A pioneer in the field of economics,administration,politics,military strategy and a true scholar from Takshila (Taxila) University.He was also the chief architect of the Maurya empire and a kingmaker.He was the one who educated Chandragupta Maurya,who later on founded the Maurya empire. His works ‘Arthashastra’ and ‘Neetishastra; are considered classics around the world.
The Arthashastra discusses monetary and fiscal policies, welfare, international relations, and war strategies in detail. The text mysteriously disappeared by around 12th century only to resurface in 1904 in the Mysore Orient Library.Neetishastra is a treatise on the ideal way of life, and shows Chanakya’s in-depth study of the Indian way of life.
A few famous quotes by Chanakya:
“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.”
“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.”
The fragrance of flowers spreads, only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.”
“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”
“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.”