Author: R K MurthiPublisher: Pustak MahalYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 98ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788122309065
Proverbs are short well-known sentences or phrases that tell a general truth about life or offer advice. In other words, they present the gist of a moral tale or a fable prevalent in a specific society. And because of their universal appeal, many of these proverbs have crossed their social barriers, and have become part of the human-consciousness in general.In this book, many popular proverbs driving home some universal moral ideas have been compiled from different sources and cultural backgrounds. Besides many others, we have some of the most popular ones like: It is never too late to learn; Necessity is the mother of invention; Self-help is the best help; etc.Given their popularity and universal acceptance, the stories connected to them have an appeal for the children and adults alike. Also, this specific illustrative format serves to enhance the recall-value of the proverbs besides affording the pleasure of interesting reading.Truly a treasure-trove you can delve into anytime to improve your knowledge and expand your horizon.
1. Don’t cry wolf once too often2. Count not your chickens before they are hatched3. Silence is golden4. Tact wins where might fails5. A greased mouth cannot say ‘no’6. Good Samaritan: nearest to god7. Never a quisling be8. Pride hath its fall9. The future is not ours to see10. The grass looks greener on the other side11. The poor are truly free when their needs are a few12. Practice makes one perfect13. Self-help is the best help14. Slow and steady wins the race15. Truth always triumphs16. Beauty is only skin deep17. Don’t bite more than you can chew18. Don’t kill the goose that lays golden eggs19. Give a dog a bad name and hang it20. Now is the time to live21. Kindness pays22. Necessity is the mother of invention23. Impossible is often the untried24. If the beard were all, a goat might preach25. Obey the law or be damned26. Charity begins at home27. All are equal in the eyes of the law28. All is fail in love and war29. An enemy’s enemy is a friend30. No army can fight on an empty stomach31. Tit for tat32. Hell hath no fury like a woman spurned33. None but the brave deserve the crown34. To kill two birds with one stone35. He who has an art has everywhere a part36. It is never too late to learn37. Wisdom is nothing but earthly commonsense38. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing39. Haste makes waste40. A friend in need is a friend indeed41. Unity is strength.