Indian Proverbs & Sayings (394 Proverbs)


  • The cock goes to town for only four days and returns home a peacock.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Never strike your wife, not even with a flower.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • If you gently touch a nettle it'll sting you for your pains; grasp it like a lad of mettle, an' as soft as silk remains.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • For the first five years of your son's life treat him as a prince, for the next ten years as a slave, then as a friend for the rest of his life.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Without men in the neighborhood all the women are chaste.
    (Indian Proverb)


  • True happiness lies in giving it to others.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • The sandal tree perfumes the axe that fells it.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Since love departs at dawn, create, O God, a night that has no morn.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Hypocrisy is a homage that vice pays to virtue.
    (Indian Proverb)


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