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Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Best men are moulded out of faults.

Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye,
Not uttered by base sale of chapmen's tongues.

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.

Be able for thine enemy Rather in


than use.

Be checked for silence, But never taxed for speech.

Blood will have blood : Stones have been known to move, and trees to

speak; Augurs, and understood relations, have By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought

forth The secret'st man of blood.

Before the curing of a strong disease,
Even in the instant of repair and health,
The fit is strongest.

By bad courses may be understood,
That their events can never fall out good.

Beggars, mounted, run their horse to death.

Blunt wedges rive hard knots.

Bounty, being free itself, thinks all others so.

“But yeť is as a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor.

Better leave undone, than by our deed acquire Too high a fame, when him we serve 's away.

Bid that welcome Which comes to punish us, and we punish it, Seeming to bear it lightly.

Breach of custom is breach of all.

By medicine life may be prolong’d, yet death Will seize the doctor too.

Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud.

Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

Brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes.

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow,

thou shalt not escape calumny.

By and by is easily said.

Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures more than is native to them.

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great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would

ne'er be quiet ; For every pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven for thunder.

Care killed a cat.


Cupid's buttshaft is too hard for Hercules' club.

Calumny will sear

Virtue itself.

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