Kautilya /Chanakya Quotes

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

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