Chanakya Quotes - (14 Quotes)

Great thoughts by Chanakya.

  • "One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises." - Chanakya
  • "The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives." - 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

  • "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." - 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
  • "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

  • "Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous." - Chanakya
  • "Time perfects men as well as destroys them." - Chanakya
  • "He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is an attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy." - Chanakya
  • "The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions." - Chanakya

  • "The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquility are not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there." - 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
  • "The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability." - Chanakya

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

  • "Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained, but this body when lost may never be acquired again." - Chanakya

  • "All the creatures are pleased by loving words; and therefore we should address words that are pleasing to all, for there is no lack of sweet words." - Chanakya

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

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

  • "He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined." - Chanakya

  • "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?" - Chanakya

  • "A learned man is honored by the people. A learned man commands respect everywhere for his learning. Indeed, learning is honored everywhere." - Chanakya

  • "Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water." - Chanakya

  • "Those basemen who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto anthills." - Chanakya

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

  • "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it." - Chanakya

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