A fortunate shepherd is nursed in a rude cradle in some wild forest, and, if fortune smile, has risen to empire. That other, swathed in purple by the throne, has at last, if fortune frown, gone to feed the herd. Metastasio
A fortune variable montrer, convient mine socratique et immuable.
A fou fortune.
A foul morn may turn to a fair/fine day.
A fox and a false knave have all one luck - the better for banning.
A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.
A fox smells its own lair first.Or: A fox smells its own stink first.
A frade não faças cama, e a má/tua mulher não faças ama.
A frade, não faças a cama, de tua mulher não faças ama.
A fragile gift is beauty. Ovid, Artis Amatoriae, 2, 113
A fraile hecho de abad, bien se la puedes fiar.
A fraile hueco, soga nueva y almendro seco.
A fraile no hagas cama.
A franga canta porque quer galo.
A franqueza pode ser reprovada; a lealdade é sempre apreciada.
A free school For th' education of young gentlemen, To study how to drink and take tobacco. Randolph
A freeman contending for liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth. George Washington
A fregare il tonto c'è sempre tornaconto.
A freint bekamt men umzist; a soineh muz men zikh koifen. (Yiddish)
A freint bleibt a freint biz di kesheneh. (Yiddish)
A fremdeh bissen shmekt zis. (Yiddish)
A fremdeh pelz varemt nit. (Yiddish)
A fremdeh tsoreh iz kain tsibeleh nit vert. (Yiddish)
A fremder nar iz a gelekhter, an eygener a shande. (Yiddish)
A fremder Pelz warmt nit. Jüdisch-deutsch in Warschau Geborgte Sachen gewähren keinen dauerhaften Nutzen.
A French family.
A French woman is a perfect architect in dress: she never, with Gothic ignorance, mixes the orders; she never tricks out a snobby Doric shape with Corinthian finery; or, to speak without metaphor, she conforms to general fashion only when it happens not to be repugnant to private beauty. Goldsmith
A French word for an English malady. Chatfield
A frequent guest becomes a burden. Yiddish] An ofter gast falt tsu last.
A frequent intercourse and intimate connection between two persons make them so like, that not only their dispositions are moulded like each other, but their very face and tone of voice contract a certain analogy. Lavater
A fréquenter les chiens, On attrape des puces. (Proverbe antillais)
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. Bulwer-Lytton
A fresher Gale Begins to wave the wood, and stir the stream, Sweeping with shadowy gust the fields of corn; While the Quail clamors for his running mate. Thomson
A fretful fancy is constantly flinging its possessor into gratuitous tophets. W. R. Alger
A frettolosa domanda, tarda riposta.
A freylekhe tate-mame, un a gringe hodevaniye. (Yiddish)
A friar who asks alms for God's sake begs for two. Calderon
A Friday face.
A Friday's feast.
A friend at court is better than a penny in the purse.
A friend called on me when I was ill, to settle some business. My head was too much confused by my indisposition to understand fully what he said, but I had such unlimited confidence in him that I did whatever he bid me, in the fullest assurance that it was right. How simply I can trust in man, and how little in God! How unreasonable is a pure act of faith in one like ourselves, if we cannot repose the same faith in God. Cecil
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues; an enemy inflames his crimes. Addison
A friend gives himself to his beloved, and the higher his excellence the richer the gift. Channing
A friend in a corner.
A friend in court is better than a penny in purse.