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They must hunger in frost who spring-time have lost.

They must hunger in frost who will not work in heat.

They need much whom nothing will content.

They play till they quarrel.

They who come from afar are prone to lie.

They who deserve honour, fail of it; and they who obtain it, do not deserve it.

They who eat cherries with the great, are like to have the stones and stalks flung in their face.

They wrangle about an egg, and let the hens fly away.

Thirteen nuns, fourteen children!

Those bosoms can be sold cheapest which are stolen ready made.

Those who don't pick roses in summer won't pick them in winter either.

Those who tickle themselves may laugh when they please.

Those who wade in unknown waters will be sure to be drowned.

Though you seat the frog on a golden stool, he'll soon jump off again into the pool.

Thought when sober, said when drunk.

Thoughts are toll-free, but not hell-free.

Thousands drink themselves to death before one dies of thirst.

Three women, three geese, and three frogs, make a fair.

Three, helping one another, bear the burden of six.

Thrift is a great revenue.

Time and hour run through the roughest day.

Time and opportunity are in no man's sleeve.

Time and tide wait for no man.

Time betrays and hangs the thief.

Time brings everything, to those who can wait for it.