Quotes or say proverbs are some well known sayings &/or phrases that sums up a lot in a few words depicting the established facts and reasoning.
Ever since my early childhood days, I had seen my mother using such quotes more than often. She had an intrigue habit of talking in such a manner. By talking, I precisely mean she used to convey her message through such intelligent formation of words. That was probably one of her many ways of teaching me the difference between the good and the evil, helping my understand life in a better perceptive. It’s okay if I call it as her wise upbringing technique.
Below are listed few such quotes, sayings, proverbs, etc that I have grown up hearing.
“Beeti tahi bisari de, aage ki soodh le” –
Whatever has gone, was a thing of past, don’t sit grabbing hold of that, let it go and prepare yourself well for the future so that there is no regret left behind. Especially when I ever had a bad exam or say, something not-so-good happened and I sat regretting what had happened, she was the one who came to my rescue and showed me the right path through such one liners. “Forget what bad has occurred to you but always remember what it has taught you”, was what she says even today.
“Ab pachtaye hot kya, jab chidiya chug gyi khet” –
In english we put it as “There’s no use crying over the spilt milk”. What has happened, has happened. It can’t be changed, it’s irreversible, so instead of focusing on what worse has happened and repenting, we should focus on what can be done to come out of that situation. How can we mitigate the damaged occurred and restore or further enhance the benefits in our favour.
Ek chup sau ne harawe –
It literally means that ‘One silence can lead you to hundred victories’. The proverb in english goes like “One silence, hundred rejoices”. It’s better to be calm than to speak evil. Harsh words uttered can only hurt the other to the extent that can never be mend, so its better to be silent. If you do not win the argument (war), you at least win the hearts (people).
“Pothi padhi padhi jag mua pandit bhaya na koi,
dhai aakar prem ka padhe to pandit hoye”
This is one of the very famous quotes by Saint Kabir that means “Reading books, everyone died, but it is love that made them all wise”.
“Stay Positive, Stay Happy, Stay Blessed” –
This is my dear darling mother’s sure shot formula for a leading a happieeee (some extra e’s for the extra happiness) life. That is the sequence in which it happens, positivity ultimately leads to happiness.
Live for Others.
The phrase that describes my mother’s life in entirety. She always says, “Everyone lives for their own sake, but if you want to live forever, live for others.” Life lived for others is a life not just spent but well lived.
This list is never ending. There are situations when my mother and I are talking in this quote (secret-code) language and my siblings are at times confused, at times irritated and while for the rest of the times, they join us.
Also linking to Daily Post – Quote Me.