Better safe than sorry This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.
Prevention is better than a cure Stop something before it occurs.
What is the difference between "better safe than sorry" and "prevention is better than cure"?
Better red than dead [It's better to pretend to accept Communism than to die opposing it]
Better late than never [It's better for someone to arrive late than not to arrive at all]
....And it's a productive format for the coining of new phrases - so there isn't a "list" of such phrases - or if there is, it's already out of date!