Chanakya Sayings

Here are some Chanakya quotes and some of his wisdom sayings.

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth. ”

“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.”

“You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.”
~Chanakya

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

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

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

“If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?”

“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.”

‘Although an ass is tired, he continues to carry his burden; he is unmindful of cold and heat; and he is always contented; these three things should be learned from the ass.'”

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

“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 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.”

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

“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. ”

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