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Motivational Quotes by Chanakya

Motivational Quotes By Chanakya
Chanakya, one of the most intelligent Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist, royal advisor and political strategists of all time offered his advice in the Arthashastra.

Here are Motivational quotes by Chanakya.

Motivational Quotes By Chanakya
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first. Chanakya
The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep a secret with you, do not expect that others will keep it? It will destroy you.Chanakya
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.Chanakya
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
Scholar and king are never comparable. King is worshiped in his country, but scholar is worshiped everywhere.Chanakya
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
The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.Chanakya
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.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
Noble people have all good qualities and fools have only bad qualities. So, people respect only one noble person instead of a thousand fools. 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

Motivational Quotes By Chanakya

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.Chanakya
He who looks at other’s wife as mother, treats others’ wealth as stone, and treats everyone as himself, is really noble.Chanakya
The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.Chanakya
Wealth comes and goes, life and youth goes from the living, in this world of coming and going, ‘dharma’ alone is firm.Chanakya
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.Chanakya
Wealth comes and goes, life and youth goes from the living, in this world of coming and going, ‘dharma’ alone is firm.Chanakya
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.Chanakya
One good and noble son is better than a hundred fool sons. Only one moon lights the sky, where as thousand stars do not. Similarly one noble son brings fame and respect to family than hundred fools.Chanakya
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.Chanakya
Wearing expensive dresses a fool looks like a scholar from a distance. But, when he opens his mouth his ignorance comes out.
He who stands with, in good times, bad times, draught, riot, war, king’s court and after death; is a real friend.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 friend who talks sweet in front and does harm in the back, such friend must be left just like a pot of poison with cream of milk on top.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 effort.Chanakya

Motivational Quotes By Chanakya

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.Chanakya
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. Chanakya
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.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
Revealed is truth of servant’s loyality in time of work, friend’s friendship in time of danger and bad time and wife’s love in time of loss of wealth.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
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.Chanakya
An evil person must never be trusted even if talks sweet. Because an evil person has sweet on tounge, but has a heart filled with poision.Chanakya
Snake is cruel and an evil person is also cruel, but an evil person is more cruel than a snake. Snake can be controlled by mantra and medicine, but how can an evil person be controlled?Chanakya
The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.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
A distance of a thousand hands in case of elephant, hundred hands for a horse, and ten hands for a cattle should be maintained. But, in case of an evil person one must leave the place.Chanakya
An elephant is controlled with a goud, a horse by beating with hand, a cattle with a stick, and an evil person with a sword strike.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
Poor people desire wealth, power of speech animals wish for, humans desire heaven, Gods wish for ‘mokshya’.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.Chanakya


Wise people do not talk about – loss of wealth, sadness in heart, family scandal, getting cheated, and insult.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

Motivational Quotes By Chanakya


Wealthy people, scholars, king, river and doctor; where these five are not there, one should not live in that place.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.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


One should not reveal work that has been planned in mind. Because if others know about the plan they will try to create problems in that.Chanakya
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.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
He who has wealth has friends and relations; he alone survives and is respected as a man.Chanakya
Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained; but this body when lost may never be acquired again.Chanakya
Rain over ocean is meaningless, meaningless is feeding a well fed person, charity to a rich person is meaningless, meaningless is lighting lamp in daylight.Chanakya
The perosn who has a bad wife, a betrayer as a friend, a servant who answers, and a snake in house; undoubtly will die before time.Chanakya
Loan should be completely paid back, fire should be removed completely, and root of illness should be completely removed. Otherwise these three again grow up.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


Motivational Quotes By Chanakya


The country where people do not have respect or friends or love and where there are no scholars; one should leave that country.Chanakya
Scholar and king are never comparable. King is worshiped in his country, but scholar is worshiped everywhere.Chanakya
No drink is better than rain water, no power is equal to will power, no light is brighter that vision of eyes, no wealth is more satisfying than food.Chanakya
Cookoo’s beauty is her voice, wife’s beauty is her husband, knowledge is the beauty of ugly looking people and forgiveness is beauty of noble people. In other words external beauty is not the real beauty; inner beauty is the real beauty.Chanakya
Learning is a friend on the journey; a wife in the house; medicine in sickness; and religious merit is the only friend after death.Chanakya
Wise person does not regret even if he is poor, there is no reason to regret if friend is a wise one, a widow has no reason to regret if she has sons and grandsons. Because these people will alwyas live in 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
Lanka was destroyed because of too much pride of Ravana; Kaurabas were destroyed due to too much pride; Bali was bound because of too much giving; too much of everything is bad.Chanakya


Motivational Quotes By Chanakya


By truth is held earth in its place, by truth is sun shining, by truth is air blown, everything is held by truth.Chanakya
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.Chanakya
Charity destroys poverty, good behavior destroys trouble, intelligence removes ignorance, worshipping God removes fear.Chanakya
A person comes to this world alone, he gets rewarded for good deeds alone, he alone gets punished for his wrong doings, and he departs this world all alone.Chanakya
‘Dharma’ is protected by money, education by practice, king is protected by politeness, home by good women.Chanakya
Knowledge is a person’s friend in foreign land, at home wife is the best friend, medicine is a sick person’s friend, ‘dharma’ is the only friend after death.Chanakya
Rare is truth and loving words, rare is a noble and respecting son, rare is a wife with same characters as self, and rare is a well wishing friend.Chanakya
Not all mountains contain gems in them, nor does every elephant has pearl in it. noble people are not found everywhere, nor is sandlewood found in every forest.Chanakya
King is the power of powerless, crying is the power of children, silence is the power of fool and lie is power of thives.Chanakya
Massaging dog’s tail with oil, keeping it straight with rope around it for twelve years does not make it straight. Similarly a persons natural behavior and characteristics can not be changed.Chanakya
There is no friend like knowledge, no enemy like desease, no love like love for son, and no power like God’s power.Chanakya
There is no penance better than peace, no happiness better than satisfaction, there is no desease worse than greed, and no better dharma than kindness.Chanakya
The way gold’s purity is tested by rubbing, cutting, heating and pounding, similarly, a person’s quality is tested by gentleness, manners, habits and deeds.Chanakya
Knowledge is maintained through practice, family’s name by its credentials, a noble person is known by his good qualities, and a person’s anger from his eyes.Chanakya
King is responsible for wrong doing of it’s subjects, precepter for the wrong doings of the king, husband is responsible for his wife’s faults, teacher for the disciple’s fault.Chanakya
Life without education is as worthless as a dog’s tail. It can neither hide dog’s private parts nor can it ward off flies.Chanakya
A blind person can not see, nor can a person blinded by lust; person blinded by wealth can not see, nor does an arrogant see his faults.Chanakya
Evil people wish for only wealth, whereas average people wish for wealth and fame. noble people wish for fame as only fame is their wealth.Chanakya
One should be satisfied with three things that he already has – own wife, food and wealth. One should not be satisfied with three things – gaining knowledge, penance and charity.Chanakya
Scent in flower, oil in seed, fire in wood, ghee in milk, sugar in sugarcan, and soul in body are not seen from outside.Chanakya