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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 19
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To know the law and do the right are two things.
To know the road ahead ask those coming back.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

To know what to ask is already to know half', cited by Will Durant, 'The Story of Philosophy', ch.II.
To lather an ass's head is only wasting soap.
To learn a lesson is a far better reward than to receive a gift.
To learn about other people is science, to learn to know yourself is intelligence.
To learn through whole life.', lifelong learning.
To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long.
To leave a place is to die a little.
To lie about a far country is easy.
To lie and eat fish demand a lot of skill.
To light a fire with a fire.
To listen to a lie is harder than to tell it.
To live for the day.
To live in fear is a life half-lived.
To live in peace one must be blind, deaf, and mute.
To live like God in France. (Sometimes, other Countries/Regions/Cities etc. than France are used. The meaning stays the same: 'To live like God in ...', or to live the comfortable life of people in ...').
To live long is to suffer long.
To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog.
To live with wolves, you have to howl like a wolf.
To loan is to buy troubles.
To long for everything: sorrow; to accept everything: joy.
To love and be wise is impossible.
To love and be wise is incompatible.
To love and to be wise are two different things.
To love is to choose.
To love someone who does not love you, is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall.
To love the law is to lose money.
To mad words deaf ears.
To make a donkey out of a mosquito. (To make a mountain of a molehill.).
To make a donkey out of a mosquito. (To make a mountain out of a molehill.).
To make a error is human; pushing the same error is dumb.
To make a poor man poorer is not easy.
To make an elephant out of a mosquito.
To make good conversation there are a thousand subjects, but there are still those who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
To make preparations does not spoil the trip.
To make the bill without the bartender.
To make the cart go you must grease the wheels.
To marry once is a duty, twice a folly, and three times -- madness.

To marry one is a duty; twice a folly; thrice is madness.
To mock your elders is to wreck the house where you have to stay tonight.
To not admire anything' you shouldn't let yourself be taken away by anything.
To not paint the devil on the wall.
To obtain that which is just we must ask that which is unjust.
To offer friendship to one who is looking for love, is like giving bread to someone dying of thirst.
To one who has a pie in the oven you may give a bit of your cake.
To one who knows no better, a small garden is a forest.
To one who understands, a mosquito is a lute, to one who does not understand, a drum and zurna are little.
To open a business is very easy; to keep it open is very difficult.
To open a shop is easy -- the hard part is keeping it open.
To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art.
To pick up in a clumsy way is stealing, to steal in a skillful way is to pick up.
To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty.
To pluck buttocks.
To preserve friendship one must build walls.
To preserve friendship, one must build walls.
To pretend to satisfy one's desires with worldly goods is like using straw to put out a fire.
To prevent is better than to cure.
To promise and give nothing is comfort for a fool.
To promise is easy, to keep is troublesome.
To promise much means giving little.
To punish a student, use a shoe lace.
To put something in a new jacket.
To put the horse behind the cart.
To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.
To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom.
To quote lies is also lying.
To rebel in season is not to rebel.
To receive a favor is to sell one's liberty.
To relax the mind is to lose it.
To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.
To resist with hand and tooth.
To rob a robber is not robbing.
To rub it in.
To rude words deaf ears.
To rule the mountains is to rule the river.
To rule yourself is the ultimate power.
To run away is not glorious, but very healthy.
To run out of patience.
To sail in the downwind.
To sail is necessary, to live is not necessary.
To sail is necessary, to live is not necessary,' Attributed by to who, during a severe storm, commanded sailors to bring food from Africa to Rome.
To sail is very precise, to live is not quite so.
To save one man is like saving the world.
To saw off the branch (bough) you're sitting on.
To scare a bird is not the way to catch it.
To search using candles.
To see a friend no road is too long.

To see it rain is better than to be in it.
To sell a cat in a bag.
To sell a horn as if it was a candle.
To sell honey to one who keeps hives.
To separate the men from the boys.
To serve a prince is like sleeping with a tiger.
To serve our elders is a duty, our equals it is polite, but serving the young is humiliating.
To set fire to a church is not so bad as to speak ill of a virgin.
To set fire to the wood, you need the help of the wind.
To shoot a mosquito with a cannon.
To silence another, first be silent yourself.
To sin in secret is more pleasant than having pleasure in the open.
To sing before breakfast is to weep before supper.
To sing to the deaf, to talk with the dumb, and to dance for the blind are three foolish things.
To speak French doesn't mean you are smart.
To speak ill of anyone is to speak ill of yourself.
To speak is silver, to keep silent is gold.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
To spend much and gain little is the sure road to ruin.
To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it repenting.
To spread the news is to multiply it.
To squeeze an eel too hard is the way to lose it.
To step in the harmonica.' or 'To make a harmonica-step.
To stop drinking, study a drunkard when you are sober.
To struggle is life and life is a struggle.
To stumble is not to fall.
To swim and swim more, and be drowned on shore.
To take French leave.
To take ambition from a soldier, is to rob him of his spurs.
To talk goodness is not good . . . only to do it is.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
To teach is also to learn.
To teach is to learn.
To teach well, we need not say all that we know, Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under.
To tell a woman what she cannot do is to tell her what she can.
To tell tales out of school.
To tell the truth is dangerous; to listen to it is boring.
To tell the truth while laughing (i.e., joking).
To the ant, a few drops of dew is a flood.
To the bold man Fortune holds out her hand.
To the bold man fortune gives her hand.
To the child and the little bird (or drunkard), God catches the fall (puts a hand underneath).
To the devil with so many masters, said the toad to the harrow.
To the fallen tree, hatchets! hatchets!.
To the fiancT -- milk; to the bride -- butter; to the husband -- cheese.
To the good 'understander', few words are needed.
To the good listener, half a word is enough.
To the grateful man give more than he asks.
To the jaundiced all things seem yellow.

To the lean pig a fat acorn.
To the looker-on no work is too hard.
To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.
To the patient man will come all the riches of the world.
To the pure all things are pure.
To the stars through adversity' - motto of (more frequently as 'per ardua ad astra', which is the motto of the ).
To the starving man the beauty of Fujiyama has no meaning.
To the world wisdom is folly; to the wise the world is foolish.
To those that understand well half a word is enough.
To threaten the brave with death is like promising water to a duck.
To trouble me is better than to forget me.
To try and fail is not laziness.
To try and to fail is not laziness.
To understand a stammerer, you ought to stammer yourself.
To understand your parents' love bear your own children.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
To us - in tanks, but back - on sleds. (very probably ref. the defeat of Hitler.).
To violate the law is the same crime in the emperor as in the subject.
To wait and be patient soothes many a pang.
To wait for luck is the same as waiting for death.
To want is to be able/is power.
To want the last from the pot.
To want to forget something is to remember it.
To where you go, do the things you see.
To who goes about with open mouth, either a fly gets in or a silly thing gets out.
To who sells kids and has no female goats, they're likely to come from somewhere.
To whom is given a lot will be asked for a lot.
To whom is he any good, if he is no good to himself?.
To whom you tell your secret you surrender your freedom.
To whom you tell your secrets you resign your liberty.
To win a war quickly takes long preparation.
To withhold truth is to bury gold.
To work is to pray.' A common school motto.
To you your religion and to me my religion.
To your son give a good name and a trade.
To-day for money, to-morrow for nothing.
To-day in finery, to-morrow in filth.
To-day in gold, to-morrow in the mould.
To-day must borrow nothing of to-morrows.
To-day red, to-morrow dead.
To-day stately and brave, to-morrow in the grave.
To-day's sorrow brings nought to-morrow.
To-morrow is the pupil of to-day.
To-morrow we will credit it, not to-day.
To-morrow will be another day.
To-morrow's remedy will not ward off the evil of to-day.
Tobacco hic,/ Will make a man well if he be sick.
Today can't catch tomorrow.
Today is yesterday's pupil.

Today is yours, tomorrow is your friend's.
Today me, tomorrow you.
Today must not borrow from tomorrow.
Today red, tomorrow dead.
Today to you, tomorrow to me.
Today you; tomorrow me.
Today's egg is better than tomorrow's hen.
Today's lung is better than tomorrow's fat.
Together, it's cramped; apart, it's boring.
Tomorrow is another day.
Tomorrow is as good as today.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year.
Tomorrow is the day that idlers get busy.
Tomorrow never comes.
Tomorrow your horse may be lame.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, just not today, all the lazy people say.
Tongue may muddle up and say the truth.
Too aim is not enough, you must hit!.
Too clever is stupid.
Too err is human.
Too far East is West.
Too far for jackals? No worthwhile tree here!.
Too hot to last.
Too humble is half proud.
Too keen an edge does not cut, too fine a point does not pierce.
Too large a morsel chokes the child.
Too late do I take up the shield after the wound.
Too late for the fair.
Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.
Too late to grieve when the chance is past.
Too little and too much spoils everything.
Too little, too late.
Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.
Too many calls confuse the dog.
Too many candles will burn down the church.
Too many captains will sink the ship.
Too many cooks oversalt the porridge.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too many cooks spoil the meal.
Too many doctors caused the boy's death.
Too many doctors too few medicines.
Too many hands will row the boat up a mountain.
Too many irons in the fire.
Too many sacks are the death of the ass.
Too many vine leaves and too few grapes.
Too many words are the poverty of mankind.
Too many words blacken your ears,.
Too much bed makes a dull head.
Too much breaks the bag.
Too much bursts the bag.
Too much care does more harm than good.
Too much care may be as bad as downright negligence.
Too much consulting confounds.
Too much discussion will lead to a row.
Too much familiarity breeds contempt.
Too much humility is pride.
Too much hurry, and get there tomorrow; take time, get there today.
Too much is not enough.
Too much is too much.
Too much is worse than too little.

Too much luck is bad luck.
Too much of a thing nauseates.

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

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