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21 Chanakya Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Life



21 Chanakya Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Life

Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, was an Indian statesman and philosopher as well as being the chief advisor and Prime Minister of the Indian Emperor Chandragupta. He lived from 350 to 275 BCE, and was part of the Brahmin or priestly caste.

Chanakya possessed an extensive knowledge of Vedas literature, and many believe that he also knew quite a bit about Zoroastrianism. He wrote the Indian political treatise known as the Arthashastra, and he was an innovator in the field of political science and economics in India.

Many historians regard Chanakya as having played a crucial part in establishing the Maurya Empire. He helped to transform the Mauryan Empire into one of the most powerful governments in the world at the time. As a pioneer in government administration, the effects of his accomplishments can still be seen in the world today.

21 Chanakya Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Life

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

2. “A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.” – Chanakya

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

4. “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” – Chanakya

5. “The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.” – Chanakya

6. “The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.” – Chanakya

7. “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

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

9. “A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.” – Chanakya

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

11. “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

12. “One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.” – Chanakya

13. “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.” – Chanakya

14. “Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why I am 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.” – Chanakya

15. “The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.”  – Chanakya

16. “The earth is supported by the power of truth, it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow, indeed all things rest upon truth.” – Chanakya

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

18. “He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.” – Chanakya

19. “The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.” – Chanakya

20. “There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.” – Chanakya

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

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