Better spare to have of thine own than ask of other men. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
Better spare to have of thine own than ask others.
Better spared than ill spent. Scotland
Better speak to the master than the man. William Gurnall, The Christian in Compleat Armour, p.408
Better speake truth rudely, then lye covertly. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
Better spent than spared.
Better spoil your joke, than tine your friend. Scotland
Better squinting than blind.
Better stay with the devil you know than an angel you don?t know.
Better straw, than nothing.
Better stretch your hand than your neck.
Better strive with an ill ass than carry the wood one's self.
Better suffer a known evil than change for uncertain good.
Better suffer for the truth than prosper in a falsehood.
Better suffer for truth, than prosper by falsehood.
Better suffer ill, than do ill. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
Better suffer than sin.
Better take time.
Better ten guilty escape than one innocent man suffer.
Better ten people hurt than one dead.
Better ten times ill than one time dead.
Better than a banquet somewhere else is a good cup of tea and a bowl of rice at home.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Better than fame is still the wish for fame, the constant training for a glorious strife. Bulwer-Lytton
Better than gold is a tale rightly told.
Better than the ignorant are those who read books; better still are those who retain what they read; even better are those who understand it; the best of all are those who go to work.
Better than the young man?s knowledge is the old man?s experience.
Better that my enemy should see good in me than I should see evil in him. Yiddish] Besser der soineh zol bei mir guts zen aider ich bei im shlechts.
Better that the feet slip, than the tongue.
Better that the light cloud should fade away into heaven with the morning breath, than travail through the weary day to gather in darkness, and in storm. Bulwer-Lytton
Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. The storm is so much better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Stagnation is something worse than death. It is corruption also. Simms
Better the bad one from a good breed than the better one from a bad breed.
Better the bam filled than the bed. Scotland
Better the beak of a chicken than the rump of an ox. Chinese
Better the best of the worst than the worst of the best. Yiddish] Besser dos besteh fun dem ergsten aider dos ergsteh fun dem besten.
Better the certainty of the straddle than the mere loan of a saddle.
Better the child cry than the old man.
Better the child cry, than the mother sigh.
Better the child weeps than your wife.
Better the cold blast of winter than the hot breath of a pursuing elephant.
Better the coldness of a friend than the sweetness of an enemy.
Better the cottage where one is merry than the palace where one weeps.
Better the crow I have than the nightingale others have.
Better the death of the eyes than the death of the heart.
Better the devil (o.harm) you know than the devil (o.harm) you don't know.
Better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
Better the devil you know (than the one you don't).