Found 1,278 quotes starting with B:

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
– Chinese ProverbRate it:
Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.
– Maltbie Davenport BabcockRate it:
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
– John Milton, Paradise LostRate it:
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
– Jean de La FontaineRate it:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
– Cyril ConnollyRate it:
Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred.
– Sir Walter RaleighRate it:
Between a dead-hero and a living-no one, always prefer the latter, always prefer the life! Being no one is infinitely better than being dead!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Between a stupid fascist and an intelligent fascist, prefer the intelligent one, because there is always a chance to persuade the clever one about the mistakes of his actions! There is no such a chance for stupid and ignorant fascist!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Between eigtheen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
– Andre MalrauxRate it:
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
– Minna AntrimRate it:
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
– W. H. AudenRate it:
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
– Francis PicabiaRate it:
Between Napoleon and his army, always choose Napoleon; because He can create another army, but his army cannot create a Napoleon!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Between religion's this is and poetry's but suppose this is, there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.
– Northrop FryeRate it:
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
– Italian ProverbRate it:
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
– Italian ProverbRate it:
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as nymphets.
– Vladimir Vladimirovich NabokovRate it:
Between the amateur and the professional...there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization...A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
– Bernard De VotoRate it:
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.
– Adolph MonodRate it:
Between the truth and the faith, we must always choose the first one.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
– UnknownRate it:
Between the years of ninety-two and a hundred and two, however, we shall be the ribald, useless, drunken, outcast person we have always wished to be. We shall have a long white beard and long white hair; we shall not walk at all, but recline in a wheel chair and bellow for alcoholic beverages; in the winter we shall sit before the fire with our feet in a bucket of hot water, a decanter of corn whiskey near at hand, and write ribald songs against organized society; strapped to one arm of our chair will be a forty-five calibre revolver, and we shall shoot out the lights when we want to go to sleep, instead of turning them off; when we want air we shall throw a silver candlestick through the front window and be damned to it; we shall address public meetings in a vein of jocund malice. We shall but we dont wish to make any one envious of the good time that is coming to us We look forward to a disreputable, vigorous, unhonoured, and disorderly old age.
– Don MarquisRate it:
Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.
– Lou ReedRate it:
Between today and tomorrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms.
– RuckettRate it:

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