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Chanakya was an Indian teacher, great philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. Traditionally he was also referred as Kautilya or Vishnugupt, who was considered the pioneer of the political science and economics in India.

A book called Chankya Neeti was written which has 17 chapters in it and below are some important and famous quotes from Chapter 1.

He said:

It is unwise to advice fool, caring a woman of loose character and to be in a company of a sad fellow.
House which has a venomous snake is not suitable for living. In the same manner a house having a wife who is ill tempered with low morale, deceitful friends and with impolite talkative servants is also not suitable for a living.

An intelligent person should always save money for the bad days and must protect his woman even at the cost of money that he saved for the bad days.

According to Chanakya money is one of the most significant assets a man must have because it brings the honor, support and also makes the person capable of dealing with calamities.

He quoted that there is no benefit to live in a country or region where a person cannot find an employment, respect, well-wishers and education.

A man should not live in a place where there is no law and order, where people are shameless, where no clever man exists and people who lack in spirit of charity also where no art exists.

One of the best quotes which i like from the chapter is below:

Do not even spend even a single day in those places where you cannot find following five:

  1. A prosperous Businessman
  2. Well versed Brahman
  3. Soldiers for protection
  4. River
  5. Doctor for treatment

You can test whether a wife is good or not when your wealth is lost, a friends when you are in need, relatives at the time of crises and a servant when you are on some important mission.

A person who cannot decide his goal cannot win.

Whoever helped you at the time of illness, famines, misfortunes and invasion is your true brother in real sense.