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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 14
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The worse the dun, the worst the paymaster.
The worse the passage the more welcome the port.
The worse the wheel, the more it creaks.

The worst ache is the present ache.
The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers.
The worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see.
The worst clothed go to windward.
The worst devil is the one who prays.
The worst ewe dungs in the milking-pail.
The worst good day is always better than the best bad day.
The worst is not always certain but it's very likely.
The worst jests are those that are true.
The worst jests are those which are true.
The worst kind of dog is the one who does not want to bite.
The worst kind of poverty is to have many debts.
The worst life is better than the best death.
The worst neighbour - is the closest relation.
The worst of a lawsuit is that out of one there grow a hundred.
The worst pig eats the best acorn.
The worst pig gets the best acorn.
The worst pig gets the best pear.
The worst pig often gets the best pear.
The worst things in life are: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The worst wheel always creaks most.
The worst wheel creaks most.
The worst wheel makes most noise.
The worth of a thing is best known by the want.
The worth of a thing is what it will bring.
The wound heals, the scar remains.
The wound of words is worse than the wound of swords.
The wound that bleedeth inwardly is the most dangerous.
The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.
The wrath of brothers is the wrath of devils.
The wrong doer is never without a pretext.
The wrong-doer never lacks excuses.
The wrong-headed fool who refuses counsel, will come to grief.
The wrongdoer forgets, but not the wronged.
The year has a wide mouth and a big belly.
The young cannot teach tradition to the old.

The young cock crows as he hears the old one.
The young goose is a good swimmer.
The young laugh when the old fall.
The young magpie that pulls feathers out of his mother thinks that he is showing gratitude in that way.
The young may die, the old must.
The young may die, the old must die.
The young pig must often suffer for what the old sow did.
The young ravens are beaked like the old.
The young should be taught, the old should be honored.
The younger brother the better gentleman.
The {belly} dancer dies, and her waist is still moving.
Their dogs don't hunt in couples.
Their harms, our arms.
Their mosquito won't bite me.
Then give Caesar what's Caesar's' (, 22:21 as well as 20:25).
Theologians, dogs, and singers always disagree.
There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
There are a thousand paths to every wrong.
There are a thousand roads to every wrong.
There are all honest men, but my cloak is not to be found.
There are bad things that come for the good.
There are eyes that fall in love with bleared ones.
There are fagots and fagots (all are not alike).
There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.
There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.
There are five ways in which to become wise: be silent, listen, remember, grow older and study.
There are forty kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
There are four things Allah cannot do: lie, deny himself, die or look favorably on sin.
There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.
There are four things in this life of which we have more than we think: faults, debts, years and enemies.
There are good and bad everywhere.
There are good dogs of all sizes.
There are ills that happen for good.
There are many days in the year, and still more meals.
There are many fathers, but only one mother.
There are many languages on earth, but one in heaven.
There are many lies but barely one truth.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
There are many paths up the mountain, but the view from the top is always the same.
There are many people who can sing, but don't know the words.
There are many preachers who don't hear themselves.
There are many roads to Rome.
There are many turns in the marriage tune.
There are many ways of killing a pig other than by choking it with butter.
There are many ways to leave this world but only one way to come into it.
There are many who throw stones at a red apple.
There are many witty men whose brains can't fill their bellies.
There are many words that are like salted jam.
There are men who walk through the woods and see no trees.

There are more asses than carry sacks.
There are more buyers than connoisseurs.
There are more chains than mad dogs.
There are more foolish buyers than foolish sellers.
There are more fools among buyers than among sellers.
There are more hands than heads.
There are more old drunkards than old doctors.
There are more old tipplers than old doctors.
There are more thieves than are hanged.
There are more thieves than gallows.
There are more thieves than gibbets.
There are more threatened than hurt.
There are more threatened than slain.
There are more threatened than struck.
There are more tides than sailors.
There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.
There are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter.
There are more ways of killing a dog than hanging it.
There are more ways to the wood than one.
There are more whores in hiding than there are public ones.
There are no arguments against facts.
There are no bad beers; some kinds are better than others.
There are no bad ships or winds, there are bad captains.
There are no beautiful prisons or ugly loved ones.
There are no better masters than poverty and wants.
There are no birds in last year's nest.
There are no cakes without work.
There are no children now-a-days.
There are no endings: only new beginnings.
There are no facts; only interpretations of facts.
There are no fat chicken for little money (for cheap).
There are no foolish trades, there are only foolish people.
There are no friends in tastes and colours.
There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.
There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
There are no national frontiers to learning.
There are no old friendships in business.
There are no roses without thorns.
There are no small parts, only small actors.
There are no virgins in a brothel.
There are no women or horses without shortcomings.
There are none so blind as they who will not see.
There are none so deaf as those who will not hear advice.
There are none so distant that fate cannot bring together.
There are not many who would announce their faults with a gong.
There are old men of three years old and children of a hundred.
There are only twenty-four hours in the day.
There are only two things from which to choose: profit or loss.
There are only two ways to reach the truth -- with literature and agriculture.

There are people that fish and those who just disturb the water.
There are people who place a basket on your head to see what you carry.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.
There are simple remedies for sausages that are too long.
There are so many things to say that are better left unsaid.
There are some things I'd rather not say, so don't ask me!.
There are some who despise pride with a greater pride.
There are some who see ill, and would like to see worse.
There are some words that look like salted jam.
There are such things as false truths and honest lies.
There are thirty-six ways to flee, but to run away is the best.
There are three 'too much' and three 'too little' that can bring a fool down: too much spending and too little money; too much talking and too little knowledge; and too much boasting and too little earnings.
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
There are three friends in this world: courage, sense, and insight.
There are three kinds of enemy: the enemy himself, the friends of your enemy, and the enemies of your friends.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
There are three kinds of person that you must not challenge: civil servants, customers and widows.
There are three things that a man must know to survive in this world: what is too much for him, what is too little, and what is just right.
There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.
There are three things that attract: a house for its inhabitants, a woman for her spouse, and a bargain for a customer.
There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls.
There are three things that have to be done quickly: burying the dead, opening the door for a stranger, and fixing your daughter's wedding.
There are three things that refresh the heart and reduce your grief water, flowers, and a beautiful woman.
There are three things which if one does not know, one cannot live long in the world: what is too much for one, what is too little for one, and what is just right for one.
There are three types of lies - lies, damned lies, and statistics.
There are three uncertainties: woman, wind, and wealth.
There are toys for all ages.
There are tricks in all trades.
There are tricks in every trade.
There are twenty-five uncaught sparrows for a penny.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: winning and losing.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: winning and losing.
There are two kinds of Chinese: those who give wine and those who drink it.
There are two kinds of men: those who could be happy and are not, and those who search for happiness and find it not.
There are two kinds of perfect person; one who is dead and the other one is not yet born.
There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.
There are two perfectly good men; one dead, and the other unborn.
There are two sides to every question.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
There belongs more than whistling to going to plough.
There can be no judge without an accused.
There can be no middle ground.
There come as many calf-skins to market as ox-skins.
There come just as many calf-skins as cow-skins to market.
There die as many lambs as wethers.
There goes more than one ass to market.
There goes more to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.
There has to be a first time for everything -- even our most natural habits.

There is a bad potato in every sack.
There is a bigger wrinkle in your arse than before.
There is a black sheep in every flock.
There is a cause for all things.
There is a deep sea between saying and doing.
There is a fool at every feast.
There is a good time coming.
There is a great art in selling the wind.
There is a great difference between the just and the unjust.
There is a great uproar made about the debt of a poor man.
There is a hole in the truth-teller's hat.
There is a long way between the cup and the lips.
There is a pinch of the madman in every great man.
There is a remedy for all things save death.
There is a remedy for everything but death.
There is a remedy for everything except death.
There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.
There is a season for all things.
There is a skeleton in every house.
There is a stitch loose with him.
There is a thin line between love and hate.
There is a time and place for everything.
There is a time for all things.
There is a time for everything.
There is a time to fish and a time to dry the nets.
There is a time to fish and a time to prepare the fish.
There is always a Pharaoh who does not know Joseph.
There is always a first time.
There is always lots of time to die and to pay.
There is always room at the top.
There is always something the matter with a bad child.
There is an exception to every rule.
There is an herb for every kind of sickness but not for death.
There is bound to be a knot in a very long string.
There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
There is danger at Longe's farm (Longe is a name of a Yoruba Legend), Longe himself is danger.
There is danger when a dog has once tasted flesh.
There is enmity between to dig and to let dig.
There is gold on those ragworts.
There is gossip every day, but if no one listens anymore the gossip will die.
There is help for everything, except death.
There is honor among thieves.
There is honour among thieves.
There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is little use building a fence around the garden to keep out the rabbits.
There is little use in watching a bad woman.
There is luck in leisure.
There is luck in odd numbers.
There is many a slip twixt cup and lip.
There is measure in all things.
There is mony a true tale tauld in jest.
There is more disputing about the shell than the kernel.
There is more light than can be seen through the window.
There is more than one way to get Wil to bed.
There is more than one way to skin a cat.
There is more to be feared from the doctor than the disease.
There is more to dancing than a pair of dancing shoes.
There is neither wisdom nor courage in an empty belly.
There is never a cry of 'Wolf!' but the wolf is in the district.
There is never a fish without a bone, and no man without faults.

There is never a great dunghill at a sportsman's door.
There is never enmity between the cook and the butler.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.


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