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101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life


Chanakya, being an equivalent or even more profound counterpart of Aristotle and other scholars of the west, is undoubtedly the best scholar of the Indian subcontinent. A prominent teacher with unmatched wit and knowledge born in 4 century BCE.

Chanakya, also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, was a teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor of his own pupil, king Chandragupta Maurya.

Chanakya is widely credited as being the mastermind behind the rise to power and throne of Chandragupta Maurya. Chanakya is like the foundation stone in the establishment of Maurya Empire.

The writer of Arthashastra and Chanakya Neeti, is not only a profound teacher, but also a great thinker and a diplomat whose contribution in Economics and philosophy are commendable.

Teachings of Chanakya in form of Quotes, act as an amazing source for inspiration and guidance. So we have compiled here a collection of 101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life. Get ahead and read the treasure of Chanakya's wisdom through his quotes.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

1-A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

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




101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

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

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

7-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.

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

9-Learn from other men’s mistakes. You can't live long enough to make them all yourselves.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

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

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

12-Never reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

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

14-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.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

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

16-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.

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

18-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.

19-Don't judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, because time has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

20-Time perfects men as well as destroys them.

21-They (low-minded) ones should never be trusted.

22-One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up the search of knowledge.

23-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.

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


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

25-Good behavior wins even an enemy.

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

27-A man attains greatness by his merits, not simply by occupying an exalted seat. Can we call a crow an eagle (garuda) simply because he sits on the top of a tall building.

28-One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

29-The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.




101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

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

31-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.

32-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.

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

34-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?


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

35-Skills are called hidden treasure as they save like a mother in a foreign country.

36-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.

37-Who realizes all the happiness he desires? Everything is in the hands of God. Therefore one should learn contentment.

38-The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.

39-The foolish wish to speak out what was spoken in secret by the master.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

40-A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you.

41-What good is a cow that neither gives milk nor conceives? Similarly, what is the value of the birth of a son if he becomes neither learned nor a pure devotee of the Lord?

42-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.

43-The low minded are fond of deception the nature of low-minded people never changes.

44-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.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

45-Prosperity last long for one who acts after proper consideration.

46-If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic.

47-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.

48-Rain which falls upon the sea is useless; so is food for one who is satiated; in vain is a gift for one who is wealthy; and a burning lamp during the daytime is useless.

49-Learning is a friend on the journey; a wife in the house; medicine in sickness; and religious merit is the only friend after death.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life


50-Love is indicated by deeds (and not by words).

51-This world is a bitter tree, it has only two sweet nectar like fruits - one is soft voice and the other is company of gentlemen.

52-Poverty, disease, sorrow, imprisonment and other evils are the fruits borne by the tree of one's own sins.

53-He who has wealth has friends and relations; he alone survives and is respected as a man.

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


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

55-There are three gems upon this earth, food, water, and pleasing words — fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.

56-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.

57-Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honor only; hence honor is the noble man's true wealth.

58-O wise man give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others.The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.

59-He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

60-Enemies strike at weak points.

61-Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.

62-Sinfully acquired wealth may remain for ten years; in the eleventh year it disappears with even the original stock.

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

64-The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

65-He who has wealth has friends.

66-A friend, even if he be the enemy's son , should be protected.

67-He who gives up shyness in monetary dealings, in acquiring knowledge, in eating and in business, becomes happy.

68-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.

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


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

70-Your feelings are your god.

71-One's weakness should not ever be revealed.

72-A wise man educates his sons, marries daughter to a high class family, exploits weaknesses of his enemies and does friendship with people who do good deeds.

73-The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood.

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


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

75-Even a captured enemy is not to be trusted.

76-It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.

77-There is no disease so destructive as lust.

78-Virtuous persons and fruit-laden trees bow, but fools and dry sticks break because they do not bend.

79-All the 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.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

80-A low-minded person should not be given good advice.

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

82-As water collected in a tank gets pure by filtration, so accumulated wealth is preserved by being employed in charity.

83-A single son endowed with good qualities is far better than a hundred devoid of them.

84-You can guess the origin of a person through his behavior, his native place via his tone, and his food intake by looking at size of his belly.




101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

85-One who is to be pardoned should not be harassed.

86-Everyone is likely to face troubles in life and even wise men fear from them. Anyhow, a really wise man deals with trouble wholeheartedly and boldly upon its arrival.

87-Money comes and goes, so is the youth. Life goes and goes the soul, Nothing lasts forever. Only thing that stays firm is your faith.

88-One must be satisfied with whatever he has as wife, wealth, and income. Still! one must never get satisfied with the knowledge and acts of charity.

89-One can appease a stronger enemy and can throw an order to a weaker one. Anyhow, when both of you are equal in strength; act wisely.

90-A person with polite tone, pure-heart, compassion, and self disciplined nature is one who qualifies for Nirvana.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

91-Fire, even if put on head, burns only.

92-A man or a ruler should always take up a task after thoroughly considering its consequences. Otherwise fate also cannot protect his wealth.

93-How well u treat the wicked people, they do nto give up their wickedness. They derive pleasure in hurting others. A serpent made to drink milk, it ejects poison only.

94-The test for purity of gold is performed by rubbing, heating, pounding and cutting.  Similarly, the true characteristic of a person are revealed at the time of intense trouble. His  manners, voice and actions will reveal a lot about him.




101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

95-A wicked wife, a false friend, a saucy servant and living in a house with a serpent in it are nothing but death.

96-He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures within his heart overcomes all difficulties and will be the recipient of all types of riches at every step.

97-Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms.

98-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.

99-A well planned work produces good result.


101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for Witty Life

100-Knower of the means makes impossible tasks also possible.

101-Victory over the senses (self control) is the root of (stability of) state.




"A man is great by deeds, not by birth"

Such a wise message was only possible by a Wise man, and what could be better than learning from those who have taught people for ages.

Chanakya is one of such great teacher, whose every quote is a lesson for a better life, through these 101 Chanakya Quotes that will inspire you for a witty life.

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