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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

The bones for those who come late!
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The boor looks after a cent as the devil after a soul.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The boot is on the other leg.
      - Proverb

The boughs that bear most hang lowest.
      - Proverb

The bow may be bent until it breaks.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The bow must not be always bent.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The bow that is always bent slackens or breaks.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The bowels support the heart, and not the heart the bowels.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The boy is father to the man.
      - Proverb

The brain, that sows not corn, plants thistles.
      - Proverb

The branch is seldom better than the stem.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The branch must be bent early that is to make a good crook.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The brave man may die, but he will never say "die."
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The braying of an ass does not reach heaven.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

The bread eaten, the company departs.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese, Spanish)

The bread never falls but on its buttered side.
      - Proverb

The brightest of all things, the sun, hath its spots.
      - Proverb

The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The brother had rather see the sister rich than make her so.
      - Proverb

The bucket goes so often to the well that it leaves its handle there.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

The buckets take to fighting with the well, and get their heads broken.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

The bud becomes a rose and the rose a hip.
      - Proverb, (French)

The busiest men have the most leisure.
      - Proverb

The bust of Mercury cannot be carved in every wood.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The bust of Mercury cannot be cut from every wood.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The busy fly is in every man's dish.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The busy man is troubled with but one devil, the idle man by a thousand.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The buyer has need of a hundred eyes. the seller but one.
      - Proverb

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

The calf, the goose, the bee:
  The world is ruled by these three.
      - Proverb

The calmer you go, the further along you will be.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
      - Proverb, (English)

The camel asking for horns lost also his ears. [In grasping for things we need not, we often lose what we have.]
      - Proverb

The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The candle that goes before gives the best light.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The candle that goes before, is better than that which comes after.
      - Proverb, (French)

The careful foot can walk anywhere.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The carriage draws the ox.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The carrion which the eagle has left feeds the crow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The cask always smells of the herring.
      - Proverb, (French)

The cask can give no other wine that that it contains.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

The cask full, the mother-in-law drunk.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The cask smells of the wine it contains.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The cat and dog may kiss, yet are none the better friends.
      - Proverb

The cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for straying, three for staying.
      - Proverb, (English)

The cat is a good friend, only she scratches.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

The cat is friendly, but scratches.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The cat is hungry when a crust contents her.
      - Proverb

The cat knows whose lips she licks.
      - Proverb


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