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To rude words deaf ears.

To rule the mountains is to rule the river.

To scare a bird is not the way to catch it.

To see it rain is better than to be in it.

To squeeze an eel too hard is the way to lose it.

To the devil with so many masters, said the toad to the harrow.

To the jaundiced all things seem yellow.

To want to forget something is to remember it.

To wash an ass's head is but loss of time and soap. (To reprove a fool is but lost labour.)

To whom do you offer your shells for sale? To people who come from Saint Michel (where shells abound).

Too keen an edge does not cut, too fine a point does not pierce.

Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.

Too late to grieve when the chance is past.

Too much scratching smarts, too much talking harms.

Too much water drowned the miller.

Too much zeal spoils all.

Too to will in two.

Touch not another man's money, for the most honest never added to it.

Tough times don't last but tough people do.

Trade follows the flag.

Trade knows neither friends or kindred.

Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.

Tread on a worm and it will turn.

Trickery comes back to its master.

Trim my beard, and I will trim your top-knot.