April 07, 2007

Chanakya Quotes

Not sure if all these quotes came from Guru Chanakya. Nevertheless they are worth taking a look...
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first.

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

The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep secret with you, do not expect that other will keep it! It will destroy you.

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

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.

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

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.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

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.

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

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