25 Best Chanakya Quotes 

Chanakya is a great Indian economist, philosopher, teacher and royal advisor. He also knew with the name Vishnugupta and Kautilya, the author of Arthashastra (Ancient Indian Political Treatise). His words are famous all over the country and in many countries and many people follow Chanakya niti in their personal life to get the best solution of every problem.


 If you really want to achieve something or want to live peacefully, then you should follow Chanakya Quotes and remember his thoughts to get the best advice of most of the situations. He has given the solution of many problems in love life, for success, for students, on politics, on money and on war as well.

Have a short look on the best Chanakya Quotes which we have added below:


25 best chanakya quotes



Chanakya Quotes on Love

  • There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth
  • The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
  • If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?



  • A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
  • A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.


Chanakya Quotes on Success for Students


  • 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.
  • The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
  • The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.



  • A person who cannot decide his goal, simply cannot win.
  • Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.


Chanakya Quotes on Politics & Money

  • Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
  • A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
  • Avoid those who talk sweetly in front of you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.


  • You should be shameless while learning, negotiating in business, and having food.
  • Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.

Chanakya Quotes on Leadership


  • 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.
  • Do not display anger towards your opponent in public.



  • There are three gems upon this earth: Food, Water and Pleasing words – Fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.
  • Win over an egoist by showing him respect, a wise person by truth, and a crazy person by letting him behave in an insane manner.
  • A man can only lead a healthy and hassle-free life until he comes across these 4 poisons in his life: Half-knowledge, digestion problems, forgetting roots, lust for younger women.


Chanakya Quotes in Sanskrit


  • कश्चित् कस्यचिन्मित्रं, न कश्चित् कस्यचित् रिपु:। अर्थतस्तु निबध्यन्ते, मित्राणि रिपवस्तथा ॥
  • यस्मिन् देशे न सम्मानो न वृत्तिर्न च बान्धवाः। न च विद्यागमोऽप्यस्ति वासस्तत्र न कारयेत् ॥
  • माता यस्य गृहे नास्ति भार्या चाप्रियवादिनी। अरण्यं तेन गन्तव्यं यथारण्यं तथा गृहम् ॥



  • मूर्खशिष्योपदेशेन दुष्टास्त्रीभरणेन च। दुःखितैः सम्प्रयोगेण पण्डितोऽप्यवसीदति॥
  • आपदर्थे धनं रक्षेद् दारान् रक्षेद् धनैरपि। आत्मानं सततं रक्षेद् दारैरपि धनैरपि ॥


Chanakya Quotes on war


  • Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
  • As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is imminent what can you do?


  • God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.
  • As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
  • The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.