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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

541a. Wer ein Verbrechen begangen hat, denkt, dass alle darüber reden.

541b. He who has committed a crime thinks that everyone is talking about it.

A guilty conscience needs NO accusers.
It keeps accusing itself non-stop.

footnoyes:
Wer = He who
hat = has
begangen = committed
ein = a
Verbrechen = crime,
denkt = thinks
dass = that
alle = everybody
reden = is talking
darüber = about that.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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542a.Wer alles verspricht, verspricht nichts!

542b. He who promises everything promises nothing!

Promises MUST BE different from regular conversation.
But some people 'promise' everything when they speak.

They want to drive home the fact that whatever they say is 100% true.
But it has the revere effect since people STOP believing whatever he says.

footnotes:
Wer = He who
verspricht = promises
alles = everything
verspricht = promises
nichts! = nothing.

We have a funny definition for such people.
"He / She who makes four promises a quarter aNA"

aNa was the older monetary system before naya-paise came in to use.
One rupee = 16 aNAs
One aNa = 12 paise

We use could buy some stuff for every single paise = 1 / 192 rupee!
It was a golden era when gold was sold at < 8 rupees / gram!!!!!

Now even an alm given out can't be < 10 Rs!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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543a.
Wer den anderen keinen Respekt zollt,
bekommt auch keinen Respekt von den anderen.

543b.
He who doesn't pay respect to the others,
doesn't receive any respect from the others.

World is the most perfect mirror.
It gives back to you what you give out.

footnotes:
Wer = He who
zollt = pays
den anderen = the others
keinen = no
Respekt = respect
auch = also
bekommt = receives
keinen = no
Respekt = respect
von = from
den anderen = the others
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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544a. Es ist besser, allein zu sein, als in schlechter Gesellschaft.

544b. It is better to be alone than in bad company.

footnotes:
Es = It
ist = is
besser = better
zu = to
sein = be
allein = alone
als = than
in = in
schlechter = bad
Gesellschaft = company
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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545a. Wenn Sie anbieten, das Kalb zu tragen, müssen Sie stattdessen die Kuh tragen!

546a. If you offer to carry the calf, you will be made to carry the cow instead!

Human tendency is to expect (and extract) more than what has been offered.
Be it Space, Time, Money, Energy, Work, Assistance, Comfort, Food and Gifts!

footnotes:
Wenn = If
Sie = you
anbieten = offer
zu = to
tragen = carry
das = the
Kalb = calf
Sie = you
müssen = will have to
tragen = carry
die = the
Kuh = cow
stattdessen = instead!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

546a.
Wenn du vor dem Frühstück lachst
du wirst vor dem Abendessen weinen.
Das Leben ist so!

546b.
If you laugh before breakfast
you will cry before supper.
Life is such!

LIfe is continuous wave of ups and downs ( = joys and sorrows).
Man jumps with joy when he is happy.
He crumbles to a dust when he is sad.
Treating these two opposite alike is the hardest task for mankind.

footnotes:
Wenn = If
du = you
lachst = laugh
vor = before
dem = the
Frühstück = breakfast
du = you
wirst = will
weinen = cry
vor = before
dem Abendessen = the dinner.
Das = The
Leben = Life
ist = is
so = such!
 
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547a. Gut! Wenn Sie möchten, dass etwas gut gemacht wird ... tun Sie es selbst!

547b. Well! If you want anything to be done well ...do it yourself!

"kAm chOr" is the loving name given to a person who does not do his work well.
"dhaNdam, waste, sOmberi, kadankAran" are some more words for the same person.

People work in two different styles ...
work for money and work for oneself.

In the former one gets paid, but does not do a perfect job.
In the latter one does not get paid, but does a perfect job.

footnotes
Gut! = Well
Wenn = If
Sie = you
möchten = want
dass = that
etwas = something
wird = will be
gut gemacht = done well
Sie = you
tun = do
es = it
selbst = yourself.
 
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548a. Ein Kuckuck braucht keinen Musiklehrer und ein Pfau braucht keinen Tanzlehrer.

548b. A cuckoo needs no music tutor nor does a peacock a dance tutor.

True talent is inborn and is hard to contain or conceal!

footnotes:
Ein = A
Kuckuck = cuckoo
braucht = needs
keinen = no
Musiklehrer = music tutor
und = and
ein = a
Pfau = peacock
braucht = needs
keinen = no
Tanzlehrer = dance tutor
 
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Something ...Something!

Some doctors have 'something' in them.
You feel better just by talking to them...
even before the treatment is started.

Some family members have 'something' in them
that makes you feel better just by taking to them.

Some doctors, friends and family members make you feel worse after your interaction.
They lack that magical 'something' in them but have 'something' else in them instead.

Ever thought about this...???
Our Friends are chosen by us.
Our Family is enforced on us.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

549a.
Ein Baum, der bittere Früchte trägt, und ein Mann,
der seinen Reichtum verbirgt, nützt der Welt nichts.

549b. A tree bearing bitter fruits and a man
who hides his wealth are of no use to the world.

Money and Muck must be spread to become useful.
Love must be shown and not withheld in oneself.

A tree bearing bitter fruits will not be useful even if it is in the middle of a garden.
A man who sleeps on his money is like the proverbial 'Dog in the manger'.

'A Dog in the manger' is a person who has no need of, or ability to use, a possession
which would be of use or value to others and he prevents the others from having it.

footnotes:
Ein = A
Baum = tree
der = which
trägt = bears
bittere = bitter
Früchte = fruits
und = and
ein = a
Mann = man
der = who
verbirgt = hides
seinen = his
Reichtum = wealth
nichts nützt = are useless
der Welt = to the world
 
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Something ...Something!

Children are angels when they are well-fed and well-rested.
We can see the other side of their moon face otherwise and at other times.

Kids need to be kept engaged usefully and playfully all the time.
Here in the hospitals where waiting is inevitable, the receptionist offers
printed pictures which can be coloured by children and also some crayons.

The children start painting and coloring - competing with one another.
So they remain civil and silent till the investigation / treatment is over.

We all need something to do, to think about or to talk about or to achieve.
Sometimes the lack of that 'something' makes everything else go wrong.

The major cause for depression and loneliness is 'not keeping this spark alive'!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

550a. Wiederholtes Schmelzen wandelt Eisen nicht in Gold um.

550b. Repeated melting does not convert iron into gold.

Hardships and problems make
the noble people nobler,
the strong people stronger and
the tolerant people more tolerant.

But the regular people and baser things
get destroyed by hardships and tests of time.

The same polishing which adds glitter to a diamond
will make the piece of charcoal crumble into dust.

footnotes:
Wiederholtes = Repeated
Schmelzen = melting
nicht = does not
wandelt = convert
Eisen = iron
in Gold um = into gold
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Something ...Something!

Imagine a couple with these following traits!

He likes ONLY silly movies and
she likes ONLY heavy music.

He reads ONLY newspaper and
she wants to read ONLY literature.

He can sleep the whole day long.
She can work the whole day long.

He devours unlimited sugar and salt.
She is denied both these white poisons.

He likes to brood, worry and daydream.
She is down to earth and well engaged.

He is an introvert unwilling to mingle with people.
She is a sparking extrovert and the life of any party.

Opposites attract ONLY when they are magnetic poles.
Opposites repel when they are real people in real life.

Something must be common for any successful bonding.
Their tastes, likes, dislikes, hobbies, favorites anything at all.
 
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Something....Something

How do these marriages work - when nothing is the same thing in between them?

There IS something which is the same thing that they both love and cherish so much.

It is the love of their children that binds them together - despite all their differences.

Something that binds them is someone they have brought into existence together!

Those who lack this something / someone as a binding factor may drift apart later.
 
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