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List of English Proverbs - T

A range 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. 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.  

4. The longest way home is the shortest way home.
Explanation: Not trying to take a short cut is often the most effective way.   

5. Too many cooks spoil the broth. 
Explanation: The involvement of too many people is likely to mean that something is done badly.   

6. Third time lucky. 
Explanation: Reflecting the idea that three is a lucky number, often used to suggest making another effort after initial failure.

7. The early bird catches the worm.
Explanation: Someone who is energetic and efficient is most likely to be successful. 

8. The eyes are the window of the soul.
Explanation: It is the eyes that a person’s true nature may be discerned.  

9. There's none so blind as those who will not see. 
Explanation:  Used in reference to someone who is unwilling to recognize unwelcome facts. 

10. 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.  

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

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

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

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



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