Chanakya Quotes

One whose knowledge is confined

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. ——- Chanakya

The earth is supported by

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 

O wise man

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 

If one has a good disposition

 If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation? ——–Chanakya 

There is no austerity equal

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 

Test a servant while

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

Once you start a working

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. ——— Chanakya 

Never make friends with people

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

It is better to die

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. — Chanakya

He who lives in our mind

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.