Indian Proverbs

Most popular Indian proverbs quotes

Anger ends in cruelty.

proverbs anger

Large desire is endless poverty.

proverbs desire

A smile you sent, will always return.

proverbs smile

Even a cat is a lion in her own lair.


Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.

nonviolence proverbs

When the devil leaves, heaven comes in.


Separation secures manifest friendship.


No one was ever lost on a straight road.

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Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

proverbs life listening

You can never enter the same river twice.

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To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.

proverbs mediocrity

You can only lean against that which resists.


To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

proverbs dance

Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

proverbs anger

Don't let grass grow on the path of friendship.

proverbs friendship

Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.


Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny.

self-determination proverbs

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.

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You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans.


The crab instructs its young, "Walk straight ahead—like me."
— Indian proverb

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I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.

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When we take one step toward to God, he takes seven steps toward us.

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If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodiles.
— Indian proverb


A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.

faith proverbs

If you're going to live by the river, make friends with the crocodile.


A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can't be saved.

opportunity proverbs

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.

proverbs gratitude

Talk to your children while they are eating; what you say will stay even after you are gone.

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The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.

duty proverbs

These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.


Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.

proverbs life

The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.

proverbs wise

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.

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Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults. Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; Subdue untruthful men by truthfulness; Vanquish an angry man by gentleness; And overcome the evil man by goodness.

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