Chanakya quotes on leadership

"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."

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

"He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy."

"Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune."

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

"Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform."

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."