Wisdom Tree

Wisdom Tree

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are victimised first

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous 

The biggest guru-mantra is never share your secrets with anybody! It will destroy you 

As soon as fear approaches near, attack and destroy it

Treat your kids like darlings for the first five years. For the next five years scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like friends. Your grown up children are your best friends

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

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interest. This is a bitter truth

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

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions

A man is great by deeds, not by birth

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is to a blind person 

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


--Quotes by Chanakya, Indian politician, strategist and writer from 2,300 years ago

July 2009

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