Top 15 Chanakya Neeti for us

Chanakya – Indian political strategist and writer. He was adviser to the first Mauryan emperor Candragupta, who played the most important role in rise of Mauryan  dynasty. He was popularly called as – Vishnugupta, Kautilya and Chanakya.


Well known for his sharp & intelligent statesmanship and a strict & practical administrator, world acknowledges him as the greatest of diplomats of the world. He was a great visionary. His strong knowledge and foresightedness along with the natural skill of politics of expediency founded the Mauryan empire in India. He was strong believer of democratic values and was a gutsy speaker, he speak his heart out even in front of the rulers. Politics was his forte and he was having deep understanding of Economics.

Even in today’s world his ideas and principles show concurrence and validity in most of the departments. Curious Nerve is listing down his 15 popular Neeti (policies) which can be very useful in our daily life….

1. A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

2. A debt should be paid off till the last penny; just like the enemy who should be destroyed without a trace.

3. We should not fret for what is past, not should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

4. The biggest guru-mantra is to never share your business secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.

5. Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

6. One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

7. He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.

8. Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What results might be and will I be successful?  Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

9. Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

10. The treasury is more important than the army as the latter can be raised and maintained only with the help of the treasury.

11. Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.

12.  As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

13. A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first.

14. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

At last…the best one :

15. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!

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