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Example of English Proverbs Starting with the Letter 'B'

Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune .
Bad news has wings.
Barking does seldom bite.
Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak.
Beauty is but skin-deep.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Beauty lies in lover's eyes.
Before one can say Jack Robinson.
Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Beggars cannot be choosers.
Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear.
Best defence is offence.
Better a glorious death than a shameful life.
Better a lean peace than a fat victory.
Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
Better an open enemy than a false friend.
Better be alone than in bad company.
Better be born lucky than rich.
Better be envied than pitied.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
Better deny at once than promise long.
Better die standing than live kneeling.
Better early than late.
Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown.
Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Better late than never.

Better lose a jest than a friend.
Better one-eyed than stone-blind.
Better safe than sorry.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
Better the foot slip than the tongue.
Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Better to do well than to say well.
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Better unborn than untaught.
Better untaught than ill-taught.
Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.
Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea.
Between the upper and nether millstone.
Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing.
Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground.
Betwixt and between.
Beware of a silent dog and still water.
Bind the sack before it be full.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
Blind men can judge no colours.
Blood is thicker than water.
Blood will out.
Borrowed garments never fit well.
Boys will be boys.

Brain is better than brawn.
Bread is the staff of life.
Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
Business before pleasure.
By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
By hook or by crook.
By the street of 'by-and-bye' one arrives at the house of 'Never'.