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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – Meaning of Proverb with political story

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – Meaning of Proverb with political story

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meaning -
A person without full knowledge will always harm himself as well as others.
An empty vessel makes much noise.
A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.

Origin of Proverb -
This proverb was first time used by the Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) in An Essay on Criticism, 1709:
"A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."

The Political Story –

Once china said India and china are like brothers and our prime minister without any knowledge and ignoring the intelligent assistants, believed in that and ignored the military need of Indian arm forces.

Later when china saw that Indian Army is weak, do not have weapons, china started war with India and took control of Indian Territory.

As Prime Minister got the half knowledge Indian army has to fight with china without good arms.
India lost its territory to enemy.


R. Ramesh June 29, 2010  

hey if blogging is good of course..otherwise i d not have come across a good person and friend like u...cheers n wishes always:)

sm,  June 29, 2010  

R. Ramesh,,

Amrit June 30, 2010  

Half knowledge is bad. When it comes to China, full knowledge is not good enough either. When it comes to Indian politicians...nothing is good enough.

Nehru could not see war coming. I read some old articles, even I could imagine.

sm,  June 30, 2010  

very well said

Admin June 30, 2010  

Nice little story...thanks for sharing and a very true saying in the end...little knowledge is a dangerous thing :(

Indian Home Maker June 30, 2010  

In Hindi it is, 'Udhjul gagri, chalkat jaeye'. During our growing years we were constantly being warned about this.

sm,  July 01, 2010  


sm,  July 01, 2010  

Shesha Chaturvedi,,

sm,  July 01, 2010  

Indian Home Maker,,
thanks for adding Hindi saying.