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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 8
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The light (of learning) under the (Southern) Cross' (Motto of the University of Adelaide, Australia).
The light heart lives long.
The light is painful to sore eyes.

The lion and the lamb shall lie down together, but the lamb won't get much sleep.
The lion believes that everyone shares his state of mind.
The lion believes that everyone shares its state of mind.
The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.
The lion had need of the mouse.
The lion is known by his claws.
The lion is known by the scratch of his claws.
The lion is not so fierce as he is painted.
The lion said: I am the best one to take care of my business.
The lion who goes slowly/cautiously eats meat.
The lion won't turn on a barking puppy.
The lion's not half so fierce as he's painted.
The lion's power lies in our fear of him.
The list is worse than the cloth.
The listener makes the backbiter.
The little alms are the good alms.
The little hand does not beat the big hand.
The little hemlock is a sister to the big hemlock.
The little stars will always shine while the great sun is often eclipsed.
The living are denied a table; the dead get a whole coffin.
The living who is absent is like a dead man.
The lizard does not eat hot chillies for the frog to sweat.
The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree said he would praise himself if no one else did.
The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.
The lizard that swallows doesn't vomit. (NB- lagarto is also archaic for 'dragon'.).
The locksmith is the guilty one, but the blacksmith hangs.
The loftiest towers rise from the ground.
The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf.
The lonely person is at home everywhere.
The long awaited Easter feast is over in one day.
The longer a blind man lives, the more he sees.
The longer the blind live, the more they see.
The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be.
The longer the way, the more tired the man.
The longest day soon comes to an end.
The longest mile is the last mile home.
The longest road is the one that leads to your pocket.

The longest road out is the shortest road home.
The longest way around is the shortest way home.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.
The looking glass is the enemy of ugly women.
The loquacity of fools is a lecture to the wise.
The loss of one night's sleep is followed by ten days of inconvenience.
The loss which your neighbour does not know is no real loss.
The lotus flower blooms in the mud.
The loudest bark rids not a dog of his fleas.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
The love that you die from is too big.
The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
The lover of a student does not always become the wife of a graduate.
The lover who gives you her body but not her heart is generous with thornless roses.
The lowest fence is the easiest to get across.
The loyal man lives no longer than the traitor pleases.
The luck is like glass , when it starts to shine , it breaks.
The luck of idle men sits next to them.
The luckiest dies in his cradle.
The lucky fellow loses his wife, the unlucky fellow loses his horse.
The lucky man has a daughter for his first-born.
The mad dog bites its master.
The madness of one makes many mad.
The magistrate's son gets out of every scrape.
The magpie cannot leave her hopping.
The magpie is competing with the nightingale!.
The main road is an easy way, but everyone loves the side streets.
The main thing is that we can smile at our duties -- yes even at our suffering.
The main thing is to be pretty and fair; bald spots are covered by the hair.
The maker of laws must be severe; who executes them must be generous.
The malady that is more incurable is folly.
The malicious cow disturbs the whole herd.
The man being carried does not realize how far away the town really is.
The man blesses the place.
The man deliberates, the woman decides.
The man in the moon stole the wood.
The man is a river, the woman a lake.
The man is heaven and earth in miniature.
The man is the flame, the woman the glow.
The man loves with his head, the woman thinks with her heart.
The man of many trades begs his bread on Sunday.
The man of sense does not hang up his knowledge.
The man of your own trade is your enemy.
The man on his feet carries off the share of the man sitting down.
The man that talks about oxes, is the man that drives oxes.
The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert.
The man who can't dance says the band can't play.
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.

The man who comes with a talk about others has himself an ax to grind.
The man who does not learn is like one walking in the night.
The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
The man who has eaten enough will never believe a hungry one.
The man who has mounted an elephant will not fear the bark of a dog.
The man who has nothing to do is always the busiest.
The man who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The man who is aware is worth two men.
The man who is born in a stable is not a horse.
The man who is not destined to die will be cured by medicine.
The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.
The man who loves is easy of belief.
The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does.
The man who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt a man who is doing it.
The man who stares at the clouds will not cut any hay.
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
The man who takes legal action often loses an ox to win a cat.
The man who wakes up and finds himself famous hasn't been asleep.
The man whose conscience is clear will never fear a knock on the door at midnight.
The man with no patience waits for daylight, and when it comes he'll be blind.
The man with one wife is the boss of all bachelors.
The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
The mare of the smith and the children of the shoemaker, allways goes barefooted.
The mare's kick does not harm the colt.
The mare's kicks are caresses to the colt.
The mare's kicks are caresses to the horse.
The master derives from his art.
The master has long arms, but they don't reach heaven.
The master of all work is in its practise.
The master of the people is their servant.
The master turns the servant into a thief.
The master's eye and foot are the best manure for the field.
The master's eye does more than both his hands.
The master's eye makes the horse fat.
The master's foot is manure for the estate.
The matchmaker always asks for too much money for his eight hundred lies.
The matchmaker gets three cups of wine when he succeeds and three slaps on the cheek when he fails.
The maw costs much.
The maxims of men disclose their hearts.
The meaning is best known to the speaker.
The means were wanting, not the will.
The meat is yours, the bones are mine.
The mediator in a fight gets all the blows.
The medicine that cures the tailor can kill the shoemaker.
The medicine that hurts the most is generally the best healer.
The memories of one's youth make for long, long thoughts.
The memory of happiness makes misery woeful.
The merchant that loses cannot laugh.
The merchant who gains not, loseth.

The mice have taken themselves off.
The mice will never play with the kittens.
The middle path is the safe path.
The midwives fight, the truths are discovered.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
The mill does not grind with water that is past.
The mill does not grind without water.
The mill gains by gong, and not by standing still.
The mill won't turn with carried water.
The miller is never so drunk that he forgets to take his dues.
The miller sees not every wave that flows.
The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.
The mills of the gods grind slowly but they grind finely.
The millstone that lies undermost also helps to grind.
The mind is best taught with a sharp whip.
The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing.
The mind is the emperor of the body.
The mind rules.
The mind when unoccupied knows not what it wants.
The miser and the pig are of no use till dead.
The miser destroys what he collected.
The miser does not own the gold, it is the gold that owns the miser.
The miser is his own mother-in-law.
The miser will stubbornly live poorly in order to die rich.
The miser's bag is never full.
The miserable got together with the hopeless.
The misery is that you have to ruin your day with work.
The misfortune of many is a consolation.
The misfortune of the foolish is a warning to the wise.
The misfortune that comes into town does not wear a turban.
The misfortunes to which we are accustomed affect us less deeply.
The mistakes of others are good teachers.
The mistress is queen, the wife is the slave.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
The mocked may grow up to dignity, but the mocker will never outgrow his juvenile behaviour.
The money is burning a hole in my pocket.
The money of the drunkard is eaten by the palm wine tapper.
The money paid, the workman's arm is broken.
The money you dream about will not pay your bills.
The monk gets married to please his friend.
The monk responds to the abbot's chants.
The monk that begs for God's sake begs for two.
The monk's habit is never so blessed that the devil can't hide in it.
The monkey does not see his own hind backside; he sees his neighbor's.
The monkey knows the tree it climbs.
The monkey knows which branch to swing on.
The monkey looks into the mirror and sees a gazelle.
The monkey never complains that he has no comb.
The monkey says there is nothing better than poverty to unlearn man of his conceit.

The monkey will never wash with the same water twice.
The month loses its own, but not the year.
The moon does not care if the dog barks at it.
The moon does not heed the baying of dogs.
The moon gives us light but no heat.
The moon grows darker as it gets nearer to the sun.
The moon is the crofter's sun.
The moon is the sun of young men.
The moon moves slowly, but it gets across the town.
The more a man exposes his nakedness the colder he is.
The more a woman admires her face, the more she ruins her house.
The more acquaintance, the more danger.
The more acquaintances you have, the less you know them.
The more by law, the less by right.
The more chefs, the worse the soup.
The more cooks there are, the more watery the soup will be.
The more cooks, the worse broth.
The more cowherds there are, the worse the cows are looked after.
The more eggs, the thicker the soup.
The more fools, the more laughter.
The more hair a dog has, the more fleas he will have.
The more haste the worse speed.
The more haste, the less speed.
The more help in the cornfield the smaller the harvest.
The more intimate the friendship the deadlier the enmity.
The more knave, the better luck.
The more law, the less justice.
The more laws the less justice.
The more light a torch gives the shorter it lasts.
The more noble, the more humble.
The more one drinks, the thirstier one gets.
The more one has the more one wants.
The more riches a fool hath, the greater fool he is.
The more servants the worse service.
The more shepherds the less care.
The more shepherds there are, the worse the flocks are watched.
The more shoots, the more leaves.
The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell.
The more sorrow one encounters, the more joy one can contain.
The more the billy goat stinks, the more the nanny goat loves him.
The more the fox is cursed, the more prey he catches.
The more the merrier.
The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting.
The more the well is used, the more water it yields.
The more they have, the more they want.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The more things change, the more they're the same.
The more we have, the more we want.
The more you add, the worse it gets.
The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey will seem.
The more you court a clown the statelier he grows.
The more you cry, the less you pee.
The more you earn, the more you spend.
The more you flatter a fool, the more seriously he plays his game.
The more you get the more you want.
The more you give in, the more you have to give in.
The more you have, the more you want.
The more you know the less will you sleep.
The more you know, the luckier you get.
The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
The more you listen the more you give yourself room for doubt.

The more you stir a turd, the more it stinks.
The more you stir filth the worse it stinks.

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