A book becomes a mirror, with the author's face shining over it. Talent only gives an imperfect image, - the broken glimmer of a countenance. But the features of genius remain unruffled. Time guards the shadow. Beauty, the spiritual Venus, - whose children are the Tassos, the Spensers, the Bacons, - breathes the magic of her love, and fixes the face forever. Willmott
A book borrowed is sooner read then a book bought.
A book is the only immortality. Rufus Choate
A book may be as great a thing as a battle. Beaconsfield
A book should be luminous, but not voluminous. Bovee
A book that is shut is but a block.
A book that is shut, is but a block.
A book that remains shut is but a block.
A book which hath been culled from the flowers of all books. George Eliot
A book! O rare one! Be not, as is our fangled world, a garment Nobler than that it covers. SHAKESPEARE: Cymbeline, Act v., Sc. 4.
A book's a book though there is nothing in it.
A bordo un prete, tempesta e saette.
A boss is necessary for a thousand workers.
A botta calda.
A bouba dói é no cu de quem tem.
A bouça não chega o dente da cabra.
A boules arrêtées on connaîtra le vainqueur.
A bourse de joueurs, plaideurs et gourmans, il n'y faut point de serremens.
A bourse grand pendue, n'y a pas grande estendue.
A bourse pleine amis nombreux.
A bout de l'aune faut le drap.
A bove ante, ab asino retro, a muliere undique caveto. en] Beware of the bull from the front, the donkey from behind, and women from all sides.
A bove maiori discit arare minor. en] From the old ox the young ox learns how to plow.
A bow long bent at last waxes weak.
A bow long bent at length must wax weak.
A bow long bent grows weak.
A boy will learn more true wisdom in a public school in a year than by a private education in five. It is not from masters, but from their equals, that youth learn a knowledge of the world. Goldsmith
A boy's will is the wind's will. Longfellow
A boys best friend is his mother and there's no spancel stronger than her apron string.
A braccia aperte.
A braga rota, compañón sano.
A braggard looks before him in the end.
A brain is worth little without a tongue.
A brandura vence almas, a aspereza cria ódio.
A brave and honest man will speak out.
A brave arm makes a short sword long.
A brave captain is as a root, out of which (as branches) the courage of his soldiers doth spring. Sir Philip Sidney
A brave man cannot be hit from the back.
A brave man is clear in his discourse, and keeps close to truth. Aristotle
A brave man is sometimes a desperado: a bully is always a coward. Haliburton
A brave man keeps his eyes on his goal.
A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield.
A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury; for he has it then in his power to make himself superior to the other by forgiving it. Pope
A brave man will yield to a brave man.
A brave man's country is wherever he chooses his abode.