Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting.
Be a custom good or bad, a peasant will have it continue in force.
es] Costumbre buena, costumbre mala, el villano quiere que vala.
Be a devil.
de] Riskier mal was.; Riskier's ruhig.
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Be a fountain, not a drain.
Be a friend to one, and an enemy to none.
fr] N'aie qu'un ami, et point d'ennemi.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
var] Be a friend to thyself, and others will befriend thee.
var] Be a friend to yourself, and others will.
Be a gentleman farmer.
Be a good husband, and you will get a penny to spend, a penny to lend, and a penny for a friend.
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Be a great man in spirit; be a lamb in your behavior.
Be a horse ever so well shod, he may slip.
fr] Il n'y a cheval si bien ferré qui ne glisse.
Be a lion at home and a fox abroad.
Be a model and don't wait to be modeled
Be a pal./There's a pal.
de] Sei so gut.
Be a pet and...
de] Sei so lieb und...
Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
Be a sinner and sin manfully (fortiter), but believe and rejoice in Christ more manfully still.
Luther to Melanchthon
Be a sinner and sin mightily, but more mightily believe and rejoice in Christ.
var] Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Be a snail in your planning and swift as a bird in your deeds.
Be a sport.
de] Sei kein Spielverderber.
Be a star in someone's (dark) sky.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.
Be accustomed only/wholly/for life to a true love and not at all to an untrue love. Do quote me right.
Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others.
Be all and end all.
Be always friendly, always kind, like a most beautiful flower that you can find
Be ambitious towards your own personal enhancement.
Be an educator, bloom like a flower, be a philosopher.
Be and not seem.
Be angry with a murderer, but keep your compassion for his victim.
Be appreciating to see the beauty of life.
Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.
Be as hard as the world requires you to be, and as soft as the world allows you to be.
Be as radical as reality.
Be as useful as a tree! Give life to others; be shelter to everyone; grant fruits to all! Be good like a tree!
Be as you would seem to be.
de] Sey, was du seyn willst.
Be ashamed to die unless (until) you have won some victory for humanity.
Be ashamed to find yourself idle.
Be aware of a man with a sweet tongue he can lead you to buying bad meat.
Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.
Be aware of what you seek and make sure your actions match. The universe is always listening.
Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
Be aware that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Be awesome! Smile like a flower.
Be aye the thing you would be called,
Be bail and pay for it.
Be beautiful yourself, and you will find the world full of beauty.
Be between hawk and buzzard.
Be bold and fly toward the unknown. Discover a road that was never known.
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Be bold and the mighty will follow.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
Be brave enough to listen to your heart, be bold enough to hope for the best.
Be brave, not ferocious.
Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.
Be captain of your own ship.
Be careful - with quotations, you can damn anything.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Be careful but never forget to be cheerful.
Be careful in loving someone
Be careful in revising those immigration laws of yours.
Be careful of the teacher you choose and the water you drink.
Be careful of what you own because what you own might eventually own you.
Be careful of whose advice and what advice you buy, even if it is for free, my advice included.
Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.
Be careful that you don't spit on your own face.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don't invoke the name of other gods or even let them be heard out of your mouth.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Be careful what you pray for, you might get it.
Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours.
Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
Be careful what you wish for.
Be careful when you are sharing a calabash of porridge with a toothless man.
Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:
Be careful, you got burned once already! (said to a divorcé who's contemplating remarrying)
jiddish] Hit zikh, du host zikh shoyn eyn mol opgebrit!
Be caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea.
Be cautious as to what you say of men, and to whom you speak it.
Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
Be checked for silence,
But never tax'd for speech.
Be cheerful, if you are wise.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Be clever and do not build walls, because in the future they will bring only shame to you!
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.
Be commonplace and cringing, and everything is within your reach.
Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others
Be considerate with the Earth. More people have to use it when you're gone.
Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Be contented when you have got all you want.
Be courageous! Do not judge! Do not act in fear! Remember who you are!
Be courageous! Never fear to share your love.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.