A thief knows a thief, as a wolf knows a wolf.
A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
A thief passes for a gentleman when thieving has made him rich.
A thief seldom grows rich by thieving.
A thief thinks every man steals.
A thief thinks everyone steals.
A thief with connections is not self-conscious.
Yiddish] Oifen goniff in a tsilinder brent nit dos hittel.
A thin bush is better than no shelter.
A thin meadow is soon mowed.
A thing ill begun, will come to a worse end.
Stephano Guezzo, Civile Conversation, 3, 47
A thing is worth what it will fetch.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
John Keats, Endymion
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
KEATS: Endymion, Bk. i., Line 1.
A thing you don't want is dear at any price.
A thinker is a person.
A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such a one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap him, and hoodwink and handcuff him.
A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes;
At every word a reputation dies.
A thistle is a fat salad for an ass's mouth.
A thorn in the flesh.
II Corinthians, XII.7
A thorough miser must possess considerable strength of character to bear the self-denial imposed by his penuriousness. Equal sacrifices, endured voluntarily in a better cause, would make a saint or a martyr.
W. B. Clulow
A thorough-paced antiquary not only remembers what all other people have thought proper to forget, but he also forgets what all other people think is proper to remember.
A thorough-paced knave will rarely quarrel with one whom he can cheat; his revenge is plunder; therefore he is usually the most forgiving of beings, upon the principle that if he come to an open rupture, he must defend himself; and this does not suit a man whose vocation it is to keep his hands in the pocket of another.
A thought by thought is piled, till some great truth
Is loosened, and the nations echo round,
Shaken to their roots, as do the mountains now.
A thought embodied and embrained in fit words walks the earth a living being.
A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association.
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
A thousand fears still overawe when she appears.
A thousand glorious actions that might claim
Triumphant laurels, and immortal fame,
Confus'd in crowds of glorious actions lie,
And troops of heroes undistinguished die.
A thousand hearts are great within my bosom:
Advance our standards, set upon our foes;
Our ancient word of courage, fair St. George,
Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!
Upon them! Victory sits upon our helms.
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
A thousand miles from land are we,
Tossing about on the roaring sea -
From billow to bounding billow cast,
Like fleecy snow on the stormy blast:
The sails are scattered abroad, like weeds;
The strong masts shake, like quivering reeds;
The mighty cables, and iron chains,
The hull, which all earthly strength disdains -
They strain and they crack, and hearts like stone
Their natural hard proud strength disown.
A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay
are just the same at doomsday.
A thousand probabilities do not make one truth.
A thousand wheels of labor are turned by dear affections, and kept in motion by self-sacrificing endurance; and the crowds that pour forth in the morning and return at night are daily processions of love and duty.
A thousand worries will not repay even one debt.
A thousand years a poor man watched
Before the gate of Paradise:
But while one little nap he snatched,
It oped and shut. Ah! was he wise?
W. R. Alger
A thousand years hence, the river will run as it did.
A thousand years scarce serve to form a state;
An hour may lay it in the dust.
A thread too fine spun will easily break.
A threadbare coat is armour-proof against highwaymen.
A threatened blow is seldom given.
A thrifty father has a prodigal son.
A throne is only a bench covered in purple velvet.
A thrush paid for is better than a turkey owing for.
A ti cabe guardar teus segredos, não aos outros.
A ti chova todo o anno, e a mim chova Abril, e Maio.
A ti digo, filha; entende-me tu, nora.
A ti lo digo, hijuela; entiéndelo, mi nuera.
A ti lo digo, hijuela; respóndeme tú, dueña.