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Proverbs Starting with letter F - part 2
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For a ducat, he would sell his own brother.
For a flying enemy make a silver bridge.
For a good appetite there is no hard bread.

For a good companion good company.
For a good dinner and a gentle wife you can afford to wait.
For a greedy man even his tomb is too small.
For a lot of people their conscience lives in the middle of the street.
For a mad dog, seven versts (Russian mile) is not a long detour.
For a paltry gift, little thanks.
For a poor(naked) man, to prepare for a trip means (as little as) belt himself.
For a single guest, the host can a slaughter a cow.
For a sly bastard, a sly bad and a half.
For a stubborn mule a hard goad.
For a stubborn mule a stubborn driver.
For a voracious beast pebbles in his feed.
For a web begun God sends thread.
For a wife and a horse go to your neighbour.
For a wise man a fool is a good advisor.
For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day.
For all one's early rising, it dawns none the sooner.
For altar and hearth' i.e. for our homes.
For an ant to have wings would be his undoing.
For an apple and an egg.
For angry Nataly all the people are rascals.
For bad health, I'd rather have none.
For better for worse they have married me.
For big problems, big solutions.
For dear friend, I'm willing to take an earring out of my own ear.
For each man produced by heaven, earth provides a grave.
For each wise man there are plenty of fools.
For every ailing foot, there is a slipper.
For every dog there is an appropriate stick.
For every head a hat.
For every one with a plow — there're seven with a spoon.
For every wise man there is one still wiser.
For evil tongues, scissors.
For extreme ills extreme remedies.
For great evils strong remedies.
For he who has the time even the jungle is a paradise.
For him who does not believe in signs, thre is no way to live in the world.

For his master the dog is a lion.
For lack of men they made my father a justice.
For lazy people it is always party time.
For love of the ox the wolf licks the yoke.
For love the wolf eats the sheep.
For most people love of justice is no more than the fear to suffer injustice.
For news of the heart ask the face.
For news of the heart, ask the face.
For one pleasure a thousand pains.
For our altars and our hearths.
For our sins God has created three enemies for us: mice in the house, the fox in the mountains, and a priest in our village.
For overbuying there's no help but selling again.
For people who love even water is sweet.
For poor people small coin.
For rich and poor alike the womb is equally warm.
For sake of the knight the lady kisses the squire.
For some of us happiness comes while we sleep.
For some people war is war, for others - dear mother.
For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns, too.
For the cat's violin/button/cunt.
For the first five years of your son's life treat him as a prince, for the next ten years as a slave, then as a friend for the rest of his life.
For the flying enemy a golden bridge.
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
For the greater glory of God.' Motto of the Jesuits / St. Ignatius of Loyola.
For the king, the laws and the people.
For the last comer the bones.
For the last-comer the bones.
For the sake of one good action, a hundred evil ones should be forgotten.
For the sake of the rose the thorn is watered too.
For the upright there are no laws.
For the want of worthy men they made my father alcade.
For those in love, Baghdad is near Istanbul.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
For those who can read, a dot is a letter.
For those who come late, only the bones.
For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
For want of a nail the shoe is lost.
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; for want of a horse the rider was lost.
For whom does the blind man's wife adorn herself?.
For whom does the blind man's wife paint herself?.
For wolf's flesh dog sauce.
Forbearance is no acquittance.
Forbidden fruit is sweet.
Forbidden fruit is sweetest.
Forbidden fruit tastes best.
Forbidden fruits are the sweetest.
Forbidden road is often heavily worn.
Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will.

Force not favours on the unwilling.
Force without forecast is to little avail.
Forced love does not last.
Fore-talk spares after-talk.
Foreign bread is good for your son.
Foreign lands may be beautiful and sweet but one's homeland will always hold a more special place in one's heart.
Foreign places are nice enough, but home is sweeter.
Foresight could make wise men of Durraman's donkeys.
Forethought is easy, repentance hard.
Forever is a long bargain.
Forewarned (is) forearmed.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Forge while the iron is hot.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Forget me not.
Forget not that you are a man.
Forget the favors you have given; remember those received.
Forgetting is humankind's medicine.
Forgetting trouble is the way to cure it.
Forgive and forget.
Forgive thyself nothing and others much.
Forgive, but don't forget.
Forgiven is not forgotten.
Forgiveness hides a pleasure that you can't get back from revenge.
Forgiveness is a pillar of justice.
Forgiveness is more satisfying than revenge.
Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures on water.
Forsake not God till you find a better master.
Fortune aids the bold.
Fortune and flowers do not last forever.
Fortune and glass break easily.
Fortune and glass break soon, alas!.
Fortune and misfortune are neighbors.
Fortune and misfortune are two buckets in a well.
Fortune and misfortune are two buckets in the same well.
Fortune and misfortune live in the same courtyard.
Fortune and the arts assist each other.
Fortune and women are partial to fools.
Fortune can take from us only what she has given us.
Fortune comes to him who strives for it.
Fortune does not stand waiting at any one's door.
Fortune enriches or tramples on us at her will.
Fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid.
Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.
Fortune favors the bold.' (Motto of the at , ).
Fortune favors the brave.' (cf. 'Audaces fortuna iuvat'.).
Fortune favors the brave.'(, 10,284).
Fortune favours fools.
Fortune favours the bold.

Fortune favours the brave.
Fortune give many too much, but no one enough.
Fortune gives her hand to a bold man.
Fortune helps fools.
Fortune helps the brave.
Fortune is blind.
Fortune is fickle and soon asks back what he has given.
Fortune is like a wall that falls on those who lean on it.
Fortune is like women: loves youth and is fickle.
Fortune is made of glass.
Fortune is preparing friends, scarcity is in testing them.
Fortune is round; it makes one a king, another a dunghill.
Fortune rarely brings good or evil singly.
Fortune smiles on the brave, and frowns upon the coward.
Fortune to one is mother, to another step-mother.
Fortune visits only once.
Fortune wearies with carrying one and the same man always.
Fortune will call at the smiling gate.
Fortune, and go to sleep.
Fortunes, heaven-born gifts.
Foster a raven and it will peck out your eyes.
Foul linen should be washed at home.
Foul water will quench fire.
Fouls invent fashions and wise men follow them.
Found isn't stolen.
Four eyes see more than two.
Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Four walls make a man free.
Fowls will not spare a roosterroach that falls in their mist.
Fox feels shiting just before hunting. .
Fox's broth, cold and scalding.
Foxes come at last to the furrier's.
Frae saving comes having.
Fraud is a shopkeepers field and plow.
Fraud lurks in loose generalities.
Free man, free goods.
Free ships, free goods.
Freedom is a plateful of hard crusts.
French for 'Each to his own taste.
Frequent washing makes not the crow whiter.
Fresh air impoverishes doctors.
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
Fretting cares make grey hairs.
Friar Modest never was a prior.
Friar Thomas sermon: do what he says, don't do what he does.
Friend who won't give, relatives who won't lend you a hand, avoid them like the plague.
Friend, do not try to borrow combs from shaven monks.

Friendly words are convincing.
Friendly words gain much and cost nothing.
Friends and mules fail in hard trials.
Friends and mules fail us at hard passes.
Friends are flowers in the garden of life.
Friends are for occasions.
Friends are friends, business is something aside.
Friends are known in adversity.
Friends are known in time of need.
Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
Friends become foes, and foes are reconciled.
Friends have all things in common.
Friends in need are friends indeed.
Friends may meet, but mountains never greet.
Friends tie their purses with a spider's web.
Friends, I lost a day.', spoken by in the context that he has done no good deed during that day. Source: ' 'Life of Titus' 8.1.
Friendship broken may be soldered, but never made whole.
Friendship does not need pepper to cry.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Friendship is a furrow in the sand.
Friendship is a plant we must often water.
Friendship is friendship and service is service.
Friendship is friendship, but keep our tobacco (money) apart.
Friendship is honey -- but don't eat it all.
Friendship is love with intelligence.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Friendship is proven in adversity.
Friendship lasts as long as the pot boils.
Friendship lasts but for a day, business connections forever.
Friendship reminds us of fathers, love of mothers.
Friendship should be unpicked, not rent.
Friendship with the French is like their wine; exquisite but short lived.
Frightened at bugbears.
Frivolous talk is like shooting without aiming.
From Lewis the (Black) Barber; Lake Charles, LA; who always told people, 'Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing; a still tongue makes a wise head; still water runs deep.
From Nanking to Beijing, buyers are never as smart as the sellers.
From Power, Truth' (the motto of the Scorpio Research Institute).
From Spain can come neither good winds nor good marriages.
From a bad paymaster take straw--i.e. any trifle.
From a big cloud comes little rain.
From a broken violin do not expect fine music.
From a closed door the devil turns away.
From a fallen tree, all make kindling.
From a folk rhyme - A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done, meaning that a man's traditional role as breadwinner may keep him occupied from sun-up to sundown, but the traditional roles of a woman demand even longer hours of work.
From a high rooftop to a deep pit.
From a pure source pure water comes.
From a scabby sheep, it's better to get at least a flock of wool than nothing at all.
From a silent man, and a dog that does not bark, deliver us.
From a silent person remove your dwelling.
From a spark the house is burnt.
From a thing's possibility one cannot be certain of its reality.' See also 'Ab esse ad posse.
From a thing's reality one can be certain of its possibility, from its possibility one cannot be certain of its reality.
From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
From all the fish in the pot you can only make one soup.
From all the good things of the land.
From bishop to turn miller.
From children and drunks will you hear the truth.
From children and fools you get to hear the truth.
From children you must expect childish acts.
From clogs to clogs is only three generations.

From damage one becomes intelligent. (Sometimes you need more of these.).
From dissension/discussion comes light.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.

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