Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Make Hay While the Sun Shines
The work of a farmer depends almost entirely on the weather. But this a very uncertain factor and he has to make the most of his opportunities. Hay making requires right sunshine. It is ruined by exposure to rain or mist. Hence the farmer has to be quick in getting his hay while weather is favourable.

In an extended sense, the difficulties of the farmer are the difficulties of all human beings, no matter what their sphere of action may be. Life like the weather is uncertain. No man can tell how soon or in what form death may overtake him. Nor are our faculties equally vigorous always. Much depends on the state of our health.

As youth comes but once so opportunities never repeat themselves. Even if they do, the circumstances are not so favourable to use them fully. It is therefore necessary to make the best of those that come our way.

Like the careful farmer, we should always be on the alert to make the sunshine of opportunities serve our needs. Those who take things easily, those who are always putting off till tomorrow, those who do not strike while the iron is hot, will soon find themselves in the state of the farmer who does not make hay while the sun shines.

Therefore those who wish to make their mark in life must move with the time and do things in the right moment. The key to success lies in proper and timely action. The lives of all successful men reveal the truth of this maxim.

In Shakespeare’s words, ‘there is a tide in the affairs of men, which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune’.

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

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