Quotes starting with T

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter T, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.      -- Phillip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, (1694-1773)
Take it straight from the horse's mouth.      -- Francis Iles (1893-1970)
Take life as it comes.      -- unknown
Take the bull by the horns.      -- North American Saying
Tap even a stone bridge before crossing it.      -- Korean (on vigilance)
td>Caesar did not merit the triumphal car more than he that conquers himself.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Teeth placed before the tongue give good advice.      -- Italian (on advice)
Tell me what you are conceited about, and I'll tell you what you lack.      -- Argentinian saying, thanks to Diego Paternostro for the translation.
Tell me whom you love and I'll tell you who you are.     -- African-American (on life and living)
Temper justice with mercy.      -- John Milton (1608-1674)
Thanks cost nothing.      -- Creole (on gratitude)
The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.      -- Swedish (on basic truths)
The anger of the prudent never shows.      -- Burmese (on anger)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.      -- Asian Proverb
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.      -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
The bad plowman quarrels with his ox.      -- Korean (on criticism)
The best cure for a short temper is a long walk.      -- unknown
The best mirror is an old friend.      -- George Herbert (1593-1632)
The best sauce in the world is hunger.      -- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
The best thing about telling the truth is...you don't have to remember what you said!      -- unknown, thanks to Georgie Bee
The best things in life are free.      -- B.G. DeSilva (1927)
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to repeat them.      -- Cato (234-149 BC)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.      -- unknown; thanks to rapstar.com
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.      -- unknown
The blind person is not afraid of ghosts.      -- Burmese (on courage and fear)
The blocks of wood should not dictate to the carver.      -- Maori (on art and creativity)
The brave person regards dying as going home.      -- Chinese (on courage and fear)
The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one.      -- George Herbert (1593-1633)
The calm before the storm.      -- unknown
The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet.      -- Chaucer (c.1343-1400)
The company makes the feast.      -- J. Warton (1653)
The complete fool is half prophet.      -- Yiddish (on foolishness)(Meaning: even a fool is right half the time)
The contented person can never be ruined.      -- Chinese (on conscience)
The continuous drip polishes the stone.     -- Peruvian (on patience)
The crab that walks too far, falls into the pot.      -- Haitian (on caution and care)
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.      -- unknown
The crow may be caged but his thoughts are in the cornfield.      -- Belizean (on temptation)
The darkest hours are just before dawn.      -- English Proverb
The day has eyes; the night has ears.     -- Scottish (on nature)
The deceitful have no friends.     -- Hindi (Asian Indian) (on justice)
The devil catches most souls in a golden net.      -- German (on temptation)
The devil dances in empty pockets.      -- Tudor (English)(on wealth and poverty)
The devil looks after his own.      -- Scottish Proverb
The devil tempts but doesn't force.      -- Guyanan
The devil wipes his breech with poor folks' pride.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The discontented man finds no easy chair.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The drum makes a great fuss because it is empty.      -- Trinidadian (on vanity and arrogance)
The eagle was killed with an arrow made with its own feathers.     -- Armenian (on paradox)
The early bird catches the worm.      -- William Camden (1551-1623)
The early bird gets the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.      -- unknown
The earth has music for those who listen.      -- unknown, thankyou to Guy Archer
The easiest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket.      -- unknown, courtesy of T. Ghataurhae of England
The end doesn't justify the means.      -- Ovid (c.43 BC-AD 18)
The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.      -- unknown
The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.      -- William Blake (1757-1827)
The eyes are the windows of the soul.      -- Thomas Phaer (c.1510-1560)
The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living.     -- Danish (on life and living)
The fat is in the fire.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
The fly on the water buffalo's back thinks he is taller than the water buffalo.      -- Tagalog (Filipino)(on vanity and arrogance)
The fool is thirsty in the midst of water.      -- Ethiopian (on foolishness)
The fool never undertakes little.      -- Czech (on foolishness)
The frog enjoys itself in water but not in hot water.      -- African proverb Wolof Tribe
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.      -- Eleanor Roosevelt
The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The grand instructor, time.      -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
The grass is always greener in someone else's yard.      -- unknown
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.      -- unknown
The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.      -- William Ross Wallace (1819-1881)
The hardest person to awaken is the person already awake.      -- Tagalog (Filipino)(on vigilance)
The heart at rest sees a feast in everything.      -- Hindu (Asian Indian) (on attitude)
The hero appears only after the tiger is dead.      -- Burmese (on cynicism)
The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his tail.      -- John Wycliffe (c.1320-1384) alternate source:Belizean (on leadership)
The higher you climb, the heavier you fall.      -- Vietnamese (on pride)
The honey is sweet but the bee has a sting.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The house of the loud talker, leaks.      -- African proverb Zulu Tribe
The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee's sting.      -- Vietnamese (on criticism)
The laborer is worth his wage.      -- Bible (Luke 10:7)
The leopard does not change his spots.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The lion believes that everyone shares his state of mind.      -- Mexican (on differences)
The longest journey begins with the first step.      -- unknown
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.      -- William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.      -- Edward John Phelps (1822-1900)
The master of the people is their servant.     -- Yemeni (on leadership)
The memories of youth make for long, long thoughts.      -- Lapp (on youth and age)
The miller sees not all the water that flows by his mill.      -- Robert Burton (1577-1640)
The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak.      -- Bible
The more the merrier.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
The more things change, the more they stay the same.      -- Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)
The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems.     -- Maori (on journeys; Ed. Note: Parents everywhere can certainly relate to this saying!)
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The mouse that hath but one hole is taken quickly.      -- George Herbert (1593-1633)
The mouth prays to Buddha but the heart is full of evil.     -- Vietnamese (on hypocrisy)
The new boat will find the old stones.      -- Estonian (on perversity)
The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.      -- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
The old one who is loved, is winter with flowers.      -- German (on youth and age)
The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.      -- Nigerian (on gratitude)
The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand.     -- Chinese (on paradox)
The only real test in life is to conquer your fears.      -- unknown
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.      -- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
The palest ink is brighter than the best memory     -- Chinese saying. Thanks to Martin C Wojtkiewicz