The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Expansion of Ideas School & College Section. 


The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand of the mother. The proverb therefore implies that the very same mother who rocks the cradle to put her child to sleep, also rules the world. How is this so?


The word ‘ rule ‘ in the proverb does not necessarily mean to ‘ govern ‘. It is used in a wider sense i.e., to influence people, to guide and direct them and to lead them. It is the mother who moulds the character of the child. The child then grows up to be an important personality, perhaps someone who guides the destinies of the people of states or countries. What they have been taught on their mother’s lap will then be the guiding force behind the decisions they  make. No wonder it was that Abraham Lincoln said, ” All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. ” We have an example of Jijamata who inspired Shivaji Maharaj as a child with stories of great heroes. It was this inspiration that led him to lead the battle for Hindavi Swaraj and to establish the Maratha kingdom


You may not turn out to be a great ruler, but what you have been taught by your mother during childhood will be the guiding force in all that you do during your lifetime.


Expansion of Ideas


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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