23 Best Chanakya Quotes About Life Love and Success

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Before we have a look at the best Chanakya quotes. Let’s know who he was:

Chanakya was a great strategist, founder of Maurya empire, economist and a great philosopher of ancient India. His famous work includes Arthshashtra and Chanakya-Niti.  (Also known as Kautilya)

His strategies helped Maurya empire immensely in every way. He is known for picking Chandragupta Maurya from the streets and making him an emperor. Chanakya was the brain behind the rise of Maurya Dynasty.



Following are the best Chanakya quotes about life that many people derive meaning and motivation from:



1 – “Learn from the mistakes of others, You can’t afford to make them all on your own” –  Chanakya

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2 – “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” – Chanakya




3 – “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions” – ChanakyaChanakya Quotes



4 – “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple” – best Chanakya quotes



5 – “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth” – one of the best Chanakya quotesChanakya Quotes




6 – “Never reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution” – one of the best Chanakya quotes




7 – “The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”- one of the best chanakya quotes



8  – “There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.” –  Chanakya


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 9 – “As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it” – ChanakyaChanakya Quotes


10 – “He, who is overly attached to his family members, experiences fear, and sorrow, for the root of all grief is the attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy” – ChanakyaChanakya Quotes



11 – “The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you”- Chanakya



12 – “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person” – Chanakya


13 – “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” – Chanakya


14 – “As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family” – Chanakya


15 – “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” – Chanakya


16 – “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”- Chanakya


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17 – “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

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” – Chanakya


19 – “A man is great by deeds, not by birth” – Chanakya


20 – “A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first” -Chanakya

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21 – “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” – Chanakya

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22 – “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.” –  Chanakya

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


These are the greatest ever Chanakya quotes that we have compiled for you. Hope you Learn and benefit from it.

Tell us which one is your favorite quote by commenting below.


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3 Thoughts to “23 Best Chanakya Quotes About Life Love and Success”

  1. Nice one ..loved all quotes written. keep it up!

  2. Shahzeb Khan

    Nice quotes

  3. Well Great information…! I just knew these great people names but i don’t know about their wonderful quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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