Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Expansion of Ideas School & College Section.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

Expansion of Ideas School & College Section.


One of the characters in a play by Shakespeare gives this advice to his son who is about to travel abroad : Neither a borrower nor a lender be. In other words, one should neither borrow money from other, nor should one lend money to other. Simply put, one should be careful in money matters. When you give money to someone, you are sure to spoil relationships with the person because the person in all likelihood is not going to repay you the amount. Neither should you borrow. If you don’t have enough money, make do with what little you have, rather than spoiling relationships with someone by borrowing money from him.


The advice given in this proverb is full of practical wisdom. Money gets in the way of healthy relationships. So don’t let money spoil relationships. Give your friends your time, your advice, your practical help in their times of crisis. But don’t give them money. And expect the same treatment in return.


Expansion of Ideas


A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing.

A Rolling stone Gathers no Moss.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

All That Glitters is not Gold

An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

Birds of a feather flock together.

Books - our Best Friends

Burning the midnight oil

Charity begins at Home.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Cut your Coat According to Your Cloth

Empty vessels make the most sound

Examination: A Necessary Evil

Example is Better Than Precept OR 

Practice What You Preach OR 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Experience is the best teacher

God Helps those who Help Themselves

God made the country and Man Made the Town

Green City ; Clean City

Health is Wealth

Home Sweet Home

Honesty is the best policy

Impossible is a word in the Dictionary of Fools

India: Unity in Diversity

Industry is the mother of prosperity

Is having a Hobby / Leisure Time activity helpful?

Is Plastic Bad for the Environment?

Knowledge is Power

Looking on the bright side

Manners Maketh Man

Neither a Borrower nor a Lender be

Nothing succeeds Like Success

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Perseverance is the key to success

Pollution: Earth’s enemy number one

Practice Makes Perfect

Prevention is Better than Cure

Pride Goes Before a Fall

Procrastination is the thief of time

Science and Modern inventions: A Blessing or a curse?

Service to Man is Service to God

Slow and Steady wins the race

Speech is silver, Silence is Golden

Strike While the Iron is Hot Or 

Make hay while the sun shines

The Hand that rocks the cradle Rules the world

The world has enough for every man's need, But not for every man's greed

Things of Beauty is a joy forever

To err is human, To forgive Divine

Travel broadens the mind

Trees - Nature’s Gift to Man

Unity is Strength

We are a part of Nature, Not Apart from Nature


Work is Worship