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Proverbs Starting with letter B - part 3
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Beware of laughing hosts and weeping priests.
Beware of men who flourish hereditary honors.
Beware of one who flatters unduly; he will also censure unjustly.

Beware of one who has nothing to lose.
Beware of people who dislike cats.
Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
Beware of still water, a still dog, and a still enemy.
Beware of the Bear when he tucks in his shirt.
Beware of the anger of a patient man.
Beware of the dog himself, his shadow does not bite.
Beware of the dog that does not bark.
Beware of the door with too many keys.
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew; bible quote).
Beware of the front of a bull, the back of a horse and both sides of a blind man.
Beware of the goat from its front side, of the horse - from its back side, and the evil man - from any side.
Beware of the goat that is in the lion's lair.
Beware of the man of two faces.
Beware of the person with two faces.
Beware of the vinegar of sweet wine.
Beware of vinegar made of sweet wine.
Beware of women with beards and men without beards.
Beware the dog.
Beware the man of one book.
Beware the man who lavishes too much praise on you, he will later run you down.
Beware the person with nothing to lose.
Beware the tyranny of the minority.
Beware, froth is not beer.
Beware, the enemy lies under your blanket.
Beware: some liars tell the truth.
Beyond the Mar?o (mountains), it's those who are there are in charge.
Beyond the mountain is another mountain.
Biblical quote Luke 12:48.
Biding makes thriving.
Big Corvette, small brain.
Big Corvette, small willie. (penis - qu?quette being informal French).
Big boast, small roast.
Big car, no brain.
Big chickens don't peck at small seeds.
Big churches, little saints.
Big fish are fished for in big rivers.

Big fish are worth of fishing even if you don't catch one.
Big fish devour the little ones.
Big fish eat little fish.
Big fish spring out of the kettle.
Big flies break the spider's web.
Big horse, whether or not it can trot.
Big in the words, small on the ground.
Big mouthfuls often choke.
Big of the body but small by his deeds.
Big rivers are made out of small streams.
Big ships often sail on big debts.
Big thunder, little rain.
Big trees cast more shadow than fruit.
Big walks, big lies.
Big winds, small showers.
Big words seldom accompany good deeds.
Big words seldom go with good deeds.
Big words won't split ones mouth.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
Birds are caught with seed, men with money.
Birds fly not into our mouths ready roasted.
Birds in their little nests agree.
Birds of a color fly to the same place.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Birds of all kinds will end up landing.
Birds of prey do not flock together.
Birds of prey do not sing.
Birds of the same colour fly to the same place.
Birth is the only remedy against death.
Birth, ancestry, and that which you yourself have not achieved can hardly be called your own.
Bite not the dog that bites.
Bite the biter.
Biting and scratching is Scots folk's wooing.
Bitter fruit will fall before the ripe.
Bitter pills are gilded.
Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
Bitter pills may have wholesome effects.
Black cows give white milk.
Black hens lays white eggs.
Black in love, Red in gamble.
Black soil produces white bread.
Black souls wear white shirts.
Black will take no other hue.
Blacksmith's children are not afraid of sparks.
Blame is a lazy man's wages.
Blame is the lazy man's wages.
Blame it on the rain.
Blaw the wind ne'er so fast, it will lower at last.
Bleed him, purge him, and if he dies, bury him.

Bless the builders, damn the slayers!.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains on.
Blessed are the poor in spirit' (, 5:3).
Blessed are those who can please themselves.
Blessed is the misfortune that comes alone.
Blessed is the moon; it goes but it comes back again.
Blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Blessings on him that said, Face about.
Blest is the bride the sun shines on.
Blind eyes see better than blind hearts.
Blind hens can find grain too.
Blind is the bookless man.
Blind men can judge no colours.
Blind men have no need to walk.
Blind men should not judge of colours.
Block the door where the wind comes from, and relax.
Blood boils without fire.
Blood can not turn into water.
Blood cannot be washed out with blood.
Blood doesn't turn into water.
Blood is not water.
Blood is the sweat of heroes.
Blood is thick than water.
Blood is thicker than water.
Blood vessels are not cleaned with blood.
Blood will have blood.
Blood will out.
Blood will tell.
Blood, does not become water.
Bloom where you are planted.
Blossoms are not fruits.
Blow first, and sip afterwards.
Blow your horn in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of roostererels; bleat in a flock of goats.
Blow, smith, and you'll get money.
Blows are not given upon conditions.
Blue are the hills that are far away.
Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.
Blushing is the paint of good habits.
Boast during the day; be humble at night.
Boast to a stranger, complain only to your friends.
Boasting begins where wisdom stops.
Boil not the pap before the child is born.
Boil stones in butter, and you may sip the broth.
Boil the water and the scum will rise to the top.
Bold in design, but timid in execution.
Bold resolution is the favourite of providence.
Boldly ventured is half won.
Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.
Bolt a door with a boiled carrot!.

Bones snatched from the mouth of a hungry dog.
Books and friends should be few but good.
Books have their fate.
Borderers are either thieves or murderers.
Boredom is the father of all sins.
Born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth.
Borrowed bread lies heavy on the stomach.
Borrowed clothes are either too tight or too loose.
Borrowed clothes don't cover your rear.
Borrowed garments never fit well.
Borrowed garments never sit well.
Borrowed wives, like borrowed books, are seldom returned.
Borrowing brings care.
Borrowing does well only once.
Borrowing is bad, and paying back is a loss.
Borrowing is good, and returning money is a loss.
Borrows must not be choosers.
Both are the better for their mutual friendship.
Both cheap and angry.
Both legs in the stocks or only one, 'tis all the same.
Both noble and common blood are the same color.
Both the cross and the gallows are made of wood.
Both the fast and the slow will meet each other on the ferry boat.
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.
Bought wisdom is best.
Bought wit is best.
Bought wit is the best wit, if it is not too expensive.
Bounty doesn't come from cleverness nor lack from stupidity.
Boyfriend and girlfriend tantrums, doubled loves.
Boys are boys and boys will act like boys.
Boys avoid the bees that stung 'em.
Boys come up with things even the Devil forgot.
Boys will be boys.
Brackish water is sweet in a drought.
Brag is a good Dog, but Holdfast is a better.
Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better.
Brag's a good dog, but Holdfast's a better.
Bragging is unlike mowing; it won't make your back ache.
Bragging saves advertising.
Brain is better than brawn.
Brains are not to be found in the beard.
Branches may be trained; not the trunk.
Brandy is as lead in the morning, silver at noon, and gold at night.
Brave men lived before Agamemnon.
Bravery without foresight is like a blind horse.
Bravery without intelligence is not bravery.
Bravity takes cities.
Bread and cheese, eat and dance.
Bread and onion but an open forehead!.

Bread and salt never quarrel.
Bread and wine start a banquet.
Bread doesn't go for belly(, but belly goes for bread).
Bread in one hand, a stone in the other.
Bread is better than the song of birds.
Bread is head of everything.
Bread is the staff of life.
Bread is the stuff of life.
Bread without shovel.
Break a leg!.
Break a pot, pay for a pot.
Break one link and the whole chain falls apart.
Break the Law as the Law should be beaten.
Break the legs of an evil custom.
Breaking her hip is the old woman's fault.
Breasts adorn a woman and make a man look ugly.
Breasts are never too heavy for the chest.
Breeding will break out in the eyes of a cat.
Brevity is pleasing.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Bribery is the enemy of justice.
Bribery makes both parties happy.
Bribes will enter without knocking.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
British: Mind your manners (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_your_Ps_and_Qs#Origin_theories origin theories]).
Broad thongs may be cut from other men's leather.
Broken friendship may be soldered but can never be made sound.
Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
Brother does not feed his brother but it is hard not having one.
Brother will turn on brother. /'dog eat dog.
Brotherly love for brotherly love, but cheese for money.
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
Brothers love each other when they are equally rich.
Buffaloes are held by ropes, man by his words.
Bugbear took that pacifier.
Build a golden bridge for the fleeing enemy.
Build but one nest in one tree.
Build golden bridges for the flying foe.
Building castles in the air.
Bulls make money and bears make money, but hogs just get slaughtered.
Burnt child shuns the fire.
Bury truth in a golden coffin, it will break it open.
Bushes have ears, walls have eyes.
Business before pleasure.
Business is business.
Bustle is not industry.
But for all that the honest man has not got his purse.
But hope has not been broken yet.
But may not truth in laughing guise be dressed?.
Butter spoils no meat, and moderation injures no cause.
Butter with the fish.
Buttered bread always falls dry side up.
Butterflies come to pretty flowers.
Butterflies forget that they were once caterpillars.
Buy cheap, buy a heap.
Buy from desperate people, and sell to newlyweds.
Buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.
Buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets.
Buy the bed of a great debtor.
Buy the best and you only cry once.
Buy when it is market time.

Buy your greyhound, don't rear him.
Buy your neighbour's ox, and woo your neighbour's daughter.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.

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