A feverish display of over-zeal, At the first outset, is an obstacle To all success; water, however cold, Will penetrate the ground by slow degrees. Hitopadesa.
A few books, well studied, and thoroughly digested, nourish the understanding more than hundreds but gargled in the mouth, as ordinary students use. F. Osborn
A few feet under the ground reigns so profound a silence, and yet so much tumult on the surface! Victor Hugo
A few flittings are as bad as ae burning. Scotland
A few germs never hurt anyone.
A few men are sufficient to broach falsehoods, which are afterwards innocently diffused by successive relaters. Johnson
A few persons of an odious and despised country could not have filled the world with believers, had they not shown undoubted credentials from the divine person who sent them on such a message. Addison
A few seem favourites of fate, In pleasure's lap caress'd; Yet, think not all the rich and great Are likewise truly blest. Burns
A few sensual and voluptuous persons may for a season eclipse this native light of the soul, but can never so wholly smother and extinguish it but that, at some lucid intervals, it will recover itself again, and shine forth to the conviction of their conscience. Bentley
A few things gained by fraud destroy a fortune otherwise honestly won.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. Plutarch
A few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. Bovee
A few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work, a simplicity so finished and so perfect that it equals in merit and in excellence a large and glorious composition. Joubert
A few years hence and he will be beneath the sod; but those cliffs will stand, as now, facing the ocean, incessantly lashed by its waves, yet unshaken, immovable; and other eyes will gaze on them for their brief day of life, and then they, too, will close. H. P. Liddon
A fiandeira laboriosa nunca faltou pano para camisas.
A fiar e a tecer, ganha a mulher de comer.
A fiction which is designed to inculcate an object wholly alien to the imagination sins against the first law of art; and if a writer of fiction narrow his scope to particulars so positive as polemical controversy in matters ecclesiastical, political or moral, his work may or may not be an able treatise, but it must be a very poor novel. Bulwer-Lytton
A fidelidade compra-se com a fidelidade.
A fidelidade é sempre suspeita, quando é comprada.
A fidelidade é uma virtude que enobrece a própria servidão.- Barbosa Lima Sobrinho
A fidging mare should be weel girded. Scotland
A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage.
A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. Ovid
A field held in common is always ravaged by bears.
A field in common is always ravaged by bears.
A field of glory is a field for all. Pope
A field requires three things; fair weather, sound seed, and a good husbandman.
A fierce dog ruins a liquor store business.
A fiers chevaulx faut bailler rudes frains.
A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. Dryden
A fifth wheel to a cart is but an encumbrance.
A fig for Time! Use him well, and he's a hearty fellow. Dickens
A fig for your bill of fare; show me your bill of company. Swift
A fig-tree looking on a fig-tree becometh fruitful, says the Arabian proverb. And so it is with children; their first great instructor is example. Samuel Smiles
A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow.
A fight does not build a village. (Arguing destroys many things.)
A fight in your neighbor's house is refreshing.
A fight in your neighbor?s house is refreshing.
A fighting bull is recognised by the scars on its body.
A figueira quer pé na água e cabeça ao sol.
A fiinst Famnen wurd a slordagst Wüffen. Nordfriesland Die feinsten Mädchen werden die schmutzigsten Weiber.
A file will cut a file, diamonds cut diamonds. P. Percival, Tamil Proverbs, 285 (1842)
A filha casada, saem-lhe genros.
A filha da onça traz pintas que nem a mãe.
A filha de rico, não lhe toques no vestido.
A filho e amigo, pão e castigo.
A fille de 15 ans, il faut un homme de 30.
A fille mariée, cent partis viennent.
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.