A filles qui sifflent à poules qui chantent il faut tordre le cou.
A filles qui sifflent, à poules qui chantent, il faut tordre le cou.
A fin on a ce que on a mérité, seure chemin va y suyt la vérité.
A fine bonnet may cover an empty head.
A fine cage won't feed the bird.
A fine coat is but a livery when the person who wears it discovers no higher sense than that of a footman. Addison
A fine diamond may be ill set.
A fine horse shows through even if draped in sackcloth.
A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions; about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest. George Eliot
A fine lady; by which term I wish to express the result of that perfect education in taste and manner, down to every gesture, which heaven forbid that I, professing to be a poet, should undervalue. It is beautiful, and therefore I welcome it in the name of the author of all beauty. I value it so highly that I would fain see it extend not merely from Belgravia to the tradesman's villa, but thence, as I believe it one day will, to the laborer's hovel and the needlewoman's garret. Charles Kingsley
A fine morning to catch herrings on Newmarket heath.
A fine new nothing.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. Joseph Roux
A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and quickly shot off. Shakespeare
A fine woman can do without fine clothes.
A finger's length in a sword and a palm in a lance are a great advantage. Danish
A finicky man ends up marrying a bald girl.
A finstere cholem auf dein kopf und auf dein hent und fiss. (Yiddish)
A fio rouba o moleiro, e mais dão-lhe pão.
A fior d'acqua.
A fior di pelle.
A fire of straw yields nought but smoke.
A Firenze per aver ufizii, bisogna avere bel palazzo e stare a bottega.
A firm faith is the best theology; a good life is the best philosophy; a clear conscience the best law; honesty the best policy, and temperance the best physic. Aughey
A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love. Willmott
A fischt gar gerne im Trüben.
A fish has nothing to do with a raincoat. Africa
A fish is caught by its head.
A fish stinks from the head.
A fisherman's walk: three steps and overboard.
A fisionomia é o espelho da alma.
A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life. J. G. Holland
A fita confita.
A fittert zererst 's Grumd, dernô 's Hiä. Böhmisch-Friedland Ein Bauer aus Lusdorf (Dorf in der Herrschaft Friedland in Böhmen), der drei Töchter hatte, wurde angegangen, die jüngste derselben einem jungen Mann zur Frau zu geben. Da ihm daran lag, vor der jüngsten Tochter die zwei ältesten zu verheiraten, antwortete er dem Bewerber: 'Ich fitter' zererst 's Hiä, dernô 's Grumd.' Verfährt nun jemand in entgegengesetzter Weise, so wendet man die obige Redensart an.
A fitting expression makes a good impression. Yiddish] A guter oysdruk makht a gutn ayndruk.
A fiume famoso non andar a pesca.
A fiume turbido guadagno del piscatore.
A fiúza de conde, não mates o homem, que morrerá o conde e o homem.
A fiúza de parentes, cata que merendes.
A fiúza de parentes, não deixes de guarda que merendes.
A fixed idea ends in madness or heroism. Victor Hugo
A Flanders reckoning.
A flatterer is said to be a beast that biteth smiling. But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for as a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. Sir Walter Raleigh
A flatterer is the shadow of a fool. Sir Thomas Overbury
A flatterers throat is an open Sepulcher. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A flattering friend is your worst enemy.
A flea in his ear. R. Armin, Nest of Ninnies (1608)