Wise Sayings: Letter B

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    Wise Sayings


    Better be a coward than foolhardy.

    Source: French
    Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

    Source: French
    Better be carried by an ass than thrown by a horse.

    Source: Dutch
    Better be convinced by words than by blows.

    Source: Danish
    Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.

    Source: Scottish
    Better be killed by robbers than by the kick of an ass.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better be kind at home than burn incense in a far place.
    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    Better be mad with all the world than wise alone.

    Source: French
    Better be one-eyed than quite blind.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better be out of the world than out of the fashion.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better be quarreling than lonesome.

    Source: Irish
    Better be safe than sorry.

    Source: Irish
    Better be silent than speak ill.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.

    Source: French
    Better be the head of a lizard than the tail of a dragon.

    Source: Italian
    Better be the head of a rat than the tail of a lion.

    Source: Spanish
    Better be too credulous than too skeptical.

    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    Better be wrong with the many than right with the few.

    Source: Portuguese
    Better beg than steal.

    Source: Dutch
    Better belly burst than good victuals spoil.

    Source: Dutch
    Better blow hard than burn yourself.

    Source: Danish
    Better coarse cloth than naked thighs.

    Source: Danish
    Better come late to church than never.

    Source: Danish
    Better cross an angry man than a fasting man.

    Source: Danish
    Better deserve honour and not have it, than have it and not deserve it.

    Source: Portuguese
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