Chanakya Quotes That You Should Know For Everyday Inspiration In Life

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Chanakya who was traditionally named as Kautilya or Vishnugupta was a popular teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is the author of the ancient Indian political treatise, Arthashasthra. Chanakya is the pioneer of political science and economics in India. He supported the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya and helped him in rising to power. He offered services as a chief advisor to Chandragupta Maurya and his son as well. Chanakya quotes are equally intelligent and also represent his intellectuality and will be very much helpful to us in getting our daily dose of inspiration.

We will be searching for sort of inspiration all the time and our ways of getting inspired are not limited to certain ways and even some kind of quotes and thoughts also help us in getting some dosage of inspiration in life, so we present you with some of the Chanakya thought success.

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Chanakya Quotes English

  • Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is the attachment that destroys all the love – Chanakya quotes on love

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • The 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 Quotes On Karma

  • 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.

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

  • The testing time of the following are; the wife when the money is gone, the friend in the time of need, the relatives in the times of crisis and the servants when they are assigned a mission. In such times they show their true faces.

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

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

  • As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul, when death is imminent what can you do?

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

Chanakya Quotes On King

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

  • If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. If he is reckless, they will not only be reckless likewise but also eat into his works.

  • Even a weak king should not be insulted

  • It is better to be without a king than [to have] a bad one.

  • The power of a king lies in his mighty arms; that of a brahmana in his spiritual knowledge; and that of a woman in her beauty youth and sweet words.

Quotes Of Chanakya On Marriage

  • A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

  • She is a true wife who is clean (Suci), expert, chaste, pleasing to the husband, and truthful.

Chanakya Quotes in Hindi 

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  • कोई काम शुरू करने से पहले, स्वयं से तीन प्रश्न कीजिये – मैं ये क्यों कर रहा हूँ, इसके परिणाम क्या हो सकते हैं और क्या मैं सफल होऊंगा. और जब गहराई से सोचने पर इन प्रश्नों के संतोषजनक उत्तर मिल जायें, तभी आगे बढिए. – Chankaya quotes in Hindi on success

  • जैसे ही भय आपके करीब आये, उस पर आक्रमण कर उसे नष्ट कर दीजिये.

  • वह जो हमारे चिंतन में रहता है वह करीब है, भले ही वास्तविकता में वह बहुत दूर ही क्यों ना हो; लेकिन जो हमारे ह्रदय में नहीं है वो करीब होते हुए भी बहुत दूर होता है.

  • अपमानित हो के जीने से अच्छा मरना है. मृत्यु तो बस एक क्षण का दुःख देती है, लेकिन अपमान हर दिन जीवन में दुःख लाता है.

  • कभी भी उनसे मित्रता मत कीजिये जो आपसे कम या ज्यादा प्रतिष्ठा के हों. ऐसी मित्रता कभी आपको ख़ुशी नहीं देगी.

  • सेवक को तब परखें जब वह काम ना कर रहा हो, रिश्तेदार को किसी कठिनाई में, मित्र को संकट में, और पत्नी को घोर विपत्ति में.

  • यदि किसी का स्वभाव अच्छा है तो उसे किसी और गुण की क्या जरूरत है ? यदि आदमी के पास प्रसिद्धि है तो भला उसे और किसी श्रृंगार की क्या आवश्यकता है.

 A Few More Chanakya Quotes

  • As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

  • There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.

  • Learning is like a cow of desire. It, like her, yields in all seasons. Like a mother, it feeds you on your journey. Therefore learning is a hidden treasure.

  • Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.

  • The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sunshine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

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We hope and wish the quotes of this wisest political strategist of all time helped you in learning some life lessons.

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