Quotes of Chanakya Neeti for Working Professionals

Chanakya, one of India's earliest leadership gurus, offers timeless wisdom on leadership and navigating life's challenges. Here are some of his insightful quotes for working professionals.

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first." ~ Chanakya

On Being Smart:

“Humbleness is at the root of self-control.” ~ Chanakya

On Self-Control:

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

On Working Sincerely:

“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 should you go ahead.” ~ Chanakya

Think Before You Leap:

“Just as a mirror reflects a man's face, his personality is reflected in his choice of friends. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends are, in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.” ~ Chanakya

On How Company Reflects Personality:

“There are only two ways of dealing with evil persons or thorns. Crush them under your boot or stay far away from them.” ~ Chanakya

On Dealing with Enemies:

“He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.” ~ Chanakya

On Being Prepared for the Worst:

“Never reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise counsel, keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.” ~ Chanakya

On Letting Your Work Speak:

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