Tamil Equivalent of English Proverbs

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1(a). 1(b). Walls have ears. 2(a). 2(b). Face is the index of mind. 3(a). 3(b). Spare the rod and spoil the child. 4(a). 4(b). Christmas comes but once a year. 5(a). , 5(b). The mills of God grind slow but sure. 6(a). 6(b). As the King is, so his subjects are. 7(a). 7(b). Strike while the iron is hot. 8(a). 8(b). Make hay while the Sun shines. 9(a). 9(b). Ask and it shall be given unto you. 10(a). 10(b). Every bird must hatch its own eggs. 11(a). 11(b). Too much of anything is good for nothing. 12(a). 12(b). A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 13(a). 13(b). Love is blind. 14(a). 14(b). Necessity knows no law. 15(a). 15(b). Look before you leap. 16(a). 16(b). Tit for Tat. 17(a). 17(b). Pride comes before fall. , . . . . .

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18(a). . 18(b). Distance lends enchantment to the view. 19(a). 19(b). Birds of a feather flock together. .

20(a). 20(b). As clear as a crystal. 21(a). . 21(b). Do in Rome as Romans do. 22(a). 22(b). Union is strength. 23(a). 23(b). Adding fuel to the fire. 24(a). 24(b). Make the best of a bad job. 25(a). 25(b). Don t sell the skin before you catch the bear. 26(a). 26(b). Count not your chicken before they hatch. 27(a). 27(b). East or West, Home is the best. 28(a). 28(b). Every tide has its ebb. 29(a). 29(b). Time and tide wait for no man. 30(a). 30(b). All is well that ends well. 31(a). . 31(b). Penny-wise and Pound-foolish. 32(a). 32(b). Rob Peter to pay Paul. 33(a). 33(b). Might is Right. 34(a). , 34(b). Art is long and life is short. 35(a). 35(b). Casting pearls before a swine. 36(a). 36(b). Cut your coat according to the cloth. 37(a). , 37(b). Empty vessels make the most noise. 38(a). , . ,

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38(b). You can t have the cake and eat it too. 39(a). 39(b). There is many a slip betwixt the cup an the lip. 40(a). 40(b). Brevity is the soul of wit. 41(a). 41(b). Do not look a gifted horse in the mouth. 42(a). 42(b). Blood is thicker than water. 43(a). 43(b). Man proposes, god disposes. 44(a). 44(b). Health is wealth. 45(a). , 45(b). Misfortunes never come single. 46(a). 46(b). Money makes everything. 47(a). 47(b). Haste makes waste. 48(a). 48(b). Jack of all trades is master of none. 49(a). 49(b). Familiarity breeds contempt. 50(a). , 50(b). Lamb at home and a lion at the chase. 51(a). 51(b). Covet all, lose all. 52(a). 52(b). Knowledge is power. 53(a). 53(b). Calm before the storm. . . . . . . .

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54(a). . 54(b). Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth. 55(a). 55(b). Do as you would be done by. 56(a). 56(b). No rains, no grains. . .

57(a). 57(b). All that glitters is not gold. 58(a). 58(b). First deserve, then desire. 59(a). ? 59(b). All are not saints that go to Church. 60(a). 60(b). Prevention is better than cure. 61(a). 61(b). Bare words buy no barley. ?

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62(a). 62(b). When love is thin, faults are thick. 63(a). 63(b). The law-maker should not be a law-breaker. 64(a). . 64(b). A closed mouth gathers no foot. 65(a). 65(b). A contented mind is a continual feast. 66(a). 66(b). A good beginning makes a good ending. 67(a). 67(b). A leaking barrel is soon empty. 68(a). 68(b). Set a thief to catch a thief. 69(a). 69(b). Appearances are deceitful. 70(a). . 70(b). As is the father, so is the son. 71(a). 71(b). As we sow, so we reap. 72(a). 72(b). Barking dogs seldom bite. 73(a). 73(b). Charity begins at home. 74(a). . 74(b). Cleanliness is next to Godliness. 75(a). 75(b). Diamond cuts diamond. . . . . .

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76(a). ? 76(b). Discretion is better than valor. 77(a). 77(b). Let bygones be bygones. .

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78(a). 78(b). Many drops make a shower. 79(a). 79(b). Marriages are made in Heaven. 80(a). 80(b). No pains, no gains. .

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81(a). . 81(b). Suspicion is the poison of friendship. 82(a). . 82(b). The anger of a good man is the hardest to bear. 83(a). 83(b). The cat shuts its eyes while it steals the cream. 84(a). 84(b). The child is the father of man. 85(a). . 85(b). The devil can cite scripture for his purpose. 86(a). 86(b). Where there is a will, there is a way. 87(a). . 87(b). Wood half burnt is easily kindled. 88(a). 88(b). The greatest wealth is contentment. 89(a). . 89(b). God helps those who help themselves. 90(a). 90(b). Hunger breaks stone walls. 91(a). 91(b). It takes two to make a quarrel. 92(a). . 92(b). Knowledge without practice but makes half an artist. 93(a). 93(b). Drawn wells seldom dry. 94(a). 94(b). Forewarned is forearmed. . . . . . . ?

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95(a). 95(b). Pride goes before a fall. 96(a). 96(b). Rome was not built in a day.

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97(a). 97(b). There is no smoke without fire. 98(a). ? 98(b). There is no rose without thorns. 99(a). 99(b). Nothing is impossible for the willing heart. 100(a). 100(b). One flower makes no garland. ?

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101 (a). 101 (b). One man s meat is another man s poison. 102 (a). 102 (b). The wisest of the wise may err. 103 (a). , 103 (b). Fish and guests stink after three days. 104 (a). 104 (b). Every dog has its day. 105 (a). 105 (b). These grapes are sour. 106 (a). 106 (b). Offense is the best form of defense. , .

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107 (a). 107 (b). The grass is greener on the other side of the fence. 108 (a). 108 (b). A bad dancer blames the floor. 109 (a). . 109 (b). Different strokes for different folks. 110 (a). 110 (b). A cracked bell can never sound well. 111 (a). . 111 (b). A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 112 (a). 112 (b). Every man has his price. ?

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113 (a). 113 (b). Storm in a tea cup.

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114 (a). . 114 (b). Ulcers that are concealed cannot be cured. 115 (a). 115 (b). A penny saved is a penny earned. 116 (a). . 116 (b). A stitch in time saves nine in danger. 117(a). , 117(b). Age considers; youth ventures. 118 (a). ; 118(b). Believe not all that you see, or half of what you hear. 119 (a). . 119 (b). Come uncalled, sit unserved. 120(a). 120(b). Habits die hard. 121(a). 121(b). Practice makes perfect. 122 (a). 122 (b). Between the Devil and the deep sea. 123 (a). 123 (b). A lie has no legs. 124 (a). . . . . . !

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132 (a). 132 (b). Gluttony kills more than the sword. 133 (a). 133 (b). Hoist your sail when the wind is fair. 134 (a). 134 (b). Life is not a victory but a battle. 135 (a). 135 (b). Never do things by halves. . . .

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136 (a). . 136 (b). Never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today. 137 (a). 137 (b). No man is a hero to his valet. 138 (a). . 138 (b). An old fox needs no tutors. 139 (a). 139 (b). Once bitten twice shy. 140 (a). . 140 (b). Poets are born but orators are made. 141 (a). . 141 (b). Praise to the face is an open disgrace. 142 (a). ! 142 (b). Put no faith in tale bearers. 143(a). ? 143 (b). A fox may grow gray, but never good. 144 (a). 144 (b).The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. 145 (a). 145 (b). No man loves fetters- though made of gold. 146 (a). 146 (b).You can t cheat all the people all the time. 147 (a). 147 (b). Casting pearls before a swine. 148 (a). 148 (b). Self help is the best help. 149 (a). 149 (b). Nothing is impossible. 150 (a). . . ! . . .

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150 (b). A camel in the tent. 151 (a). . 151 (b). Eat when you are hungry. Drink when you are dry. 152 (a). . 152 (b). Exception proves the rule. 153 (a). 153 (b). Faith can move mountains. ! .

154 (a). , ! 154 (b). Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree. 155 (a). ! 155 (b). Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. 156 (a). 156 (b). He who lives by a sword, dies by the sword. 157 (a). . 157 (b). He who pays the piper, calls the tunes. 158 (a). 158 (b). Hunger is the best sauce. . ! .

159 (a). 159 (b). If at first you don t succeed try again. 160 (a). . 160 (b). It takes all sorts to make the world. 161 (a). 161 (b). Kill two birds with one stone. 162 (a). 162 (b). Laughter is the best medicine. 163 (a). 163 (b). Learn to walk before you run. 164 (a). 164 (b). Never cast a clout till May is out. 165 (a). 165 (b). Never judge a book by its cover. 166 (a). 166 (b). Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 167 (a). 167 (b). One doctor makes work for another. ! .

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168 (a). 168 (b). People who live in glass houses, should not throw stones at others.

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169 (a). 169 (b). What is sauce for goose is sauce for gander. 170 (a). ! 170 (b). Winners never cheat and cheaters never win. 171 (a). 171 (b). You can t make a silk purse with a sow s ear. 172 (a). 172 (b). You never know what you have until it is gone. 173 (a). 173 (b).You can t teach an old dog new tricks. 174 (a). . 174 (b). To be human is to strive. 175 (a). 175 (b). There is no harm in trying. 176 (a). 176 (b). Fight fire with fire. 177 (a). 177 (b). Persistence never fails. . . . , .

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178 (a). . 178 (b). Act with diligence, even if you dump into deep sea! 179 (a). 179 (b). A leopard can t change its spots. 180 (a). 180 (b). A closed mouth catches no flies. 181 (a). . .

, . 181 (b). All good things in life come to those who have learned to wait. 182 (a). 182 (b). Winners never quit, Quitters never win. 183 (a). 183 (b). We reap what we sow. 184 (a). ? 184 (b). Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you will feed him for life time. 185 (a). 185 (b). Pose like an owl after behaving like an ass. 186 (a). 186 (b). Habits die hard. . ? . .

187 (a). 187 (b). Imitation is suicide. 188 (a). 188 (b). Bear your wealth. poverty will bear itself. 189 (a). . 189 (b). To carry fire in one hand and water in the other. 190 (a). 190 (b). Money doesn t get stained by sin. 191 (a). 191 (b). Contemplate before you act. 192(a). 192 (b). Adversity proves the greatness of Prosperity. 193 (a). 193 (b). Never judge a person by his stature. .

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194 (a). ? 194 (b). He/she who does not let the porridge cool, is indeed the greatest fool. 195 (a). . 195 (b). A hedge between keeps the friendship green. 196 (a). 196 (b). Evil begets Evil. 197 (a). 197 (b). Appearances deceive. 198 (a). 198 (b). Love makes impossible things possible. 199 (a). 199 (b). Even Rats desert a sinking ship. 200 (a). 200 (b). A hand-to-mouth existence. 201 (a). 201 (b). A fat purse never lacks companions. 202 (a). . 202 (b). A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 203 (a). 203 (b). Look before you leap. 204 (a). 204 (b). Never lose sight of your goal. 205 (a). . . . . . . .

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205 (b). Among the blind, the one eyed man is the king. 206 (a). 206 (b). A drawn well never goes dry. 207 (a). 207 (b). Nip evil in the bud. 208 (a). 208 (b). The burden of one s own choice is never felt. 209 (a). 209 (b). Never ride on two horses. . . .

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210 (a). 210 (b). Don t throw out the dirty water until you get the clean water. 211 (a). 211 (b). No one is above the Law. 212 (a). . 222 (b). An idle man s mind is Devil s workshop. 213 (a). . 213 (b). A friendship is hampered by one man s temper. 214 (a). . 214 (b). The Calves dare where the cows scare. 215 (a). ; 215 (b). Sleep when you should sow and starve when you should reap. 216 (a). 216 (b). All is well that ends well. 217 (a). 217 (b). A friend in need is a friend indeed. . . .

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218 (a). . 218 (b). There are no zips to seal the gossipers lips. 219 (a). 219 (b). If you remove the cause, the effect will cease. 220 (a). 220 (b). The wearer knows best where the shoe pinches. 221 (a). 221 (b). We are all ignorant on different subjects. . ? .

222 (a). , 222 (b). For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. 223 (a). . 223 (b). Too many cooks spoil the broth. .

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224 (a). . 224 (b). Absolute power corrupts absolutely. 225 (a). 225 (b). When in doubt Dont do it! .

226 (a). . 226 (b). Take care of your penny. The pound will take care of itself. 227 (a). 227 (b). One lie leads to many lies. 228 (a). 228 (b). All roads lead to Rome. ? .

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229 (a). . 229 (b). Words onc spoken can t be taken back. 230 (a). . 230 (b). Education is bitter. But the fruit of education is sweet. 231 (a). . 231 (b). A woman without virtue is a flower without fragrance. 232 (a). . 232 (b). Revolutions restore Justice. 233 (a). 233 (b). Never argue with a wise man. 234 (a). . 234 (b). Guilty conscience needs no accuser. 235 (a). 235 (b). Worry is a stealer of sleep. 236 (a). 236 (b). A big tree attracts the woodman s axe. 237 (a). 237 (b). Don t spit in the wind. 238 (a). 238 (b). From the frying pan into the fire. 239 (a). 239 (b). You can t teach a pig to sing. 240 (a). 240 (b). Give respect and take respect. 241 (a). . 241 (b). Never advise the rogues. 242 (a). . ? . ? . .

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242 (b). We lose what we don t use. 243 (a). 243 (b). Prosperity never lacks friends. 244 (a). 244 (b). Can you sell eggs to hens? 245 (a). 245 (b). A cat may look at the King. 246 (a). 246 (b). You can t teach an old dog new tricks. 247 (a). 247 (b). Never cut your feet to fit the shoes. 248 (a). 248 (b). Better to be alone than in bad company. 249 (a). ; 249 (b). If a person will not work, neither should he eat. 250 (a). 250 (b). Like father, like son. 251 (a). 251 (b). By hook or crook. , . . . ? ? .

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252 (a). 252 (b). Familiarity breeds contempt. 253 (a). 253 (b). Hunger is the best sauce. 254 (a). 254 (b). The pot called the kettle black. 255 (a). . 255 (b). All good things come to those who wait. 256 (a). 256 (b). Don t cry over spilled milk. 257 (a). 257 (b). Where there is a will, there is a way. 258 (a). 258 (b). Old is gold. 259 (a). 259 (b). Never forget the past. 260 (a). . 260 (b). Don t dig your grave with your knife and fork. 261 (a). . ! . .

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261 (b). The belly has no ears. 262 (a). 262 (b). Never give up! 263 (a). . 263 (b). Spare the rod and spoil the child. 264 (a). 264 (b). We reap what we sow. 265 (a). 265 (b). There is no pain without gain. . . .

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266 (a). 6 266 (b). The known enemy is better than the unknown friend. 267 (a). 267 (b). Child is the father of the man. 268 (a). 268 (b). A closed mouth catches no flies. 269 (a). 269 (b). Ask and it shall be given to you. 270 (a). 270 (b). No Rains, No grains! 271 (a). 271 (b). Can a leopard change its spots? 272 (a). 272 (b). Nothing is insignificant in creation. 273 (a). . 273 (b). First deserve. Then desire! 274 (a). 274 (b). A bad beginning makes a bad ending! 275 (a). 275 (b). A burnt chil...