Thoughts of Chanakya, Great Indian Scholar and Diplomat Popularly Known as Kautilya

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1) "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough
tomake them all yourselves!!"

2) "A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first
and Honest peopleare screwed first."

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

4) "There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no
friendship without self-interests. Thisis a bitter truth."

5) "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."

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

7) "The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

8) "Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of
failureand don't abandonit. People who work sincerely are the

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

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

11) "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

12) "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in
status. Suchfriendships will never give you any happiness."

13) "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the
nextfive years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them
like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

14) "Books are asuseful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to
a blind person."

15) "Education is the Best Friend. AnEducated Person isRespected
Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth."
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