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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 13
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The very best is the ennemy of the good.
The very fact that we are looking for something usually stands in the way of our finding it.
The very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and my chains fell off.

The vessel doesn't go if everyone rows in their own way.
The village feeds the town.
The village is burning and the granny is combing her hair.
The village that one can see requires no guide.
The villain that becomes rich knows neither friends nor family.
The viper assumes the colors of his surroundings.
The virtue of a woman does not go deep but her passion knows no limit.
The virtue of parents is in itself a great legacy.
The virtue of silence is a great piece of knowledge.
The virtuous will be praised but not envied.
The voice of a poor man does not carry very far.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness' - , 3:3; Motto of Dartmouth College.
The voice of the people is louder than the boom of a canon.
The voice of the people is the voice of God.
The voice of the poor has no echo.
The vulture embraced the chicken until its last breath.
The wages of sin is death.
The waggon must go whither the horses draw it.
The wagtail hops and flaps its wings, but the male dove feeds and coos.
The walking-stick reaches many lands, the word many more.
The wallet of the timid man neither increases nor decreases.
The walls have ears.
The walls have mice, the mice have ears.
The war horses are born on the frontiers.
The war is lost for too much advice.
The warnings of age are the weapons of youth.
The watched chicken never lays.
The water breaks out where it is not expected.
The water can only flow thanks to the well.
The water carrier does not drink mud.
The water doesn't move.
The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean.
The water goes, the sand remains; The person dies, the memory remains.
The water in a coconut is an ocean to an ant.
The water in which one drowns is always an ocean.
The water of the river flows on without waiting for the thirsty man.

The water runs while the miller sleeps.
The water that a ship sails on is the same water that swallows it up.
The water that bears the ship is the same that engulfs it.
The water will find its way.
The way it came is the way it will go.
The way of a slothful man is as a hedge of thorns.
The way one eats is the way one works.
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
The way to a man's heart leads through his stomach.
The way to be safe is never to feel secure.
The way you make your bed, that's how you'll sleep.
The way you prepare the bed, so shall you sleep.
The way you yell into a forest, the way it echoes out.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The weakest go to the wall.
The weakest goes to the wall.
The weakest must hold the candle.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.
The weasel comes to say 'Happy New Year!' to the chickens.
The weather vane will not work without wind.
The weather, fleecy clouds, and a made up woman don't last long.
The wedding feast is not made with mushrooms only.
The wedding lasts for two or three days, but the trouble stays longer.
The weeping bride makes a laughing wife.
The well fed does not understand the lean.
The well fed one does not believe the hungry one.
The well fed person doesn't understand the hungry one.
The well gives, but the bucket refuses.
The well that is most often used gives the purest water.
The well-being of the patient is the most important law.
The well-fed man does not believe in hunger.
The well-fed never felt like the ill-fed.
The well-fed sheep makes a cloak of its tail.
The wet branch burns better than the dry stone.
The wheel that squeaks loudest gets most of the fat.
The wheel turns round.
The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.
The whip hits at the legs, not the guilt.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further off than the roar of a lion.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
The whisperer's tongue is worse than serpent's venom.
The white coat does not make the miller.
The white flower has bloomed -- it is time to sleep outside.
The white man lives in the castle; when he dies, he lies in the ground.
The white man never forgets Europe.
The whole Soviet country is visible from the Kremlin.
The whole dignity of man lies in the power of thought.
The whole hog or none.

The whole is greater than its parts.
The whole ocean is made up of single drops.
The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts.' (First sentence of C. Julius Caesar in 'Commentarii de Bello Gallico') .
The wicked even hate vice in others.
The wicked shun the light as the devil does the cross.
The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven.
The widow is just as fiery as the horse that threw her.
The wife carries the husband on her face; the husband carries the wife on his clothes.
The wife cries before the wedding, the husband after.
The wife is twice precious only; when led into the house, and when taken out.
The wife of a careless man is almost a widow.
The will cannot be compelled.
The will gives the work its name.
The will is taken for the deed.
The will is the soul of the work.
The will of the heart is to hug the mountain, but the arm is not long enough.
The wind changes every day, a woman every second.
The wind does not always blow from the same quarter.
The wind keeps not always in one quarter.
The wind of a thousand chills.
The wind sweeps the road clean.
The wind will let us neither sail nor stay.
The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes.
The winds of the heavens shift suddenly; so does human fate.
The windy day is not a day for scallops thatching].
The wine has been poured and must be drunk.
The wine is not known by the hoops.
The wine-skin has its reasons for smelling of pitch.
The winner has many friends, the loser has good friends.
The winter does not leave without a backward glance.
The wise do as much as they should, not as much as they can.
The wise drunkard is a sober fool.
The wise hand does not all that the tongue says.
The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home.
The wise man asks questions of himself; the fool questions others.
The wise man does not hang his knowledge on a hook.
The wise man doesn't say what he does but he never does what can't be said.
The wise man forgets insults as the ungrateful forget benefits.
The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.
The wise man is father of the fool.
The wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool does from his friends.
The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won't face facts. Proverbs 14:8.
The wise man says 'I am looking for truth'; and the fool, 'I have found truth.'.
The wise man says what he knows; the fool doesn't know what he is saying.
The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.
The wise man who does not put his knowledge into practice is like a bee that gives no honey.
The wise man will be cheated only once.
The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
The wise must be respected, even when the advice they give is not suitable.

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.
The wise traveler leaves his heart at home.
The wise understand; fools follow the reports of others.
The wiser the man, the fewer his words.
The wish is father to the thought.
The wish is the father of the deed.
The wit one wants spoils what one has.
The witness of a rat is another rat.
The wolf and the dog agree about the goat -- which together they eat.
The wolf and the fox are both in one story.
The wolf bemoans the sheep, and then eats it.
The wolf can always be hired very cheap as a shepherd.
The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.
The wolf changes his hair, but never his temperament.
The wolf changes his hair, but not his nature.
The wolf changes his teeth but not his disposition.
The wolf changes only his coat -- not his character.
The wolf commits no mischief at home.
The wolf dies where the pack is.
The wolf eats of what is counted.
The wolf has a thick neck, because he does his job on his own.
The wolf is always left out of the reckoning.
The wolf is always said to be bigger than he is.
The wolf is always said to be more terrible than he is.
The wolf is beaten not for being grey, but for having eaten a sheep.
The wolf is not afraid of the dog, but he doesn't like the sound of his barking.
The wolf is not afraid of the sheepdog, but he is of his chain.
The wolf is not always a wolf.
The wolf is not as big as people make him.
The wolf is well pleased with the kick of a sheep.
The wolf loses his teeth but not his inclinations.
The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclination.
The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclinations.
The wolf loves the fog.
The wolf never wants a pretext against the lamb.
The wolf picks up the ass's fleas by moonlight.
The wolf preys not in his own field.
The wolf spared the mare, left a tail and mane.
The wolf will die in his skin.
The wolf will hire himself out very cheaply as a shepherd.
The wolves are sated, and the sheep are intact.
The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
The woman had no trouble, so she bought a piglet.
The woman in finery, the house in filth, but the doorway swept.
The woman is cold water that kills you; deep water that you drown in.
The woman of a man without sorrows is almost a widow.
The woman who deceives her husband makes her lover swear never to be unfaithful to her.
The woman who does not covet the possessions of her husband is in love with another man.
The woman who dresses well attracts the husband from another woman's door.

The woman who loves her husband corrects his faults; the man that loves his wife exaggerates them.
The woman who takes a wolf for a husband is always looking into the wood.
The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
The woman, beautiful above, ends in a fish tail.' - , Ars poetica.
The wood has ears, the field has eyes.
The wood is burnt, but the ashes are a nuisance.
The wood is the poor man's coat.
The word 'enough' does not exist for water, fire, and women.
The word 'yes' brings trouble; the word 'no' leads to no evil.
The word for grove is 'lucus' because it is not light 'non lucet' in a grove.' Used as an example of absurd.
The word of a powerful man is the truth.
The word of a woman is a bundle of water.
The word of a woman is as a little feather on the water.
The word of the king is the king of words.
The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains.
The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.
The work praises the man.
The work praises the workman.
The work tests the workman.
The work will teach you how to do it.
The workman is known by his work.
The workman is worthy of his hire.
The workmanship surpassed the material.
The world agrees in one word, time is golden.
The world at large doesn't lead to hell nor does the monastery lead to heaven.
The world belongs to the phlegmatic.
The world could have been great if only people had been more useful.
The world desires to be deceived; therefore it is' (Attributed to ).
The world exists on three things: truth, justice, and peace.
The world flatters the elephant and tramples on the ant.
The world goes as it will and not as you or I would want it.
The world has not made a promise to anybody.
The world is a barrel, for all to draw from.
The world is a big place but there is so little room in it.
The world is a good teacher, but it charges a huge fee.
The world is a ladder for some to go up and others down.
The world is a pot, man but a spoon in it.
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it on to your friends.
The world is a round gulf, and he who cannot swim must go to the bottom.
The world is a tavern and the way hereafter is our home.
The world is a wheel and men are the felloes, and the devil prowling around spins.
The world is for him who has patience.
The world is governed with little brains.
The world is in the hands of fools.
The world is left to the young.
The world is like a staircase; some go up, others go down.
The world is like carrion; those who love and eat from it are dogs.
The world is like that: one gives a melon, the other gets the stomach cramps.
The world is nonsense: what looks beautiful in the morning looks ugly in the evening.
The world is not enough' - 's family motto.
The world is our house. Keep it clean.
The world is the traveler's inn.
The world is wide to everyone.
The world is your oyster.
The world likes to be cheated.
The world will not find rest by just saying 'Peace.
The world will surely teach one; if nothing else, than to walk slowly.
The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey.
The world's a stage; each plays his part, and takes his share.
The worm turns.
The worse service, the better luck.

The worse the carpenter the more the chips.
The worse the carpenter, the more the chips.

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

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