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91 Chanakya Quotes About Life Reality ,Success, Inspiration & Chanakya Niti

91 Chanakya Quotes About Life Reality ,Success, Inspiration & Chanakya Niti

Chanakya was a former Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnugupta, the author of the ancient Indian political treatise Arthashastra, a text dated to approximately between the 4th century BCE and the 3rd century CE, as such he is regarded as a pioneer of the field. considered in. Political Science and Economics in India, and his work is considered an important forerunner of classical economics. His works were lost at the end of the Gupta Empire in the 6th century AD and were not rediscovered until the early 20th century.

 Chanakya helped establish the Maurya Empire and served as chief advisor to two of its emperors. That being said, his intelligence cannot be doubted. He was not a warrior, but he used his brain to fight the war. India’s pioneer of political and economic science, Chanakya certainly knew how to handle life and stay ahead of the game.



The ethics of Acharya Chanakya, who is called the father of Indian politics and economics, has been considered very useful for human beings. On the strength of Chanakya’s policies, many King Maharajas ran their reign, on the basis of these policies, Chanakya made Chandragupta Maurya the emperor.

Acharya Chanakya in his Nitishastra has not only given ways to make life successful and easy, but by following these policies, a person can reach the heights of success and make life happy. Let us know the policies of Acharya Chanakya which you should keep in mind.


Here are 91 Chanakya quotes that can help you do just that:

1.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.

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

16. If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?

Inspirational Quotes from Chanakya Neeti

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.

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

21. Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

22. A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

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

24. It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment’s grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one’s life.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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?

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

30. The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.

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

32. God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

Quotes by Chanakya

33. He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.

34. 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.

35. 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.

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

37. One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

38. “Just as a mirror reflects as a mans face his personality is reflected in his choice of friends. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends, are in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.”   Chanakya

39. “No one can defeat a powerful mind.”   Chanakya

40. “Learn from the mistakes of others….. you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves”   Chanakya

41. “Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher full of poison with milk on top.”   Chanakya

42. “Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.”   Chanakya

43. “Till the enemy’s weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms.”   Chanakya

44. “Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto ant hills.”   Chanakya

45. “Even if a gem be placed on the foot and a mirror on the head, Still, the gem will not lose its value.”  Chanakya

46. “Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self respect.”   Chanakya

 47. “We have to make people soft who are hard, to attract those who are far, if they do bad for us then even considering our aim we should always love them.”  Chanakya

48. “There are three gems upon this earth, food, water, and pleasing words — fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.”   Chanakya

Quotes by Chanakya

49. “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

50. “A learned man is honored by the people. A learned man commands respect everywhere for his learning. Indeed, learning is honored everywhere.”   Chanakya

51. “If you were to choose between an evil person and a snake to keep company with, opt for the snake. Because the snake will bite you only in self defense but the evil person will put a bite for any reason and any time or always.”   Chanakya

52. “There are only two ways of dealing with the evil persons or thorns. Crush them under your boot or stay far away from them.”  Chanakya

53. “Too much beauty got Sita kidnapped, too much ego got Ravana killed and too much charity got Raja Bali in deep trouble. So too much of anything is bad. One should refrain from ‘too much’.”   Chanakya

54. “There is no present and future of the lazy.”   Chanakya

55. ”You can win over a greedy by offering money, a proud person by covering before him. You can win a foolish by agreeing with him and you can win a scholar by truth only.”   Chanakya

56. “It is the mind of man alone that is the cause of his bondage or freedom.”   Chanakya

57. “It is better to have only one son endowed with good qualities than a hundred devoid of them. For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not.”   Chanakya

58. “Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have no friends, or cannot acquire knowledge.”   Chanakya

59. “He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious whose vision impure, and who is notoriously crooked, is rapidly ruined.”   Chanakya

60. “A person who cannot decide his goal, simply cannot win.”  Chanakya

Chanakya Niti Quotes

61. “The wealth earned by unjust means will perish for sure.”  Chanakya

62. “A true son is obedient, a true father is loving, and a true friend is honest”  Chanakya

63. “There are two ways to deal with thorns and wicked people. One is to crush them, and the other is to stay away from them.”  Chanakya

64. “A guru who shows his disciple the path of righteousness leaves a huge debt. It cannot be paid back as none of the physical objects is so precious.”  Chanakya

65. “One who can’t determine his goals; cannot win.”  Chanakya

66. “A man who has mercy and compassion for all creatures is religious for sure. He does not require any religious symbol or sign to prove his religiousness.”   Chanakya

67. “Whoever helps you at the time of illness, misfortune, famines, and invasion is your true brother in the real sense.”   Chanakya

69. “Money comes and goes, so is the youth. Life goes and goes the soul, nothing lasts forever. The only thing that stays firm is your faith.”    Chanakya

70. “Many a bad habit is developed through over indulgence, and many a good one by chastisement.”   Chanakya  

71. “Sinfully acquired wealth may remain for ten years; in the eleventh year it disappears with even the original stock.”   Chanakya

72. “Moral excellence is an ornament for personal beauty; righteous conduct, for high birth; success for learning; and proper spending for wealth.”   Chanakya

Chanakya Quotes

73. “For the moon, though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, can not.”   Chanakya

74. “Books are as helpful to a foolish person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.”   Chanakya

75. A person who is aware of future troubles, and fight against them with his intelligence will be always happy. And a person you remains inactive (with out working ) waiting for good days to come will destroy his own life.”   Chanakya

76. “The enemy’s enemy is a friend.”   Chanakya

77. “Once a man’ ambition is kindled, nothing can stop him. For a businessman, no country can be too far. For a wise man, there is no such thing as a foreign land. He is at home wherever he goes.”   Chanakya

 78. “Don’t judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, because time has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond.”   Chanakya

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

80. “There is no disease so destructive as lust.”   Chanakya

81. “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

Chanakya Quotes and Sayings

82. “It is imprudent to advise a fool, care for a woman with bad character and to be in the company of a lethargic and unhappy person.”  Chanakya

83. ”A man shouldn’t live in a place where people are not afraid of the law, are shameless, and there is no clever man, where people lack in kindness, and where exists no creativity or art.”  Chanakya

84.  “A wise person grooms his child carefully because only an educated person with high morale is given true respect in society.” Chanakya

85. “You can guess the origin of a person through his behavior, his native place via his tone, and his food intake by looking at the size of his belly.”  Chanakya

86. “Just like a tree laden with scented flowers spreads fragrance in the whole forest. Similarly, a worthy son brings glory to the whole family, community, and the country.”  Chanakya

87. “Knowledge is like holy kamdhenu and is like a tree that bears fruit in every season. In unknown territories, it provides protection and brings you rewards.”  Chanakya

88. “Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.” Chanakya

Best Chanakya Quotes / Thoughts

89. “The elephant is a huge animal. But it is brought under control by just using a iron hook. Darkness is huge and powerful. But is killed by jsut by a small lamp. The mountain is huge and powerful, but a small diamond is used to cut the mountain. It is not useful if you are just huge and physically strong. He who has intellectual brilliance will reign. Chanakya

90. One’s behavior will reveal which clan one has descended from. One’s speech will reveal one’s nationality. One’s respect for others reflects the measure of grace and love in one’s heart. One’s body mirrors the kind of food one consumes.” Chanakya

91. “Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities.” Chanakya

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