Chanakya’s Quotes … the bitter truth?

“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.”

“The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody! It will destroy you.”

“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.”

“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 and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.”

“As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.”

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

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

“Whores don’t live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits.”

“God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.”


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

“Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.”

“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.”

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

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

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  1. Some interesting quotes: 😉
    We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?

    It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.

    Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.

    Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers.

    It is not exactly cheating, I prefer to consider it creative problem solving.

    Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, didn’t know where to shop.

    Most people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.

    Forgive your enemies but remember their names.

    The number of people watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action.

    Hope you liked them….8-X

  2. Some quotes worth study Ajay. It is interesting that everybody has some piece of the truth, eh?

  3. @Luna, wouldn’t say so… I’m sure I have read 90% of emails that are sent as forwards today in some variation or the other.

    @Mark, I’ll someday release my sets of quotes 😉

  4. I really liked the chanakya quotes. Chanakya is one of my role model, and i am treating his quotes as rules and responsibilities that i should obey for my life.

    WELL DONE>>>>>>>>
    Keep inspiring the members and Thank U a lot….

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