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Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Better be the head of a lizard than the tail of a dragon.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better be the head of a rat than the tail of a lion.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Better be the head of the yeomanry than the tail of the gentry.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be too credulous than too skeptical.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better be unmannerly than troublesome.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be wrong with the many than right with the few.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better beg than steal.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better belly burst than good victuals spoil.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better bend than break.
      - (French, German, Italian, Portuguese)
        [Proverbs]

Better blow hard than burn yourself.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better bow than break.
      - [Proverbs]

Better buy than borrow.
      - [Proverbs]

Better coarse cloth than naked thighs.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better come at the latter end of a feast than the beginning of a fray.
      - [Proverbs]

Better come late to church than never.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better cross an angry man than a fasting man.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot.
      - [Proverbs]

Better deserve honour and not have it, than have it and not deserve it.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better die a beggar than a live beggar.
      - [Proverbs]

Better die ten years early than live ten years poor.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better do a kindness near home than go far to burn incense.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better do it than wish it done.
      - [Proverbs]

Better early than late.
      - [Proverbs]

Better envy than pity.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.
      - (Irish) [Proverbs]

Better free in a foreign land than a serf at home.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better gain in mud than lose in gold.
      - (Italian, Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better give a shilling than lend a half a crown.
      - [Proverbs]

Better give nothing than stolen alms.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better give than not to have to give.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better give the wool than the sheep.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better go about than be drowned.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Better go about than fall into a ditch.
      - [Proverbs]

Better go about than fall into the ditch.
      - [Proverbs]

Better go away longing than loathing.
      - [Proverbs]

Better go round than be drowned.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better go than send.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
      - [Proverbs]

Better go to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery.
      - [Proverbs]

Better go without medicine than call in an unskilled physician.
      - (Japanese) [Proverbs]

Better half a loaf than none at all.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better half an egg than empty shells.
      - (Dutch, German) [Proverbs]

Better have a bad ass than be your own ass.
      - (Portuguese, Spanish) [Proverbs]

Better have a dog for your friend than your enemy.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better have an egg to-day than a hen to-morrow.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better have an old man to humour than a young rake to break your heart.
      - [Proverbs]

Better have friends in the market-place than money in your coffer.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better have one bee than a host of flies.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better have one plough going than two cradles.
      - [Proverbs]


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