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Enemies strike at weak points. Chanakya
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A ruler wishing to win shold not trust a cpterued enemy even if he may be extending had to be friend. Because deep rooted enemity, however, concealed, will ruerely come to light. Chanakya
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The disgrace of one's people brings sorrow to the Nobel minded. Chanakya
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The ruler should employ person in tasks according to their abilities because Knowers ( or the means ) and efficient employees make impossible tasks also possible. Chanakya
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Sometimes coincidentally an unintelligent person can accomplish a task but that does not mean that he is a knower of means and device or is experienced. A ruler should be careful enough to designate other tasks to such persons. Chanakya
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If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. Chanakya
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A single son endowed with good qualities is far better than a hundred devoid of them. Chanakya
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He who has wealth has friends and relations; he alone survives and is respected as a man. Chanakya
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He who shall practice these twenty virtues shall become invincible in all his undertakings. Chanakya
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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
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The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction. Chanakya
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Brass is polished by ashes; copper is cleaned by tamarind; a woman, by her menses; and a river by its flow. Chanakya
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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
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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
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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
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Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution. Chanakya
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Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. Chanakya
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Punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment. Chanakya
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As a calf follows its mother among a thousand cows, so the (good or bad) deeds of a man follow him. Chanakya
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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
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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
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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
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Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms. Chanakya
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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
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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
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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
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A man or a ruler should always take up a task after thoroughly considering its consequences. Otherwise fate also cannot protect his wealth. Chanakya
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A wicked wife, a false friend, a saucy servant and living in a house with a serpent in it are nothing but death. Chanakya
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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
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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
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The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones. Chanakya
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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
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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
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A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you. Chanakya
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There is no disease so destructive as lust. Chanakya
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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
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As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family. Chanakya
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The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability. Chanakya
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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People's Fury is above all the furies. Chanakya
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For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not. Chanakya
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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
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No amount of advice change his attitude. He does not listed to good advice. Rather he gets angry. Chanakya
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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
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Fire, even if put on head, burns only. Chanakya
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Considersing the forebearance of a person, Do not harass him. Chanakya
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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
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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
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Women have hunger two-fold, shyness four-fold, daring six-fold, and lust eight-fold as compared to men. Chanakya
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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
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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
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Skills are called hidden treasure as they save like a mother in a foreign country. Chanakya
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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
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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
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Learning is like a cow of desire. It, like her, yields in all seasons. Chanakya
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As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it. Chanakya
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The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there. Chanakya
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If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation? Chanakya
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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
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The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. Chanakya
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The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. Chanakya
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Who realises all the happiness he desires? Everything is in the hands of God. Therefore one should learn contentment. Chanakya
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Virtuous persons and fruit-laden trees bow, but fools and dry sticks break because they do not bend. Chanakya
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The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood. Chanakya
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