Indian Proverbs (394 Proverbs)


  • A blind man sat behind a pile of stones and thought that nobody could see him.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch -- both cannot be saved.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Better than the ignorant are those who read books; better still are those who retain what they read; even better are those who understand it; the best of all are those who go to work.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A house without a child is like a tomb.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • All we can hold in our cold dead hands is what we have given away.
    (Indian Proverb)


  • A beggar himself, can he afford to have one asking for alms at his door?
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Before you build a house you have to dig a pit.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A good well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future, and every morning is a vision of hope.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • All the water in the sea doesn't even reach the knees of the man who fears not death.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A beautiful woman belongs to everyone; an ugly one is yours alone.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A meal without flesh is like feeding on grass.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Be peaceful yet vigilant -- a sheep will bite someone without a stick.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Deceive me about the price but not about the goods.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A house without a woman is the devil's own lodging.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Be like a camel -- carrying sweets but dining on thorns.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A fight in your neighbor's house is refreshing.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Can the monkey know the taste of ginger?
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A man without money is like a bow without arrows.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Be careful for deep water and dogs that do not bark.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A dog will not make himself look like a horse just by cutting off his tail.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • After eating nine hundred rats, the cat is now going on a pilgrimage.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A man without a woman is only half a man.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • Be bad to the bad; good to the good; be a flower to other flowers and a thorn to other thorns.
    (Indian Proverb)

  • A doctor is only a doctor when he has killed one or two patients.
    (Indian Proverb)


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