Top 10 Timeless Quotes by Chanakya for Wisdom and Success

Chanakya, also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, was an ancient Indian philosopher, economist, political strategist, and royal advisor. He is often remembered for his wise sayings that offer insights into various aspects of life, governance, and human behavior. Here are some of his notable quotes:

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

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

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

"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."

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

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth." 

"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

"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."

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

"The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time, and ability."

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