Proverb Examples from around the world
Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 1
Take a close look at today, because yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is barely a vision.
Take a close look then at today.
Take a dog for a companion and a stick in your hand.
Take a hair of the dog that bit you.
Take a hair of the dog that has bitten you.
Take a horse by his bridle and a man by his word.
Take a horse to the knacker, and throw in bridle and saddle.
Take a man at his word, an ox by the horns.
Take a second look; it costs you nothing.
Take a woman's first advice and not her second.
Take a young woman for the pleasure of possessing her until she is old.
Take advice of a red-bearded man, and be gone.
Take all you want; eat all you take.
Take an old dirty, hungry, mangy, sick and wet dog and feed him and wash him and nurse him back to health, and he will never turn on you and bite you. This is how man and dog differ.
Take an ox by his horn, a man by his word.
Take an ox by its horns, a man by his heart.
Take away fuel, take away flame.
Take away my good name, take away my life.
Take away the motive, and the sin is taken away.
Take care how you beseech the gods, they may answer you.
Take care of clothes since when they are new, take care of your honor since you are young.
Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Take care of your geese when the fox preaches.
Take care of your plough, and your plough will take care of you.
Take care you don't let your tail be caught in the door.
Take counsel before it goes ill, lest it go worse.
Take counsel of your pillow.
Take down a rogue from the gallows and he will hang you up.
Take down a thief from the gallows and he will hang you up.
Take gifts with a sigh; most men give to be paid.
Take heed is a good reed.
Take heed of an enemy reconciled.
Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled.
Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
Take help of many, advice of few.
Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.
Take hold of a good minute.
Take in laundry before you take in partners.
Take it from the famished and give it to the nourished.
Take it with a grain of salt.
Take not the antidote before the poison.
Take not your sickle to another man's corn.
Take nothing in hand that may bring repentance.
Take off your hat quickly but slowly take hold of your purse.
Take one step to hell and you are already half way there.
Take the bitter with the sweet.
Take the bull by the horns.
Take the custom where you come.
Take the goods the gods provide.
Take the middle of the way and thou wilt not fall.
Take the will for the deed.
Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
Take things as they come.
Take time to smell the roses.
Take time when time is, for time will away.
Take time: much may be gained by patience.
Take up and read; take up and read!.
Take what you want, God said to man, and pay for it.
Take what you want, then pay for it.
Taking aim for too long can ruin your eyes.
Taking care of business.
Taking out and not putting in soon reaches the bottom.
Taking out without putting in, soon comes to the bottom.
Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with the good deed, I enter paradise.
Taking water from the same well doesn't make all the wives' gravy taste good.
Talent without skill is like a desert without an oasis.
Talk as you go, husband, to the gallows.
Talk does not cook rice.
Talk is cheap.
Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey.
Talk little and well, and you will be looked upon as somebody.
Talk much, and err much.
Talk of a wolf and the wolf is here.
Talk of sporting, and buy game in the market.
Talk of the Devil and he will appear.
Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.
Talk of the devil and he'll appear.
Talk of the devil and he's sure to appear.
Talk of the devil and you hear his bones rattle.
Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear.
Talk of the devil, and his imp appears.
Talk of the wolf and behold his skin.
Talk of the wolf and his tail appears.
Talk of the wolf and you see his tail.
Talk the hind legs off a donkey.
Talk to a priest and die a thousand deaths.
Talk too much and you talk about yourself.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
Talkers are not doers.
Talking a mile a minute.
Talking about bulls is altogether different from being in the arena.
Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.
Talking doesn't get your rice cooked.
Talking is easier than doing, and promising than performing.
Talking is easy, action difficult.
Talking is easy, action is difficult.
Talking is silver, silence is gold.
Talking is silver, silence is golden.
Talking is the way for people to understand each other.
Talking nineteen to the dozen.
Talking of an old debt always starts another quarrel.
Talking of bulls is not the same as being in the bullring.
Talking to one another is loving one another.
Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.
Talking without thinking is shooting without aiming.
Tall branches are apt to be broken.
Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
Tall trees catch much wind.
Tap even a stone bridge before crossing.
Tapping persistently breaks the stone.
Task done on time, and you are a king on your bed.
Taste by taste empties the honey jar.
Tastes are not argued. (from Latin 'De gustibus non est disputandum').
Tasty fish have to swim three times: once in the water, then in butter, and finally in wine.
Tasty food, plenty of food, food in the right time - and peace at mealtimes!.
Tasty is the chicken that is fed by someone else.
Taught in the same school.
Teach a child, until it can lay across a bench, when it will stretch it's whole length, you'll be unable to teachit.
Teach an eagle to fly, a dolphin to swim.
Teach thy tongue to say, 'I do not know.'.
Teach your grandam to spin.
Teach your grandame to suck eggs.
Teach your son in the front garden and your wife on the pillow.
Teach your tongue to say: 'I do not know.'.
Teachers die, but books live on.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Teaching in youth is like carving in stone.
Teaching others teacheth yourself.
Teaching the fool means just spoiling him.
Tears are at times as eloquent as words. Weeping hath a voice.].
Tears come more often from the eyes than from the heart.
Tears have meaning but only he who sheds them understands.
Teeth placed before the tongue give good advice.
Teeth placed in front of the tongue give good advice.
Teeth will never quarrel with the tongue.
Tell God the truth, but give money to the judge.
Tell God the truth, but give the judge money.
Tell a lie and find the truth.
Tell a lie and the truth will come to light.
Tell a lie on Saturday and you will be ashamed on Sunday.
Tell a lie, and you will bring out the truth.
Tell a lie, and you'll hear the truth.
Tell a woman once she is beautiful and the devil will repeat it ten times.
Tell everybody your business and the devil will do it for you.
Tell everybody your business and they will do it for you.
Tell her she is handsome, and you will turn her brain.
Tell her she is handsome, and you will turn her head.
Tell it her once, and the devil will tell it her ten times.
Tell it well, or say nothing.
Tell lies, but become not tangled in lies.
Tell me and I'll forget.
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.
Tell me the company you keep, and I'll tell you what you are.
Tell me what you want to buy and I will tell you what you are.
Tell me where it itches if you want me to scratch you.
Tell me who you gather with and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me who you hang around with and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me who you live with, and I will tell you who you are.
Tell me who your father is, and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are.
Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me whom you love and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me with whom thou goest, and I'll tell thee what thou doest.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell no one what you would have known only to yourself.
Tell no tales out of school.
Tell nothing to thy friend which why enemy may not know.
Tell the truth and run.
Tell the truth and run!.
Tell the truth and shame the Devil.
Tell the truth and then run.
Tell your friend a lie -- and if he keeps it a secret, tell him the truth.
Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.
Tell your own story first.
Temperance is the best medicine.
Temperance is the best physic.
Tempest in a teapot.
Ten noes are better then one lie.
Ten tongues that spread the word are worth less than two eyes that have seen, and two eyes that have seen are worth less than one hand that feels.
Tender surgeons make foul wounds.
Tenderness can be a bad judge.
Termites live underground.
Terrifying are the weaknesses of power.
Thank 'ee for nothing.
Thank you, pretty pussy, was the death of my cat.
Thanks cost nothing.
Thanks to one small candle the whole of Moscow burns.
That beer's of your own brewing, and you must drink it.
That bench is well adorned that is filled with virtuous women.
That brings water to the mill.
That cannot bear the daylight.
That costs dear which is bought with begging.
That day is lost on which one has not laughed.
That driven nail draws-out the other.
That fear may reach all, punish but few.
That fellow roasts his fish in the flames of a fire.
That grief is light which is capable of counsel.
That happens in a moment which may not happen in a hundred years.
That is done soon enough which is well done.
That is good wisdom which is wisdom in the end.
That is pleasant to remember which was hard to endure.
That is true which all men say.
That is with difficulty preserved which all hanker after.
That land fares ill where the king's but a babe.
That may be soon done, which brings long repentance.
That miller is honest who has hair on his teeth.
That one is happy, whose Grandma tells fortunes.
That priest is a fool who decries his relics.
That suit is best that best fits me.
That that comes of a cat will catch mice.
That was on the hair.' Alt 'That was a close cut.
That which I receive, that I return.
That which a woman wishes, God wishes.
That which blossoms must also decay.
That which brings misfortune is not big.
That which burns thee not, cool not.
That which comes with sin, goes with sorrow.
That which covers thee discovers thee.
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.
That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
That which everybody guards will soon disappear.
That which harms, often teaches.
That which has been thrown away has often to be begged for again.
That which has horns can not be concealed by cloth.
That which has passed isn't a sickness, heal that which shall come.
That which is a sin in others is a virtue in ourselves.
That which is beyond our reach is nothing to us.
That which is cheap is dear.
That which is customary requires no excuse.
That which is deadly may have a sweet scent.
That which is deferred is not abandoned.
That which is despised is often most useful.
That which is escaped now is pain to come.
That which is exceptionally good is a forerunner of something bad.
That which is good for the back is bad for the head.
That which is his lot to-day may be yours to-morrow.
That which is mine makes other people's things seem strange.
That which is not understood is always marvellous.
That which is reduced is that which is full.
That which is stamped a penny will never be a pound.
That which is sweet to some is bitter to others.
That which is violent never lasts long.
That which leaks cannot stay full.
That which must be, will be.
That which nourishes me, also destroys me.
That which one most forehets soonest comes to pass.
That which proves too much, proves nothing.
That which proves too much, proves nothing!.
That which satisfies is enough.
That which the wise man does first, the fool does last.
That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
That which we really require not is dear at a farthing.
That which you do not know is older than you.
That who insulted you is that who told you about the.
That your sleeping hour be peaceful, let your dining hour be brief!' ('Sis' is one hour before sunset.) (modern: Sleep hard, Sleep fast, Sleep well).
That'll be the day!.
That's a wise delay which makes the road safe.
That's all well and good, but gold is better.
That's but an empty purse which is full of other men's money.
That's quickly done which is long repented.
That's the bush where the hare squats! (to find a solution to the problem).
That's the bush where the rabbit squats! (That's where the solution lies!).
That's the snag!.
That's where the dog is buried.
That's where the shoe pinches; That's the crux (the rub).
That's, Grandma, the Yuri's Day.
Thaw reveals what has been hidden by snow.
The 'a?orda' fattens the old woman and makes the young woman shapeful'.
The (wine)glass of the stirrup.
The Best is the enemy of the Good.
The Bible as read by the devil.
The Cross stands firm while the world is turning' (motto of the order of Carthusians).
The Devil isn't as bad as they portray him.
The Devil would intrude upon hurried work.
The Devil's a busy bishop in his own diocese.
The Devil's boots don't creak.
The Devil's children have the Devil's luck.
The Earth moves at different speeds depending on who you are.
The English are a nation of shopkeepers.
The Fates will not permit it.
The Fox's wiles will never enter the lion's head.
The Frenchman sings well, when his throat is moistened.
The Germans carry their wit in their fingers.
The Germans in the stable, the Czech in the kitchen and the French in bed.
The God who gave us teeth will also give us bread.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
The Hungarian is far too lazy to be bored.
The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried.
The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch.
The Italian invents it; the Frenchman makes it; the Germans sell it; the Pole buys it and the Tartar plunders it.
The Italianised Englishman is a devil incarnate.
The Italians cry, the Germans bawl, and the French sing.
The King is Dead, Long live the King!.
The Lehua blossom unfolds when the rains tread on it.
The Lord is my light,' motto of ; Psalm 27.
The Mother of God appears to fools.
The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell on their knees; then they fell upon the aborigines.
The Pope and a peasant know more than the Pope alone.
The Power fellow will have another day.
The Roman conquered by delay. Fabius Cunctator.].
The Russian knows the way, yet he asks for directions.
The Sam Allans of the world are what makes the world dizzy with love.
The Sun, when it rises, is for everybody.
The Trojans were wise too late.
The Tsar has three hands but only one ear.
The Way, the Truth and the Life'. Motto of Glasgow University.
The Yangtse never runs backwards; man recaptures not his youth.
The Yangtze never runs backwards; man recaptures not his youth.
The abbey does not fail for want on one monk.
The absence of news is good news.
The absent always bear the blame.
The absent are always at fault.
The absent are always in the wrong.
The absent are always to blame.
The absent get further off every day.
The absent one will not be the heir.
The absent were never in the right.
The absent will not be a heir.', 'Out of sight, out of mind.
The accomplice is as bad as the thief.
The account is correct, but not a sixpense appears.
The account of the donkey is different from that of the donkey-man.
The accursed hunger for gold.' -.
The acolyte at the gate reads scriptures he has never learned.
The acorn (apple) never falls far from the tree.
The acre of laziness is full of thistles.
The act of treachery is liked, but not he that does it.
The action has a mightier impact than the word.
The adult looks to deeds, the child to love.
The advice of a clever woman can ruin a strong town.
The advice of a woman ends with 'Oh, if I had only known!'.
The advice of foxes is dangerous for chickens.
The advice of the aged will not mislead you.
The affection of a child is like water in a sieve.
The affectionate calf sucks udders of two cows.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
The afterthought is good for nought, except it be to catch blind horses with.
The afterthought is good, but forethought is better.
The age of miracles is past.
The aged in council--the young in action.
The agreement(contract) costs more then money.
The air is no less blue because the blind man doesn't see it.
The ambitious one makes friends with the elephant, then tramples upon the ant.
The anger of a woman is mighty and the devil's trickery weak.
The anger of the prudent never shows.
The angry hammer works off his fury on the steel.
The animal is dead, the venom has finished.
The ant gets wings that she may perish sooner.
The anvil does not fear a good sledge-hammer.
The anvil fears no blow.
The anvil fears no blows.
The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.
The anvil is used to noise.
The anvil lasts longer than the hammer.
The appetite comes during eating.
The appetite comes with the food.
The applause of the people is a blast of air.
The apple does not drop far from the tree.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
The apple falls not so far away from the apple-tree.
The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready.
The arguments of the strongest have always the most weight.
The arms of Bruges: an mule in an arm-chair.
The army is the poison and the people are the water in which the poison is mixed.
The arrow that has left the bow never returns.
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
The art is to eat it with taste.
The art of doing business lies more in paying than in buying.
The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving.
The mule and his driver do not think alike.
The mule and the driver never think alike.
The mule bedecked with gold still eats thistles.
The mule carries corn to the mill, and gets thistles.
The mule dead, the barley at his tail.
The mule dead, the corn at his tail.
The mule does not know the value of his tail till he has lost it.
The mule does not know the worth of this tail till he has lost it.
The mule has nothing to do with the pants.
The mule knows well in whose face be brays.
The mule loaded with gold still eats thistles.
The mule of many owners is eaten by wolves.
The mule of many owners is food for wolves.
The mule that is common property is always the worst saddled.
The mule that is hungry eats thistles.
The mule well knows in whose house he brays.
The mule went seeking for horns and lost his ears.
The ass's hide is used to the stick.
The ass's son brays one hour daily.
The assistance of fools only brings injury.
The attack tames the beast.
The authority' (or 'king', or 'law') 'does not care about trivial things.
The autumn of beauty is still beautiful.
The avenging gods have their feet clothed in wool.
The awakening of a giant shakes the world.
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
The baby gets lost amongst too many midwives.
These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.