauty and the youth. 24. 17. treat them like a friend. There is no friendship without self-interests. The four greatest enemies of a man are . 11. Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. attack and destroy it. 20. One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up the search of knowledge. or a charitable disposition. 5. the characterless mother. As soon as the fear approaches near. A woman is four times as shy. don't hesitate. always ask yourself three questions . a crazy person can be won over by allowing him to behave in an insane manner and a wise person can be won over by truth. As centesimal droppings will fill a pot so also are knowledge. 16. for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top. go ahead.