Came across these quotes which are attributed to Chanakya, the master strategist, administrator and Political Guru who lived between 350 BC to 275 BC. That is, some 300 years before the birth of Christ.
A GREAT INDIAN POLITICIAN, STRATEGIST AND WRITER
Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are victimized 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."
"There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
"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."
"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
"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."
"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.."
"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next fiveyears, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."