Top 10 Most Famous Sanskrit Proverbs
They do not know their own defects, who search for the defects of others.
Life is a cycle of happiness followed by sufferings and vice versa.
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasure is like a blacksmith’s bellows – he breathes but does not live.
A woman’s appetite is twice that of a man’s; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.
A good well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future, and every morning is a vision of hope.
Take a close look at today, because yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is barely a vision.
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.
Perseverance, daring, courage, wisdom, strength and valour – Where these six are, there is God.
Fruitful trees bend down; Likewise, the truly great are humble.
A fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool.
11 Inspirational Sanskrit Proverbs About Life
Truth has but one color, a lie has many.
Wisdom is the right measure of one’s strength.
Effort of hard work will never be wasted.
Educating a person is the best charity.
There is no bigger virtue than compassion.
There are none so deaf as those who will not hear advice.
The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires.
There are three things that refresh the heart and reduce your grief: water, flowers, and a beautiful woman.
An elephant never tires of carrying his own trunk.
A house without a child is like a tomb.
Sorrow for the death of a father lasts six months; sorrow for a mother, a year; sorrow for a wife, until another wife; sorrow for a son, forever.
41 More Sanskrit Proverbs and Sayings
Virtues, even in an enemy should be acknowledged; Defects even in a Guru ought to be pointed out; Always, and with all endeavor should the son and the scholar be taught wisdom.
A wise man gives at once, a wiser man at once refuses.
To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.
A sin that is confessed is less heavy to bear.
There is nothing like knowledge in this world.
All we can hold in our cold dead hands is what we have given away.
Where there is no honey, we have to make do with treacle.
Fear is the fever of life.
The wise must be respected, even when the advice they give is not suitable.
Education is god in the realm of practical world.
Virtue is adored everywhere.
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.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to This Day.
Silence could be used as a tool to accomplish things.
What nectar can be drunk with the ears? Good advice.
The beggar is not afraid of the drawbacks of being rich.
The wind sweeps the road clean.
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.
Snakes turn milk into poison.
Helping others is one step closer to god.
Mother and Motherland are like heaven.
The diamond in your belly sparkles on your face.
Punishment has got 10 credits to its name.
Diamond cuts diamond. By slitting the ears and cutting the tail, a dog is still a dog, not a horse, not an ass.
The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean.
Who is the happiest person in the world? An unfaithful husband.
Strategy is better than strength.
A woman talks to one man, looks at another, and thinks about a third.
You cannot cook one half of the chicken and leave the other lay eggs.
Money accomplishes tasks. Let the charity giver be happy.
There are three things that refresh the heart and reduce your grief water, flowers, and a beautiful woman.
If you forsake a certainty and depend on an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.
Love is a crocodile in the river of desire.
As day breaks, the glowworms say “We’ve lit up the world!” If a man’s heart be impure, all things will appear hostile to him.
Where there is a fire there is definitely a smoke cloud.
You sometimes forget the harm that was done to you, but never the harm you have done to others.
Dharma, when protected, protects.
They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others.