English Proverbs – A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED

Proverb Expansion A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. The lines from Hamlet have a string of doubt behind them. Shakespeare himself was betrayed by one of his fast friends who stole his beloved. In ‘As You … Read more

English Proverbs – GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

Proverb Expansion GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES Dependence is the worst enemy of man. It leads to desperation and suicides. A man who just believes in fate alone and does not make efforts walks on a slippery ground. He may fall any moment and lose all the strength that God has given him. He … Read more

English Proverbs – EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT

Proverb Expansion  EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT We are in the habit of giving sermons to others. People advise others on any issue that comes up. Before we tender advice to others we should introspect ourselves. If we smoke and ask the children not to smoke it won’t have any impression on the boys. They may not smoke out … Read more

English Proverbs – BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

Proverb Expansion BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER Go to Jamuna Pushta i.e. the barrage on river Jamuna in Delhi. You’ll come across groups of people – young and old – girls and boys – rich and poor – highly educated and illiterate – all having a common purpose -consuming drugs in one form or … Read more

English Proverbs – A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

Proverb Expansion A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE Man is himself responsible for the problems that he creates for his family or for himself. The problems must be sorted out as soon as they start. If the child starts feeling inferiority complex he must be dealt with at an early stage or his career would … Read more

English Proverbs – TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE DIVINE

Proverb Expansion TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE DIVINE To commit mistakes is normal with man. According to Christian mythology the first man and woman Adam and Eve committed a sin by disobeying their creator. They were tempted to eat the fruit of the tree of wisdom. Thus they lost the simplicity that God had … Read more

English Proverbs – WISDOM LIES IN CUTTING ONE’S COAT ACCORDING TO ONE’S CLOTH

Proverb Expansion WISDOM LIES IN CUTTING ONE’S COAT ACCORDING TO ONE’S CLOTH Wisdom means making the best use of available resources or opportunities to the maximum advantage to oneself by using the best judgment. The type of coat a person has to choose depends upon the size of cloth he has with him. If a … Read more

English Proverbs -WORK IS WORSHIP

Proverb Expansion WORK IS WORSHIP Any deed that does not hurt another person, and is aimed at the well-being of others, is equal to prayer. Such a deed will bring happiness and satisfaction to the doer and the receiver. Worship does not merely mean spending long hour in prayer and meditation. Any noble work that … Read more

English Proverbs -WHO KNOWS MOST SAYS LEAST

Proverb Expansion WHO KNOWS MOST SAYS LEAST Empty-headed people are often talkative. But their utterances are meaningless. They try to talk much to prove what they are at. They cannot impress their listeners and even confuse them. But a learned person talks much less. He talks to the point and also at the apt time. … Read more

English Proverbs -WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY

Proverb Expansion WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY The meaning of the proverb is that if we are determined to do a thing, we can certainly find a way to do it. It is will-power that enables us to succeed. Nothing is impossible for a man who has strong will-power and a … Read more

English Proverbs – WHERE ONE DOOR SHUTS, ANOTHER OPENS

Proverb Expansion WHERE ONE DOOR SHUTS, ANOTHER OPENS Life on this earth is a struggle for existence. We have to face innumerable difficulties in life. When one problem is solved, another one appears. We should not get disappointed in such a situation. It is how we face each problem that counts. An optimist will find … Read more

English Proverbs -WHAT CANNOT BE CURED MUST BE ENDURED

Proverb Expansion WHAT CANNOT BE CURED MUST BE ENDURED We face many obstacles and problems in our lives. We have succeeded in finding solutions to some of them by our effort. But even if we try hard, we are not able to solve some problems or difficulties in our lives. The only thing left before … Read more

English Proverbs -WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE

Proverb Expansion WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE Beginnings are always difficult and so a good beginning is very important. It is a fact that when we start any task in a good manner, it reaches its heights successfully. A good start in anything is important for its successful completion. A bad beginning will have an … Read more

English Proverbs -WE LIVE IN DEEDS, NOT IN YEARS

Proverb Expansion WE LIVE IN DEEDS, NOT IN YEARS This proverb means that the worth or value of our life depends not upon the years we live, but upon the good or useful deeds we do in this world. Most people usually pray for a long life. But it is not life that matters, but … Read more

English Proverbs – WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

Proverb Expansion WASTE NOT, WANT NOT Nature has provided everything that man needs for his existence. He is to use them carefully and prudently. If he wastes the gifts of nature, he and the future generations will suffer. There are many renewable and non-renewable resources in nature. Resources like coal, petroleum and minerals are non-renewable. … Read more