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(Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC 75 BC)


"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years.
For the next five years, scold them.
By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend.
Your grown up children are your best friends."
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A person should not be too honest.
Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
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"Even if a snake is not poisonous,
it should pretend to be venomous."
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"Before you start some work,
always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it,
What the results might be and Will I be successful.
Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
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"Once you start a working on something,
don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it.
People who work sincerely are the happiest.")
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"Books are as useful to a stupid person
as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
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"Education is the best friend.
An educated person is respected everywhere.
Education beats the beauty and the youth."
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Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status.
Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
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Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing,
but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty,
a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
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The biggest guru-mantra is:
never share your secrets with anybody.
It will destroy you.
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The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
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The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog
which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.
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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.
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The serpent, the king, the tiger,
the stinging wasp, the small child,
the dog owned by other people, and the fool:
these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
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The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
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There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease
like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
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There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
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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.
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“Water is the medicine for indigestion;
it is invigorating when the food that is eaten is well digested;
it is like nectar when drunk in the middle of a dinner;
and it is like poison when taken at the end of a meal.”
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“Even as the unborn babe is in the womb of his mother,
these five are fixed as his life destiny: his life span, his
activities, his acquisition of wealth and knowledge, and his time of death.”
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“Education is the best friend.
An educated person is respected everywhere.
Education beats the beauty and the youth.”
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“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.”
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“O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others.
The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.”
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“Rain which falls upon the sea is useless;
so is food for one who is satiated;
in vain is a gift for one who is wealthy;
and a burning lamp during the daytime is useless.”
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“Knowledge is lost without putting it into practice;
a man is lost due to ignorance;
an army is lost without a commander;
and a woman is lost without a husband.”
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