WISECRACKER - BAVARD - CHIACCHIERONE - CORREVEIDILE
Better come from the barn than from the band-box.Better come late to church than never.Better confide and be deceiv'd,
A thousand times, by treacherous foes,
Than once accuse the innocent,
Or let suspicion mar repose.
Mrs. OsgoodBetter conquest never canst thou make than arm thy constant and thy nobler parts against giddy, loose suggestions.
ShakespeareBetter cross an angry man than a fasting man.Better cross-eyed than blind.Better cry, Feigh, saut - than Feigh, stink.
ScotlandBetter cut the shoe than pinch the foot.Better day, the better deed.
ScotlandBetter death than dishonor PeopleBetter death than dishonor.Better delay and get there.Better demeudig föhren, o' se hauchmeudig gohn.
WaldeckBetter deny at once than promise long.Better deserve honour and not have it, than have it and not deserve it.Better die a beggar than live a beggar.Better die a beggar than live as a miser.Better die a beggar, than live a beggar.Better die ten years early than live ten years poor.Better die with honour than live with shame.Better direct well than work hard.Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.Better do a kindness near home than go far to burn incense.Better do it than wish it done.
ScotlandBetter do little good than a great deal bad.Better droping than dry.Better dry bread in peacetime than meat in wartime.Better early than late.Better eat brown bread in youth than in eild.Better eat gray bread in your youth than in your age.
ScotchBetter eat grey bread in youth than in eild.
ScotlandBetter educated than wealthy.Better en half Ei, o'se en leddigen Dopp (Schale).
WaldeckBetter en schroen (mageren) Verglîk, o'se en fetten Process.
WaldeckBetter en Stücke Braud in der Kiepe (Tragkorb), o'se ene Fedder upp'm Haude.
WaldeckBetter en Vuggel in der Hand, o'se tehne uppen Dake.
WaldeckBetter ennen Kopp (Kopf) as ennen duwen Dopp.
Dopp = Holländisch = Schale. - Die Italiener wollen gar lieber zwei Köpfe als einen haben.
it] Due teste son migliore che una.Better enquire and enquire than flounder in the mire.Better envy than pity.Better etten (essen), drinken un erwerwen, osse hungeren un verderwen.Better eunen hebben (haben) osse tweu kruigen (bekommen).
LippeBetter ever than never.Better eye out than alway ache.Better eye out, than always aking (watching).Better eye sore than all blind, quoth Hendyng.Better face a danger once than be always in fear.Better fare hard with good men than feast with bad.Better fed than bred.
ScotlandBetter fed than taught.Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.