101+ Best Chanakya Quotes | Life Lesson Neeti

Here you get the best collection of Chanakya quotes & Niti. Chanakya was an ancient Indian Teacher. He studied the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India. Best Chanakya quotes make your life easy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Chanakya Quotes


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

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

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.

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

God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony, or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.

Niti chanayka

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

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

Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained, but this body when lost may never be acquired again.

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

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

The purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

We should not fret about what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.


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

Generosity, pleasing address, courage, and propriety of conduct are not acquired but are inbred qualities.

Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher full of poison with milk on top.

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

There is no disease (so destructive) as lust; no enemy-like infatuation; no fire like wrath; and no happiness like spiritual knowledge.

The earth is supported by the power of truth, it is the power of truth that makes the sunshine and the winds blow, indeed all things rest upon truth.

Chanakya Niti and Sayings

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

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why I am doing it, What the results might be, and whether Will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

The hearts of base men burn before the fire of others’ fame, and they slander them for being unable to rise to such a high position.

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.

It is better to die than preserve life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life only pain a moment, but disgrace every day of one’s life.

Knowledge is lost without putting it into practice; a man is lost due to ignorance; an army is lost without a commander, and a woman is lost without a husband.

Too much beauty got Sita kidnapped, too much ego got Ravana killed and too much charity got Raja Bali in deep trouble. So too much of anything is bad. One should refrain from too much.

sayings of chanakya

There are only two ways of dealing with evil persons or thorns. Crush them under your boot or stay far away from them.

Foolishness is indeed painful, and verily so is youth, but more painful by far than either is being obliged in another person’s house.

The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited to arrive.

For one whose heart melts with compassion for all creatures; what is the necessity of knowledge, liberation, matted hair on the head, and smearing the body with ashes?

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.

Chanakya Success

A person who cannot decide his goal, simply cannot win.

Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is an attachment that destroys all love.

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.

Compared to males the females eat twice the amount of food, possess cleverness four times, display courage six times, and exhibit lustful desires eight times.

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

If your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is imminent what can you do?

He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.

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

We have to make people soft who are hard, to attract those who are far, if they do badly for us then even considering our aim we should always love them.

Our bodies are perishable, wealth is not at all permanent and death is always nearby. Therefore we must immediately engage in acts of merit.

Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have any friends, or cannot acquire knowledge.

Do not put your trust in a bad companion nor even trust an ordinary friend, for if he should get angry with you, he may bring all your secrets to light.

The enemy’s enemy is a friend.


I consider the almighty god above all so only I always propagate his true message of Vedas.

Once a man’s ambition is kindled, nothing can stop him. For a businessman, no country can be too far. For a wise man, there is no such thing as a foreign land. He is at home wherever he goes.

There are many ways of binding by which one can be dominated and controlled in this world, but the bond of affection is the strongest.

Learning is like a cow of desire. It, like her, yields in all seasons. Like a mother, it feeds you on your journey. Therefore, learning is a hidden treasure.

Of a rascal and a serpent, the serpent is the better of the two, for he strikes only at the time he is destined to kill, while the former at every step.

To have the ability for eating when dishes are ready at hand, to have a mind for making charity when one is prosperous are the fruits of no ordinary austerities.

Even the one whose qualities are comparable to those of the all-knowing suffers without patronage. A gem, though precious, requires a gold setting.

A student who wishes for luxuries has to sacrifice education. A student who wishes for a good education has to sacrifice luxuries. A student cannot have both.

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