Proverbs Quoted by Srila Prabhupada
- These are the different proverbs quoted by Srila Prabhupada in his purports, lectures or conversations
- note: A proverb is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember
Subcategories Pages in category
This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.
- ► Example is Better Than Precept (6 P)
- ► Idle Brain is a Devil's Workshop (20 P)
- ► Might is Right (10 P)
- ► Time and Tide Wait for No Man (1 P)
Pages in category "Proverbs Quoted by Srila Prabhupada"
The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total.
- Discrimination is the better part of valor
- Disease and unwanted guest, if you don't give food, they will go away
- If you want to dance, you cannot be shy
- Instead of having no maternal uncle, it is better to have a maternal uncle who is blind
- Old order changes, yielding place to new
- Old wine in new a bottle
- Proprietorship turns sand into gold
- There is a Bengali saying that a husking machine will husk the rice whether in heaven or in hell
- Too many cooks spoil the broth
- A bad king spoils the kingdom and a bad housewife spoils the family
- A brahmana gets one lakh of rupees, next day he's again beggar
- A madman, what does he not say, and a goat, what does he not eat
- A man is known by his company
- A man without aim is ship without rudder
- A tethered cow goes as far as the rope; similarly, one who uses the inductive method to search for ultimate knowledge will fail
- A vulture goes very high, but his ambition is where is a dead body
- According to a Bengali proverb, ati bhakti corera laksana - Too much devotion is a symptom of a thief
- According to a Bengali proverb, whatever spiritual progress one makes in life will be tested at the time of death
- Agriculture is the noblest profession
- I borrow from you and I lend him. He does not pay me and I become thief
- In Bengal there is a proverb that even if there are some dead metal utensils but when they are together they make so much noise, so what to speak of living utensils. So this is natural
- In Bengal, it is a proverb, said, that: The coconut sweet pulp and water is within. And they are struggling with the fibers above the coconut
- In Bengali it is said, sastarthin abastra:(?) "If you purchase something cheap, it will always give you trouble." Better spend once, costly things, nice things
- It is better not to talk than to talk foolish
- It is better to keep the cowshed vacant than to have a troublesome cow
- It is said that necessity knows no law. When the conditioned soul needs money to acquire life's bare necessities, he adopts any means. He begs, borrows or steals. Instead of receiving these things, he is insulted and chastised
- The face is the index of the mind
- The King can do no wrong
- The person for whom I have stolen accuses me of being a thief
- The son inherits the quality of the father
- There is a Bengali proverb "When you pay the price it becomes purified", just like if I purchase something and it is unclean in so many ways, but, because I have paid, it becomes purified
- There is a Bengali proverb that "You go to catch fish, but don't touch the water"
- There is a Bengali proverb: "The children, they take milk, and adults, they smoke"
- There is a Bengali proverb: bamboo, while it is green, you can bend it, but when its yellow or dry, oh, it cannot be bent. It will break
- There is a Bengali saying that if a vulture curses a cow to die, the curse will not be effective. Similarly, accusations made by demoniac persons against devotees of Krsna cannot have any effect
- There is a Bengali saying that one should not borrow money to purchase a gold earring. So I do not approve of this mortgaging transaction
- There is a common proverb that a confectioner is never attracted by sweetmeats
- There is a English proverb, "What is play to you is death to me"
- There is a proverb in Bengali that one person wanted to see how many thieves are there in this village, and when he began to scrutinize, he saw that everyone is a thief
- There is a proverb in Sanskrit literature that enthusiastic persons achieve the favor of the Goddess of Fortune
- There is a proverb like that. Some foolish persons were speaking that "This year I have seen many boys were married." What does it mean? Many boys are married means there must be many girls also"
- There is a proverb that a brahmana remains a beggar even if he receives $100,000
- There is a Sanskrit proverb that says that there is not any better knowledge than to become a musician. Our Krishna Consciousness movement is practically based upon music and dancing
- There is a very common Bengali proverb that says that whatever one does for perfection will be tested at the time of his death. Bhagavad-gita describes what we should do at the point of our death, when we are giving up this present body
- There is an English proverb - "yielding to the new" But the Vedic civilization is "Do not try to invent some order. That will create disturbance. Be satisfied. Whatever you have got by nature's way, be satisfied. Don't spoil your time. Save time for KC"
- There is many dangers between the cup and the lip
- They are catching dust and it is turning into coin
- This Freud rascal, elaborating how to have sex life. So this kind of philosopher, they... What is called? In Bengali: vane haye srgala raja. "In the jungle a jackal becomes a king"