A person should not be too honest. Just as straight trees.
are chopped-down first, honest people are taken advantage of first.
Variant: A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut
first and honest people are screwed first.
A rich man has many friends.
A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as lusty as a man.
An egoist can be won over by being respected, a crazy person
can be won over by allowing him to behave in an insane manner
and a wise person can be won over by truth.
As centesimal droppings will fill a pot so also are knowledge, virtue and wealth gradually obtained.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions
— Why am I doing it? What the results might be? And Will I
Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these
questions, go ahead.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere.
Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is
He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious, whose vision
impure, and who is notoriously crooked, is rapidly ruined.
If you get to learn something even from the worst of creatures,
In a state where the ruler lives like a common man, the citizens
live like kings do. And in the state where the ruler lives like a king,
the citizens live like beggars do.
Jealousy is another name for failure.
Never go on a long journey alone.
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status.
Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and
don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of
pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up
the search of knowledge.
The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody.
It will destroy you.
The four greatest enemies of a man are — the father who has taken
a loan, the characterless mother, the beautiful but promiscuous wife
and the stupid child.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no
friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
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.
Whores don't live in company of poor men, birds don't build nests
on a tree that doesn't bear fruits and citizens never support a weak
Wise men should never go into a country where there are no means
of earning one's livelihood, where the people have no dread of anybody,
have no sense of shame, no intelligence, or a charitable disposition.
I knew story of chanakya and chandragupta,
Chanakya was as hard as a rock, but never read his quotes,
His sayings reveal the bitter facts of life, hard to digest, but every word is right, and some quotes are like puzzles to us
as in "Books are to stupid persons as mirror to blind person",
may be he wanted to say, we should learn more from our life not from just books... may be..
He is one of a kind person, His way of trimming chandragupta is is amazing, schools should adopt some of his teaching methods,
Vandana, thankyou... will wait for more such posts..