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

Chanakya was a 4th century BC, Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Artha-shastra.

This is the list of ten of his most popular quotes.

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
The biggest secret is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
A man is born alone and dies alone, and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone, and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
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.
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
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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