Telugu proverbs

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Proverbs from all Telugu speaking parts of the world.

Quotes[edit]

  • కొండ నాలుక కు మందు వేస్తే, ఉన్న నాలుక ఊడిందంట
    • Literal: Konda naaluka ku mandhu vesthe, unna naaluka oodindhanta.
    • Translation: When he applied medicine to the uvula, it took out the whole tongue.
    • English equivalent: The remedy is often worse than the disease; Burn not your house to rid it off the mouse.
    • Carr (1868). A Collection of Telugu Proverbs translated, illustrated and explained. Christian Knowledge Society's Press.