Chanakya

Chanakya Indian political strategist and writer, also known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta.
Found 23 thoughts of 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 abode.

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

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

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

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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 standing.

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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