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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 11
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The rich widow's tears soon dry.
The rich worry over their money, the poor over their bread.
The rich would have to eat money, but luckily the poor provide food.

The richer they are, the needier they are.
The riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen.
The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.
The richest man, whate'er his lot, is the one content with what he's got.
The right answer to a fool is silence.
The right balance depends on the weigher.
The right hand is slave to the left.
The right man comes at the right time.
The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry; and for the poor, when he has something to eat.
The right to criticize comes from working.
The righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1.
The righteous man sins before an open chest.
The righteous pays for the sinner.
The ripest fruit will not fall into your mouth.
The river does not swell with clear water.
The river is flat but the banks are steep.
The river is my brother for it carries my canoe.
The river may dry up but she keeps her name.
The river passed the saint forgotten.
The river passed, and God forgotten.
The river won't bring a log every time.
The river won't get dirty just by the leap of a dog.
The river's reputation ends where the sea begins.
The rivers flow to the ocean.
The road doesn't tell the traveler what lies ahead.
The road of 'about,' leads only to the house of 'never.' Near the spring nobody dies of thirst.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to a friend's house is never long.
The road to heaven is equally short, where'er we die.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to hell is strewn with roses.
The road to ruin is paved with good intentions.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
The roaring lion kills no game.
The roast duck can fly no more.
The rooster crows 'my bow is just over there' (to the chicken hawk).
The rooster said, 'I shall cry but whether the sun rises God knows.'.

The rope of a lie is short.
The rope will break where it is thinnest.
The rose comes from the thorns that were born of roses.
The rose has thorns only for those who want to pick it.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
The rose is a friend of the thorn.
The roses fall, and the thorns remain.
The roses fall, the thorns remain.
The rotten apple injures its neighbors.
The rotten apple injures its neighbour.
The rotten apple spoils its companion.
The rough manners of the vulgar are contagious.
The rowan will not carry two loads.
The rubbish we speak is like froth on the water, actions are drops of gold.
The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
The ruling passion strong in death.
The rumour fills the Earth.
The sack of longing has no bottom.
The sack tears open with the insistence in filling it.
The sacrifice of an ox will not bring us all we want.
The safe one died of old age.
The saint has no believers unless he works miracles.
The saint is suspicious of too many sacrifices.
The saint who works no cures has few pilgrims to his shrine.
The saint's-day over, farewell the saint.
The salary of a good servant is never too high.
The salt of patience seasons everything.
The same failings attach not to all.
The same fire purifies gold and consumes straw.
The same fire which purifies gold consumes straw.
The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.
The same heat that melts wax, bakes clay.
The same kind of birds fly together.
The same madame with another coat.
The same shoe does not fit every foot.
The same song, but with a new melody.
The sandal tree perfumes the axe that fells it.
The sat one doesn't understand the hungry one: for one the soup is too thin, for the other - the pearls are too small.
The sat one is not a friend of the hungry one.
The sauna is a poor mans pharmacy.
The savage ox grows tame on strange ground.
The saving man becomes the free man.
The scabbier the sheep the harder it bleats.
The scabby sheep spoils the whole flock.
The scalded cat dreads cold water.
The scalded dog fears cold water.
The scalded dog fears hot water, and afterwards, cold.
The scent of a rose will always stay on the hand of the giver.
The scent of every flower is short lived.

The schlemiel lands on his back and bruises his nose.
The schlemiel lands on his back and bruisses his nose.
The scholar builds the cities, the woman knocks them down.
The scoffer's own house is often on fire.
The scolding won't hang on one's collar.
The scraping hen will get something; the crouching hen nothing.
The scythe has hit a stone.
The scythe ran into a stone.
The sea becomes the shore, the shore becomes the sea.
The sea breeze blows the pelican where he wants to go.
The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.
The sea never buys fish.
The sea refuses no river.
The seagull sees farthest who flies highest.
The second blow makes the fray.
The second thought is always the best.
The second word makes the fray.
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.
The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime.
The secret of two no further will go; the secret of three a hundred will know.
The seed of all evil is laziness.
The seed waits for its garden or ground where it will be sown.
The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.
The seeker is a finder.
The seeker is the finder.
The seeking for one thing will find another.
The servant of the devil does more than is asked for.
The sex of a cralmac is of interest only to another cralmac.
The shade of a stick doesn't hide a person from the sun.
The shadow for the substance.
The shadow of a lord is a cap for a fool.
The shadow of a man is better than that of a wall.
The shadow should be the same length as the body.
The shallower the brook, the more it babbles.
The shame you can't lift away, you had better let lie.
The sharper soon cheats the covetous man.
The sharper the storm, the sooner it's over.
The she-bear thinks her cubs pretty.
The sheep drinks but it's the goat that gets drunk.
The sheep has no choice when in the jaws of the wolf.
The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.
The sheep that bleat the most give the least milk.
The sheep that bleats - loses it's share in food.
The sheep that is too tame is sucked by too many lambs.
The sheik cannot fly, but his disciple lets him fly.
The sheik's miracles are those of his own telling.
The ship does not go without the boat.
The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.
The shirt is nearer than the coat.

The shirt is nearer than the doublet.
The shirt is nearer than the frock.
The shirt is nearer to the body than the coat.
The shoe knows if the stocking has a hole in it.
The shoemaker's shoes have no heels.
The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.
The shoemakers children go barefoot.
The shore will stop the ship.
The shortest answer is doing.
The shortest follies are the best.
The shovel insults the poker.
The shovel scouts the poker.
The show must go on.
The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current.
The shroud has no pockets.
The sick man is free to say all.
The sick man is the garden of the physicians.
The sick man is vexed with the flies on the wall.
The sick man sleeps when the debtor cannot.
The sickness of the body is the cure of the mind.
The sieve says to the needle, 'You have a hole in your tail.'.
The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart.
The silence of the people is a warning for the king.
The silent dog is the first to bite.
The silent guy is the best.
The silent man is most trusted.
The silver is become dross.
The sin for which you repent is the father of virtue; but a virtue that you talk about, is the mother of sin.
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
The situation is hopeless, but not serious.
The skilful spinster spins with the leg of a donkey.
The skin is nearer than the shirt.
The skin of a lion covering some mongrel beast.
The skinnier the dog, the more fleas he has.
The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.
The sky is open to those who have wings.
The sky is the same color wherever you go.
The sky's the limit.
The slave must be content with the joys of his master.
The sleeping cat at length awakes.
The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
The sleeping lobster is carried away in the stream.
The slow horse reaches the mill.
The slower you go, the farther you will be.
The sly fox falls in the trap with both legs.
The smaller the company, the better the share; the bigger the company, the merrier the play.
The smaller the heart, the longer the tongue.
The smaller the lizard the greater the hope of becoming a crocodile.
The smaller the margin, the greater the turnover.

The smallest pepper is hottest.
The smallest thing outlives the human being.
The smallness of elephant's eye made me realize -- The ampler they are, the more meager they are.
The smile of a rose uplifts the nightingale.
The smoke of my own house is better than another man's fire.
The smoke of our own country is brighter than fire abroad.
The snail i going, who knows when it comeshere.
The snail leaves its trail wherever it goes.
The snail, to be rid of annoyances, bartered its eyes for horns.
The snake and the crab don't sleep in the same hole.
The snake bites the tamer first.
The snake that seduced Eve spoke Spanish.
The sober man's secret is the drunkard's speech.
The soldier is well paid for doing mischief.
The soldier's blood exalts the captain.
The soldier's wife is always a widow.
The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes.
The soldiers' blood, the general's reputation.
The son of a fish is a little fish.
The son of an ass brays twice a day.
The son of an old man is an orphan, and his wife is a widow.
The son shoots a leopard; the father is proud.
The son-in-law's sack is never full.
The song is the same, and she again is the one who sings.
The sooner begun, the sooner done.
The sooner you get in, the sooner you get out.
The sooty oven mocks the black chimney.
The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.
The soul of a fool is always dancing on the tip of his tongue.
The soul of an idiot is always dancing on the end of his tongue.
The soul shines from the eyes.
The soul will only be at rest when it stops hoping.
The sound of a church bell at times has more effect than a sermon.
The sound of drums sounds nicely from far away.
The sound of the bell does not drive away rooks.
The sound of the drum is better from far.
The soup makes the soldier.
The soup would be none the worse for more meat.
The sow has been greeted with music.
The sow has gone through the shop.
The sow prefers the mire.
The sparrow flying behind the hawk thinks the hawk is fleeing.
The sparrow says: 'I have not eaten... so the parrot will not eat either.'.
The speaker may well be a fool but the listener is wise.
The spendthrift beats his money as if it were a carpet.
The spider and the fly can't make a deal.
The spider's web lets the rat escape and catches the fly.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mat. 26.41.
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.
The spirit of women is made of quicksilver; their heart of wax.
The splinter laughs at the broken pot.
The spoken word perishes, the written words remain.
The spoken word sometimes loses what silence has won.
The spot will come out in the washing.
The spouse of a woman is a man, the spouse of a man is his livelihood.
The spring makes the stream flow.
The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
The stable wears out a horse more than the road.

The stargazer's toe is often stubbed.
The stars make no noise.

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