25 Best Motivational Quotes by Chanakya (Kautilya) For Students

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25 Best Motivational Quotes by Chanakya: In this blog, we’ve written 25 best motivational quotes by Chanakya for students. You can also read more motivation blog from this site: https://raviias.com/motivation/.

25 Best Motivational Quotes by Chanakya

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

2. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”

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

4. “As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.”

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

6. “A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”

7. “Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

8. “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.”

9. “The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”

10. “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.”

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

12. “Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”

13. “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.”

14. “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.”

15. “Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.”

16. “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.”

17. “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.”

18. “Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.”

19. “By failing to plan, you are planning to fail. Every effective performance is based on thorough preparation.”

20. “There are three gems upon this earth: food, water, and pleasing words – fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.”

21. “We should not feel pride in our charity, austerity, valor, scriptural knowledge, modesty, and morality for the world is full of the rarest gems.”

22. “All creatures are pleased by loving words, and therefore we should address words that are pleasing to all, for there is no lack of sweet words.”

23. “Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

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

25. “God does not dwell in the wooden, stony, or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.”

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