20 Wisdom Quotes of Chanakya

Chanakya,one of the great philosopher in the history of mankind is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta.He has been called the "Indian Machiavelli"for his works(Arthashastra and Neetishastra ).

Quotes/Great Thoughts of Chanakya - a guide to improve our life.

1)   "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"

2)   "A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

3)  "Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

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4)   "There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

5)  "Before you start any 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."

6)    "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

7)   "The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

8)   "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."

9)    "The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

10)  "God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."

11)    "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

12)   "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

13)   "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."

14)   "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

15)  "Education is the Best Friend. An Educated Person is Respected Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth."

16) 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. 

17)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. 

18)The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. 

19)Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. 

20)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.

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