22 INSPIRATIONAL CHANAKYA QUOTES

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Chanakya (4th century BCE) was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and a royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kautilya who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra. Chanakya assisted the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta in his rise to power.

So Here are 42 Amazing CHANAKYA Quotes that everyone should read.

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

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

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

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

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

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

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.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

No one can defeat a powerful mind.

No one can defeat a powerful mind.

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.

A learned man is honored by the people. A learned man commands respect everywhere for his learning. Indeed, learning is honored everywhere.

He wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

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.

A person should not be too honest.

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

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why I am 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.

Learn from the mistakes of other.

Learn from the mistakes of other. you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.

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.

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

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

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.

Time perfects men as well as destroys them

Time perfects men as well as destroys them.

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The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

chanakya motivational quotes

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

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 quotes on education

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained, but this body when lost may never be acquired again.

There is no present and future of the lazy.

There is no present and future of the lazy.

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

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 quotes about life

Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self respect.

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.

The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody.

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

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 quotes about life

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

Just as a mirror reflects as a mans face his personality is reflected in his choice of friends. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends, are in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.

life quotes by chanakya

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?

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.

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

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.

All the creatures are pleased by loving words' and therefore we should address words that are pleasing to all, for there is no lack of sweet words.

Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.

God doesn't dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a better truth.

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your God. The soul is your temple.

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