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Believe a boaster as you would a liar.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Believe him who speaks from experience.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Believe no man more than yourself when you are spoken of. [Let your own conscience be a check against the effect of the flattery of others.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Believe not that all that shines is gold.
      - [Proverbs]

Believe not that the stream is shallow because its surface is smooth.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
      - [Proverbs]

Believe that you have it, and it is yours.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Believe that, and drink some water (to wash it down.)
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Believe well and have well.
      - [Proverbs]

Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.
      - (Arabic) [Proverbs]

Belles are not for the beaux.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Bells call others to church, but go not themselves.
      - [Proverbs]

Bells call to church but do not enter.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Below the navel there is neither religion nor truth.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Bend the tree while it is young.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Bend the willow while it is young.
      - (Latin, Danish) [Proverbs]

Benefits grow old betimes, but injuries are long livers.
      - [Proverbs]

Benefits please like flowers, when they are fresh.
      - [Proverbs]

Benefits, like flowers, please most when they are fresh.
      - [Proverbs]

Best is best cheap.
      - [Proverbs]

Best to bend while 'tis a twig.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a bird in the hand than ten in the air.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better a blind horse than an empty halter.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better a blush in the face than a spot in the heart.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a clout than a hole out.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a distant good than a near evil.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better a dog fawn on you than bite you.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better a dove on the plate than a woodgrouse in the mating place.
      - (Russian) [Proverbs]

Better a fair pair of heels than a halter.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a finger off than always aching.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a fortune in a wife than with a wife.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a friend than money to spend.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better a friend's bite than an enemy's caress.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better a friendly denial than an unwilling compliance.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better a good cow than a cow of a good kind.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a good dinner than a fine coat.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better a lean agreement than a fat sentence.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better a lean peace than a fat victory.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better a leg broken than the neck.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts.
      - (Czech) [Proverbs]

Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a little furniture than an empty house.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better a living dog than a dead lion.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better a mischief than an inconvenience.
      - [Proverbs]


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