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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 9
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The more you stir it the more it stinks.
The more you stir it the worse it stinks.
The more you stir the mire, the more it stinks.

The more you stroke the cat's back the more set sets up her tail.
The more you study, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. The less you know the more you study.
The morning hour has gold in its mouth.
The morning is wiser than the evening.
The morning shows how the day will be.
The morning sun never lasts a day.
The morning the sun brings gold in it's mouth.
The mortar always smells of garlic.
The mosquito is small -- but when he sings, your ears are full of him.
The most beautiful fig may contain a worm.
The most beautiful flowers flourish in the shade.
The most beautiful roses grow on graves.
The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.
The most cautious passes for the most chaste.
The most covered fire is always the most glowing.
The most cunning are the first caught.
The most dangerous food is a wedding cake.
The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.
The most difficult master is the servant who became master.
The most difficult mountain to cross is the threshold.
The most disorderly students make the most pious preachers.
The most extensive land is the human belly.
The most faithful mirror is an old friend.
The most famous creature in the ocean is the shark, but it is not the only fierce creature there.
The most fragrant of flowers are eaten by the green-fly.
The most friendly fortune trips up your heels.
The most highly praised woman is the one about whom no one speaks.
The most important thing in life is to be buried well.
The most lasting monuments are doubtless paper-monuments.
The most learned are not the wisest.
The most noble dog can only bark.
The most prudent yields to the strongest.
The most stupid chicken always challenges the wildcat.
The most useful holy war is the one fought against your own passions.
The moth does most mischief to the finest garment.
The mother of a monkey sees him as beautiful and graceful.

The mother of idiots is always pregnant.
The mother of mischief is no bigger than a midge's wing.
The mother of someone who is killed can sleep; the mother of the murderer cannot.
The mother reckons well, but the child reckons better.
The mother who spoils her child, fattens a serpent.
The mother-in-law shows you her thighs without shame, you are the embarrassed one.
The motherless child will suckle the grandmother.
The mountain labored and brought forth a mouse.
The mountain makes the horse suffer, anger makes oneself suffer.
The mountaineer's ass carries wine and drinks water.
The mountains are in labour, and a ridiculous mouse shall be born' — 'i.e.' 'much ado about nothing'; from , 'Ars Poetica.
The mountains are in labour, and bring forth a mouse.
The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another.
The mountains make the mist and the valleys must consume them.
The mouse does not leave the cat's house with a bellyful.
The mouse has but one hole is soon caught.
The mouse is caught in the trap.
The mouse is knowing, but the cat more knowing.
The mouse is silent while laboring, but when the baby is conceived, she cries.
The mouse may find a hole, be the room ever so full of cats.
The mouse that hath but one hold is soon caught.
The mouse that knows but one hole is soon caught by the cat.
The mouth and the purse, shut.
The mouth can not taste sweet just by speaking sweetly.
The mouth is not sweetened by saying 'Honey, honey.' So the music, so the people.
The mouth is the door of evil.
The mouth lies, but the eyes tell the truth.
The mouth of a canon is less dangerous than that of a scandalmonger.
The mouth of a man is a terrible opening.
The mouth of a woman takes no holiday.
The mouth often utters that which the head must answer for.
The mouth prays to Buddha, but the heart is full of evil.
The mouth that says 'Yes,' can say 'No.'.
The mouth that says yes says no.
The mouth which eats does not talk.
The mud of one country is the medicine of another.
The mud that you throw will fall on your own head.
The mule long keeps a kick in reserve for its master.
The multitude is always wrong.
The multitude is stronger than the king.
The musician who is paid in advance does not play so well.
The myrtle is always a myrtle, though it be among nettles.
The nail supports the hoof, the hoof the horse, the horse the man, the man the world.
The nail that sticks its head up is the one that gets hit.
The nail that sticks out is hammered down.
The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
The naked don't fear robbery.
The name 'peace' is sweet itself.

The name of Love's fianc6e is Divorce.
The names of fools are always written on walls.
The naming of one man amounts to the exclusion of another.
The narrower the cage, the sweeter the liberty.
The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat.
The nearer the inn, the longer the road.
The nearer the minster the later to mass.
The nearer to the synagogue, the farther from God.
The nearest the dearest.
The needle dresses people but stays naked itself.
The needle is small, but it sews expensive garments.
The needle makes clothes but stays naked.
The neighbor's chicken is a duck.
The nest is enough for a wren.
The nest made, the bird dead.
The net is not extended to the ' (i.e. things (of the air) fall where they may).
The net of heaven is large and wide, but it lets nothing through.
The net of the sleeper catches fish.
The new boat will find the old stones.
The new is always liked, though the old is often better.
The newborn baby yells; you die in silence.
The next mile is the only one a person really has to make.
The nicest woman is your own; the nicest harvest is your neighbors.
The night brings counsel.
The night is a good counsellor.
The night is the king of the shadows.
The night rinses what the day has soaped.
The night walks the same road as the dream.
The nightingale can't be fed by fables.
The nightingale will run out of songs before a woman runs out of conversation.
The nights are short for him who married late in life.
The nimblest footman is a false tale.
The noblemen's quarrels can be read on the backs of the peasants.
The nobler the blood the less the pride.
The nobler the blood, the less the pride.
The nobler the tree, the more pliant the twig.
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
The noise is so great one cannot hear God thunder.
The noise of a frog doesn't stop the cow from drinking water.
The noise of the landlord doesn't prevent the tenant from sleeping.
The noisiest drum has nothing but air inside.
The noisiest drum has nothing in it but air.
The noisy fowler catches no birds.
The north wind does blow, and we shall have snow.
The north wind has no corn and a poor man no friend.
The nuts from a palm tree don't fall without dragging a few leaves with it.
The oaths of one who loves a woman are not to be believed.
The obliging fool is worse than an enemy.

The obscure we see eventually. The completely apparent takes longer.
The obstacle is the path.
The occupier says.. My house for me, your house I eat.
The occupier's philosophy has been: What is theirs is theirs and what is yours is also theirs.
The ocean can't be crossed by swimming.
The offender never forgives.
The offender never forgves.
The offender never pardons.
The office teaches the man.
The official who can't lie may as well be out of the world.
The oft-moved stone gathers no moss.
The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.
The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of the sparrow.
The old branch breaks when it is bent.
The old cask tastes of what the new cask held.
The old cow forgets that she was once a calf.
The old dog barks while he is sitting down.
The old dog doesn't bark without reason.
The old feel the blows that were aquired when younger.
The old forget, the young don't know.
The old horse will not mistake the road.
The old horse won't spoil the furrow(, but won't make a new one either).
The old know and the young suspect.
The old lady with cakes has already passed by.
The old man has his death before his eyes; the young man behind his back.
The old man looks death in the eye, the young man keeps him behind his back.
The old man loses for not being able, the young man for not knowing how.
The old monkey gets the apple.
The old monkey is caught last.
The old one who is loved is like a winter flower.
The old ones sing, the young ones pipe.
The old ox plows a straight furrow.
The old parrot does not mind the stick.
The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.
The old saints are forgotten in the new.
The older a fool, the worse he is.
The older one grows the more one learns.
The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
The older the ginger, the more it bites.
The older the goat the tighter the rope.
The older the man, the weaker his mind.
The older, the colder; the more avaricious, the more vicious.
The oldest trees bear the softest fruits.
The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.
The one attacked by ravens is also attacked by crows (i.e. used when one is unfairly attacked from all sides by a large number of enemies).
The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.
The one sent with the secret message isn't told its meaning.
The one who bids for much, often loses the whole deal.

The one who can gets two. (Skilled worker is paid double.).
The one who desires to be pretty, has to suffer.
The one who digs a pit for others, often falls into it him-/herself.
The one who disqualifies, disqualifies based on his own fault.
The one who does not make you happy when he arrives makes you happy when he leaves.
The one who does not risk anything does not gain nor lose.
The one who draws a cart is urged on.
The one who first shuts up in an argument is from a good family.
The one who got burned by hot milk, blows on water.
The one who has knowledge, has four eyes.
The one who lays in shade in summer, whose bread becomes dark in winter.
The one who loves does not hate.
The one who loves you will also make you weep.
The one who loves you will make you weep.
The one who plants the tree is not the one who will enjoy its shade.
The one who pleased everybody died before they were born.
The one who pulls a cart is urged on.
The one who rings the fire bell is safe.
The one who sinks grips even a straw.
The one who speaks truth would be expelled from nine villages.
The one who teaches is the giver of eyes.
The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand.
The one who wills is the one who can.
The one who wins plays best.
The one who works hard has everything he wants. The one who steals and is not caught, has the same.
The one with a running nose always wants to blow someone else's.
The one with the need is indeed the one who goes to the bathroom.
The one you love you punish.' Equivalent to 'Spare the rod and spoil the child.
The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.
The one-eyed is a king among the blind.
The one-eyed man is a king in the country of the blind.
The one-eyed man thanks God only when he sees a man blind in both eyes.
The one-eyed person is a beauty in the country of the blind.
The one-eyes is a king in the land of the blind.
The only chaste woman is the one who has not been asked.
The only difference between the cucumber and water is the moving of the teeth.
The only free cheese is in the mouse trap.
The only good Indian is a dead Indian.
The only good thing a miser does, is dying.
The only hope of safety for the defeated is to relinquish all hope of safety.' (, , II, 354).
The only insurance against fire is to have two houses.
The only real equality is in the cemetery.
The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.
The only sword that never rests is the tongue of a woman.
The only thing that was missing at the rich man's funeral was mourners.
The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.
The only thing you get from picking bottoms (ie. of the stock market) is a smelly finger.
The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.
The only victory over love is flight.
The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.
The open door invites the thief.
The open house makes a good man of the thief.
The operation was a success but the patient died.
The opportunity makes a thief.
The opportunity makes the thief.
The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.
The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who sleeps.
The other part should be heard as well.
The other side also has another side.
The owl does not praise the light, nor the wolf the dog.
The owl has one note, the crow another.

The owl mocked the tit.
The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.

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


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