Chanakya (c. 4th century BCE) 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. As such, he is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics.
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Generosity pleasing address courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired but are inbred qualities.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
When one is consumed by the sorrows of life three things give him relief: offspring a wife and the company of the Lord's devotees.
A blade of grass is light cotton, is lighter the beggar, is infinitely lighter still. Why then does not the wind carry him away? Because it fears that he may ask alms of him.
Excessive attachment to sense pleasures leads to bondage and detachment from sense pleasures leads to liberation, therefore it is the mind alone that is responsible for bondage or liberation.
Scriptural lessons not put into practice are poison, a meal is poison to him who suffers from indigestion, a social gathering is poison to a poverty stricken person, and a young wife is poison to an aged man.
One destitute of wealth is not destitute he is indeed rich (if he is learned), but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way.