215 best Motivational Chanakya Quotes

Chanakya was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He was born into a Brahman family and received his education at Taxila (now in Pakistan). He is known to have had knowledge of medicine and astrology, and it is believed he was familiar with elements of Greek and Persian learning introduced into India by Zoroastrians. Some authorities believe he was a Zoroastrian or at least was strongly influenced by that religion. Chanakya quotes are most famous quotes in India. With Quotes and saying he guides us to live life happily. In this article I made a collection of his 215 Most Famous quotes which are guide us in every path of Life.

Best Motivational Chanakya Quotes

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“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.” 

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“The hearts of base men burn before the fire of other’s fame, and they slander them being themselves unable to rise to such a high position.”

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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“No messenger can travel about in the sky and no tidings come from there. The voice of its inhabitants as never heard, nor can any contact be established with them.”

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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“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.”

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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“He who is not shy in the acquisition of wealth, grain and knowledge, and in taking his meals, will be happy”

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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“He who desires sense gratification must give up all thoughts of acquiring knowledge; and he who seeks knowledge must not hope for sense gratification.”

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Don’t judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, because time has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Before you start some work always ask yourselves 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.” 

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Till the enemy’s weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Humbleness is at the root of self control.” 

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Our bodies are perishable, wealth is not at all permanent and death is always nearby. Therefore we must immediately engage in acts of merit.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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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.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“God dwells not in the wooden, or stone or earthen idols. His abode is in our feeling, our thoughts. It is only through the feeling that we deem God existing in these idols” 

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Skills are called hidden treasure as they save like a mother in a foreign country.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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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.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, comes of Her own accord where fools are not respected, grain is well stored up, and the husband and wife do not quarrel.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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There is no disease so destructive as lust.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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We should always speak what would please the man of whom we expect a favour, like the hunter who sings sweetly when he desires to shoot a deer.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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It is better to live under a tree in a jungle inhabited by tigers and elephants, to maintain oneself in such a place with ripe fruits and spring water, to lie down on grass and to wear the ragged barks of trees than to live amongst one’s relations when reduced to poverty.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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-hearten and strenuous effort.” 

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Though men be endowed with beauty and youth and

born in noble families, yet without education they

are like the flower which is void of sweet fragrance.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Foolishness is indeed painful, and verily so is youth, but more painful by far than either is being obliged in another person’s house.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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He who neither rouses fear by his anger, nor confers a favor when he is pleased can neither control nor protect.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Many a bad habit is developed through over indulgence, and many a good one by chastisement.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the directions of the wind. But, the goodness of a person spreads in all direction” 

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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.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Learning is retained through putting into practice; family prestige is maintained through good behaviour; a respectable person is recognised by his excellent qualities; and anger is seen in the eyes.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Moral excellence is an ornament for personal beauty; righteous conduct, for high birth; success for learning; and proper spending for wealth.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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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A student who wishes for luxuries has to sacrifice education. A student who wishes for good education has to sacrifice luxuries. A student cannot have both.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Never reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.” 

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Those born blind cannot see;

similarly blind are those in the grip of lust.

Proud men have no perception of evil; and

those bent on acquiring riches see no sin in their actions.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Sinfully acquired wealth may remain for ten years;

in the eleventh year it disappears with even the original stock.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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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 direction.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher full of poison with milk on top.” 

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There are many ways of binding by which one

can be dominated and controlled in this world,

but the bond of affection is the strongest.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Do not keep company with a fool for as we can see he is a two-legged beast. Like an unseen thorn he pierces the heart with his sharp words.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Those who are destitute of learning, penance,

knowledge, good disposition, virtue and

benevolence are brutes wandering the earth in

the form of men. They are burdensome to the earth.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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Hard work knows no poverty. The one who chants the Lord’s name knows no fall. The one who observes silence knows no quarrel and the one who is alert knows no fear.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto ant hills.” 

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As gold is tested in four ways by rubbing, cutting, heating and beating – so a man should be tested by these four things: his renunciation, his conduct, his qualities and his actions.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquility is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.” 

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The student, the servant, the traveler, the hungry person,

the frightened man, the treasury guard, and the steward,

these seven ought to be awakened if they fall asleep.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Even if a gem be placed on the foot and a mirror on the head, Still, the gem will not lose its value.” 

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There are only three gems on earth –

water, food and sweet speech.

They are fools who dig out stones and call them gems.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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To have ability for eating when dishes are ready at hand,

to have a mind for making charity when one is prosperous

are the fruits of no ordinary austerities.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“It is better to die than preserve life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life only pains a moment, but disgrace every day of one’s life.” 

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Even the one whose qualities are comparable to those of the all-knowing, suffers without patronage. A gem, though precious, requires a gold setting.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“We have to make people soft who are hard, to attract those who are far, if they do bad for us then even considering our aim we should always love them.” 

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The biggest guru-mantra is:

Never share your secrets with anybody.

It will destroy you.

“There are three gems upon this earth, food, water, and pleasing words — fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.” 

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He who has no material wealth is not poor, if he has wisdom and learning. But he who has no learning is really fallen in all aspects.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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 ruined.” 

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If a person is not of good conduct, his/her beauty is a waste. For a person with bad character, being born in noble family is a waste. If you do not achieve any feat, being educated is a waste. If you do not spend money, having wealth is a waste.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

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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 ruined.

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“If you were to choose between an evil person and a snake to keep company with, opt for the snake. Because the snake will bite you only in self defense but the evil person will put a bite for any reason and any time or always.” 

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Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained;

but this body when lost may never be acquired again

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“There are only two ways of dealing with the evil persons or thorns. Crush them under your boot or stay far away from them.” 

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

Charankya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Too much beauty got Sita kidnapped, too much ego got Ravana killed and too much charity got Raja Bali in deep trouble. So too much of anything is bad. One should refrain from ‘too much’.” 

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We should not feel pride in our charity, austerity,

valor, scriptural knowledge, modesty and morality

for the world is full of the rarest gems.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“There is no present and future of the lazy.” 

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Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses,

and a compassionate heart are needed by one

who desires to rise to the divine platform.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

”You can win over a greedy by offering money, a proud person by covering before him. You can win a foolish by agreeing with him and you can win a scholar by truth only.” 

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He is a true friend who does not forsake us in time of need, misfortune, famine, or war, in a king’s court, or at the crematorium

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.” 

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Like a single tree laden with fragrant flowers is enough to make the whole forest aromatic, a single good son is enough to bring love and unity to the whole family.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“It is the mind of man alone that is the cause of his bondage or freedom.” 

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Perfection can be achieved only through devotion, for devotion is the basis of all success.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“It is better to have only one son endowed with good qualities than a hundred devoid of them. For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not.” 

Inferior people desire wealth. The mediocre class desires wealth as well as respect. But, great people desire only respect. Respect itself is considered as wealth by great people.

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“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?” 

The serpent may, without being poisonous,

raise high its hood, but the show of terror is

enough to frighten people — whether he be venomous or not.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

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

Teaching one who has no understanding is of no use.

Just as a bamboo does not become fragrant

even though it lives with the sandal wood trees.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have no friends, or cannot acquire knowledge.” 

What good can the scriptures do to a man who has

no sense of his own? Of what use is a mirror to a blind man?

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“He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious whose vision impure, and who is notoriously crooked, is rapidly ruined.”

Eschew wicked company and associate with saintly persons. Acquire virtue day and night, and always meditate on that which is eternal forgetting that which is temporary.

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“A person who cannot decide his goal, simply cannot win.”

Of a rascal and a serpent, the serpent is the better of the two, for he strikes only at the time he is destined to kill, while the former at every step.

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“The wealth earned by unjust means will perish for sure.”

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 Quotes with DailyMotive

“A true son is obedient, a true father is loving, and a true friend is honest” 

Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities.

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“There are two ways to deal with thorns and wicked people. One is to crush them, and the other is to stay away from them.” 

Just see the plight of the honeybees beating their legs in despair upon the earth. They are Saying to themselves, “Alas! We neither enjoyed our stored-up honey nor gave it in charity, and now someone has taken it from us in an instant”.

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“A guru who shows his disciple the path of righteousness leaves a huge debt. It cannot be paid back as none of the physical objects is so precious.”

Although sandalwood is cut, it does not forsake its natural quality of fragrance; so also the elephant does not give up sportiveness though he should grow old. The sugarcane does not cease to be sweet though squeezed in a mill; so the man of noble extraction does not lose his lofty qualities, no matter how pinched he is by poverty.

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“One who can’t determine his goals; cannot win.” 

Those that are empty-minded cannot be benefited by instruction. Bamboo

does not acquire the quality of sandalwood by being associated with it.

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“A man who has mercy and compassion for all creatures is religious for sure. He does not require any religious symbol or sign to prove his religiousness.”  

My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct, mercy, cleanliness and truth.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Whoever helps you at the time of illness, misfortune, famines, and invasion is your true brother in the real sense.”  

He whose son is obedient to him, whose wife’s conduct is in accordance with his wishes, and who is content with his riches, has his heaven here on earth.

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“Money comes and goes, so is the youth. Life goes and goes the soul, nothing lasts forever. The only thing that stays firm is your faith.”  

Charity puts and end to poverty; righteous conduct to misery; discretion to ignorance; and scrutiny to fear.

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“A person who is aware of future troubles, and fight against them with his intelligence will be always happy. And a person you remains inactive (with out working ) waiting for good days to come will destroy his own life.” 

Swans inhabit water bodies and desert the place

when the lake dries up. Man should not do the same, for

he may have to seek the shelter of those whom he deserts.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“The enemy’s enemy is a friend.” 

Although tired, he continues to carry his burden; he is unmindful of cold and heat; and he is always contented; these three things should be learned from the donkey.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“The testing time of the following are ; the wife when the money is gone, the friend in the time of need, the relatives in the times of crisis and the servants when they are assigned a mission. In such times they show their true faces.” 

The elephant has a huge body but is controlled by the ankusha (goad):yet, is the goad as large as the elephant?A lighted candle banishes darkness:is the candle as vast as the darkness.A mountain is broken even by a thunderbolt:is the thunderbolt therefore as big as the mountain?No, he whose power prevails is really mighty; what is there in bulk?

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“Once a man’ ambition is kindled, nothing can stop him. For a businessman, no country can be too far. For a wise man, there is no such thing as a foreign land. He is at home wherever he goes.” 

The snake has poison in its fangs,the mosquito in its forehead,

the scorpion’s poison is in its tail, but the evil person has poison spread all through his being.

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

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

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“Constant travel brings old age upon a man; a horse becomes old by being constantly tied up; lack of sexual contact with her husband brings old age upon a woman; and garments become old through being left in the sun.”

One should feel satisfied with the following three things;his own wife, food given by Providence and wealth acquired by honest effort;but one should never feel satisfied with the following three;study, chanting the holy names of the Lord and charity.

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

When you are suffering from a rare disease (or addiction), when in times of natural calamity, when you are afraid of your enemy, when you are at the doorstep of the king (to discuss your problems) or in a graveyard (when someone close to you dies), whoever stands by you is a true kinsman.

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“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.”

A wicked man may develop saintly qualities in the company of a devotee, but a devotee does not become impious in the company of a wicked person. The earth is scented by a flower that falls upon it, but the flower does not contact the odor of the earth.

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“There is no disease (so destructive) as lust; no enemy like infatuation; no fire like wrath; and no happiness like spiritual knowledge.”

The elephant is a huge animal. But it is brought under control by just using a iron hook. Darkness is huge and powerful. But is killed by jsut by a small lamp. The mountain is huge and powerful, but a small diamond is used to cut the mountain. It is not useful if you are just huge and physically strong. He who has intellectual brilliance will reign.

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“Those born blind cannot see; similarly blind are those in the grip of lust. Proud men have no perception of evil; and those bent on acquiring riches see no sin in their actions.”

One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich (if he is learned); but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities.”

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.

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“The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones.”

“Before you start some work always ask yourselves 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

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“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.”

“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 Quotes with DailyMotive

“The hearts of base men burn before the fire of other’s fame, and they slander them being themselves unable to rise to such a high position.”

“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 with DailyMotive

“Fate makes a beggar a king and a king a beggar. He makes a rich man poor and a poor man rich.”

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

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Therefore kings gather round themselves men of good families, for they never forsake them either at the beginning, the middle or the end.”

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“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.”

He whose son is obedient to him, whose wife’s conduct is in accordance with his wishes, and who is content with his riches, has his heaven here on earth.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“For one whose heart melts with compassion for all creatures; what is the necessity of knowledge, liberation, matted hair on the head, and smearing the body with ashes.”

Although tired, he continues to carry his burden; he is unmindful of cold and heat; and he is always contented; these three things should be learned from the donkey.

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“Whores don’t live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits.”

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.

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“The rain water enlivens all living beings of the earth both movable (insects, animals, humans, etc.) and immovable (plants, trees, etc.), and then returns to the ocean it value multiplied a million fold.”

One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich (if he is learned); but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way.

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“Contentment with little or nothing to eat although one may have a great appetite; to awaken instantly although one may be in a deep slumber; unflinching devotion to the master; and bravery; these six qualities should be learned from the dog.”

The elephant is a huge animal. But it is brought under control by just using a iron hook. Darkness is huge and powerful. But is killed by jsut by a small lamp. The mountain is huge and powerful, but a small diamond is used to cut the mountain. It is not useful if you are just huge and physically strong. He who has intellectual brilliance will reign.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Moral excellence is an ornament for personal beauty; righteous conduct, for high birth; success for learning; and proper spending for wealth.”

One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich (if he is learned); but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way.

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

Consider again and again the following: the right time, the right friends, the right place, the right means of income, the right ways of spending, and from whom you derive your power.”

“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 with DailyMotive

No one can defeat a powerful Mind

“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 with DailyMotive

“It is better to live under a tree in a jungle inhabited by tigers and elephants, to maintain oneself in such a place with ripe fruits and spring water, to lie down on grass and to wear the ragged barks of trees than to live amongst one’s relations when reduced to poverty.”

“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-hearten and strenuous effort.”

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Let not a single day pass without your learning a verse, half a verse, or a fourth of it, or even one letter of it; nor without attending to charity, study and other pious activity.”

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the directions of the wind. But, the goodness of a person spreads in all direction”

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“He who is engrossed in family life will never acquire knowledge; there can be no mercy in the eater of flesh; the greedy man will not be truthful; and purity will not be found in a woman a hunter.”

“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 Quotes with DailyMotive

“For the moon, though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, can not.”

“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 Quotes with DailyMotive

“A woman does not become holy by offering by charity, by observing hundreds of fasts, or by sipping sacred water, as by sipping the water used to wash her husbands feet.”

“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-hearten and strenuous effort.”

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Charity puts and end to poverty; righteous conduct to misery; discretion to ignorance; and scrutiny to fear.”

“Before you start some work always ask yourselves 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

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Foolishness is indeed painful, and verily so is youth, but more painful by far than either is being obliged in another person’s house.”

“Humbleness is at the root of self control.”

Chanakya Quotes with DailyMotive

“Even a pandit comes to grief by giving instruction to a foolish disciple, by maintaining a wicked wife, and by excessive familiarity with the miserable.”

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

“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.”

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