50+ Powerful Chanakya Quotes & Life Lessons To Stay Ahead

Powerful Chanakya Quotes & Life Lessons To Stay Ahead

Chanakya (4th century BC) was famous as a Indian jurist, philosopher, diplomat, teacher, royal advisor and economist. He was also known as "Kautilya" and "Vishnugupta". He was the author of ancient Indian political treaties, policies, military strategies, and statecraft, "The Arthashastra". He was not an warrior but he could defeat anyone with his intelligence. He served to Chandragupta Maurya and his son Bindusar as royal advisor. He played a very significant role in foundation, expansion & building of great Maurya Empire. Chanakya was one the most intelligent and clever person in ancient Indian history and always stay ahead of his time. Here are some most powerful Quotes of Chanakya on Life Lessons To Stay Ahead. Share this practical and powerful Chanakya Quotes and Life Lessons to Stay Ahead in you WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram & other social media to bring a new source in you and your loved ones. Share this and stay ahead.


1. Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous. - CHANAKYA

2. You can only evaluate your servant by sending him out, brothers-kin in times of crisis, friend in adversity and your woman in destruction of money. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

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

4. A wicked wife, a false friend, a saucy servant and living in a house with a serpent in it are nothing but death. - CHANAKYA

5. As long as your body is heathy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; while death is immanent what you can do? - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

A man is great by deeds, not by birth. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes on Woman

7. According to Chanakya: Only women can speak falsehood. And is a symbol of greed, impurity and cruelty. - CHANAKYA

8. The heart of a woman is not united; it is divided. While she is talking with one man, she look lustfully at another and thinks fondly of a third in her heart. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

FIRE, WATER WOMAN FOOL SNAKE AND THE ROYAL FAMILY,  Beware all of these. They can prove to be FATAL. - CHANAKYA

10. A woman at once robs a man of his vigour while milk at once restores it. - CHANAKYA

11. Women have hunger two fold, shyness four fold, daring six fold, lust eight fold as compare to men. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

The world biggest power youth and beauty of a woman. - CHANAKYA

13. Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the honest. - CHANAKYA

14. Books are useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. - CHANAKYA

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

16. A real brother is one who stand by; in period of great illeness, in the time of misfortune, during famines or invasion by enemy, royal court and in death. HE WILL STICK THROUGH THICK AND THIN. - CHANAKYA

17. One indeed become bless by having darshan of a devotee; for the devotee has the ability to purify immediately, whereas the sacred tirtha gives purity only after prolonged contact. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

Time perfects men as well as destroy them. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes on Friendship

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

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

Chanakya Quotes

Educational is the best friend. An educated is respected everywhere. Educational beats the beauty and the youth. - CHANAKYA

22. Beauty is spoiled by immoral nature; noble birth by bad contact; learning without being perfected; wealth being not properly utilised. - CHANAKYA

23. A wise man should restrain his sence like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place time & ability. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

Don't ashamed where you come from. Don't fret for what is past, nor be anxious about the future; wise men deal only with the present moment. - CHANAKYA

25. Poverty is set off by fortitude; shabby garments by keeping them clean; bad food by warming it; & ugliness by great behaviour. - CHANAKYA

26. One who able to control & conquer his desires, is alone, competent to the state in a just. Impartial and benevolent manner. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

There are three gems on this earth: FOOD, WATER and PLEASING WORDS. Fools consider pieces of rocks as gems. - CHANAKYA

28. The four greatest enemies of a man are: a father who has taken a loan, the characterless mother, the beautiful but promiscuous wife and the stupid child. - CHANAKYA

29. Never debate with idiots, because by doing so, you only waste your time. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich, the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way. - CHANAKYA

31. The wise man becomes sad even when teaching a foolish student, living with an evil woman, and living among the miserable and sick. - CHANAKYA

32. There is only two ways to avoid wicked and thorns, crush them with shoes or stay away from them. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

We return evil for evil, in which there is no sin, for it is necessary to pay a wicked man in his own coin. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya on Success

34. A hard working man cannot remain poor, a person who continuously remembers God is unlikely to perform a sin, a person with peace cannot quarrel. Similarly a vigilant person has no fear. - CHANAKYA

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

Chanakya Quotes

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

37. Treat your kid like a darling for first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grow up children are your best friend. - CHANAKYA

38. Don't make fun of anyone's future by looking at his present condition because tomorrow has the power to change a small coal into a diamond. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

Be sure enough to TASTE your own WORDS. Before you SPIT them OUT. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes on Success

40. A king, a prostitute, Lord Yamaraja, fire, a thief, a young boy, & a beggar cannot understand the suffering of others. The eighth of this category is the tax collector. - CHANAKYA

41. Don't be disappointed when nobody stands with you. Chanakya said: I'm thankful those who left me, because they taught me I CAN DO IT ALONE. - CHANAKYA

Chanakya Quotes

The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives. - CHANAKYA

43. Truth is my mother, and my father is spiritual knowledge; rightous conduct is my brother, and mercy is my friend, inner peace is my wife, and forgiveness is my son; These six are my kinsmen. - CHANAKYA


Chanakya Quotes

Learn from the mistakes of others...You can't live long enough to make them  all yourselves. - CHANAKYA

46. It is better to have only one son endowed with qualities then hundred devoid of them. For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not. - CHANAKYA

47. 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

Chanakya Quotes on Leadership

Chanakya Quotes

Never settle anything less than what you deserve. It's not pride, it's self respect. - CHANAKYA

49. A man who is praised by others is regarded as worthy though he really void of all merit. But the man who sings his own praises become disgrace though he might be Indra, the processor of all excellences. - CHANAKYA

50. A moment of patience in a moment of anger can us avoid a thousand moments of sorrow. - CHANAKYA

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