Monday, January 11, 2016

Quotes on Integrity, by Chanakya.

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people end up in difficulties first.

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: why I am 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.

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 biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep a secret with you, do not expect that others will keep it? It will destroy you.

The king shall lose no time when the opportunity waited for arrives.

If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. If he is reckless, they will not only be reckless likewise, but also eat into his works.

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.

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

Time perfects men as well as destroys them.

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.

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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