Proverbs starting with letter B

A black hen lays a white egg

The proverb “A black hen lays a white egg” is an old saying that has been used since the 16th century to convey the idea that something... Read more →

A bird may be known by its song

The proverb “A bird may be known by its song” is a common saying which suggests that a person's character and personality can be known by... Read more →

A bargain is a bargain

The proverb “a bargain is a bargain” is an old saying that emphasizes the importance of keeping promises and honoring agreements. It... Read more →

Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

It is better to be in a leading position of a small group than one of the numeral followers of a bigger one, in which case one's skills and... Read more →

Better to be a live dog than a dead lion

The most despicable living man's state, is preferable to that of the most noble who have died impenitent. Thus, it is better to be a live coward... Read more →

Better safe than sorry

It is preferable to be cautious in your choices and actions than to suffer afterwards. The proverb teaches prudence and planning, and should not... Read more →

A burden of one’s own choice is not felt

The proverb suggests that a burden that is chosen voluntarily is not seen as a burden. It means that if a person chooses to take on something,... Read more →

A beggar can never be bankrupt

To go bankrupt a person has to go deep into dept that they cannot repay. This is generally something that can happen to rich people when they... Read more →

A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit

With the time, the money and the effort that a case at court of law requires, it is better to make a compromise with the one you are involved in... Read more →

A bad beginning makes a bad ending

If you start a thing badly it takes a long time to finish it, because the bad start seriously affects the later work. But if you make a good... Read more →