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Better a mouse in the pot than no flesh at all.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all.
      - (Romanian) [Proverbs]

Better a near neighbour than a distant cousin.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better a patch than a hole.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better a poor horse than an empty stall.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better a red face than a black heart.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better a ruined than a lost land.
      - (Dutch, French) [Proverbs]

Better a salt herring on your own table, than a fresh pike on another man's.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better a slip of the foot than of the tongue.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Better a sparrow in the hand than two flying.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better a wee bush than no shelter.
      - [Proverbs]

Better a wee bush that nae bield.
      - [Proverbs]

Better afield with the birds than hanging on lords.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better alone than in bad company.
      - (Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
        [Proverbs]

Better an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better an egg in peace, than an ox in war.
      - [Proverbs]

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better an empty house than an ill tenant.
      - [Proverbs]

Better an honest enemy than a false friend.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better an open enemy than a false friend.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better an unjust peace than a just war.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better anticipate than be anticipated.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better ask ten times than go astray once.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

Better ask twice than go wrong once.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better ask twice than lose your way once.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better aught than nought.
      - (German, Italian) [Proverbs]

Better badly mounted than proud on foot.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Better bairds greet than bearded men.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be a bird of the wood than a bird in the cage.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Better be a coward than foolhardy.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Better be alone than in bad company.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be an old man's darling than a young man's warling.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be born lucky than rich.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be carried by an ass than thrown by a horse.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Better be convinced by words than by blows.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Better be envied than pitied.
      - (Dutch, French, Greek, Italian) [Proverbs]

Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
      - (Scottish) [Proverbs]

Better be killed by robbers than by the kick of an ass.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better be kind at home than burn incense in a far place.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Better be mad with all the world than wise alone.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Better be one-eyed than quite blind.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better be out of the world than out of the fashion.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be poor than wicked.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be quarreling than lonesome.
      - (Irish) [Proverbs]

Better be safe than sorry.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be silent than speak ill.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Better be stung by a nettle than pricked by a rose.
      - [Proverbs]

Better be sure than sorry.
      - [Proverbs]

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


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