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1,468 French Proverbs

Avarice is never satisfied.

Bad news has wings.

Bad ware is never cheap.

Bad watch often feeds the wolf.

Be a horse ever so well shod, he may slip.

Be truly what thou wouldst be thought to be.

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

Bees do not become hornets.

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.

Bees touch no fading flowers.

Believe that, and drink some water (to wash it down.)

Belles are not for the beaux.

Bells call to church but do not enter.

Better a good dinner than a fine coat.

Better a slip of the foot than of the tongue.

Better be a coward than foolhardy.

Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

Better be mad with all the world than wise alone.

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

Better lose the wool than the sheep.

Better to be envied than pitied.

Better to have a friend on the road than gold or silver in your purse.

Better to stumble once than be always tottering.

Better to wear out than rust out.

Better walk before a hen than behind an ox.