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 gives knowledge, but it is life that gives understanding.
A book holds a house of gold.
A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
A book is a good friend when it lays bare the errors of the past.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
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 tightly shut is but a block of paper.
A book which hath been culled from the flowers of all books. George Eliot
A book whose sale's forbidden all men rush to see, and prohibition turns one reader into three.
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 bookless man is blind.
A boor remains a boor even if sleeping on silken pillows.
A boor remains a boor, though he sleep on silken bolsters.
A boor remains a boor, though he sleep on silken sheets.
A borboleta conta momentos e não meses, e tem tempo de sobra. Rabindranath Tagore
A bordo un prete, tempesta e saette.
A borrowed axe can't finish your work.
A borrowed axe is quickly broken.
A borrowed cat catches no mice.
A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm.
A borrowed cloth does not last long on the body.
A borrowed coat does not keep one warm.
A borrowed fiddle does not finish a tune.
A borrowed horse and your own spurs make short miles.
A borrowed len should come laughing ahme.
A borrowed lend should gae laughing hame. Scotland
A borrowed mule soon gets a bad back.
A borrower may not lend the thing he borrowed.
A boss is necessary for a thousand workers.
A botta calda.
A bottle of oil warmed over the fire has no means of producing oil by itself.
A bottle that believes it's cracked to smile it will end up on the dustbin.
A bouba dói é no cu de quem tem.
A bouça não chega o dente da cabra.
A bouche que veux-tu.
A boules arrêtées on connaîtra le vainqueur.
A bountiful pear harvest means shortages of everything else.
A bourse de joueurs, plaideurs et gourmans, il n'y faut point de serremens.