Chanakya neeti- Some of the best quotes of Chanakya

By Sanchit on Saturday, January 30, 2010

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•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.

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

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

•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.

•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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•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.

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

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

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.

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