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 Chanakya - “He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.”
 Chanakya - “Therefore kings gather round themselves men of good families, for they never forsake them either at the beginning, the middle or the end.”
 Chanakya - “Offspring, friends and relatives flee from a devotee of the Lord yet those who follow him bring merit to their families through their devotion.”
 Chanakya - “The duration of life is uncertain, and the place of habitation is uncertain but in all this inconsistent world religious merit alone is immovable.”
 Chanakya - “He who is engrossed in family life will never acquire knowledge there can be no mercy in the eater of flesh the greedy man will not be truthful and purity will not be found in a woman a hunter.”
 Chanakya - “If the king is virtuous, then the subjects are also virtuous. If the king is sinful, then the subjects also become sinful. If he is mediocre, then the subjects are mediocre. The subjects follow the example of the king. In short, as is the king so are the subjects.”
 Chanakya - “A wise man should not divulge the formula of a medicine which he has well prepared an act of charity which he has performed domestic conflicts private affairs with his wife poorly prepared food he may have been offered or slang he may have heard.”
 Chanakya - “Water is the medicine for indigestion it is invigorating when the food that is eaten is well digested it is like nectar when drunk in the middle of a dinner and it is like poison when taken at the end of a meal.”
 Chanakya - “To wake at the proper time to take a bold stand and fight to make a fair division (of property) among relations and to earn one's own bread by personal exertion are the four excellent things to be learned from a cock.”
 Chanakya - “Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.”
 Chanakya - “O lady, why are you gazing downward Has something of yours fallen on the ground (She replies) O fool, can you not understand the pearl of my youth has slipped away”
 Chanakya - “If the bees which seek the liquid oozing from the head of a lust-intoxicated elephant are driven away by the flapping of his ears, then the elephant has lost only the ornament of his head. The bees are quite happy in the lotus filled lake.”
 Chanakya - “Women have hunger two-fold, shyness four-fold, daring six-fold, and lust eight-fold as compared to men.”
 Chanakya - “He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.”
 Chanakya - “A wise man should not reveal his loss of wealth, the vexation of his mind, the misconduct of his own wife, base words spoken by others, and disgrace that has befallen him.”
 Chanakya - “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.”
 Chanakya - “It is better to live under a tree in a jungle inhabited by tigers and elephants, to maintain oneself in such a place with ripe fruits and spring water, to lie down on grass and to wear the ragged barks of trees than to live amongst one's relations when reduced to poverty.”
 Chanakya - “He who regards another's wife as his mother, the wealth that does not belong to him as a lump of mud, and the pleasure and pain of all other living beings as his own -- truly sees things in the right perspective, and he is a true pandit.”
 Chanakya - “How can he who seeks sense gratification acquire knowledge, and he who possesses knowledge enjoy mundane sense pleasure”
 Chanakya - “Perfection can be achieved only through devotion (to the Supreme Lord) for devotion is the basis of all success.”
 Chanakya - “The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.”
 Chanakya - “We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future men of discernment deal only with the present moment.”
 Chanakya - “Those parents who do not educate their sons are their enemies for as is a crane among swans, so are ignorant so are ignorant sons in a public assembly.”
 Chanakya - “There are two ways to get rid of thorns and wicked persons using footwear in the first case and in the second shaming them so that they cannot raise their faces again thus keeping them at a distance.”
 Chanakya - “Poverty, disease, sorrow, imprisonment and other evils are the fruits borne by the tree of one's own sins.”

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