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Indian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Indian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“A thief thinks everybody steals.”
– Indian Proverb

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“There is no hand to catch time.”
– Indian Proverb

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“When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him.”
– Indian Proverb

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“Where the needle goes, the thread follows.”
– Indian Proverb

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“When you have an ass for a friend, expect nothing but kicks.”
– Indian Proverb

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“Don’t poison someone whom you can kill with sweets.”
– Indian Proverb

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“I have lanced many boils, but none pained like my own.”
– Indian Proverb

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“Walking slowly, even the donkey will reach Lhasa.”
– Indian Proverb

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“When a camel is at the foot of a mountain only then judge his height.”
– Indian Proverb

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“One man’s house burns so that another may warm himself.”
– Indian Proverb

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“They who dream for too long will become like their shadow.”
– Indian Proverb

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“Pull someone by the ears and his head will follow.”
– Indian Proverb

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“You may look up for inspiration or look down in desperation but do not look sideways for information..”
– Indian Proverb

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“We are both queens, so who will hang out the laundry?”
– Indian Proverb

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“The first day a guest, the second day a guest, the third day a calamity.”
– Indian Proverb

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“He who does not climb, will not fall either.”
– Indian Proverb

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“The thief that is not caught is a king.”
– Indian Proverb

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Indian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Indian Expressions and Sayings

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“We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
– Indian Expression

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The three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, humankind to himself.”

– Indian Expression

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“Austerity is an ornament, humility is honorable.”
– Indian Expression

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“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.”
– Indian Expression

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Ancient Indian Wisdom

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“Don’t bargain for fish which are still in the water.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“Alertness and courage are life’s shields.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“To quarrel with a man of a good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can’t be saved.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“You sometimes forget the harm that was done to you, but never the harm you have done to others.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“I had no shoes and complained until I saw a man who had no feet.”
– Indian Wisdom

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

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Indian Wisdom

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“In a tree that you can’t climb, there are always a thousand fruits.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“The eyes do not see what the mind does not want.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“Great anger is more destructive than the sword.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“Certain things capture the eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”
– Indian Wisdom

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“Life is a bridge, cross over it, but build no house on it.”
– Indian Wisdom

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Indian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Hindu Proverbs


Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all moral creatures must depend on each other to exist.”

– Hindu Proverbs

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“Great minds discuss ideas, medium minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people..”
– Hindu Proverbs

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“A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to describe all the marvels of the Himalaya.”
– Hindu Proverbs

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“To control the mind is like trying to control a drunken monkey that has been bitten by a scorpion.”
– Hindu Proverbs

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“Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all moral creatures must depend on each other to exist.”
– Hindu Proverbs

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Indian Quotes, and Sayings

India

  • Country:                     Republic of India
  • Hindi:                         Bhārat Gaṇarājya
  • Capital:                      New Delhi
  • Largest city:              Mumbai
  • Population:               1.3 billion

Indian Sayings

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Famous Indians

  • Ashoka (c 269 BCE to 232 BCE)
  • Buddha (c 560BC – c 460BC)
  • Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539) 
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)
  • Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) 
  • Narendra Modi (1950 – ) 
  • Amitabh Bachchan (1942 – ) 
  • Priyanka Chopra (1982 – )
  • Shah Rukh Khan (1965 – )
  • Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941)
  • Dr S. Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975)
  • Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949)
  • Sachin Tendulkar (1973 – )

Quotes by Famous Indians

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Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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The future depends on what we do in the present.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Action expresses priorities.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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If you don’t ask, you don’t get it.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Where there is love there is life.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Indian Sayings

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“When you have an ass for a friend, expect nothing but kicks.”
– Indian Proverb

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