Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra. 1 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…
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.
Learn from other men’s mistakes. You really do not have to touch the fire to see how hot it is!
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first, and honest people are screwed first.
Even if a snake is not poisonous it should pretend to be venomous.
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.
The fragrance of flowers spread only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
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 & find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
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.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
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.