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Proverbs Starting with letter T - part 3
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The brain is not in the pocket, but in the head.
The brain, that sows not corn, plants thistles.
The branch is seldom better than the stem.

The branch must be bent early that is to make a good crook.
The branch that bears the most fruit bends itself thankfully towards the ground.
The brave is known by his fame.
The brave man may die, but he will never say 'die.'.
The brave person regards dying as going home.
The brave person regards dying as just going home.
The braying of an mule does not reach heaven.
The bread eaten, the company departs.
The bread never falls but on its buttered side.
The breath of others always stinks.
The brewery is the best drugstore.
The bride doesn't know how to dance, she says the floor is slanted.
The bride has balls!
The bride who brings a golden throne will sit on it herself.
The bride who wears four petticoats has a lot to hide.
The bridge between joy and sorrow is not long.
The bucket goes down the well every day -- some day it won't come up again.
The bud becomes a rose and the rose a hip.
The buffalo that arrive late will have to drink muddy water and eat dried grass.
The bull that is used to the sun shivers by the light of the moon.
The bullet that doesn't hit makes a noise.
The burden one likes is cheerfully carried.
The burden tames the beast.
The burned kid avoids the fire.
The bushes don't rattle if there's no wind.
The busiest men have the most leisure.
The bust of Mercury cannot be carved in every wood.
The bust of Mercury cannot be cut from every wood.
The busy fly is in every man's dish.
The butterfly who settles on a branch is afraid that he will break it.
The buyer has need of a hundred eyes. the seller but one.
The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller but one.
The buzzing of the flies does not turn them into bees.
The caged bird dreams of clouds.
The calf is not afraid of the mother's horns.
The calf isn't even born yet and there he is sharpening his carving knife.

The calm (comes) before the storm.
The calm is the virtue of the strong.
The calmer you go, the further along you will be.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
The camel and his driver -- each has his own plan.
The camel stallion grows old, the camel foal grows up.
The camel went through labor only to give birth to a mouse.
The candle that goes before gives the best light.
The capital is like sugar but Kurdistan is still sweeter.
The careful foot can walk anywhere.
The carpenter's door is loose.
The carriage draws the ox.
The carrion which the eagle has left feeds the crow.
The cart ruins the road, the woman the man, the water the wine.
The cask always smells of the herring.
The cask can give no other wine that that it contains.
The cask full, the mother-in-law drunk.
The cask smells of the wine it contains.
The casket opened in a simple way.
The cassock does not make the monk.
The castle gates will always open for gold-laden donkeys.
The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend.
The cat ate your tongue?.
The cat bit your tongue?.
The cat got an order and delegated it to her tail.
The cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for straying, three for staying.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
The cat is a good friend, only she scratches.
The cat is friendly, but scratches.
The cat knows who's meat it has eaten.
The cat loves fish, but is loth to wet her feet.
The cat well knows whose beard she licks.
The cat which did not reach the sausage said: Anyhow it is Friday.
The cat with cream on her whiskers should have a good excuse ready.
The cat would eat fish, but would not wet her feet.
The cat's play is the mouse's death.
The cattle is as good as the pasture in which it grazes.
The cause at an end, the effect is removed.
The cause makes the means holy. (i.e: in place).
The cause of fear is ignorance.
The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.
The chained buffalo doesn't enjoy grazing.
The chair on which a Dane is sitting is beautifully decorated.
The challenger is beaten.
The chamber of sickness is the chapel of devotion.
The chameleon changes color to match the earth, the earth doesn't change color to match the chameleon.
The chameleon does not leave one tree until he is sure of another.
The chamois climbs high and yet is caught.
The character of a man lies not in his body but in his soul.

The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.
The cheat always lies at the feet of the cheated.
The cheese betrays the milk.
The cheese vessel will not sail merely by words.
The chemist doesn't smell his own medicine.
The chicken also knows when it's morning, but still watches the mouth of the rooster.
The chicken pecks one grain at a time, but it is sated.
The chicken sings what the rooster teaches him.
The chicken that crows the loudest does not always give the biggest eggs.
The chicken that stays in the farmyard, will peck the crumbs.
The chicken-thief does not listen to the chicken's prayer.
The chickens don't mourn when the poulterer dies.
The chickens have come home to roost.
The child hates the one who gives him all he wants.
The child is father to the man.
The child is the father of the man.
The child of a tiger is a tiger.
The child saith nothing but what he heard at the fireside.
The child says nothing, but what it heard by the fire.
The child that falls by itself does not cry.
The child that will not allow his parents to sleep through the night must be prepared to stay awake himself.
The child who died too soon was always beautiful and intelligent.
The child who gets a stepmother also gets a stepfather.
The child who loves freedom is the first victim of it.
The child will grow, his clothes will not.
The children eat the fruit and the father sleeps on the peel.
The church is an anvil which has worn out many hammers.
The church is near, but the way is icy.
The church is near, but the way is icy. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.
The church is nearby, God is far away.
The churl knows not the worth of spurs.
The city that negotiates is half conquered.
The city, whose physician has the gout, is in a bad state.
The coalheaver is master at home.
The coat is quite new, only the holes are old.
The coat makes the man.
The coat of truth is often lined with lies.
The cobbler always wears the worst shoes.
The cobbler to his last and the gunner to his linstock.
The cobbler walks barefoot.
The cobbler's children go barefoot.
The cobbler's gaze is on the feet.
The cobblers have the worst shoes.
The cobra will bite you whether you call it cobra or Mr. Cobra.
The rooster from the country doesn't crow in the city.
The rooster goes to town for only four days and returns home a peacock.
The rooster is a lord on his own dunghill.
The rooster is bold on his own dunghill.
The rooster is king on his own dunghill.

The rooster often crows without a victory.
The cold strengthens you more than hunger.
The coldness of a friend and the coldness of linen -- they never lasted long.
The collective farm is wealthy - the collective farmer is happy.
The comforter's head never aches.
The common soldier's blood makes the general great.
The communal donkey gets the heaviest burden.
The community of living is the carriage of the Lord.
The company makes one alike.
The company makes the feast.
The complete fool is half prophet.
The concealer is as bad as the thief.
The conquered dare not open their mouths.
The conquered moans, the conqueror is undone.
The conquerors are kings; the defeated are bandits.
The consequence is the reward of the cause.
The constitution is paper, bayonets are steel.
The contented person can never be ruined.
The continuous drip polishes the stone.
The conversation of the wise concerns ideas; that of the intelligent is about ideas; the common folk talk about food.
The cork is always bigger than the mouth of the bottle.
The corn falls out of a shaken sheaf.
The corn is not choked by the weeds but by the negligence of the farmer.
The corn that is taken to a bad mill. will be badly ground.
The corn will bend but it still ends up in the mill.
The coroner and the lawyer grow fat on the quarrels of fools.
The corruption of the best things makes the worst.
The cost is high of the honey that must be licked from thorns.
The costly news of today, will be free tomorrow.
The counsel of the aged is sound.
The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself.
The counterfeit image of a pot with two ears.
The countries you visit, the customs you find.
The country rooster dows not crow in the town.
The country where flowers are expensive lacks the foundation of culture.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.
The court of Rome likes not sheep without wool.
The court official in one life has seven rebirths as a beggar.
The covetous person is always in want.
The cow / goat must browse where she is tethered.
The cow does not know the value of her tail till she has lost it.
The cow does not lick a strange calf.
The cow gives good milk, but kicks over the pail.
The cow gives milk through her mouth.
The cow has no owner.
The cow is milked, not the ox; the sheep is shorn, not the horse.
The cow knows not what her tail is worth until she has lost it.
The cow knows the cowherd but not the owner.

The cow licks no strange calf.
The cow must graze where she is tied.
The cow steps on the calf, but she does not hate it.
The cow that's first up gets the first of the dew.
The coward sweats in water.
The cowl does not make the monk.
The cows that low most give the least milk.
The crab instructs its young: 'Walk straight ahead -- like me.'.
The crab that walks miles too far will fall into the pot.
The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.
The crab would catch the hare!.
The cradle is rocked but the baby is pinched.
The crane was killed by the fishhook.
The credit got by a lie lasts only till the truth comes out.
The cricket cries, the year changes.
The criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.
The cripple is always the one to open the dancing.
The cripple will always find a stone to kick.
The crippled blames the cobblestones.
The crocodile does not die under the water so that we can call the monkey to celebrate its funeral.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
The crook will turn into a mule -- that the honest man will ride.
The cross on his breast, and the devil in his acts.
The cross on his breast, and the devil in his heart.
The crow flies sky high and lands on a pig.
The crow is a pretty bird when the jackdaw is not present.
The crow may be caged, but its thoughts are in the cornfield.
The crow pecks at the ox to clean it -- not to feed from it.
The crow said: 'Oh, my snow-white child'.
The crow that mimics a cormorant gets drowned.
The crow that mimics a cormorant is drowned.
The crow was killed by the storm -- 'He died by my curse,' says the owl.
The crow went traveling abroad and came back just as black.
The crow will find its mate.
The crow won't peck an eye of another crow.
The crowd is not led by the head but by the heart.
The crust is part of the loaf.
The cry of the hyena and the loss of the goat are one.
The cuckoo comes in April, and stays the month of May; sings a song at midsummer, and then goes away.
The cure for bad times is patience.
The cure is worse than the disease.
The curse on the hearth wounds the deepest.
The customer is always right.
The customer's always right.
The customers are known to the shopkeepers.
The danger past, and God forgotten.
The danger past, the saint cheated.
The darkest hour is just before dawn.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
The darkness is deepest under the lamp.
The darkness of night cannot stop the light of morning.
The date is set for each and everyone.
The daughter-in-law wipes away what the mother-in-law has seen.
The dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.
The day a monkey is destined to die all trees become slippery.
The day cuts off the promise of the night.
The day did not know that night had fallen.
The day has eyes, the night has ears.
The day is never so holy that the pot refuses to boil.
The day is short and work lasts a long time.

The day is sure to come when the cow will want her tail.
The day we fear hastens toward us, the day we long for creeps.

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

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