Quotes from Chankya

Some of the selected nice quotes from Chankya niti

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.

— Chankya

The four greatest enemies of a man are — the father who has taken a loan, the characterless mother, the beautiful but promiscuous wife and the stupid child

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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.

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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.

— Chankya

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.

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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.

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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

— Chankya

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 friend

— Chankya

 

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