Chanakya Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 215

At the time of the pralaya (universal destruction) the oceans are to exceed their limits and seek to change, but a saintly man never changes. Chanakya

A single son endowed with good qualities is far better than a hundred devoid of them. Chanakya

He who has wealth has friends and relations; he alone survives and is respected as a man. Chanakya

He who shall practice these twenty virtues shall become invincible in all his undertakings. Chanakya

What good is a cow that neither gives milk nor conceives? Similarly, what is the value of the birth of a son if he becomes neither learned nor a pure devotee of the Lord? Chanakya

Trees on a riverbank, a woman in another man's house, and kings without counselors go without doubt to swift destruction. Chanakya

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

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

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. Chanakya

Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms. Chanakya

Svanaja includes in itself the whole subject, officials and ministers. If there is something wrong in the conduct of these people, it would be damaging the state. An administrator should strictly deal with it. Chanakya

The demerits of our own people bringh infamiy. Their disgrace is our own disgrace. That is why infamy os such people relly hurts . It is desifrable that the ruler or the administrator may work in a way that such disgraceful conduct may not occur. Chanakya

For the protection of state and welfare of the people, a ruler shold collect all types of wealth. By suing devices of sama, dama , danda, bheda , he shold increase income of the state, strong administration helps in collecting different type of taxes fro exchequer. Chanakya

A man or a ruler should always take up a task after thoroughly considering its consequences. Otherwise fate also cannot protect his wealth. Chanakya

Punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment. Chanakya

As a calf follows its mother among a thousand cows, so the (good or bad) deeds of a man follow him. Chanakya

Our bodies are perishable, wealth is not at all permanent and death is always nearby. Therefore we must immediately engage in acts of merit. Chanakya

What good can the scriptures do to a man who has no sense of his own? Of what use is as mirror to a blind man? Chanakya

Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honour only; hence honour is the noble man's true wealth. Chanakya

Those parents who do not educate their sons are their enemies; for as is a crane among swans, so are ignorant so are ignorant sons in a public assembly. Chanakya

A wicked wife, a false friend, a saucy servant and living in a house with a serpent in it are nothing but death. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

This world is a bitter tree, it has only two sweet nectar like fruits - one is soft voice and the other is company of gentlemen. 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

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. Chanakya

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

Brass is polished by ashes; copper is cleaned by tamarind; a woman, by her menses; and a river by its flow. Chanakya

What vice could be worse than covetousness? What is more sinful than slander? For one who is truthful, what need is there for austerity? For one who has a clean heart, what is the need for pilgrimage?. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

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

A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you. Chanakya

No amount of advice change his attitude. He does not listed to good advice. Rather he gets angry. Chanakya

The fire of the forest burns trees to ashes. Even expensive sandalwood tree which is endowed with qualities of cooling and fragrance, cannot escape from burning. In the same way wicked cause harm to their benefactors also. Chanakya

Fire, even if put on head, burns only. Chanakya

Considersing the forebearance of a person, Do not harass him. Chanakya

Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. Chanakya

No deliberation made by a single person will be successful; the nature of the work which a sovereign has to do is to be inferred from the consideration of both the visible and invisible causes. The clearance of doubts as to whatever is susceptible of two opinions, and the inference of the whole when only a part is seen is possible of decision only by ministers. Hence the king shall sit at deliberation with persons of wide intellect. Chanakya

He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures within his heart overcomes all difficulties and will be the recipient of all types of riches at every step. Chanakya

We should always speak what would please the man of whom we expect a favour,like the hunter who sings sweetly when he desires to shoot a deer. Chanakya

The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones. Chanakya

Even a pandit comes to grief by giving instruction to a foolish disciple, by maintaining a wicked wife, and by excessive familiarity with the miserable. Chanakya

Do not put your trust in a bad companion nor even trust an ordinary friend, for if he should get angry with you, he may bring all your secrets to light. Chanakya

My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct, mercy, cleanliness and truth. Chanakya

Women have hunger two-fold, shyness four-fold, daring six-fold, and lust eight-fold as compared to men. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

Skills are called hidden treasure as they save like a mother in a foreign country. Chanakya

Whores do' live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds do' build nests on a tree that does' bear fruits. Chanakya

People's Fury is above all the furies. Chanakya

For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not. Chanakya

The Goddess of wealth is unsteady, and so is the life breath. The duration of life is uncertain, and the place of habitation is uncertain; but in all this inconsistent world religious merit alone is immovable. Chanakya

The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

There is no disease so destructive as lust. Chanakya

Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. For punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment; while punishment, when ill-awarded under the influence of greed and anger or owing to ignorance, excites fury even among hermits and ascetics dwelling in forests, not to speak of householders. Chanakya

Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, comes of Her own accord where fools are not respected, grain is well stored up, and the husband and wife do not quarrel. Chanakya

He is a pandit (man of knowledge) who speaks what is suitable to the occasion, who renders loving service according to his ability, and who knows the limits of his anger. Chanakya

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

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet. Chanakya

The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood. Chanakya

Chankaya is referring there to the probibition of entry of the untrustworthy in the counsel-room. Disloyal persons foolishly speak out the secrets of the counsel not knowing the harmful effects of the same. Disclosing the secrets of the counsel mars the welfare of the country. Chanakya

A person or a ruler who executes his plans (of public welfare) after due consideration, the prosperity stands with him for a longer period. Chanakya

One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up the search of knowledge. Chanakya

Who realises all the happiness he desires? Everything is in the hands of God. Therefore one should learn contentment. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

The man who is praised by others is regarded as worthy though he may be really void of all merit. But the man who sings his own praises becomes disgraced though he should be Indra, the possessor of all excellencies. Chanakya

Religion is preserved by wealth; knowledge by diligent practice; a king by conciliatory words; and a home by a dutiful housewife. Chanakya

Virtuous persons and fruit-laden trees bow, but fools and dry sticks break because they do not bend. Chanakya

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. Chanakya

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. Chanakya

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