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Friday 22 July 2011

A List And Some Contrary Proverbs!

Do you ever dig down your old emails?

There was a time when I used to get a lot of forwarded emails from my friends, some about interesting pictures, some with stories, some with less known facts etc. Today is a all different story. The other day, I was trying to get hold of an email and was trying a random search in my inbox when I chanced upon a few of those forwarded emails and as I read them it seemed like I was reading them for the first time! So, I am sharing one of those interesting email which had some contrary proverbs. Thanks to the original compiler.

Proverbs as we all know are about age old wisdom. But what do you do when you have 2 contrary proverbs. Before hopping on to see what they are, I want to talk about a list I am trying to make.

 A Book List by Indian Authors!

Actually, I will be going to India by the end of August (I can't tell you how elated I am) and I have already started to make to list of things- to-bring-from-India. And books forms a part of it. I am planning to bring 5-8 books by Indian authors this time. I can get books by Non-Indian authors easily here (so, no bother about them). I had bookmarked a lot of books from the blogs I follow and from crossword award list (seems like all the books have made it to this list) and to tell you the truth, I am all confused now. So, please suggest me some titles by Indian authors you have read and loved. Please!

Now, you can read on! Let me know what you think of these proverbs:-)!


All good things come to those who wait |BUT| Time and tide wait for no man.

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom. |BUT| Faith will move mountains. 

Silence is golden. |BUT| The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Too many cooks spoil the broth. |BUT| Many hands make light work.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder |BUT| Out of sight, out of mind.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander |BUT| One man's meat is another man's poison.

You're never too old to learn. |BUT| You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Practice makes perfect. |BUT| All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Great starts make great finishes. |BUT| It ain't over 'till it's over.

Don't cross your bridges before  you come to them |BUT| Forewarned is forearmed.

Birds of a feather flock together.|BUT| Opposites attract. 

Do it well, or not at all. |BUT| Half a loaf is better than none.

Look before you leap . |BUT| Strike while the iron is hot.

Slow and steady wins the race . |BUT| Time waits for no man.

The best things in life are free lunch .|BUT| There's no such thing as a free.

Wise men think alike |BUT| Fools seldom differ.

The pen is mightier than the sword |BUT| Actions speak louder than words.

Hold fast to the words of your ancestors |BUT| Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them. ( Am I ??)


Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!


  1. Interesting list of proverbs.Have super vacation in I ndia.

  2. I do have some very good authors to add to your list.
    I know you have already read 'The Palace of Illusions', other than this book, I just read one more by Chitra but did not like it much.

    I really liked
    1) 'Jaya' by Devdutt Pattanaik
    2) Books on Ramayana by Ashok Banker, I am reading first part of this series and really liking it. I have heard many good reviews of these books already.
    3) If you want some light reads, take Parul Sharma's - By the Water Cooler

    Other than these I really like the books that William Dalrymple has written on India but I guess those will be easily available to you there. You need to carry them from here.

    Have a great trip to India and happy reading.

  3. I have to agree, so contrary. I don't know, I guess these proverbs are made by people like us in different situations and we should use them when fit our personal situations !!! :)

  4. and how can you not read 'Difficulty of Being Good' by Gurcharan Das. You must pick this one up.

  5. That's quite an interesting collection of proverbs that you have compiled.

    Regarding the books, I have a few suggestions:
    - Ancient promises by Jaisree Mishra
    - Chetan Bhagat books for a light read
    - Rujuta Diwekar- reading one now..pretty interesting.

  6. And oh yes another light read is You are here by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, a well-known blogger.

  7. Nice one!! The recent one I liked was "Palace of Illusions" by Chitra Banerjee. Modern take on Draupadi's life. And if u have not already read then, 'Unaccostemed Earth" by Juhumpa Lahri and "Difficult daughters" by Manju Kapur. Seems like I;m biased towards women authors :)
    Sorry I can't stand Chetan Bhagat & the likes.

  8. This is really interesting!:)

    You can read Love @ facebook by Nikita Singh, in Hindi Alampanah by Rafia manjurul Ameen, Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy.

    1. do you have alampanah in hindi? can u pls share it online...or scan and send?

  9. And yes, 2 States by Chetan Bhagat:)


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