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Proverb : Respect

The below is a German proverb Just as one shouts into the forest, so it echoes back The equivalent proverb in English is “What goes around, comes around.”. The indianized proverb is “ Give respect and take respect” There is a short short about this proverb On one raining day in Philadelphia, an elderly woman sauntered into a departmental store. …

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Proverb : Innovation

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. The following is an excerpt from The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew May (McGraw-Hill). My ten-year-old daughter points out the logo on a FedEx truck every time she sees one. She’s done that without fail ever since she learned to sound out letters. But she doesn’t do that with any other …

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Proverb : Gift

A man’s gift makes room for himand brings him before the great. What is the difference between a gift and a bribe? Is this proverb permitting the offering of bribes to get one’s way? The proverb may not be giving permission for anything. Many proverbs are mere observations about life, adding no comment about the moral value. That is true …

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Proverb : Failure

This is a Chinese proverb on Failure Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels was waitressing and on public assistance when she was writing the first instalment of what would become one of the best selling series in history. The book was rejected by a dozen publishers. The …

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Proverb : Human behaviour

பங்குனி என்று பருக்கிறதுமில்லை, சித்திரை என்றும் சிறுக்கிறுதுமில்லை. Neither does he expand in March nor does he get lean in April. Explanation: Panguni(around March) in Tamil calendar is the month of big harvest. Sithirai(April ) is a month where there is little profit. The proverb is used of a man who dont change their behaviour with change in seasons. “A wise man …

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