21 Quotes By Chanakya That You Must Read

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1. “A man is great by deeds, not by birth.” – Chanakya

2. “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

3. “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.” – Chanakya

4. “A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.” – Chanakya

5. “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.” – Chanakya

6. “The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.” – Chanakya

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

8. “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

9. “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

10. “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.” – Chanakya

11. “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” – Chanakya

12. “Time perfects men as well as destroys them.” – Chanakya

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

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

15. “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

16. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya

17. “Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained, but this body when lost may never be acquired again.” – Chanakya

18. “Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.” – Chanakya

19. “He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ” – Chanakya

20. “Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.” – Chanakya

21. “Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto anthills.” – Chanakya

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