30 Inspiring Chanakya Quotes


  • 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


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


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


  • The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. – 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


  • Learn from the mistakes of others, you cannot live long enough to make them all yourselves. – Chanakya

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


  • The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones. – Chanakya


  • A man is great by deeds, not by birth. – 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


  • Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities. – Chanakya


  • Let not a single day pass without your learning a verse, half a verse, or a fourth of it, or even one letter of it, nor without attending to charity, study and other pious activity. – Chanakya


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  • He who is not shy in the acquisition of wealth, grain and knowledge, and in taking his meals, will be happy. – 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


  • 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


  • Fate makes a beggar a king and a king a beggar. He makes a rich man poor and a poor man rich. – Chanakya


  • The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. – Chanakya


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


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


  • 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. – 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 king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives. – 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


  • God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts. – 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


  • Foolishness is indeed painful, and verily so is youth, but more painful by far than either is being obliged in another person’s house. – Chanakya


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  • Consider again and again the following: the right time, the right friends, the right place, the right means of income, the right ways of spending, and from whom you derive your power. – 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


  • 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

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