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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 16
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There's no eel so small but it hopes to become a whale.
There's no fool like a learned fool.
There's no fool like an old fool.

There's no getting to heaven in a coach.
There's no glory without sacrifice.
There's no great loss without some gain.
There's no guarding against the privy thief.
There's no handsome woman on the wedding day, except the bride.
There's no harm in wine; it's drunkenness that is at fault.
There's no hearth like your own hearth.
There's no herb against the power of death.
There's no living without friends.
There's no making a donkey drink against his will.
There's no making a good cloak of bad cloth.
There's no making a silk purse of a sow's ear.
There's no making apples of plums.
There's no making the mule drink when his is not thirsty.
There's no medicine for fear.
There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
There's no need to grease the fat pig's rump.
There's no peace for the wicked.
There's no physician like a true friend.
There's no place like home.
There's no point in washing clean things.
There's no putting off a lie upon the belly.
There's no quiet child nor young grandmother.
There's no rest for the wicked.
There's no shame in clothing you haven't cut yourself.
There's no showing the wolf to a bad dog.
There's no smoke with fire.
There's no smoke without fire.
There's no sore mule like your own sore ass.
There's no such animal.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
There's no thief like a bad book.
There's no time like the present.
There's no turning a windmill with a pair of bellows.
There's no two without a three.
There's no wise man without fault.
There's none so blind as those who will not see.

There's not enough if there's not too much.
There's nothing like having the key of the fields.
There's nothing new under the sun.
There's nothing that dries faster than a tear.
There's nothing worse than a person looking for a quarrel.
There's nowt so queer as folk.
There's one born every minute.
There's one law for the rich, and another for the poor.
There's only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
There's plenty of time to bemoan bad fortune once it arrives.
There's seldom a cake but there's more of the make.
There's virtue in a man's face (i.e., presence carries weight).
Therefore these tears.
There?s no female beauty without imperfection nor ugly woman without something intersting.
These are just flowers; berries will come soon.
These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.
These days (lit.: in our days) simplicity is very rare.
These three are the marks of a Jew---a tender heart, self-respect, and charity.
These three take crooked ways: carts, boats, and musicians.
These three take crooked ways: carts, boats, and musicians.
They agree like cats and dogs.
They are , and are not read'. Similar to the expression 'It's Greek to me.
They are flies that are born of a wasp.
They are fools whose sheep run away twice.
They are good that are away.
They are living hitting a cat and hitting a dog.
They are mad, those Romans!'; — , and comic.
They are most cheated who cheat themselves.
They are not all cooks who carry long knives.
They are not all friends who laugh with you.
They are not all hunters who blow horns.
They are not all men who wear trousers.
They are not free who drag their chains behind them.
They are rich who have friends.
They are shaking their pride on each other.
They are two hands on one belly.';.
They argue over the bananas but the banana plant belongs to someone else.
They asked a bullfrog, 'Why do you croak all the time?' He replied, 'I'm enchanted with my voice.'.
They asked the camel why its neck was curved. 'What of me is straight?' it said.
They asked the female cat why her kittens were of different colors; she said she is embarrassed to say no.
They asked the mule who his father was.
They asked the wolf: 'Why is your neck thick?', and it said: 'I do my job myself, that's why.
They ate our food, and forgot our names.
They attend a funeral robed in white, and a wedding in mourning.
They blame their tools
They bow to you when borrowing, you bow to them when collecting.
They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them.
They build houses but shall not inhabit them.
They call their aunt only when her cucumbers are ripe.

They call you 'generous' and make you lose your property, they call you 'brave' and make you lose your life.
They can do least who boast loudest.
They cease to be friends who dwell afar off.
They choose lesser of two evils.
They come into the courtroom in a suit and leave with no trousers.
They condemn what they do not understand.' often quoted 'People fear what they do not understand.
They create a desolation and they call it peace.' -.
They don't count the teeth of a gift horse.
They don't hit you in the nose for asking.
They don't swing fists when the fight is over.
They don't talk about ropes in the home of the hanged person.' .
They fight with tweezers, not swords.
They forgive the wine but they hang the bottle.
They fought with varying success.
They found no fault with Time, save that he fled.
They found no wrong with roses, so they said it is red!.
They give, to find a pretext for asking.
They have a strong love bond; he with himself and she with herself.
They have sowed the seed of the word 'tomorrow' and it has not germinated.
They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others.
They laugh till they cry.
They laugh well who laugh last.
They lived happily and ate partridge (and didn't give me any).
They look at the greens, but steal the bacon.
They love the old that do not know the new.
They love too much who die for love.
They made the garlic a bride, its smell did not come out for forty days.
They make a camel out of a flea.
They marry under bad auspices who marry in the month of May.
They may whip me in the market-place, so it be not known at home.
They must be strong legs that can support prosperous days.
They must hunger in frost who spring-time have lost.
They must hunger in frost who will not work in heat.
They must stand high who would see their own destiny.
They need much whom nothing will content.
They play till they quarrel.
They put the blabbermouth in hell, and he shouted 'The wood is damp!.
They put the nightingale in a golden cage, it still craved for its country.
They put up minds for sale on the market, everyone liked his own mind. (Variant: Everyone put up his mind for sale on the market, and liked his own mind.).
They quarrel about an egg and let the hen fly.
They say they milk chicken.
They say, is a liar.
They sowed 'if only' and 'if found', and wind and waste sprang up.
They sowed the seed of an 'if' but it didn't germinate.
They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
They that dance must pay the fiddler.
They that envy others are their inferiors.
They that live longest, see most.
They that smell least, smell best.

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
They that will not be counselled cannot be helped.
They throw stones at a tree with fruit. (Always the trees that bear fruit are stoned).
They throw stones at the walnut trees, but not at the maple.
They turn night into day.
They twang on the same string.
They two agreed like two cats in a gutter.
They understand each other, like thieves at a fair.
They understand one another like thieves in a fair.
They use a wedge to knock out a wedge.
They wait three years for what was promised.
They whip the cat, if our mistress does not spin.
They who are often at the looking-glass seldom spin.
They who are thirsty drink in silence.
They who come from afar are prone to lie.
They who come from afar have leave to lie.
They who dig the wells never drink from them.
They who do not wash well, do not bleach well.
They who don't kill pigs must not expect black-puddings.
They who drink beer think beer.
They who fight with golden weapons are pretty sure to prove they are right.
They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
They who shun the smoke often fall into the fire.
They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.
They who want to sing will always find a song.
They will be hushed by a good deed who laugh at a wise speech.
They wrangle about an egg, and let the hens fly away.
Thick body, weak soul.
Thick wine is better than clear water.
Thief knows thief, and wolf knows wolf.
Thief who steals from a thief has one hundred years of pardon.
Thieves don't like to see their comrades carrying the bags.
Thieves dread a commotion.
Thieves never steal bells.
Things are not always what they seem.
Things are not as they are, but as they are regarded.
Things are to be tried, an old lady cooked stones and they produced soup.
Things aren't as they seem.
Things beyond our reach are not worth our consideration.
Things coming from afar are most esteemed.
Things hardly attained are the longer retained.
Things hatched in discord are not speedily terminated.
Things past cannot be recalled.
Things refuse to be mismanaged long.
Things rumoured lessen in importance as they assume reality.
Things that are useful to people go into the cooking pot.
Things that are weak will break -- as men do who think they are strong.
Think before acting and whilst acting still think.
Think before you begin.

Think before you speak.
Think first and speak afterwards.
Think late, suffer soon.
Think much, say little, write less.
Think much, speak little and write less.
Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have.
Think of ease, but work on.
Think of many things -- do one.
Think of many things, do one.
Think of many things, do only one.
Think of the going out before you enter.
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
Think twice, say once.
Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
Thinking is not knowing.
Thinking is the essence of wisdom.
Thinking of where you are going, you forget from whence you came.
Thinking of where you are going, you forget whence you came.
Thinking the worst always prepares you for the worst.
Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all.
Third time icecream.
Third time is the charm.
Third time lucky.
Third time pays for all.
Third try is the successful one.
Thirst comes from drinking.
Thirst is the end of drinking and sorrow is the end of drunkenness.
Thirsty men make good prophets.
Thirteen nuns, fourteen children!.
Thirty-six plans of how to win the battle are not so good as one plan to withdraw from the fight.
This baby from this lion.
This comes from a Greek legend, as follows
This grief will prove a blessing.
This is better than the thing we never had.
This is the milkmaid's tale.
This is written with pitchfork on a flowing water.
This life last two days and the Carnival lasts three.
This story happened long ago, and isn't true.
This who burn his/her tounge when eating soup, will blow.
This world is a harsh place, this world.
This, too, shall pass.
Thistles and thorns prick sore, but evil tongues prick even more.
Thistles and thorns prick sore, but evil tongues prick more.
Thomas Gray, 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.
Thorns themselves will not harm you -- you hurt yourself on the thorns.
Those above are going down, those below are going up.
Those born to be small shit never make it to turd.
Those bosoms can be sold cheapest which are stolen ready made.
Those evil persons' eyes envied me, but God protected me.
Those in a high position can be seen from far away.
Those not ruled by the rudder will be ruled by the rocks.
Those sitting above can easily spit on those below.
Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you.
Those that marry for money sell their liberty.
Those that rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind.
Those that will not hear must be made to feel.
Those who are about to die greet you.
Those who are absent are always wrong.
Those who are at one regarding food are at one in life.
Those who are born to pennies never makes it to pounds.

Those who are conscious of their own iniquity, suspect others.
Those who are discontent to remain in one place will not earn much.

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

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