Proverbs & SAyings T~W

Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled.
English Proverb.
Take thy thoughts to bed with thee, for the morning is wiser than the evening.
Russian Proverb
Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear.
English Proverb
Tell me who you live with and I will tell you who you are.
Spanish Proverb
Tell the truth and shame the devil.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese Proverb
The best advice is found on the pillow.
Danish Proverb
The best thing about a man is his dog.
French Proverb
The big thieves hang the little ones.
Czech proverb
The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I’ll walk carefully.
Russian proverb
The comforter’s head never aches.
Italian Proverb
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
English Proverb
The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail.
Irish Proverb
The devil looks after his own.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
The devil seduced Eve in Italian. Eve mislead Adam in Bohemian. The Lord scolded them both in German. Then the angel drove them from paradise in Hungarian.
Traditional Polish Saying
The fat is in the fire.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb
The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play.
Yiddish Proverb
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
The great thieves lead away the little thieves.
French Proverb
The green new broom sweepeth clean.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
The hole is more honorable than the patch.
Irish Proverb
The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)
The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
Yiddish Proverb
The jay bird don’t rob his own nest.
West Indies Proverb
The light heart lives long.
Irish Proverb
The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.
Spanish Proverb
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Proverb
The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
Irish Proverb
The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Irish Proverb
The moon is made of a green cheese.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
The more the merrier.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
The morning is wiser than the evening.
Russian Proverb
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
Japanese Proverb
The night rinses what the day has soaped.
Swiss Proverb
The only good thing that comes from the east is the sun.
Traditional Portuguese Saying
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese proverb
The pine stays green in winter…Wisdom in hardship.
Chinese Proverb
The raggy colt often made a powerful horse.
Irish Proverb
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese proverb
The right man comes at the right time.
Italian Proverb
The road to a friend’s house is never long.
Danish proverb
The Russian knows the way, yet he asks for directions.
Traditional German Saying
The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.
French Proverb
The silent dog is the first to bite.
German Proverb
The smallest thing outlives the human being.
Irish Proverb
The Spaniard is a bad servant but a worse master.
Traditional English Saying
The sun will set without thy assistance.
Hebrew Proverb
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
French Proverb
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
Russian proverb
The tide tarrieth for no man.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.
Japanese Proverb
The tongue like a sharp knife…Kills without drawing blood.
Chinese Proverb
The truth is not always what we want to hear.
Yiddish Proverb
The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed.
Malay Proverb
The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.
Irish Proverb
The well fed does not understand the lean.
Irish Proverb
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
Arabian Proverb
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.
Chinese Proverb
The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.
Persian Proverb
The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclinations.
Spanish Proverb
The work praises the man.
Irish Proverb
The world is a rose: smell it and pass it on to your friends.
Persian Proverb
The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey
Irish Proverb
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
Chinese Proverb
There are more old drunkards than old doctors.
French Proverb
There are only two types of Chinese — those who give bribes and those who take them.
Russian Proverb
There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
French Proverb.
There is but one good mother-in-law and she is dead.
English Proverb
There is honor even among thieves.
English Proverb
There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.
Irish Proverb
There is no fireside like your own fireside
Irish Proverb
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Irish Proverb
There is no need like the lack of a friend.
Irish Proverb
There is no strength without unity.
Irish Proverb
There is plenty of sound in an empty barrel.
Russian Proverb
There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.
Greek Proverb
They who love most are least valued.
English Proverb
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)
Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar.
German Proverb
Thirst is the end of drinking and sorrow is the end of drunkenness.
Irish Proverb
Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
Malay Proverb
Three diseases without shame: Love, itch and thirst.
Irish Proverb
Three Spaniards, four opinions.
Spanish Proverb
Time is a great story teller.
Irish Proverb
Time trieth truth.
English Proverb
To be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps.
Yiddish Proverb
To deny all, is to confess all.
Spanish Proverb
To leave is to die a little.
French Proverb
To lend is to buy a quarrel.
Indian Proverb
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
English Proverb (18th century)
To teach is to learn.
Japanese Proverb
To the ass, or the sow, their own offspring appears the fairest in creation.
Latin Proverb
To whom you tell your secrets, to him you resign your liberty.
Spanish Proverb
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
North American Saying
Tomorrow is a new day.
English Proverb
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Spanish Proverb
Tomorrow never comes.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
Trouble rides a fast horse.
Italian Proverb
True nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Hindustani Proverb
Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
Old Muslim Proverb
Truth and oil always come to the surface.
Spanish Proverb
Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments.
German Proverb
Truth is the safest lie.
Jewish Proverb
Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.
Bible – Proverbs 12:19
Truth will be out.
Latin Proverb
Two heads are better than one.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Two shorten the road.
Irish Proverb
Two thirds of the work is the semblance.
Irish Proverb
Unless you enter the tiger’s den you cannot take the cubs.
Japanese Proverb
Visit your aunt, but not every day of the year.
Spanish Proverb
Walk straight, my son – as the old crab said to the young crab.
Irish Proverb
Want a thing long enough and you don’t
Chinese Proverb
War is death’s feast.
George Herbert "Outlandish Proverbs"
Water for oxen, wine for kings.
Spanish Proverb
We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.
Scottish Proverb
Went in one ear and out the other.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.
Spanish Proverb
What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.
Swedish proverb
What one knows it is sometimes useful to forget.
Latin Proverb
What you can not avoid, welcome.
Chinese Proverb
When a father helps a son, both smile; but when a son must help his father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb
When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.
Irish Proverb
When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.
Irish Proverb
When fortune knocks upon the door open it widely.
Spanish Proverb
When ill luck falls asleep, let none wake her.
Italian Proverb
When its time has arrived, the prey becomes the hunter.
Persian Proverb
When one dog barks another will join it.
Latin Proverb
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Ethiopian proverb
When the apple is ripe it will fall.
Irish Proverb
When the drop (drink) is inside, the sense is outside.
Irish Proverb
When the iron is hot, strike.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.
Irish Proverb
When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
Nigerian Proverb
When the sun shineth, make hay.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
English Proverb
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
African Proverb
When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
Chinese Proverb
When we sing everybody hears us, when we sigh nobody hears us.
Russian Proverb
When you live next to the cemetery you cannot weep for everyone.
Russian Proverb
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Indian proverb
When your enemy falls, don’t rejoice — but don’t pick him up either.
Yiddish Proverb
Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
Bible – Proverbs 11:14.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
Irish Proverb
Where there is love there is pain.
Spanish Proverb
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Bible – Proverbs 29:18
Where there’s music there can be love.
French Proverb
While the cat’s away, the mice can play.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
Who begins too much accomplishes little.
German proverb
Who knows most speaks least.
Spanish Proverb
Who lies with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
Latin Proverb
Wine divulges truth.
Irish Proverb
Witches and harlots come out at night.
English Proverb
With foxes we must play the fox.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm.
Chinese Proverb
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
Bible – Proverbs 23:13-14.
Without justice, courage is weak.
North American Proverb
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek proverb
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day.
Sanskrit Proverb
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
Irish Proverb
You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.
Greek Proverb
You cannot unscramble eggs.
North American Proverb
You can’t hatch chickens from fried eggs.
Dutch Proverb
You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.
North American Proverb
You must live with a person to know a person. If you want to know me come and live with me.
Irish Proverb
Young men may die, old men must.
English Proverb
Young wood makes a hot fire.
Greek Proverb
Your health comes first; you can always hang yourself later.
Yiddish Proverb
Your neighbor’s apples are the sweetest.
Yiddish Proverb
Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.
Irish Proverb
Youth sheds many a skin. The steed (horse) does not retain its speed forever.
Irish Proverb
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb
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One Response to Proverbs & SAyings T~W

  1. wenwen says:

    老兄,看不懂啊。下次还是来点中文的吧。

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