WISECRACKER - BAVARD - CHIACCHIERONE - CORREVEIDILE
A bad beginning, a bad ending.A bad bird, a bad egg.A bad broom leaves a dirty room.A bad brother is far better than no brother.A bad bush is better than an open field.A bad bush is better than no shelter.A bad bush is better than the open field.A bad cause requires many words.A bad child may not be thrown into the bush.
AfricaA bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.A bad compromise is better than a successful lawsuit.A bad cook also has his/her share of the bad food.A bad dancer always has trouble with his balls.A bad day never hath a good night.A bad day never have a good night.A bad deed always follows the owner. (A person will bear the consequences of the bad things they have done.)A bad dog never sees the Wolfe.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA bad egg.A bad ending follows a bad beginning.
EuripidesA bad excuse is better than none.A bad father has never a good son.A bad habit is like fire, you can't play with it and expect not to get burnt.A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom.A bad hair cut is two people's shame.A bad heart, bad designs.
TerenceA bad horse eats as much as a good one.A bad husband cannot be a good man.A bad husband is better than an empty bed.
AfricaA bad husband makes a bad wifeA bad Jack may have as bad a Jill.A bad job is not as worthless as a good game.A bad judgment is better than a law-suit.
ScotlandA bad knife cuts one's finger instead of the stick.A bad labour, and a daughter after all.A bad man in Zion City is a good man in Chicago.A bad man is as much pleased as a good man is distressed to speak ill of others.
MahabharataA bad man talks about what he has eaten and drunk - a good man about what he has seen and heard.A bad man's gift is like his master.A bad man, though raised to honour, always returns to his natural course, as a dog's tail, though warmed by the fire and rubbed with oil, retains its form.
HitopadesaA bad mother wishes for good children.A bad name is like a stigma.A bad neighbor will give you a needle with no thread.A bad one breaks his board.A bad padlock invites a picklock.A bad padlock invites picklock.A bad peace is better than a good quarrel.A bad peace is better than a good war.
Yiddish] A shlekhter sholem iz beser vi a guter krig.A bad peace is even worse than war. (Whitman)A bad penny always comes back.A bad penny always turns up.
Yiddish] A falsheh matba'ieh farliert men nit.