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Asian-Indian Proverbs (Part 3)

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64. The customers are known to the shopkeepers.

65. The diamond in your belly sparkles on your face.

66. The fall is nobody's sire.

67. The gardener had not yet dug out the radish, when the beggar held the alms-bowl in front of him.

68. The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires.

69. The one who teaches is the giver of eyes.

70. The tip of a finger cannot be touched by itself.

71. The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean.

72. The wind sweeps the road clean.

73. The wise must be respected, even when the advice they give is not suitable.

74. There are none so deaf as those who will not hear advice.

75. They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others.

76. They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.

77. To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.

78. Truth has but one color, a lie has many.

79. Waste makes want.

80. Waste not wants not.

81. When a camel is at the foot of a mountain then judge of his height.

82. When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.

83. When I drown, the whole world drowns.

84. When pumpkins are watered, brinjals [small plants] also get watered.

85. When rogues fallout, honest men come by their own.

86. Where there is no honey, we have to make do with treacle.

87. Where there is sunshine, there is also shade.

88. Why would a man without a bow look for arrows?

89. Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

90. You can buy everything, except a father and a mother.

91. You cannot cook one half of the chicken and leave the other lay eggs.

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92. You sometimes forget the harm that was done to you, but never the harm you have done to others.

Source: proverbatim.com


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