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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 7
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The heart is small and embraces the whole wide world.
The heart leads whither it goes.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth and the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.

The heart of a man may be compared to a sausage; no one can tell exactly what's inside.
The heart of a servant that is not beaten is full of curses.
The heart of a woman is as capricious as a drop of water on a lotus leaf.
The heart of fools proclaims foolishness. Proverbs 12:23.
The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.
The heart that loves is always young.
The heart that sighs does not have what it desires.
The heart that truly loves never forgets.
The hearth in our house is warmer than our neighbor's.
The heartland/metropolis (for better or worse) yields considerable power.
The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty wallet.
The heaviest baggage for a traveller is an empty purse.
The heaviest burden is an empty pocket.
The heaviest rains fall on the house that leaks most.
The heir's tears are but a mask to disguise his joy.
The hen flies not far unless the cock flies with her.
The hen is ill off when the egg teaches her how to cackle.
The hen lays an egg, and the cock feels the pain in his backside.
The hen lays upon an egg.
The hen likes to lay in a nest where there are eggs already.
The hen lives by pickings, as the lion by prey.
The hen ought not to cackle in presence of the cock.
The hen tells the cock to crow.
The hen that cackles in the evening lays no eggs in the morning.
The hen that stays at home picks up the crumbs.
The hen's eyes are where her eggs are.
The hen's eyes are with her chickens.
The hen's eyes turn to where she has her eggs.
The herb patience does not grow in every man's garden.
The herb that can't be got is the one that heals.
The hero appears only when the tiger is dead.
The heron blames the water because he cannot swim.
The higher a monkey climbs, the more he shows his behind.
The higher flood hath always the lower ebb.
The higher the bamboo, the more it can be bent.
The higher the bell is hung, the shriller it sounds.
The higher the monkey climbs the more he shows his tail.

The higher the monkey climbs, the more it is exposed to danger.
The higher the monkey goes the more he shows his tail.
The higher the mountain the lower the valley, the taller the tree the harder the fall.
The higher the rise the greater the fall.
The higher you climb, the heavier you fall.
The higher you get, the bigger the fall is.
The highest branch is not the safest roost.
The highest seat will not hold more than one.
The highest spoke in fortune's wheel may soon turn lowest.
The highest tree hath the greatest fall.
The highway is always shorter than the unknown side roads.
The hindmost dog may catch the hare.
The hole invites the thief.
The hole is more honorable than the patch.
The hollow of the ear is never full.
The honest man enjoys the theft.
The horizon will not disappear as you run towards it.
The horn that came out last will pass the ear that came out first.
The horse can die from too much barley.
The horse is Turkmen; it feeds off both the nose-bag and the manger.
The horse is not judged of by the saddle.
The horse may run quickly, but it can't escape its own tail.
The horse may wish to do one thing, but he who saddles him another.
The horse must go to the manger, and not the manger to the horse.
The horse must graze where it is tethered.
The horse never refuses a homeward gallop.
The horse that arrives early gets good drinking water.
The horse that draws best is the most whipped.
The horse that draws most is most whipped.
The horse that you love draws more than four oxen.
The horse thinks one thing, and his rider another.
The horse's best allowance is his master's eye.
The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly.
The horseshoe that clatters wants a nail.
The hot sun melts away the snow; when anger comes, does wisdom go.
The hour is passing.
The house completed, possession defeated.
The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.
The house is our father's and the strangers came to kick us out.
The house of danger is built upon the borders of safety.
The house of the heart is never full.
The house roof fights the rain, but he who is sheltered ignores it.
The house sweeper's buttock is never at one direction.
The house with an old grandparent harbors a jewel.
The household with its own elder has indeed its own adornment.
The human heart is difficult to gauge.
The human heart is neither of stone nor wood.
The human heart is never satisfied, just like the snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee's sting.

The humble pay for the mistakes of their betters.
The hunchback sees the hump of others -- never his own.
The hungry fowl wakes early.
The hunt is like a dance for men, for the women the dance is the hunt.
The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep.
The hunter in pursuit of an elephant does not stop to throw stones at birds.
The hunter who always comes home with meat is a thief.
The hurried she-cat has made blind kittens.
The hurrying fly falls into the milk.
The hurrying mouse falls into the milk.
The husband is always the last to know.
The husband's mother is the wife's devil.
The hyena chasing two antelopes at the same time will go to bed hungry.
The hyena does not forget where it has hidden its kill.
The hyena of your own country does not break your bones.
The idiot who has his eye on your wife is like a blood sucking fly.
The ignorant is his own enemy.
The ill year comes in swimming.
The important thing isn't to win, but to fight well.
The impotent man does not eat spicy foods.
The inarticulate speak longest.
The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
The informer(sneak) gets whipped first.
The injurer never forgets.
The ink of a scholar is worth as much as the martyr's blood.
The innkeeper loves a drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
The intemperate die young, and rarely en joy old age.
The iron never takes advice from the hammer.
The is worthy of sweets, who has tasted bitters.
The itch that gives someone skill is difficult to scratch.
The jail is closed day and night and always full; temples are always open and still empty.
The jay bird don't rob his own nest.
The jewel of the air is the sun; the jewel of the house is the child.
The joker confesses.
The journey is the reward.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The joy of a poor man does not last long.
The judge's son goes into the courtroom without fear.
The jungle is stronger than the elephant.
The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him.
The just pays for the sinner.
The kettle smuts the frying-pan.
The key at the girdle keeps me good and my neighbour too.
The key that is used grows bright.
The key that opens is also the key that locks.
The key to all action lies in belief.
The keys at the girdle, the dog in the larder.
The kick of a mare never hurt a colt.

The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner.
The king cannot rule as he wishes.
The king goes as far as he can, not so far as he would.
The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he could.
The king inherits a country -- the people only hard work.
The king is from God, the law from the king'. Attributed to.
The king likes the treachery, but not the traitor.
The king of the bees has no sting.
The king of the dreamers lies in the hospital.
The king's ambassador is without sin.
The king's chaff is better than other folk's corn.
The kitchen is older than the mosque.
The kite's malady, its wings broken and its beak sound.
The knee is closer than the calf.
The knife of the family does not cut.
The knife that has been lent, never comes back alone.
The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.
The knowledgeable can taste up to 7 spoonfuls!.
The laborer is worthy of his hire.
The labour is in itself a pleasure.
The labourer is worthy of his hire.
The lack of gold only a headache.
The laggard cow gets the sour grass.
The lake is not on fire.
The lambskin is not worth the currying.
The lame goat does not take a siesta.
The lame man laughs at the blind.
The lame man runs if he has to.
The lamp is not burning for those asleep.
The land a man knows is his mother.
The land is a mother that never dies.
The land where the stones know you is worth more than the land where the people know you.
The larger a man's roof, the more snow it collects.
The last come is the best liked.
The last comer shuts the door.
The last comers are often the masters.
The last drop makes the cup run over.
The last drop maketh the cup run over.
The last of a number of little things which led to something major.
The last one is bitten by the dogs.
The last partridge to rise gets the most sticks thrown at it.
The last partridge will take the most arrows.
The last pieces of lead are heaviest.
The last shirt has no pockets.
The last shuts the door.
The last stole the sack.
The last straw breaks the camel's back.
The late comer is ill lodged.
The later comer is ill lodged.

The later the evening, the fairer the company.
The laugh is always on the loser.
The laughter of someone pining for his beloved is like that of someone who is always crying.
The law devised, its evasion contrived.
The law does not concern itself about trifles.
The law has a nose of wax.
The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep.
The law is a jealous mistress.
The law is good, but people are not.
The law is harsh, but it is the law.
The law is known to the court.' This is the principle that it is the court's job to interpret the law, and the constitution.
The law is three days older than the earth.
The law of requital of injury by injury.
The law says what the king pleases.
The lawyer will extend the frontiers of a fight.
The lawyer's pouch is a mouth of Hell.
The lawyer's pouch is a mouth of hell.
The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.
The lazy donkey always overloads himself.
The lazy is the most eager if only given a drink.
The lazy man who goes to borrow a spade says, 'I hope I will not find one.'.
The lazy mouth, a sheer disaster.
The lazy one is pregnant in the sowing season.
The lazy one runs more -- the stingy one loses more.
The lazy one stands up between one armchair and another.
The lazy one works twice.
The lazy ox drinks dirty water.
The lazy pig does not eat ripe pears.
The lazy servant takes eight steps to avoid one.
The lazy servant to save one step takes eight.
The lazy sweat when they eat and complain of the cold when they work.
The lazybones must work twice.
The leader follows in front.
The lean dog is all fleas.
The learned are apt to be taciturn.
The least and weakest man can do some hurt.
The least boy always carries the biggest fiddle.
The leaves fall before the tree dies.
The length of a frog can only be determined after it dies.
The leopard cannot change its spots.
The leopard does not change his spots.
The less educated will have greater burdens.
The less one thinks, the more one speaks.
The less people think the more they talk.
The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.
The less said the sooner mended.
The less souls, the more joy.
The less soup, the more spoons.
The less things change, the more they remain the same.
The less wit a man has, the less he knows that he wants it.
The less you know, the less you forget.
The less you know, the more soundly you sleep.
The letter C is most likely to betray - cousin, brother-in-law, god-father.
The letter enters with blood.
The liar and the lame dog are quickly caught.
The liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
The liar is sooner caught than the cripple.
The liar will travel the world over, but chooses not to go back home.
The liar's house burned, but nobody believed it.
The liar's mother is a virgin.
The lid knows what is in the pot.

The life of a guest is seven days.
The life of an old man can be compared with the flame of a candle in a drought.

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

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