Wise Sayings: Letter B

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    Wise Sayings


    Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.
    Category: Wisdom Source: Arabic Proverb
    Belles are not for the beaux.

    Source: French
    Bells call to church but do not enter.

    Source: French
    Below the navel there is neither religion nor truth.

    Source: Italian
    Bend the tree while it is young.

    Source: Italian
    Better a bird in the hand than ten in the air.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a blind horse than an empty halter.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a blush in the face than a spot in the heart.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
    Category: Comparable worth Source: Chinese
    Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.

    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    Better a distant good than a near evil.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better a dog fawn on you than bite you.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a dove on the plate than a woodgrouse in the mating place.

    Source: Russian
    Better a fair pair of heels than a halter.

    Source: Russian
    Better a friend than money to spend.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a friend's bite than an enemy's caress.

    Source: Danish
    Better a friendly denial than an unwilling compliance.

    Source: German
    Better a good cow than a cow of a good kind.

    Source: German
    Better a good dinner than a fine coat.

    Source: French
    Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.

    Source: German
    Better a lean agreement than a fat sentence.

    Source: Italian
    Better a lean peace than a fat victory.

    Source: German
    Better a leg broken than the neck.

    Source: Dutch
    Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts.

    Category: Philosophical Source: Czech
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