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Fortune and women are partial to fools.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Fortune can take from us only what she has given us.
      - (Latin, French) [Proverbs]

Fortune comes to him who strives for it.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Fortune does not stand waiting at any one's door.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Fortune enriches or tramples on us at her will.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune favours fools.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune favours the brave.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune give many too much, but no one enough.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Fortune gives her hand to a bold man.
      - [Proverbs]

Fortune helps fools.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Fortune helps the brave.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune is a woman; if you neglect her to-day, expect not to regain her to-morrow.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Fortune is like women: loves youth and is fickle.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Fortune is made of glass.
      - (Romanian) [Proverbs]

Fortune is round; it makes one a king, another a dunghill.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Fortune kicks once at least at every man's gate.
      - [Proverbs]

Fortune lost, nothing lost; courage lost, much lost; honour lost, more lost; soul lost, all lost.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

Fortune often knocks at the door, but the fool does not invite her in.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Fortune rarely brings good or evil singly.
      - [Proverbs]

Fortune smiles on the brave, and frowns upon the coward.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune to one is mother, to another step-mother.
      - [Proverbs]

Fortune wearies with carrying one and the same man always.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Fortune, and go to sleep.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Fortunes, heaven-born gifts.
      - [Proverbs]

Foster a raven and it will peck out your eyes.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Foul in the cradle and fair in the saddle.
      - [Proverbs]

Foul linen should be washed at home.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Foul water will quench fire.
      - (English) [Proverbs]

Fouls invent fashions and wise men follow them.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Four eyes see more than two.
      - (Latin, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
        [Proverbs]

Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
      - [Proverbs]

Four things put a man beside himself--women, tobacco, cards, and wine.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Fox's broth, cold and scalding.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Foxes come at last to the furrier's.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Frae saving comes having.
      - [Proverbs]

Fraud lurks in loose generalities.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Free man, free goods.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Free ships, free goods.
      - (American) [Proverbs]

Fresh port and new wine, send a Christian to the churchyard. (Kill a man before his time.)
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Friar Modest never was a prior.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Friday pretexts for not fasting (meaning pleas of indisposition for not eating fish.)
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Friend, do not try to borrow combs from shaven monks.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Friends and mules fail in hard trials.
      - (Galician) [Proverbs]

Friends and mules fail us at hard passes.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Friends are flowers in the garden of life.
      - [Proverbs]

Friends are known in adversity.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Friends are known in time of need.
      - (Dutch, Italian) [Proverbs]

Friends are like fiddle-strings; they must not be screwed too tight.
      - [Proverbs]


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