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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 18
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Times change, wills change.
Times passes like the wind.
Times tries a'.

Timid dogs bark most.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
Tired feet always say that the path is long.
Tired folks are quarrelsome.
Tired oxen must tread hard.
Tis a fat bird that bastes itself.
Tis a good farthing that saves a penny.
Tis a good horse that has no fault.
Tis a hard winter when one wolf eats another.
Tis a long day a day without bread.
Tis a silly sheep that confesses to the wolf.
Tis a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.
Tis a wise child that knows its own father.
Tis altogether vain to learn wisdom, and yet live foolishly.
Tis as necessary to him as gold weights are to a beggar.
Tis best woo where a man can see the smoke.
Tis day still, while the sun shines.
Tis easier to hurt than heal.
Tis either a hare or a brake-bush.
Tis everywhere the same as here.
Tis folly to love fetters, though they be of gold.
Tis good feasting in other men's houses.
Tis hard to hold a conger by the tail.
Tis hard to swim against the stream.
Tis his turn to-day, it will be mine to-morrow.
Tis money that begets money.
Tis never too late to mend.
Tis not for everyone to catch a salmon.
Tis one beggar's woe, to see another by the door go.
Tis possible if true.
Tis sweet at certain times to drop the sage.
Tis the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
Tis the mind ennobles, not the blood.
Tis too late to spare when the cask is bare.
Tis too late to spare when the pocket is bare.
Tis well that wicked cows have short horns.
Tis wisdom sometimes to seem a fool.

Tis written, 'What's not your own, that let alone.'.
Tit for Tat.
Tit for tat.
Titmouse boasted to put sea on fire.
To is human. To repeat error is of the Devil.' (Seneca).
To God's council-chamber there is no key.
To a bold man fortune holds out her hand.
To a crazy ship every wind is contrary.
To a dead king, a king crowned.
To a depraved taste sweet is bitter.
To a dog a bone has more value than a pearl.
To a friend's house the road is never long.
To a good cat a good rat.
To a good rider, right or left makes no difference.
To a hard knot a hard wedge.
To a hasty demand a leisure reply.
To a hasty question a leisurely answer.
To a man wine is like water is to the boat; it can carry him or guzzle him up.
To a physician a sick man is a garden.
To a quick ear half a word.
To a quick question give a slow answer.
To a rogue a rogue and a half.
To a skinny dog, all are fleas.
To a son-in-law and a hog you need show the way but once.
To a starving man bread is sweeter than honey.
To a weaving that has begun, God sends threads.
To a willing person one cannot do injustice.
To a woman and a magpie tell your secrets in the marketplace.
To a young heart everything is sport.
To act in anger is like tying up a ship in a storm.
To act sincerely with the insincere is dangerous.
To advise is easier than to help.
To advise is not to compel.
To an optimist every weed is a flower; to a pessimist every flower is a weed.
To appear beautiful you must suffer.
To arrive on the downwind side of the lake.
To ask a favor from a miser is like trying to make a hole in water.
To ask is a temporary shame; not to ask, an eternal one.
To ask is no sin, and to be refused is no calamity.
To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
To bait and to grease does not retard a journey.
To be a fool at the right time is also an art.
To be a fool at the right time is an art.
To be a hero hang on for a minute longer.
To be able to curse once a day improves happiness and lengthens life.
To be denied water and fire' in the sense of 'banished.
To be drunk every day is also a regular life.
To be for one day entirely at leisure is to be for one day an immortal.
To be guaranteed food and to dress firm.

To be human is easy, to be a human being is difficult.
To be in love and act wisely is scarcely granted to a god.
To be is to be perceived', the doctrine of the Idealists, said by.
To be loved, be loveable.
To be lucky you need a little wit.
To be poor is not a sin, it's better to avoid it anyway.
To be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps.
To be slow in giving ant to refuse, are alike.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
To be willing is to be able.
To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.
To be without learning, is to be without eyes.
To be, rather than to seem' (state motto of North Carolina).
To beards with money cavaliers pay respect.
To become a master or a deadman.
To beg of the miser is to dig a trench in the sea.
To begin is easy, to persist is art.
To believe a business impossible is the way to make it so.
To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.
To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
To believe everything is too much, to believe nothing is not enough.
To believe in certainty, we must begin by doubting.
To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.
To believe is easier than investigation.
To believe with certainty, we must begin by doubting.
To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.
To big ships, big storms.
To burn the candle at both ends.
To buy a cat in a bag.
To buy the pig in the bag.
To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.
To catch rats the cats take off their gloves.
To censure princes is perilous, and to praise them is lying.
To change and change for the better are two different things.
To change and to change for the better are two different things.
To change and to do better are two different things.
To change and to improve are two different things.
To change one's habits has a smell of death.
To change one's habits smacks of death.
To change one's mind is rather a sign of prudence than ignorance.
To circumstances and custom the law must yield.
To claim is not to prove.
To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.
To compare is not to prove.
To conceal disease is fatal.
To condemn by a cutting laugh comes easily to all.
To contradict means sometimes to knock at the door to see if anyone is at home.
To criticize is easy, to do is difficult.
To cut into another's man's ear is like cutting into a felt hat.

To dance according to someone's pipe,' or 'Jump through these hoops.
To dare is to do.' (Motto of Football Club).
To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
To deceive oneself is very easy.
To deny God's existence is like jumping with your eyes closed.
To deny everything is to confess everything.
To die free is better than to live as a slave.
To die is to stop living but to stop living is something entirely different than dying.
To die like a sheep is indeed a civilized death.
To do good for ten years is not enough; do bad things for one day and it is too much.
To do good to the ungrateful is to throw rose-water into the sea.
To do nothing teaches evil.
To do nothing teacheth to do evil.
To do things wrong with best intentions is better than acting to the letter of the law with evil intentions.
To do, one must be doing.
To drunken mothers-in-law give full jugs.
To each his own.
To each land its uses, to each thread its spindle.
To each what he deserves.
To each, his own.
To eat and drink, and sleep together, is marriage, methinks.
To eat and to itch is in the beggining.
To eat and to scratch one has but to begin.
To eat well and to sit first (in line).
To end up with underpants on a stick. (i.e. be really poor).
To endure is obligatory, but to like is not.
To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.
To enjoy life is worth so much more than it costs.
To err is human.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
To err is human; to forgive, divine. (Pope, 'Essay on Criticism').
To every answer you can find a new question.
To every bird its nest seems fair.
To every evil doer his evil day.
To every fool his cap.
To every fool his hat.
To every lord every honour.
To every one his own is not too much.
To every one who doth ask, but not everything he doth ask.
To every saint his candle.
To every saint his torch.
To fall is not painful for those who fly low.
To fall off a good horse is at least worthwhile.
To fall out of the frying-pan into the fire.
To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm.
To find out about the road ahead, ask those coming back.
To find the dog in the jar.
To fish behind the net.
To flee and to run are not all one.

To follow everyone is wrong, to follow no one is worse.
To forget a wrong is the best revenge.
To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.
To friend and foe alike I tell them how bad she is, so that I don't have to share her with anyone.
To get eggs there must be some cackling.
To get off with a 'Jan van Leiden.
To get on with your neighbours - you must go with one eye open and the other not closed.
To get the chicks one must coax the hen.
To get the lid on the nose.
To get to know a friend, you must share an inheritance with him.
To give birth to a hedgehog against the lie of its spines.
To give counsel to a fool is like throwing water on a goose.
To give is honour, to beg is dishonour.
To give is honour, to love is grief.
To give jewels to a donkey is as stupid as giving a eunuch to a woman.
To give quickly is to give doubly.
To give tardily is to refuse.
To give too much when little is asked is a form of refusal.
To go as fast as a friar that is invited to dinner.
To go beyond is as bad as to fall short.
To go through thick an thin (together or with XY).
To good eating belongs good drinking.
To grow rich one has only to turn his back on God.
To hang the sail-covers to the wind.
To hang your sickle on another man's corn.
To have 'Heard say' is half a lie.
To have a corpse in the basement.
To have a lot of irons in the fire.
To have a woman is bad; to lose her is worse.
To have beautiful servant girls is a threat to good marriages.
To have been silent never does harm, but to have spoken does.
To have bigger eyes than the stomach.
To have enough to chop into the milk.
To have eye one on the cat and another on the frying-pan.
To have five drachmas in the hand is better than ten drachmas on paper.
To have luck needs little wit.
To have no wants, is money.
To have nothing is not poverty.
To have saved one human life is worth more than to build a pagoda with seven stories.
To have the fulfilled life, you must question the unanswerable and learn nothing.
To have two eyes can be cause for pride; but to have one eye is better than to have none.
To heal the sick through knowledge.
To heaven for the music but to hell for a good conversation.
To high places by narrow roads.
To him that hath much, shall much be given.
To him that watches, everything is revealed.
To him who can take what thou hast, give what he asks.
To him who gives you a capon you may spare a leg and a wing.
To him who gives you a pig you may well give a rasher.
To him who is determined it remains only to act.
To him who watches, everything reveals itself.
To hit the nail on the head.
To hold your jacket in front of the dog.
To keep a new friend, never break with the old.
To keep under the hat.
To know a man well one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.
To know all is to forgive all.
To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don't know, that is to know.
To know and to act are one and the same.
To know everything is to know nothing.
To know is easier than to do.

To know nothing is the happiest life.
To know that candles are expensive is of no value to the blind man.

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

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