The bigger the pile the bigger the strife
Earlier this month, I compiled a list of 30 Nepali Proverbs:
It was a fun ride. So, I have decided to go on it again. I have manually translated these from the Nepali language. So, it is like the handcrafted version of literary work. Enjoy!
- Everyone sees a burnt forest, none see a burnt heart — External problems are easily visible so they gather attention. Internal problems are known only to the sufferer and there are few who understand them.
- One who eats ember excretes ember — Your output depends on your input. If you listen to a dictator, you will praise the dictator!
- Without carrion, a vulture doesn’t roam — An Opportunist isn’t there where there isn’t opportunity.
- I will fake a hit, you fake a cry — Let’s act together to deceive the world.
- A roaring tiger never eats — One who is intimidated, doesn’t hurt.
- Poor have no money, the rich have no heart.
- A sleeper loses, waker gains — If you are not alert enough, you will lose a lot of things. It will be taken by the one who is alert.
- Where there’s lake, there’s water — Lake is a body of water.
- Give your ears not your words — Listen freely, do not commit easily .
- A single moon is better than a thousand stars — A single person who seriously reads your works is better than many worthless followers.
- Only a snake sees a snake’s feet — To know the weaknesses of others, you have to be like them.
- Small mouth, big talk! — To talk of things beyond your ability.
- Washing an ass with soap won’t turn it into a cow — External change doesn’t mean change in substance.
- A barking dog never bites — Threatening things rarely hurt.
- It’s dark under a lamp — We focus far and wide and miss what’s beside.
- Never ask for directions to places you won’t go — Don’t concern yourself with things that are not important to you.
- Everyone is naked underneath their clothes — We all are!
- Suffering never comes alone — A single source of suffering hardly exists.
- The bigger the pile the bigger the strife — The more you amass your wealth, the more problems for you.
- You can hide contentment but not suffering — It is easier to be humble than be calm.
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