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    A borrowed horse and your own spurs make short miles.

    Source: Danish
    A bow long bent at length waxeth weak.

    Source: Danish
    A bow too much bent is broken.

    Source: Latin
    A boy's love is water in a sieve.

    Source: Spanish
    A brain is worth little without a tongue.

    Source: French
    A brave man who climbs trees is food for their roots.

    Source: Maaori
    A braying ass eats little hay.

    Source: Italian
    A bride received into the home is like a horse that you have just bought; you break her in by constantly mounting her and continually beating her.
    Source: Chinese
    A brilliant daughter make a brittle wife.

    Source: Dutch
    A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.

    Source: Persian
    A broken sleeve holdeth the arm back.

    Source: Persian
    A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
    Category: Friendship Author: Ben Franklin
    A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.

    Source: Irish
    A buffeting threatened is never well given.

    Source: Spanish
    A burden that one chooses is not felt.
    Category: Self-reliance Source: Italian
    A burnt child fears the fire, and a bitten child fears a dog.

    Source: Danish
    A bustling mother makes a slothful daughter.

    Source: Portuguese
    A busybody is always malevolent.

    Source: Latin
    A buxom widow must be married, buried, or cloistered.

    Source: Spanish
    A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.

    Source: Irish
    A cake and a bad custom ought to be broken.
    Source: French
    A cake eaten in peace, is worth two in trouble.

    Source: French
    A calm portends a storm.

    Source: Italian
    A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

    Source: Italian
    A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.

    Source: Madagasy
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