Chanakya also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta is one of the famous personality of Indian History born in 370BC and died in 283BC,he got his education at one of the ancient Universities of the world at Takshashila of Ancient India(Now in Pakistan) and later became a Acharya(Professor) in the same ancient university of economics and political science.
Chanakya played an important role in the establishment of Mauryan Empire in India and played important role in managing the mauryan empire and was Chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara.
He also authored the famous ancient Indian political treatise called Arthaśāstra and Neetishastra (also known as Chanakya Niti).
He is considered as the pioneer of the field of economics and political science in India.
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
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
A man is great by deeds, not by birth
Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. For punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment; while punishment, when ill-awarded under the influence of greed and anger or owing to ignorance, excites fury even among hermits and ascetics dwelling in forests, not to speak of householders.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. If he is reckless, they will not only be reckless likewise, but also eat into his works. Besides, a reckless king will easily fall into the hands of his enemies. Hence the king shall ever be wakeful.
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction
The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first
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.
Whores don’t live in company of poor men, birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits and citizens never support a weak administration.
A human being should strive for four things in life — dharma (duty), artha (money), kama (pleasure) and moksha (salvation). A person who hasn’t striven for even one of these things has wasted life.
All urgent calls he shall hear at once, but never put off; for when postponed, they will prove too hard or impossible to accomplish.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.