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Quotes by Chanakya

  1. The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
  2. As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
  3. Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
  4. Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
  5. A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
  6. A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.
  11. The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
  12. 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.

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