Sanskrit Proverbs

By | March 1, 2016

Sayings of Sanskrit origin

Sanskrit language, an Old Indo-Aryan language in which the most ancient documents are the Vedas, composed in what is called Vedic Sanskrit.

 

Sanskrit Proverbs

Fear is the fever of life.

The wise must be respected, even when the advice they give is not suitable.

To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.

A sin that is confessed is less heavy to bear.

There is nothing like knowledge in this world.

All we can hold in our cold dead hands is what we have given away.

Life is a cycle of happiness followed by sufferings and vice versa.

A house without a child is like a tomb.

Where there is no honey, we have to make do with treacle.

Truth has but one color, a lie has many.

Take a close look at today, because yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is barely a vision.

Wisdom is the right measure of one’s strength.

Education is god in the realm of practical world.

There are none so deaf as those who will not hear advice.

A woman’s appetite is twice that of a man’s; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.

A good well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future, and every morning is a vision of hope.

Virtue is adored everywhere.

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures is like a blacksmith’s bellows. He breathes, but does not live.

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day.

Silence could be used as a tool to accomplish things.

What nectar can be drunk with the ears? Good advice.

The beggar is not afraid of the drawbacks of being rich.

The wind sweeps the road clean.

Effort of hard work will never be wasted.

If you gently touch a nettle it’ll sting you for your pains; grasp it like a lad of mettle, an’ as soft as silk remains.

Snakes turn milk into poison.

Helping others is one step closer to god.

Mother and Motherland are like heaven.

The diamond in your belly sparkles on your face.

Educating a person is the best charity.

Punishment has got 10 credits to its name.

An elephant never tires of carrying his own trunk.

Diamond cuts diamond.

By slitting the ears and cutting the tail, a dog is still a dog, not a horse, not an ass.

The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean.

Who is the happiest person in the world? An unfaithful husband.

Sorrow for the death of a father lasts six months; sorrow for a mother, a year; sorrow for a wife, until another wife; sorrow for a son, forever.

The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires.

A fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool.

Strategy is better than strength.

A woman talks to one man, looks at another, and thinks about a third.

You cannot cook one half of the chicken and leave the other lay eggs.

Money accomplishes tasks.

Let the charity giver be happy.

There are three things that refresh the heart and reduce your grief water, flowers, and a beautiful woman.

If you forsake a certainty and depend on an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.

Love is a crocodile in the river of desire.

As day breaks, the glowworms say “We’ve lit up the world!”

If a man’s heart be impure, all things will appear hostile to him.

Where there is a fire there is definitely a smoke cloud.

You sometimes forget the harm that was done to you, but never the harm you have done to others.

Dharma, when protected, protects.

They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others.

There is no bigger virtue than compassion.

Unhappy person experiences no pleasure in life.

Keep away from the wicked.

Unity is strength.

The tip of a finger cannot be touched by itself.

As the spokes of a wheel are attached to the hub, so all things are attached to life.

Map Greater IndiaSanskrit is the primary sacred language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in Greater India. It is a standardised dialect of Old Indo-Aryan, originating as Vedic Sanskrit and tracing its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European.Today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.

The body of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and religious texts.[8][9] Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the form of hymns and chants. Spoken Sanskrit has been revived in some villages with traditional institutions, and there are attempts to enhance its popularisation.

The body of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and religious texts. Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the form of hymns and chants. Spoken Sanskrit has been revived in some villages with traditional institutions, and there are attempts to enhance its popularisation.

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