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List of English Proverbs - T

A collection of English Proverbs with explanation.  Listed in alphabetical order by phrase.
This page contains English Proverbs that start with letter T.   

1.  Talk is cheap
Explanation: It is easier to say than to do something
2.  The pen is mightier than the sword.
Explanation: Written words may often have more lasting force than military strength  
3.  There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Explanation: Someone's abilities do not depend on their being young
4.  The higher the monkey climbs the more he shows his tail.
Explanation: The further an unsuitable person is advanced, the more their inadequacies are apparent.

5. The longest way home is the shortest way home.
Explanation: Not trying to take a short cut is often the most effective way. 
6.  Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Explanation: The involvement of too many people is likely to mean that something is done badly. 
7. Third time lucky.
Explanation: Reflecting the idea that three is a lucky number, often used to suggest making another effort after initial failure.

8.  The early bird catches the worm.
Explanation: Someone who is energetic and efficient is most likely to be successful.  
9.  The eyes are the window of the soul
Explanation: It is the eyes that a person’s true nature may be discerned.
10. The tree is known by its fruit.
Explanation: A person is judged by what they do and produce. 

10.  There's none so blind as those who will not see.
Explanation: Used in reference to someone who is unwilling to recognize unwelcome facts. 
11.  There's none so deaf as those who will not hear.
Explanation: Used to refer to someone who chooses not to listen to unwelcome information. 

12.  There are no birds in last year's nest.
Explanation: Circumstances have changed and former opportunities are no longer there. 

13. Two wrongs don’t make a right
Explanation: A first injury does not justify a second in retaliation.

14. Tastes differ.
Explanation: Different people will like or approve of different things.

15.  Time change and we with time.
Explanation: we adapt in response to changes in the world around us. 


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