My Favorite Quotes

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 Chanakya - “For want of discernment the most precious jewels lie in the dust at the feet of men while bits of glass are worn on their heads. But we should not imagine that the gems have sunk in value, and the bits of glass have risen in importance. When a person of critical judgement shall appear, each will be given its right position.”
 Chanakya - “He who desires sense gratification must give up all thoughts of acquiring knowledge and he who seeks knowledge must not hope for sense gratification.”
 Chanakya - “Even one who by his qualities appears to be all knowing suffers without patronage the gem, though precious, requires a gold setting.”
 Chanakya - “A single son endowed with good qualities is far better than a hundred devoid of them.”
 Chanakya - “What is the use of having many sons if they cause grief and vexation”
 Chanakya - “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.”
 Chanakya - “The woman who fasts and observes religious vows without the permission of her husband shortens his life, and goes to hell.”
 Chanakya - “Learn one thing from a lion one from a crane four a cock five from a crow six from a dog and three from an ass.”
 Chanakya - “Let not a single day pass without your learning a verse, half a verse, or a fourth of it, or even one letter of it nor without attending to charity, study and other pious activity.”
 Chanakya - “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.”
 Chanakya - “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.”
 Chanakya - “Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.”
 Chanakya - “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.”
 Chanakya - “The biggest guru-mantra is Never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.”
 Chanakya - “He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.”
 Chanakya - “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.”
 Chanakya - “The cuckoos remain silent for a long time (for several seasons) until they are able to sing sweetly (in the Spring ) so as to give joy to all.”
 Chanakya - “Time perfects all living beings as well as kills them it alone is awake when all others are asleep. Time is insurmountable.”
 Chanakya - “Of a rascal and a serpent, the serpent is the better of the two, for he strikes only at the time he is destined to kill, while the former at every step.”
 Chanakya - “Who is there who has not been overcome by the ravages of time What beggar has attained glory Who has become happy by contracting the vices of the wicked”
 Chanakya - “Consider again and again the following the right time, the right friends, the right place, the right means of income, the right ways of spending, and from whom you derive your power.”
 Chanakya - “Constant travel brings old age upon a man a horse becomes old by being constantly tied up lack of sexual contact with her husband brings old age upon a woman and garments become old through being left in the sun.”
 Chanakya - “The prostitute has to forsake a man who has no money, the subject a king that cannot defend him, the birds a tree that bears no fruit, and the guests a house after they have finished their meals.”
 Chanakya - “As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.”
 Chanakya - “There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.”

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