A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.
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Better to be alone than in bad company.
Better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Boys will be boys.
Brag is a good Dog, but Holdfast is a better.
A broken watch is right two times a day.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
By hook or by crook.
The calm (comes) before the storm.
Clothes make the man.
The customer is always right.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.