Life lessons from Chanakya neeti-Top quotes from Chanakya. Your Guide to self Motivation.


Chanakya was a great scholar and great political strategist in the ancient Indian history.  He was the chief adviser of the first Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya .These were some of the most popular quotes by Chanakya. Most of these quotes from his popular book Chanakya Neeti, are still helping people to understand the political, social, and moral ethics to make life more better.


Chanakya Quote 1:

A person should not be too honest.Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.


Chanakya Quote 2:

Learn from the mistakes of others, you can not live long enough to make then all yourselves.

Chanakya Quote 3:

Once you start working on something, do not be afraid of failure and do not abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.


Chanakya Quote 4:

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

Chanakya Quote 5:

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing. 

Chanakya Quote 6:

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 Quote 7:

Never share your secrets with anybody. If you can not keep secret with you, do not expect that others will keep it? It will destroy you.


Chanakya Quote 8:

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.


Chanakya Quote 9:

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


Chanakya Quote 10:

Before you start some work always ask yourself three questions – Why am i doing it,what the result might be, and will I be successful? Only when you think deeply & find satisfactory answer to these questions , go ahead.


Chanakya Quote 11:

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


Chanakya Quote 12:

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 Quote 13:

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves hi in the day like a sister does and pleases hi like a prostitute in the night.


Chanakya Quote 14:

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


Chanakya Quote 15:

A man is great by deeds, not by birth. 


Chanakya Quote 16:

We should not worried for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.


Chanakya Quote 17:

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


Chanakya Quote 18:

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


Chanakya Quote 19:

Education is the best friend. An Educated Person is Respected Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth.


Chanakya Quote 20:

A human being should strive for four things in life — dharma (duty), artha (money), kama (pleasure) and moksha (salvation). A person who hasn’t striven for even one of these things has wasted life.

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