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Top 53 Bengali Proverbs & Idioms (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Bengali Proverbs (BEST)

Do not live above your means.
Do not live above your means.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
Can't clap with one hand.
Can’t clap with one hand.
As the act so the result.
As the act so the result.
Kings wag wars with each other but the reeds die.
Kings wag wars with each other but the reeds die.
One's harvest month is another's complete devastation.
One’s harvest month is another’s complete devastation.
While there is life, there is hope.
While there is life, there is hope.
Excess vanity was Lanka's fall.
Excess vanity was Lanka’s fall.
Scattering pearls in a forest of reeds.
Scattering pearls in a forest of reeds.

14 Wise Bengali Proverbs About Life

Think before you act, not after it.
Think before you act, not after it.
Eyes are the mirror of the mind.
Eyes are the mirror of the mind.
In greed there is sin; in sin there is death.
In greed there is sin; in sin there is death.
Time flow like a river's current.
Time flow like a river’s current.
One who goes to Lanka turns into Raavan.
One who goes to Lanka turns into Raavan.
A one-eyed uncle is better than no uncle.
A one-eyed uncle is better than no uncle.
Good wine needs no bush.
Good wine needs no bush.
Building castles in the air.
Building castles in the air.
You must not see things with half an eye.
You must not see things with half an eye.
You can never expect all members of a group to think alike.
You can never expect all members of a group to think alike.
Empty vessels sound much.
Empty vessels sound much.
All’s well that ends well.
All’s well that ends well.
Even death is preferable to bondage.
Even death is preferable to bondage.
Grasp all, lose all.
Grasp all, lose all.

9 Bengali Proverbs That Inspires Success

Trying to stand with your feet in two boats.
Trying to stand with your feet in two boats.
The different path of the one-eyed cow.
The different path of the one-eyed cow.
Hitting two birds with one stone.
Hitting two birds with one stone.
While there is breath, there is hope.
While there is breath, there is hope.
Look before you leap.
Look before you leap.
Practice makes a man perfect.
Practice makes a man perfect.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Many a little makes a mickle.
Many a little makes a mickle.

20 Bengali Proverbs That Will Make You Think

The Brahmin left the house, so put away the plough.
The Brahmin left the house, so put away the plough.
Too many ascetics ruin the (gajon) festival.
Too many ascetics ruin the (gajon) festival.
Unthinkable for the next 7 generations.
Unthinkable for the next 7 generations.
A small fry bustles in shallow water.
A small fry bustles in shallow water.
One swallow does not make a summer.
One swallow does not make a summer.
Blame everything on Nondo Ghosh.
Blame everything on Nondo Ghosh.
To err is human.
To err is human.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Covering fish with greens.
Covering fish with greens.
He is wicked to the backbone.
He is wicked to the backbone.
Surrounded by danger from all sides.
Surrounded by danger from all sides.
A prophet is not honored in his own country.
A prophet is not honored in his own country.
Using a thorn to remove a thorn.
Using a thorn to remove a thorn.
Necessity knows no law.
Necessity knows no law.
Something that's been in the trash never goes to heaven.
Something that’s been in the trash never goes to heaven.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too much courtesy, too much craft.
Too much courtesy, too much craft.
Singing songs of shiva while husking rice.
Singing songs of shiva while husking rice.
Too much cunning overreaches itself.
Too much cunning overreaches itself.
Half truth is more frightening than falsehood.
Half truth is more frightening than falsehood.

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