7 Chanakya Niti Quotes on Friendship

Here are 7 Chanakya Niti quotes which you should ponder upon before you trust a person and befriend him. Chanakya quotes find its relevance even in the modern era due to its nature of comments on diverse areas of an individual’s life.

1.      Avoid people who talk sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.

2.      Do not put trust on a bad companion nor even on an ordinary friend, for if he gets angry with you, he may disclose your secrets to others.

3.      He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious, whose vision impure, and who is notoriously crooked, is rapidly ruined.

4.      He who runs away from a fearful calamity, a foreign invasion, a terrible famine, and the companionship of wicked men is safe.

5.      Do not keep company with a fool for as we can see he is a two legged beast. Like an unseen thorn he pierces the heart with his sharp words.

6.      Consider again and again the following: the right time, the right friends, the right place, the right means of income, the right ways of spending, and from whom you derive your power.

7.      We should repay the favours of others by acts of kindness, so also should we return evil for evil in which there is no sin, for it is necessary to pay a wicked man in his own coin.

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