Chanakya Quotes (37) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Chanakya  (c. 370–283 BCE) was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor. Originally a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya managed the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta's rise to power at a young age. He is widely credited for
having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara. Chanakya is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise called Arthaśāstra. As such, he is considered as the pioneer of the field of economics and political science in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to Classical Economics. Chanakya is often called the "Indian Machiavelli",
although his works predate Machiavelli's by about 1,800 years. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta dynasty and not rediscovered until 1915.

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I
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

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

"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
― Chanakya

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
― Chanakya

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

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

"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."
― Chanakya

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

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

"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind
― Chanakya

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your
― Chanakya

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

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

"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

"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."
― Chanakya

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the
goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
― Chanakya

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

"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

"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."
― Chanakya

"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."
― Chanakya

"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."
― Chanakya

"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

"Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the
forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left
― Chanakya

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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."
― Chanakya

"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

"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?"
― Chanakya

"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-hearted and strenuous
― Chanakya

"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

"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."
― Chanakya

"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."
― Chanakya

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

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


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