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Inspiring quotes & proverbs hold the power to transform one’s life and thoughts. This book contains handpicked Konkani proverbs thoughtfully arranged topic-wise in alphabetical order to remind us of …

Inspiring quotes & proverbs hold the power to transform one’s life and thoughts. This book contains handpicked Konkani proverbs thoughtfully arranged topic-wise in alphabetical order to remind us of timeless truths and to inspire us to reach higher.

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  • 1. Inspire to Reach Higher: Konkani Proverbs Words of Wisdom that I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Amey Hegde
  • 2. Inspire to Reach Higher: Konkani Proverbs Empowering Quotes that I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Amey Hegde, Motivational Speaker & Corporate Trainer, Goa, IndiaPlease share this free Ebook with your Konkani speaking friends andcontacts to spread ancient wisdom and inspiration.Download my other free Ebooks at http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.htmlFor more inspiring quotes join the Inspire to Reach Higher Facebook group.
  • 3. KonkaniKonkani (क कणी) language is spoken on the western coast ofIndia. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned inthe Indian Constitution, the official language of the state ofGoa, and a minority language in Karnataka and northernKerala (Kasaragod district).Konkani is written in the following scripts:i) Devanagariii) Romaniii) Kannadaiv) Malayalamv) Persian
  • 4. IntroductionAs an inspirational speaker I am often amazed by the power that lies in a singleproverb to transform someone’s life. Good proverbs, though short, can beprofound and have the power to transform one’s life and one’s thoughts.Empowering proverbs “I.N.S.P.I.R.E.” us to reach higher. They:I nfuse positive energy and zest for lifeN urture new ideas and visionsS ummarize complex concepts and ideologiesP rovide us with a new perspective of seeing thingsI nspire us to have dreamsR eveal the mindsets of successful peopleE ncourage us in times of despairThis book contains handpicked Konkani quotations thoughtfully arranged inalphabetically ordered sections to remind us of timeless truths. I do hope theproverbs in this book will inspire you to reach higher… -Amey Hegde
  • 5. AcknowledgementsProverbs sourced from The Konkani Proverbs by V. P. Chavan, Konknni Oparinchem Bhanddar by Antonio PereiraS. J. and Florilegio de Proverbios Concanis by Msgr. Sebastiao Rodolfo Dalgado.The English translation and meaning of each proverb has been reproduced with permission from The Wit andWisdom of Ancient Goa by Jose Lourenco © Amazing Goa Publications 2011 Image Credits Section Image Credit Name of Image Section Image Credit Name of Image Cover Photo clicked by the Author in Zuari Bridge From Honesty Jagadhatri / Dudhsagar Falls 2004 while travelling in a The Sky commons.wikimedia.org during March 2010 Bangalore to Goa Flight Action & Hard SearchYogi / flickr.com Sarson da saag Honesty Gladson Machado / Indian Gooseberry, Work Makki di roti commons.wikimedia.org more commonly known as Amla (Hindi). Action & Hard duron123 / Fisherman With Perseverance JoeGoaUk Render Work FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fishing Nets Action & Hard JoeGoaUk Pez Perseverance © Dr Michel Royon / Wikimedia corvée deau à Work Commons Bhaktapur (Népal) Commitment Sura Nualpradid / White Cow Personal Tanuanand / flickr.com Coconut Water, FreeDigitalPhotos.net Responsibility Anyone? Encouragement thepathtraveler / Moving Forward Personal buddychints / flickr.com Goan Dancers at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Responsibility Dinner Gerard da Cunha, © Museum - Houses of Goa Raj Angan Forgiveness gameanna / Young Calf With Think before you Serge Melki bronze sculpture by FreeDigitalPhotos.net Mother speak /commons.wikimedia.org Rose-Aimée Bélanger Forgiveness imagerymajestic / Shouting Female Think before you Teerapun / Clenched Fists FreeDigitalPhotos.net Holding Puppy speak FreeDigitalPhotos.net Gratitude James Barker / Wild Boar Think Positive JoeGoaUk Freshly Dug Grave FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 6. Action & Hard WorkChakri kelear bhakri asa.चाकर क यार भाकर आसा. ेServe and you will get bread.Hard work produces results. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 7. Action & Hard WorkKaxtti bhizleabogor nustem dhorumnozo.का ट भज याबगर नु त ध ं नज.You cannot catch fish without gettingyour loincloth wet.Nothing is gained without effort.No pain, no gain. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 8. Action & Hard WorkLojek ani pejek poddona.लजेक आनी पेजेक पडना.Shyness and rice-gruel don’tgo together.When you want to succeed,you must push on, evenimmodestly. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 9. Commitment: Do what you sayMonx’ak utor, gôrvak danvem.मनशाक उतर गोरवाक दांव.A man is bound by his word, a cowby its harness.A man must honour his wordvoluntarily, without beingcompelled by force. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 10. Encouragement:Don’t discourage sincere effortsChoddtti val katorchi nhoi.चडट वाल कातरची हय.One should not cut a climbing vine.Sincere efforts should not bediscouraged. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 11. Forgiveness: Tit for tat isn’t the best policyEklean gay marlear,dusrean padduk marchem nhoi.एक यान गाय मार यारदसाय न पाडूक मारच हय. ुIf one has killed a cow, theother should not kill a calf.Two wrongs do not make aright. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 12. Forgiveness: Tit for tat isn’t the best policySunnean chablem mhunn,sunneak ghans marop?सु यान चाबल हूण सु याकघांस मारप मारप?Can you bite a dog because ithas bitten you?Retaliation for an offense hasto be appropriate. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 13. Gratitude: Reduce complainingDukor posunk vhelear roddtta,ani marunkui vhelear roddtta.दकर पोसंक हे यार रडटा आनी ु ूमा ं कय हे यार रडटा. रडटाA pig keeps squealing whetheryou take it for feeding or forslaughter.Some people are never content,they constantly complain. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 14. Honesty: The best policyAng udkan nitoll monsotan nitoll.आंग उदकान नतळ, मनसतान नतळ.As the body is cleansedby water, so is the mindpurified by truth. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 15. Honesty: The best policyAnvalle vikun aille duddukhorzukhainant.आंवाळे वकन आ य ले दडू ू ुखोरजूखायनात.Money gained by sellinganvalle (amla) does notirritate the throat.Any honest work should notbe considered as below one’sdignity. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 16. Perseverance: Never give upOrdhea maddar choddun hatsoddche nhoi.अधा माडार चडून हात सोडचे हय.One should not let go afterclimbing halfway up a coconuttree.Abandoning work midway can bedisastrous. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 17. Perseverance: Never give upRazvan fator legit zhorta.राजवान फातर लेगीत झरता.A rope can wear out even astone.Refers to an old Goan customof drawing water from a wellby pulling a rope against ahuge stone.Perseverance prevails. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 18. Personal Responsibility: Stop the blame gameAplo koito hatar boslear,nallak kiteak galli?आपलो कोयतो हातार बस यारना लाक क याक गाळी गाळी?If the chopper cuts your hand,why curse the coconut.Do not blame someone elsefor your own mistake. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 19. Personal Responsibility: Stop the blame gameNachunk kollona, angonnvankddem.नाचंक कळना, आंगण वांकड. ूIf you can’t dance, the floor iscrooked.Those who fail blame theircircumstances. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 20. Think before you speak: Rumours spread like wild fireDolleanchem tem khorem,kananchem tem fottkirem.दोळयाच त खर, कानाच त फट कर.What is seen is true, what isheard may be untrue.Truth is what you witness inperson. One cannot believe in thehearsay version. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 21. Think before you speak: Rumours spread like wild fireVarear unvall’llolo kapus,mutthint dhorunk zaina.वा यार हुवाळ लो कापूस मटत ुध ं क जायना.Cotton once blown by the windcannot be caught in the fist.Once a rumour is spread, itcannot be easily contained. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 22. Think PositiveFaleam mortolo mhunn aizuchfonddatt poddchem re?फा यां मरतलो हूण आयजूचफ डांत पडच रे ?Just because one will dietomorrow, should you fall into thegrave today itself?Do not anticipate bad things toomuch. Meet danger when it comes. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.html
  • 23. INSPIRE TO REACH HIGHER: KONKANI PROVERBSAbout This Book:Inspiring quotes & proverbs hold the power to transform one’s life and thoughts. This book contains handpickedKonkani proverbs thoughtfully arranged topic-wise in alphabetical order to remind us of timeless truths and to inspireus to reach higher. Download Amey’s other free ebooks from http://ameyhegde.in/ebook.htmlAbout the Author: Amey Hegde is an Internationally Certified Corporate Behavioral Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Management Consultant based in Goa, India. Amey’s academic qualifications include Post Graduate Studies in Behavioral Sciences Training (PGCPBST) from MIBS & graduate studies in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from Goa Engineering College. He has also been trained by eminent faculty from IITs, IISc Bangalore & SIBM Pune in areas of technology & management. Amey has been trained to use international concepts of Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® and Lateral Thinking™ , Facilitation Skills to Crestcom® standards, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is also certified to administer and debrief the internationally acclaimed psychometric assessment Thinking PatternProfile™. Amey has over twelve years of work experience in several MNCs & Fortune 100 companies in Europe and Indiawith a varied cultural exposure while working with teams from USA, Canada, Germany, Japan & China and before steppingout into the entrepreneurial training field, was last working at Wipro Technologies, Bangalore. Amey has trained innumerable participants - Directors, GMs, senior HR managers, trainers, executives, students, teachers,doctors, professionals, entrepreneurs from several organizations on various topics to enhance their productivity. Amey alsoconducts training needs identification & analysis programs, executive coaching interventions & psychometric assessments foremployees. For more details visit http://ameyhegde.in, email amey.hegde@gmail.com A partial list of Amey’s Clients:

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