Cut your coat according to your cloth.




Cut your coat according to your cloth.



Cut your coat according to your cloth.

This proverb advises to cut and stitch the coat according to the cloth available in hand also warns that the size of the coat should not exceed the piece of the cloth in hand. Or else the coat will be unfit to wear or the cloth will become wasted, being not able to make a wearable cast. It is necessary for everyone to make a proper plan before one begins to put any task into practice. A person who spends more than his income will soon fall into trouble. He has to face the financial problems and hardships and thereby mental agony. So this proverb instructs to live within our means and resources. Those who do not know to make both ends meet would suffer much and their lives would become miserable. Thus harmony and proportion are very much essentials for income and expenditure.


Some people are showy in life in order to make others to think that they are sophisticated and rich. Seeing others being rich and great one should not imagine oneself like them. One must build a castle on the ground… not in the air… with a strong foundation…that too within his means and ability so as it should stand last long. When building is constructed the base must be very strong to bear the weight of the whole building. If one does something without knowing his limitation he will soon repent his action. If a person spends more than one’s income, he will have fall in some or the other peril. So this proverb we should spend money according to our income and resources.


Do not look a gifted horse in the mouth.

This is an old English proverb which says that we should not ungrateful when we receive a gift. A gift is given out of love and affection and so checking the quality of the gift is not a right thing to do. When we receive a gift the important thing is not the value of the object, but the fact that somebody wanted to make us feel special in life. As horses age their teeth begin to project further forward each year and so their age can be estimated by checking how prominent the teeth are. Every year September 5th teachers day is celebrated throughout the nation. On other occasions of celebrations and functions rich gifts are presented. On teacher’s day students used to present pens to their teachers to show their respect and love. Teachers don’t consider it an invaluable one or an unwanted one. They whole heartedly accept those small gifts and bless them.


Cut your coat according to your cloth.






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