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September 5, 2010

Chanakya Niti

Arya Chanakya, the name is sufficient. No further need to describe as to who this person is, and what are his deeds. Unless you live on Mars, you won’t need the explanation.

But still, I am giving a short but sweet introduction of this great, epic personality. Chanakya was the Great Economist. His KUTILA Niti was well known to everybody. As you go on reading the quotes you will understand the depth of his thinking. And his source is nature. Everywhere he justifies his statement by giving some proofs from the Nature.

These days, we are following Management Gurus like Porter, Buffet etc. I am not questioning there credibility. But once you go through the Chanakya Niti, you will understand that Ancient India had all the wisdom the World needed most. India still has the wisdom, no doubt about that. But we are so much behind following the West that we forgot the Ancient India had everything for them. There is old saying (which Marathi and Hindi also contains) that “You have the necessary thing with you, but you still go on hunting for that.” Here are some quotes by the person himself:

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

2) “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.”

3) “The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.”

4) “There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is 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 failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

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

10) “Whores don’t live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits.”

11) “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.”

12) “A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”

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

14) “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.”

15) “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.”

16) “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”



  1. Dear hirals,
    I am a great admirer of Chankya. I have his book also. What a great mind even in the context of present days.His teachings were more intended for a innocent,foolish and a ”mastr”(not the expert) like fellows who could be easily fooled by a conman.A man should also be smart enough to defend himself otherwise how can he survive in this wicked world.

    Comment by Raol pradipkumar R. — December 17, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  2. Hi all

    Let me share a Google gadget about Chanakya Niti. This you can add on iGoogle (www.google.com/ig OR http://www.igoogle.com), Google Desktop, Side bar of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. You can read daily new quotation by Chanakya. I wish this will be useful for all.



    Comment by Manish V. Panchmatia — January 15, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Manish,

      I am touch by your efforts 🙂

      Comment by hirals — January 15, 2011 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  3. Nice Collection.

    Comment by Harshad / Madhav — January 16, 2011 @ 5:26 am | Reply

  4. hey can i get chanakya niti in marathi
    if you get link just post into my blog

    Comment by kartik — February 2, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  5. This is a topic that’s near to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

    Comment by Go Here — October 15, 2012 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

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