110 Asian-Indian Proverbs / Page 2
21. Dig a well every day to drink water every day.
22. Dig your well before you're thirsty.
23. Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong.
24. Eleven persons take eleven paths.
25. Empty vessels make much noise.
26. Even an elephant can slip.
27. Even the devil needs a friend.
28. Fear is the fever of life.
29. Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.
30. Great anger is more destructive than the sword.
31. 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.
32. He who loves the truth has many enemies.
33. Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore.
34. I bought the nettle, sowed the nettle, and then the nettle stung me.
35. If a man's heart be impure, all things will appear hostile to him.
36. IF you are buying a cow, make sure that the price of the tail is included.
37. If you forsake a certainty and depend on an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.
38. 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.
39. If you have planted a tree you must water it too.
40. Ignorance is the peace of life.