The best mirror is an old friend.
The best of all governments is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
The best of friends must part.
The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between.
The best smell is bread, the best savour salt, the best love that of children.
The best teacher one can have is necessity.
The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.
The better the day, the better the deed.
The bough that bears most, hangs lowest.
The brave man hazards his life, but not his conscience.
The brightest of all things, the sun, has its spots.
The burden on likes is cheerfully borne.
The busiest men find (or have) the most leisure (or time).
The cask savours of the first fill.
The cat and dog may kiss, yet are none the better.
The cat shut its eyes while it steals cream.
The chief aim of man is not to get money.
The child is father of (or to) the man.
The cobbler must stick to his last.
The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
The cow knows not what her tail is worth until she has lost it