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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 4
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The day will come when cats have horns and Dutchmen will be circumcised.
The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail.
The day will wipe out all the promises of the night.

The day you are leaving is not the time to start your preparations.
The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.
The day you decide to leave your house naked is the day you run into your in-laws.
The day you marry 'tis either kill or cure.
The day you marry, it is either kill or cure.
The day your horse dies and your money's gone, your relatives change into strangers.
The day your horse dies and your money's lost, your relatives change to strangers.
The days follow each other and are not alike.
The dead and the absent have no friends.
The dead are not seen in the company of the living.
The dead are soon forgotten.
The dead are the best counsellors.
The dead cannot come to kinsmen's aid.
The dead know the price of wood.
The dead open the eyes of the living.
The dead will go to the village where the cock doesn't crow.
The deaf laugh twice.
The dearer the child, the sharper must be the rod.
The dearest child of all is the dead one.
The death of a swallow doesn't bring spring to and end.
The death of one -- the bread of the other.
The death of the anus scatters shit.
The death of the mouth scatters spit.
The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.
The death throes of an elephant are not so annoying as a living flea.
The debts go to the next heir.
The deceitful have no friends.
The deceived sheep that went for wool and came back shorn.
The deep sea can be fathomed, but who knows the hearts of men?.
The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.
The delicacy of the feast is the learned guest.
The descent to hell is easy.
The devil always shits on the biggest pile.
The devil always takes back his gifts.
The devil boasted to rule the whole world, but God didn't give him power even over the pig.
The devil can make a pot but he can't make a lid.
The devil can quote Scripture for his own ends.

The devil can swallow a woman but he can't digest her.
The devil catches most souls in a golden net.
The devil climbs the bell tower in a priest's cassock.
The devil dances in an empty pocket.
The devil dances in empty pockets.
The devil does not always wear boots -- he sometimes comes barefoot.
The devil finds work for idle hands to do.
The devil gets into the belfry by the vicar's skirts.
The devil gives even rich men presents.
The devil goes away and heaven comes to stay.
The devil has his martyrs among men.
The devil hides behind the cross.
The devil hides himself in details.
The devil is bad because he is old.
The devil is civil when he is flattered.
The devil is fond of his own.
The devil is in the details.
The devil is never so black as he is painted.
The devil is not always at a poor man's door.
The devil is not as scary as they paint(draw) him.
The devil is not so black as he is painted.
The devil is not so ugly as he is painted.
The devil is so fond of his son that he put out his eye.
The devil knows more from being old than from being the devil.
The devil leads him by the nose who the dice too often throws.
The devil likes to hide behind a cross.
The devil likes to souse what is already wet.
The devil looks after his own.
The devil lurks behind the cross.
The devil may die without my inheriting his horns.
The devil never grants long leases.
The devil often lurks behind the cross.
The devil places a pillow for a drunken man to fall upon.
The devil puts a spoonful of honey into others' wife.
The devil rebukes sin.
The devil sits behind the cross.
The devil sweetens another man's wife with a spoonful of honey.
The devil take the hindmost.
The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.
The devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.
The devil tempts but doesn't force.
The devil turns away from a closed door.
The devil was good looking at eighteen, and course tea makes a bitter first cup.
The devil was handsome when he was young.
The devil will blow upon fire near oakum.
The devil will not bother you in a house full of children.
The devil will tempt Lucifer.

The devil's boots don't creak.
The devil's meal turns half to bran.
The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials.
The diamond in your belly sparkles on your face.
The die is cast!' (said by when he crossed the , contrary to law.).
The difference between a man and a cat or a dog is that only a man can write the names of the cat and the dog.
The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.
The difference is wide that the sheets will not decide.
The different sorts of madness are innumerable.
The difficult thing is to get foot in the stirrup.
The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup.
The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.
The distance of 1000 miles begins with one step.
The distress of others is the solace of idiots.
The doctor cares for his patient, nature heals him.' or 'Doctor cures, nature saves.
The doctor has a remedy for everything but poverty.
The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.
The doctor is to be feared more than the disease.
The doctor must heal his own bald head.
The doctor seldom takes physic.
The dog I bought, bit me; the fire I kindled burned me.
The dog barks and the ox feeds.
The dog barks, the caravan passes by.
The dog barks, the pig eats.
The dog called 'Sorrow,' without eating, will be fat in every house.
The dog does not catch further that its leash.
The dog does not get bread every time he wags his tail.
The dog doesn't bark because of the village.
The dog drag it here, the cat drag it there.
The dog gets into the mill under cover of the ass.
The dog has four feet, but he does not walk in four roads at the same time.
The dog is a lion in his own house.
The dog is buried here.
The dog is nude though the clothing cost a penny.
The dog learns to swim when the water reaches his ears.
The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.
The dog orders its tail.
The dog rages at the stone, not at him that throws it.
The dog returns to its vomit.
The dog says: 'Master, my life is far too good, hurt me in the tail.'.
The dog that barks doesn't bite.
The dog that barks doesn't bite. (Barking dogs seldom bite; to be full of empty threats.).
The dog that barks doesn't bite. (Someone who threatens too much does this to frighten his enemies but in fact doesn't have enough courage to do anything about it.).
The dog that barks much is never good for hunting.
The dog that barks much, bites little.
The dog that bites does not bark in vain.
The dog that has its bitch in town never barks well.
The dog that is forced into the woods will not hunt many deer.
The dog that is going to bite does not show its teeth.

The dog that is quarrelsome and not strong, woe to his hide.
The dog that kills wolves, is killed by wolves.
The dog that licks ashes is not to be trusted with flour.
The dog that means to bite don't bark.
The dog that quits barking can get some sleep.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
The dog that wags its tail won't be beaten.
The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread.
The dog will always attack the one with torn trousers.
The dog will howl, which is hit by the stick.
The dog will not get free by biting his chain.
The dog's bark is not might but fright.
The dog's bark is not might, but fright.
The dog's kennel is no place to keep a sausage.
The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.
The dog's tail stays crooked even if he is buried for twelve years.
The dog's tail, even if buried for twelve years, will remain as crooked as ever.
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.
The dogs bark, the bear passes by...' (undisturbed).
The dogs bite the last.
The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.
The donkey is to be loaded at its owner's will.
The donkey recognizes the tracks of a horse.
The donkey sweats so the horse can be decorated with lace.
The donkey won't drink if he can't see water.
The door of success is marked 'push' and 'pull.'.
The door to virtue is heavy and hard to open.
The doorstep of the palace is very slippery.
The doorstep weeps for forty days whenever a girl is born.
The doorway to charity is difficult to open and difficult to close.
The dowry that a woman brings is like a bell; every time she passes by she hits you with the clapper.
The dragon teaches you that if you want to climb high you have to do it against the wind.
The dreams of a cat are full of mice.
The dress does not make the friar.
The dress doesn't make the monk.
The drop that floods the bucket.
The droplet is always at its largest just before it drops.
The drowning man is not troubled by rain.
The drum makes a great fuss because it's empty.
The drunk and children tell the truth.
The drunk ones will sober up, but the mad ones will not clever up.
The drunkard thinks of only one thing and the barman of something else.
The drunken man's joy is often the sober man's sorrow.
The drunken mouth reveals the heart's secrets.
The drunken will sleep it over, the fool - never.
The dry reed does not seek the company of fire.
The dumbest farmer harvests the thickest potatoes.
The dying cannot leave their wisdom or experience to their heirs.
The dying man is not saved by medicine.

The dying person cannot wait for the shroud to be woven.
The eagle does not catch flies.
The eagle does not feed on flies.
The eagle does not hunt flies.
The eagle does not wage war against frogs.
The eagle does not war against frogs.
The eagle was killed by an arrow made from its own feathers.
The eagle was killed by an arrow made with his own feathers.
The ear doesn't go to sleep hungry.
The ear is only a door.
The ear is the road to the heart.
The earings are given to those without ears.
The early bird catches the early worm.
The early bird catches the first worm.
The early bird catches the worm.
The early bird catches the worm first.
The early bird catches the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese.
The early bird catcheth the worm.
The early bird gets (or catches) the worm.
The early bird gets the worm.
The early bird gets the worm.' or 'He who wakes early meets a golden day.' Essentially, one is more productive in the morning.
The early man never borrows from the late man.
The early morn favours study.
The early riser is healthy, cheerful and industrious.
The ears do not lose their interest.
The ears don't grow above forehead.
The earth covers the errors of the physician.
The earth does not shake when the flea coughs.
The earth has ears, the wind has a voice.
The earth hides as it takes, the physician's mistakes.
The earth is God's bride -- she feeds the living and cherishes the dead.
The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door but live in different cells.
The earth is a giant cooking pot and men are the meat therein.
The earth is a host who kills his guests.
The earth is always frozen to lazy swine.
The earth is man's only friend.
The earth is not thirsty for the blood of the warriors but for the sweat of man's labor.
The earth offers you a grave everywhere.
The earth produces all things and receives all again.
The earth will cover the doctor's mistakes.
The earthen pan gains nothing by contact with the copper pot.
The eavesdropper at the wall hears only his own dishonor.
The echo knows all languages.
The eel that got away is as fat as your thigh.
The effects of serious illnesses are often unknown.
The egg is dear(valuable/expensive) at the Christ's day(Easter).
The egg shows the hen where to hatch.
The egg teaches the chicken how to breed.
The egg wants to be smarter than the hen.
The egg will be more knowing than the hen.
The election of the abbot is not stopped for want of a monk.
The elephant does not feel a flea-bite.
The elephant does not get tired of its tusks.
The elephant that is stuck in the mud will tear down the tree with it.
The elephant will reach to the roof of the house.
The elephant's head is no load for a child.
The elephant's track treads out the camel's.
The eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not contradict.
The emperor is rich, but he cannot buy one extra year.
The empty gives way to the full.
The empty hand isn't licked.

The empty purse says she is made of leather.
The empty waggon must make room for the full one.

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


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