Quotes of Chanakya

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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.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Time perfects men as well as destroys them.

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

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

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.

Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.

Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained; but this body when lost may never be acquired again.

There are three gems upon this earth; food, water, and pleasing words — fools (mudhas) consider pieces of rocks as gems.

Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect;but the noble,honour only;hence honour is the noble man’s true wealth.

Time perfects all living beings as well as kills them; it alone is awake when all others are asleep. Time is insurmountable.

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

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.

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

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.

 

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