Interesting Stories to Learn Proverbs   (41 wisdom boosting tales)

Interesting Stories to Learn Proverbs (41 wisdom boosting tales)

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Author: R K Murthi
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 98
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-223-0906-2


Proverbs are short well-known sentences or phrases that tell a general truth about life or offer advice. In other words, they present the gist of a moral tale or a fable prevalent in a specific society. And because of their universal appeal, many of these proverbs have crossed their social barriers, and have become part of the human-consciousness in general.

In this book, many popular proverbs driving home some universal moral ideas have been compiled from different sources and cultural backgrounds. Besides many others, we have some of the most popular ones like: It is never too late to learn; Necessity is the mother of invention; Self-help is the best help; etc.

Given their popularity and universal acceptance, the stories connected to them have an appeal for the children and adults alike. Also, this specific illustrative format serves to enhance the recall-value of the proverbs besides affording the pleasure of interesting reading.

Truly a treasure-trove you can delve into anytime to improve your knowledge and expand your horizon.


1. Don’t cry wolf once too often
2. Count not your chickens before they are hatched
3. Silence is golden
4. Tact wins where might fails
5. A greased mouth cannot say ‘no’
6. Good Samaritan: nearest to god
7. Never a quisling be
8. Pride hath its fall
9. The future is not ours to see
10. The grass looks greener on the other side
11. The poor are truly free when their needs are a few
12. Practice makes one perfect
13. Self-help is the best help
14. Slow and steady wins the race
15. Truth always triumphs
16. Beauty is only skin deep
17. Don’t bite more than you can chew
18. Don’t kill the goose that lays golden eggs
19. Give a dog a bad name and hang it
20. Now is the time to live
21. Kindness pays
22. Necessity is the mother of invention
23. Impossible is often the untried
24. If the beard were all, a goat might preach
25. Obey the law or be damned
26. Charity begins at home
27. All are equal in the eyes of the law
28. All is fail in love and war
29. An enemy’s enemy is a friend
30. No army can fight on an empty stomach
31. Tit for tat
32. Hell hath no fury like a woman spurned
33. None but the brave deserve the crown
34. To kill two birds with one stone
35. He who has an art has everywhere a part
36. It is never too late to learn
37. Wisdom is nothing but earthly commonsense
38. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
39. Haste makes waste
40. A friend in need is a friend indeed
41. Unity is strength.