Teeth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old teeth quotes, teeth sayings, and teeth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tooth decay was a perennial national problem that meant a mouthful of silver for patients, and for dentists a pocketful of gold. Claudia Wallis
Friends are like teeth. You lose them only to have stronger and better ones replace them Anonymous
Your words are teeth. And they eat me alive. Feed on my corpse instead. Gail Giles
Whether you have teeth or not, smile! Because our world always needs a smile! Mehmet Murat ildan
Can only be pierced with a diamond drill. Gets destroyed by chocolate. Anonymous
When the teeth are shut the tongue is at home. Robert Louis Stevenson
Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond. Miguel de Cervantes
When your teeth are gone, learn to like mush. Tad Williams
But even though there were plenty of teeth in the grin, there was no heart. Eoin Colfer
You don't develop good teeth by eating mush. Earl Blaik
The teeth on [the viperfish] are so long that if they closed inside the mouth of the fish, it would actually impale its own brain. Edith Widder
The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. George Bernard Shaw
Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth. Bill Vaughan
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. Alan Watts
Very bright teeth as big and orderly as piano keys. Cynthia Ozick
Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you. Christine Lagarde
Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you. Soupy Sales
His lips curled away from his teeth like he was exposing so many switchblade knives. Donald McCaig
The tongue is soft and remains; the teeth are hard and fall out. Chinese Proverb
Do not show your teeth until you can bite. Irish Proverb
Bad teeth in the colonies. A citizen told me that they don't have teeth filled, but pull them out and put in false ones and that now and then sees a young lady with a full set. Mark Twain
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething. Mark Twain
A horse's age can be assessed by examining its teeth. So whatever the age a horse trader tells a prospective customer, a look at the teeth will quickly show of the trader is telling the truth— the horse's mouth is the highest authority. Max Cryer
Teeth have the great archaeological advantage of being constructed from remarkably tough materials, which can survive a century and more in a harsh environment of the mouth. Simon Hillson
Your teeth are the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they do it again and again over a lifetime without themselves being broken in the process. Peter S. Ungar
Teeth can help us understand ecology, the study of how living things interact with one another and with their physical environment. Peter S. Ungar
Teeth matter because they are right in the middle of it, mediating between eater and eaten. They are the frontline in Nature's 'struggle for existence', as Darwin called it. Peter S. Ungar
Human teeth are designed to eat all kinds of food— from vegetables to meat. Rosemary Feasy
a precious gift of the living anatomy, / nominated as imperative for healthy life, / a thorough churner of consumed goods, / brushed thrice a day with fluoride paste, / projecting it as an object of desire, / is all that needs to be mentioned, / about a cluster of teeth. Nikhil Parekh
Teeth sensitive to the sand / in salad greens-- / I'm getting old. Matsuo Basho