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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 2
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The baby is not yet born, and yet you say that his nose is like his grandfather's.
The baby who doesn't cry isn't nursed.
The bachelor is a peacock, the engaged man a lion, and the married man a jackass.

The bachelor is a peacock, the fiancT is a lion and the married man a mule.
The back dies for the shoulder and the shoulder knows nothing about it.
The back door is the one that robs the home.
The back door robbeth the house.
The back has to pay for what the ears didn't hear.
The back of one door is the face of another.
The back of the bride of someone else is red.
The back of the neighbor's bride is red.
The bacon of paradise for the married man that does not repent.
The bad barber leaves neither hair nor skin.
The bad calligrapher is choosy about his brushes.
The bad end of a bad beginning.
The bad gardener quarrels with his rake.
The bad man always suspects knavery.
The bad man thinks that everybody looks like him.
The bad neighbour gives a needle without thread.
The bad plowman quarrels with his ox.
The bad plowman quarrels with his oxen.
The bad refrain from sin from fear of punishment.
The bad workman blames his tools.
The badger is not aware of its own blaze.
The bagpipe never utters a work till its belly is full.
The bailiff's cow and another's cow are two different cows.
The bait hides the hook.
The bait tastes first the fish.
The baker shouldn't comment on his dough.
The baker's child goes hungry.
The balance in doing its office knows neither gold nor lead.
The bald becomes golden haired when he dies, the blind becomes almond eyed when he dies.
The bald person will find pride in the hair of her.
The bald woman boasts of her sister's hair.
The ball always looks for the best player.
The ball is in your court.
The barber doesn't cut his own hair and if he does he cuts himself.
The barber learns to shave on the orphan's face.
The bark of a fragrant incense tree isn't like that of one that stinks.
The barking dog gives you no power -- it gives you fear.

The barking dog seldom bites.
The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel.
The barking of dogs does not reach heaven.
The barking of the dogs will not disturb the clouds.
The barrel can only yield the wine that's in it.
The bath has sworn not to whiten the blackamoor.
The beadle of the parish is always of the vicar's opinion.
The beadle's cow may graze in the churchyard.
The bear dances but the tamer collects the money.
The bear knows seven songs and they are all about honey.
The bear wants a tail and cannot be a lion.
The beard does not make the philosopher.
The beast dead, the venom is dead.
The beast once dead, the venom is dead.
The beast that goes well never wants a rider to try its paces.
The beaten pay the fine.
The beaten wrestler is never satisfied with wrestling.
The beautiful is less what one sees than what one dreams.
The beauty of a housewife will not put more fat into the soup.
The beauty of a woman does not make a man richer.
The bee gets honey from the same flower where the snake sucks her poison.
The beggar is not afraid of the drawbacks of being rich.
The beggar may sing before the thief.
The beggar that begs near another beggar will never be rich.
The beggar who asks for crumbs gets more than the one who asks for bread.
The beggar's bag is bottomless.
The beggar's wallet has no bottom.
The beginning hot, the middle lukewarm, the end cold.
The beginning is always difficult, in the end stands the thank.
The beginning is half of the whole.
The beginning is the half of every action.
The beginning of health is sleep.
The beginning of health is to know the disease.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
The behind of another's bride is red.
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
The bell does not go to mass, and yet calls every one to it.
The bell is loud because it is empty.
The belly does not accept bail.
The belly gives no credit.
The belly has no conscience.
The belly has no ears.
The belly is a bad adviser.
The belly is like a judge that is silent yet still asks questions.
The belly overrules the head.
The belly robs the back.
The belly warm, the foot at rest.
The benefice must be taken with its liabilities.
The benefits you get become the debts you owe to others.

The bereaved begins the wailing so that those from afar can come and join in.
The best act of generosity is that which is quickly done.
The best advice is found on the pillow.
The best advice one can give to the hungry is bread.
The best always goes first.
The best answer to anger is silence.
The best armor is to keep out of range.
The best asset is a clean conscience.
The best broths are made in the oldest pots.
The best candle is understanding.
The best cast at dice is not to play.
The best cause requires a good champion.
The best cause requires a good pleader.
The best cloth has uneven threads.
The best company must part, as King Dagobert said to his hounds.
The best cook drops a whole tomato.
The best counselors are the dead.
The best defence is to attack.
The best doctor is to be found in hell.
The best doctor prevents illness, an average doctor visits when the illness is imminent, and the unskilled doctor treats your present illness.
The best doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr, Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.
The best driver will sometimes upset.
The best feed of a horse is his master's eye.
The best fish hook cannot catch limp cheese.
The best fodder is the mater's eye.
The best friends are in one's purse.
The best go first, the bad remain to mend.
The best good deed/charity is a quick one.
The best goods are the cheapest.
The best helmsmen stand on shore.
The best herbs are in the smallest bags.
The best horse can't wear two saddles.
The best horse needs a whip, intelligent men need advice, and devout women need a man.
The best horse stumbles sometimes.
The best is the cheapest.
The best is the enemy of the good.
The best is what one has in his hand.
The best is yet to come.
The best joy is someone else's misfortune (schadenfreude).
The best kind of closed door is the one you can leave unlocked.
The best knowledge is to know yourself.
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves.
The best log, keep it for May.).
The best manure is under the farmer's shoe.
The best memory is not so firm as faded ink.
The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
The best mirror is a friend's eye.
The best mirror is an old friend.

The best mode of instruction is to practise what we preach.
The best morsels are never given to a beggar.
The best of friends must part.
The best of friends need not speak face to face.
The best of men are but men at best.
The best of the mill is that the sacks can't speak.
The best ointment comes in small boxes.
The best or the worst for a man is his wife.
The best parents are both purses for money and sacks for the corn.
The best part of repentance is a little sinning.
The best pears fall into the pigs' mouths.
The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.
The best pilots are ashore.
The best shortage is a shortage of words.
The best soldiers are not warlike.
The best soup is made of old meat.
The best spices are in small bags.
The best surgeon is he that has been well hacked himself.
The best swimmer is the first to drown himself.
The best thing God did was to make one day follow another.
The best thing about a man is his dog.
The best things are the first to perish.
The best things come in small packages.
The best things come in small parcels.
The best things in life are free.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
The best trees are the most beaten.
The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.
The best way to get praise is to die.
The best way to learn to ride is on an old bike.
The best weapon is the one that's to hand.
The best wedge comes from its own stick.
The best wine has its lees.
The best word is the unspoken word.
The best word still has to be spoken.
The best you get is an even break.
The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.
The betrothed of good is evil; the betrothed of life is death; the betrothed of love is divorce.
The better day the better deed.
The better lawyer, the worse Christian.
The better the day, the better the deed.
The better the fruit, the more wasps to eat it.
The big drum only sounds well from a distance.
The big fish eat the little.
The big fish eat the little ones.
The big fish is caught with big bait.
The big thieves hang the little ones.
The bigger a man's head, the worse his headache.

The bigger the pot the more rice will stick to it.
The bigger the river the bigger the fish.
The bigger the ship, the bigger the storm.
The bigger they are the harder they fall.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
The biggest fools are those who are paid to be wise.
The bird flies high, but always returns to earth.
The bird hunting a locust is unaware of the hawk hunting him.
The bird is known by its flight.
The bird leaves no trail.
The bird once out of hand is hard to recover.
The bird ought not to soil its own nest.
The bird that escapes from its cage never wants to come back.
The bitch in her haste brings forth blind puppies.
The biter is often bit.
The biter is sometimes bit.
The bites of priests and wolves are hard to heal.
The bitter cup we strive to remove from us holds the medicine we are most in need of.
The bitter heart eats its owner.
The bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance.
The black dog gets the food; the white dog gets the blame.
The black man steals just half of very little, but the white man steals the whole sugar plantation.
The black ox never trod on his own foot.
The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.
The blacksmith was guilty, but they hanged the Gypsy.
The blacksmith's mare walks without horseshoes.
The blade wears out the sheath.
The bleating of the lamb merely arouses the tiger.
The blessing of parents is a stick.
The blind cannot see -- the proud will not.
The blind man explains the colors to the one-eyed man.
The blind man has picked up a coin.
The blind man is laughing at the bald head.
The blind man wishes to show the way.
The blind person is not afraid of ghosts.
The blind person never fears ghosts.
The blind say that eyes have no sense of smell.
The blind would lead the blind.
The block of wood should not dictate to the carver.
The blood creeps where it can't go.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.
The blossoms in the spring are the fruit in autumn.
The blow falls more lightly when it is anticipated.
The blow is taken on the nose but it's the eyes that cry.
The blunders of physicians are covered by the earth.
The boat follows the helm, the woman follows her husband.
The boat sails by, the shore remains.
The body is killed by the mouth.
The body of joy is not so big.
The body of the pope takes up no more room than the sexton's.
The body pays for a slip of the foot and gold pays for a slip of the tongue.
The bone doesn't come to the dog, but the dog goes to the bone.
The bone given to you by the king is meat.
The bones for those who come late.
The bones for those who come late!.
The boor looks after a cent as the devil after a soul.
The borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7.
The boss is always right.
The bow may be bent until it breaks.
The bow must not be always bent.
The bow that is always bent slackens or breaks.

The bowels support the heart, and not the heart the bowels.
The boy is father to the man.

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


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