English Proverbs-APPEARANCES ARE DECEPTIVE

Proverb Expansion APPEARANCES ARE DECEPTIVE Bright things are attractive and sometimes remove the drudgery of life. But some bright things may just beguile us. A pair of bright blue eyes may make thousands of people mad. They belong to none of them. They just pine for them. The beautiful silvery clouds trailing in the sky … Read more English Proverbs-APPEARANCES ARE DECEPTIVE

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

Proverb Expansion WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY ‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet’ said William Blake. One has to ascend the highest range of determination to achieve an aim. An effort done halfheartedly seldom fructifies. History of mankind shows that man, a descendent of ape, has changed the … Read more English Proverbs-WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

English Proverbs-VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

Proverb Expansion VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE The man who tells the same thing every day is considered a big bore by his companions. Spices add to the taste of food, so does variety in life. Young boys and girls get tired of dresses that they wear for a long time. They feel themselves conservative, the word that they … Read more English Proverbs-VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

English Proverbs-PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT

Proverb Expansion PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT Mere knowledge of a thing may not be useful. One has to practice it to have control over it. Perfection ‘can’ be achieved only through practice. We can see it in our studies every day. We may know a rule in Accountancy. But we can’t have perfection in the … Read more English Proverbs-PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT

English Proverbs- KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Proverb Expansion  KNOWLEDGE IS POWER There is a saying Sanskrit that a king is respected only in his kingdom. But a scholar is respected everywhere. In ancient times the saints, Rishis and Acharyas were not only respected by kings they also guided the kings in their administration. The Minister of a Kshatriya king was generally … Read more English Proverbs- KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

English Proverbs-HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES OR A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER

Proverb Expansion HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES OR A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER When Keats wrote the immortal line ‘A Thing of beauty is a joy for ever’ he was himself a burgeoning flower. He had his own poetic fancies far from the realities of the world. Youth has its own conception. … Read more English Proverbs-HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES OR A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER

English Proverbs -THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Proverb Expansion THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD There is a saying in Sanskrit that a king rules only his own kingdom while a scholar has a sway over the whole world. Of course since the beginning of the world the principle of might is right has been followed. The physically superior eliminates the … Read more English Proverbs -THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

English Proverbs – THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD OR MOTHER — THE FIRST AND THE BEST TEACHER

Proverb Expansion THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD OR MOTHER — THE FIRST AND THE BEST TEACHER There is a saying in Sanskrit that ‘Janani Janmabhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi.’ It just means that mother and the motherland are more important even than heaven. It is the mother who sees the first smile on … Read more English Proverbs – THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD OR MOTHER — THE FIRST AND THE BEST TEACHER

English Proverbs -SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Proverb Expansion SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE  The old fable wherein the tortoise won the race even when it could not run like the hare has grown rather stale yet the truth it depicts remains. Some people are full of enthusiasm at a particular moment. Their actions are full of vigour and speed. Still … Read more English Proverbs -SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

English Proverbs – SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD

Proverb Expansion SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD Milton was sad that he could not serve his creator for he had gone blind. But he consoled himself by saying ‘they also serve who stand and wait’. It was a poor consolation. His real solace lay in the fact that billions and billions of people do His purpose in the world. … Read more English Proverbs – SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD

English Proverbs -ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

Proverb Expansion ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY A great achievement requires persistent efforts and planning, European civilization is indebted to Roman Civilization and culture, developed in the ancient city of Rome. Rome, in the past, was considered an archaeological wonder. But it did not reach its zenith in a day. The Roman Empire … Read more English Proverbs -ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

English Proverbs – ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS

Proverb Expansion  ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS Moss, that green plant sticks to stones and covers still water in damp climate. It may not be a useful thing. But it sticks and symbolizes addition to anything that does not shift from place to place. A stone that moves has no moss. A man who changes his stand … Read more English Proverbs – ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS

English Proverbs -PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Proverb Expansion PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is an old saying. Most of our diseases are because of malnutrition. A very large number of people, now a day, suffer from cardiac trouble. It generally originates from high blood pressure. It is not an infectious disease that we catch from others, nor is it a … Read more English Proverbs -PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

English Proverbs – NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Proverb Expansion  NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION ‘Mater artium necessitas’ goes the Latin proverb i.e. Necessity is the mother of invention. But St. Augustine went a step further when he said ‘Necessitas non habet legem’ i.e. necessity knows no law. It just means that when a scientist feels that the human beings require a certain facility he tries to … Read more English Proverbs – NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

English Proverbs – AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP

Proverb Expansion AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP According to the natural laws every action has equal and opposite reaction. If we plant a sapling of rose or mango we shall have rose and mango.  But if we plant cactus we shall have the thorny cactus. It is equally true in the life of … Read more English Proverbs – AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP