v Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
v Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
v Better an open enemy than a false friend.
v Better be alone than in bad company.
v Better be born lucky than rich.
v Better be envied than pitied.
v Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
v Better deny at once than promise long.
v Better early than late.
v Better give a shilling than lend a halfcrown.
v Better go to bed supperless
v than rise in debt.
v Better late than never.
v Better lose a jest than a friend.
v Better oneeyed
v than stoneblind.
v Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
v Better the foot slip than the tongue.
v Better to do well than to say well.
v Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
v Better unborn than untaught.
v Better untaught than illtaught.
v Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.
v Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea.
v Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing.
v Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground.
v Between the upper and nether millstone.
v Betwixt and between.
v Beware of a silent dog and still water.
v Bind the sack before it be full.
v Birds of a feather flock together.
v Blind men can judge no colours.
v Blood is thicker than water.
v Borrowed garments never fit well.
v Brevity is the soul of wit.
v Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
v Business before pleasure.
v By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
v By hook or by crook.
v By the street of 'byandbye'
v one arrives at the house of 'Never'.
v Calamity is man's true touchstone.
v Care killed the cat.
v Catch the bear before you sell his skin.
v Caution is the parent of safety.
v Charity begins at home.
v Cheapest is the dearest.
v Cheek brings success.
v Children and fools must not play with edged tools.
v Children are poor men's riches.
v Choose an author as you choose a friend.