Famous Chanakya Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Life:

The duration of life is uncertain, and the place of habitation is uncertain but in all this inconsistent world religious merit alone is immovable.

He who is engrossed in family life will never acquire knowledge there can be no mercy in the eater of flesh the greedy man will not be truthful and purity will not be found in a woman a hunter.

On Death:

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

On Fear:

Do not say, What what fear has a rich man of calamity When riches begin to forsake one even the accumulated stock dwindles away.

On Learning:

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.

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

On Knowledge:

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.

That man who is without religion and mercy should be rejected. A guru without spiritual knowledge should be rejected. The wife with an offensive face should be given up, and so should relatives who are without affection.

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.

On God:

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

On Religion:

Religion is preserved by wealth knowledge by diligent practice a king by conciliatory words and a home by a dutiful housewife.