Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra.
“God is not present in idols your feelings are your god, the soul is your temple”
“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interest.This is bitter truth.”
“A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first, and honest people are screwed first”.
“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.”
“The biggest guru mantra is: Never share your secrets with anyone.
It will destroy you.”
“Learn from the mistakes of others, you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!
“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”
“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”