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.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues; an enemy inflames his crimes.
A friend gives himself to his beloved, and the higher his excellence the richer the gift.
A friend in a corner.
A friend in court is better than a penny in purse.
A friend in court is worth a penny in purse.
A friend in court makes the process short.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A friend in the market is better than money in the chest.
A friend in the way is better than a penny in the purse.
A friend is a second self.
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
A friend is best found in adversity.
A friend is easier lost than found.
A friend is he who sets his heart upon us, is happy with us and delights in us; does for us what we want, is willing and fully engaged to do all he can for us, on whom we can rely in all cases.
A friend is need is a friend indeed. / A friend is neves known till needed.
A friend is never known but in time of need.
A friend is never known till a man have need.
A friend is never known till needed.
A friend is not someone who wipes your tears; he's someone who doesn't make you cry.
Yiddish] A khave iz nit dafke der vos visht dir op di trern nor der vos brengt dikh bekhlal nit tsi trern.
A friend is proved in distress.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVII, v. 17)
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A friend must not be injured, even in jest.
A friend remains a friend up to his pocket.
Yiddish] A freint bleibt a freint biz di kesheneh.
A friend should be like money, tried before being required, not found faulty in our need.
A friend should bear a/his friend's infirmities.
A friend that you buy with presents will be bought from you.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.
A friend to everybody is often a friend to nobody, or else in his simplicity he robs his family to help strangers, and becomes brother to a beggar. There is wisdom in generosity, as in everything else.
A friend to everybodyis a friend to nobody.
A friend whom you have been gaining during your whole life, you ought not to be displeased with in a moment. A stone is many years becoming a ruby; take care that you do not destroy it in an instant against another stone.
A friend will help at a dead lift.
A friend you get for nothing; an enemy has to be bought.
Yiddish] A freint bekamt men umzist; a soineh muz men zikh koifen.
A friend, as far as conscience allows.
A friend's dinner is soon dight.
A friend's eye is a good mirror.
A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile.
A friendship formed in childhood, in youth, - by happy accident at any stage of rising manhood, - becomes the genius that rules the rest of life.
A friendship that makes the least noise is very often the most useful; for which reason I should prefer a prudent friend to a zealous one.
A fripon corsaire (vilain), fripon corsaire (vilain) et demi.
A fripon, fripon et demi.
A frisst ihm alls vorm Maule weg.
A frisst recht ungenoissig.
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi.
en] A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place).
A frosty winter and a dusty March,
and a rain about April:
and another about Lammas-time,
when the corn begins to fill:
is worth a plough of gold,
and all her pins theretill.