Indian Proverbs

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


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

duty proverbs

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

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

faith proverbs

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

opportunity proverbs

A smile you sent, will always return.

proverbs smile

Anger ends in cruelty.

anger proverbs

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.

proverbs good and evil

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

gratitude proverbs

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


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

friendship proverbs

Even a cat is a lion in her own lair.


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

proverbs self-determination

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

friendship proverbs

Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

anger proverbs

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

adversity gratitude proverbs

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


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.

bad company proverbs

Large desire is endless poverty.

proverbs desire

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

pessimistic life proverbs

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

listening life proverbs

No one was ever lost on a straight road.

being good proverbs

Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.

nonviolence proverbs

Separation secures manifest friendship.


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

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


To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.

proverbs mediocrity

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

proverbs dance

When the devil leaves, heaven comes in.


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

proverbs God

You can never enter the same river twice.

proverbs interesting

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


You can only lean against that which resists.


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

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