Do not bear ill will toward those who tell you the truth.
Do not befriend an evil man, and no evil will overtake you.
Do not believe in fortune-telling, but do not go without it either.
Do not believe that a book is good, if in reading it thou dost not become more contented with thy existence, if it does not rouse up in thee most generous feelings. Lavater
Do not believe that you will reach your destination without leaving the shore.
Do not belittle what you did not cultivate.
Do not bite into the hand which feeds you.
Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank Him for not giving it wings.
Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.
Do not blame the sun for the darkness of the night.
Do not blow in the bear's ear.
Do not boast about your wealth if you are a father.
Do not boast of a thing until it is done.
Do not boast of your own endeavours.
Do not boast until you see the enemy dead. Sophocles, Fragment
Do not burry good thought with a multitude of words.
Do not buy a carrier's ass, or marry an innkeeper's daughter.
Do not buy a pig in a poke. Montaigne, Essays, 1, 42
Do not buy a red haired person, do not sell on either, if you have any in the house drive them away.
Do not buy either the moon or the news, for in the end they will both come out.
Do not buy with your ears but with your eyes.
Do not call every crooked branch your bow and don't call everyone you see your uncle.
Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.
Do not carry rubbish out of your hut.
Do not change horses in the middle of the river.
Do not change the sour milk you know for the butter milk you don't know.
Do not check the teeth of a horse given as a present.
Do not cherish that daring vice for which the whole age suffers - these private duels - which had their first original from the French and for which to this day we're justly censured, are banished from all civil government. Beaumont and Fletcher
Do not choose for anyone what you do not choose for yourself.
Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
Do not choose your wife on your way to the church.
Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influences? Scott
Do not compare a fly with an elephant.
Do not compete with Kari, Kari comes from God.
Do not confide in your friend if he has other friends.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Do not consider any vice as trivial, and therefore practise it; do not consider any virtue as unimportant, and therefore neglect it. Chinese.
Do not correct with a strike that which can be taught with a kiss.
Do not count the eggs that are in the chicken's ass.
Do not count your chicken before they are hatched.
Do not create in anger what you lack in reason.
Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart. J. Petit-Senn
Do not cry 'oh, my ribs!' before the stick touches you.
Do not cry before you are hurt. Rabelais, Gargantua, 1, 47