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There is no use in blowing a fire that burns well.

There is no virtue in a promise unless it be kept.

There were never fewer nobles than when all would be so.

There's many a knave concealed under a surplice.

There's many a slip 'twixt cut and lip.

There's many a slip, 'Twixt the cup and the lip.

They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them.

They who do not wash well, do not bleach well.

Those who climb high, often have a fall.

Though the ass may carry a sack of gold, it nevertheless feeds on thistles.

Though the bird may fly over your head, let it not make its nest in your hair.

Though the bird's in the net It may get away yet.

Though you teach a wolf the paternoster, he will say "Lamb! Lamb!"

Though your enemy is the size of an ant, regard him as an elephant.

Throw no stones at a sleeping dog.

Throw not the child out with the bath.

Throw not thy hatchet at the Lord, He will turn the sharp edge against thee.

Thundershowers and great men's favour are always partial.

Time is not tied to a post, like a horse to the manger.

Time waits for no man.

Time will tell.

Time works wonders.

To a friend's house the road is never long.

To bait and to grease does not retard a journey.

To be a fool at the right time is also an art.