Chanakya - Quotes

Chanakya was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor.

Born: 375 BC, Taxila, Pakistan

Died: 283 BC, Pataliputra, Bihar, India

Here are some popular quotes and statements from Chanakya.

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

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Do not 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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