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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 6
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The fox changes his skin, but keeps the rogue.
The fox did not reach the grape, said it's unripe.
The fox does not go twice into the same trap.

The fox does not prey near his hole.
The fox falls into the trap only once.
The fox is knowing, but more knowing he who catches him.
The fox knows a lot, but a woman in love knows even more.
The fox knows much, but more he that catcheth him.
The fox knows well with whom he plays tricks.
The fox may grow gray, but never good.
The fox may lose his hair, but not his cunning.
The fox never fares better than when he's bann'd.
The fox said the grapes were sour.
The fox that sleeps in the morning has not his tongue feathered.
The fox that tarries long is on the watch for prey.
The fox that waits until the chicken falls from the perch dies from hunger.
The fox thinks everybody eats poultry like himself.
The fox thrives best when he is most cursed.
The fox will catch you with cunning, and the wolf with courage.
The fox's enemy is its tail.
The friar who begs for God begs for two.
The friend who helps me and the enemy who does me no harm, make a pair of earrings.
The friends of our friends are our friends.
The friendship of a great man is like the shadow of a bush -- soon gone.
The friendship of the great is fraternity with lions.
The frog cannot out of her bog.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason.
The frog forgets that he was once a tadpole.
The frog in his pond sneers at the ocean.
The frog knows more about the rain than the calendar.
The frog likes water, but not boiling water.
The frog wanted to be an ox and swelled up until he burst.
The frog wanted to be as big as the elephant, and burst.
The frost hurts not weeds.
The frost will drive a pig back home.
The fruit falls not far from the stem.
The fruit of silence is tranquility.
The fruit of silence is tranquillity.
The fruit of timidity is neither gain nor loss.

The frying-pan says to the kettle, 'Avaunt, black brows!'.
The fuel in the lamp consumes itself but lights others.
The fugitive finds everything impede him.
The full belly does not believe in hunger.
The full cask makes no noise.
The full person can not understand the needs of the hungry.
The full person does not understand the needs of the hungry.
The full-fed cow makes company of her tail.
The full-fed sheep is frightened at its own tail.
The fuller the cask, the duller its sound.
The fun is in the search, not the finding.
The funeral is hot while the dead is a dog.
The further into the woods, the more firewood you'll encounter.
The furthest way about is the nearest way home.
The future belongs to God.
The future is for those who know how to wait.
The future struggles against being mastered.
The gallows takes its own.
The gallows was made for the unlucky.
The gallows will have its own at last.
The gardener who loves roses is slave to a thousand thorns.
The gardener's dog, neither full nor hungry.
The gardener's feet do no harm to the garden.
The gardner had not yet dug out the radish, when the beggar held the alms-bowl in front of him.
The gatekeepers are worse than the directors.
The gates of hell are always open, even at midnight.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor.
The generous man grows rich in giving, the miser poor in taking.
The gentle calf sucks all the cows.
The gentle cat scratches the worst.
The gentle hawk mans herself.
The gift itself can be light while carrying a heavy message.
The gifts of fortune (windfalls) do not always benefit us.
The girl as she is taught, the flax as it is wrought.
The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
The glaciers didn't freeze overnight.
The gladiator seeks advice, when in the very lists.
The glory of ancestors should not prevent a man from winning glory for himself.
The glory of ancestors should not prevent a man winning glory for himself.
The glow soon becomes ashes.
The gnat trusting itself to the flame is singed.
The go-between wears out a thousand sandals.
The goat can't well cover herself with her tail.
The goat must browse where she is tied.
The goat that climbs up the rock also has to go down.
The goat thought it was dirtying its owner's wall till it realized its coat was peeling.
The goat which has many owners will be left to die in the sun.
The god who made the mouth will provide the food.

The gods assist the industrious.
The gods do not deduct from marls allotted span the hours spent fishing.
The gods just laugh when men pray to them for wealth.
The gods sell all things at a fair price.
The gods sell all things for labour.
The gods send nuts to those who have no teeth.
The gold of the new world has ruined the old one.
The golden age never was the present age.
The golden ass passes everywhere.
The golden key opens every door.
The good cow gets sold in its own country.
The good day can be seen from the morning.
The good die young.
The good dog never gets a good bone.
The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
The good fortunes of life fall to the lot even of the base.
The good is the enemy of the best.
The good lawyer knows the law, the clever one knows the judge.
The good of the marriage lasts three days - and the bad lasts til death.
The good physician is the third day one.
The good seaman is known in bad weather.
The good shepherd shears, not flays.
The good son returns home.
The good time comes but once.
The good white man dies, the bad one remains.
The goodness of the father reaches higher than a mountain; that of the mother goes deeper than the ocean.
The goodwill accompanying the gift is the best portion of it.
The goose goes so often into the kitchen till at last she sticks to the spit.
The goose hisses, but does not bite.
The goose is too small for two but too big for one.
The goose that has a good gander cackles loudly.
The goose that has lost its head no longer cackles.
The goose's (maybe swan's) son is a good swimmer.
The goslings would lead the geese out to grass.
The gossips fall out and tell each other truths.
The governor must fill your jars.
The gown does not make the friar.
The gown does not make the monk.
The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.
The granny handing pretzels, is gone.
The grape is not ripened by the rays of the moon.
The grapes are sour, said the fox, when he could not get at them.
The grass is always greener at the neighbour's.' Or, loosely: 'Your neighbour's grass is always greener.
The grass is always greener at the neighbours.
The grass is always greener on the neighbor's side (of the fence).
The grass is always greener on the other side.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
The grass won't be burnt in the shadows during summer.
The grave is our mother.

The graveyards are full of young lawyers, lost inheritance and young doctors.
The gravity of the earth is so strong that the old grey man walks crooked.
The great elephant of India cares not for a gnat.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
The great scholar forgets about fame, the average scholar works for it, and the unworthy scholar steals it.
The greater the calm, the nearer to the South wind.
The greater the degeneration of the republic, the more of its laws.
The greater the fear the nearer the danger.
The greater the fool, the greater his insolence.
The greater the sinner, the greater the saint.
The greater the truth, the greater the libel.
The greatest art is to hide art.
The greatest barkers bite not sorest.
The greatest burdens are not the gainfullest.
The greatest conqueror is he who conquers himself.
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
The greatest consideration is due to the innocence of youth.
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.
The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires.
The greatest king must at last go to bed with a shovel.
The greatest love is a mother's, then a dog's, then a sweetheart's.
The greatest love is a mother's; then a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
The greatest medicine for sadness is patience.
The greatest oaks have been little acorns.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The greatest step is out of doors.
The greatest step is out the door.
The greatest thing that could happen in my lifetime is for all my ideas to be stolen.
The greatest things are done by the help of small ones.
The greatest tranquility is when we desire nothing.
The greatest victory is a bloodless victory.
The greatest virtue is like water; good for everything.
The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.
The greatest wisdom of all is kindness.
The greedy may do good work but for their own wrong intentions.
The green burns for the dry, and the righteous pay for sinners.
The grey mare is the better horse.
The greyhound that starts many hares kills none.
The ground is always frozen for the lazy swine.
The grown-up pays attention to what you are doing; the child sees beyond that.
The grumbling mother-in-law forgets that she once was a bride.
The guard's sleep is the lamplight of the thief.
The guest who outstays his fellow guests loses his overcoat.
The guest who outstays his fellow-guests loses his overcoat.
The guest who seeks special attention muddies the host's tea.
The guests will go away, and we will eat the pasty.
The guilty dog barks the loudest.
The gutter by dropping wears the stone.

The gypsy church was made of pork and the dogs ate it.
The habit does not make the monk.
The habit doesn't make the monk.
The habit... the second nature.
The habits of our youth accompany us in our old age.
The half is better than the whole.
The halfwit spoke, and the brainless believed.
The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
The hammer shatters glass but hardens steel.
The hand can't cover the tongue's hole.
The hand of God is with the group.
The hand of the stranger is heavy.
The hand often travels to the part where the pain is.
The hand suffers at work, but the mouth still must eat.
The hand that gives gathers.
The hand that gives is also the one that receives.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
The hands of a lawyer are always in someone's pocket.
The handsomest snuffs the candle.
The handsomest woman can only give what she has.
The hanging fruit is never too heavy for the creeper to bear.
The happier the time, the more quickly it passes.
The happiest life ends before death.
The happiness in your pocket, don't spend it all.
The hard road turns the traveller into the same dust that he has to swallow.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
The hardest person to wake up is the person who is already awake.
The hardest step is over the threshold.
The hardest step is that over the threshold.
The hardest work of all is to do nothing.
The hare (rabbit) was offended with the mountain, but the mountain did not notice.
The hare and the elephant don't travel well together.
The hare jumps when you least expect it.
The hare starts from where it is least expected.
The hare that escaped had eight legs.
The harp dispels care.
The harvest of a whole year depends on what you sow in the springtime.
The hasty and the tardy meet at the ferry.
The hasty angler loses the fish.
The hasty hand catches frogs for fish.
The hasty man was never a traitor.
The hat burns on the head of the thief.
The hatred of knaves is to be preferred to their company.
The have always returns to her form.
The head and feet keep warm, the rest will take no harm.
The head and feet keep warm; the rest will take no harm.
The head of a monkey, the headdress of a prince.
The head of the rooster that crows out of time will be cut off.
The head of your neighbor is a kingdom and his heart a wood.
The headache is mine and the cows are ours.
The healthy die first.
The healthy does not know how rich he is.
The heart at rest sees a feast in everything.
The heart does not lie.
The heart does not think all the mouth says.
The heart is a tree; it grows where it wants.
The heart is but the beach beside the sea that is the world.
The heart is half a prophet.
The heart is like a goat that has to be tied up.
The heart is like the astrologer who guesses at the truth.

The heart is no traitor.
The heart is not a knee that can be bent.

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

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