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Save your wealth against future calamity. Do not say, "What fear has a rich man of
calamity?" Wealth sometimes vanishes away and large accumulations perish.
Chanakya

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul;
when death is immanent what can you do?
Chanakya

A reckless king will easily fall into the hands of his enemies. Hence the king shall ever be 
wakeful.
Chanakya

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to
contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
Chanakya

He shall despise none, but hear the opinions of all. A wise man shall make use of even a
child's sensible utterance.
Chanakya

Women eat double than men. They have four times more wisdom than men, they have six
times more courage, and eight times more sensual urge than men.
Chanakya

There are three gems on this earth: food, water, and pleasing words – fools consider pieces
of rocks as gems.
Chanakya

A father who is a chronic debtor, an adulterous mother, a beautiful wife, and an unlearned
son are enemies in one's own home.
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We return evil for evil, in which there is no sin, for it is necessary to pay a wicked man in his
own coin.
Chanakya

Do not put your trust in rivers, men who carry weapons, beasts with claws or horns, women
and members of a royal family.
Chanakya

A reckless king will easily fall into the hands of his enemies. Hence the king shall ever be
wakeful.
Chanakya

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other
people, and the fool; these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
Chanakya

He whose son is obedient to him, whose wife's conduct is in accordance with his wishes and
who is content with his riches has the heaven here on earth.
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 king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.
Chanakya

Whoever helps you at the time of illness, misfortune, famines and invasion is your true
brother in real sense.
Chanakya

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

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
Chanakya

As water collected in a tank gets pure by filtration, so accumulated wealth is preserved by
being employed in charity.
Chanakya

One should save money against hard times, save his wife against spending or sacrificing the
money and one should save self at the cost of the wife and the riches.
Chanakya

Time perfects men as well as destroys them.
Chanakya

The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you can not keep
secret with you, do not expect that others will keep it? It will destroy you.
Chanakya

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others
can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
Chanakya

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