Chanakya

Teacher, Philosopher, Economist, Jurist, Advisor Of Chandragupta Maurya

Teacher, Philosopher, Economist, Jurist, Advisor Of Chandragupta Maurya


54 Greatest Quotes By Chanakya

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. Chanakya
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. Chanakya
Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing. Chanakya
The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. Chanakya
Union in privacy (with one's wife); boldness; storing away useful items; watchfulness; and not easily trusting others; these five things are to be learned from a crow. Chanakya
The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood. 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
God doesn't dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts. 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
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness. Chanakya
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. 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
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
The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. Chanakya
Love is indicated by deeds (and not by words). Chanakya
Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms. Chanakya
Don't judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, becausetime has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond. Chanakya
Prosperity lasts long for one who acts after proper consideration. Chanakya
If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. Chanakya
Skills are called hidden treasure as they save like a mother in a foreign country. 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
The foolish wish to speak out what was spoken in secret by the master. Chanakya
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. 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
Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honour only; hence honour is the noble man's true wealth. Chanakya
He who gives up shyness in monetary dealings, in acquiring knowledge, in eating and in business, becomes happy. Chanakya
A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you. Chanakya
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. Chanakya
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple. 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
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it. Chanakya
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. 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
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? Chanakya
Knowledge is lost without putting it into practice; a man is lost due to ignorance; an army is lost without a commander; and a woman is lost without a husband. Chanakya
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment. 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
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
The low minded are fond of deception the nature of low-minded people never changes. Chanakya
Sinfully acquired wealth may remain for ten years; in the eleventh year it disappears with even the original stock. Chanakya
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first. Chanakya
Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top. Chanakya
If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation? 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
Virtuous persons and fruit-laden trees bow, but fools and dry sticks break because they do not bend. 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
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family. Chanakya
Brass is polished by ashes; copper is cleaned by tamarind; a woman, by her menses; and a river by its flow. Chanakya
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous. 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
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
Poverty, disease, sorrow, imprisonment and other evils are the fruits borne by the tree of one's own sins. Chanakya
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. Chanakya