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The fatter the flea, the leaner the dog.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

The fault is as great as he that commits it.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The fault is great in proportion to him who commits it.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

The fault of another is a good teacher.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

The favour of the great is not lasting.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

The fear of death is worse than death itself.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

The fear of war is worse than war itself.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

The feast passes and the fool remains.
      - (Italian, Spanish) [Proverbs]

The feet of the deities are shod with wool.
      - [Proverbs]

The fellow roasts his fish in the flames of a fire.
      - (Sicilian) [Proverbs]

The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
      - [Proverbs]

The fertile field becomes sterile without rest.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The fewer his years, the fewer his tears.
      - [Proverbs]

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

The field should be poorer than the farmer. [It is useless for a man to attempt farming without capital.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

The fierce ox becomes tame on strange ground.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The fingers of the same hand are not alike.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

The fire burns brightest on one's own hearth.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

The fire heeds little whose cloak it burns.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

The fire is welcome within, when icicles hang without.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

The fire well knows whose cloak burns.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The fire which lights us at a distance will burn us when near.
      - [Proverbs]

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

The first at the mill grinds first.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

The first bird get the first grain.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

The first blow is as good as two.
      - (French, Italian) [Proverbs]

The first blow is half the battle.
      - [Proverbs]

The first blow makes the wrong, but the second makes the fray.
      - [Proverbs]

The first breath is the beginning of death.
      - [Proverbs]

The first comer grinds first.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

The first dish pleases every one.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

The first drink with water, the second without water, the third like water.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The first duty of a soldier is obedience.
      - [Proverbs]

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
      - [Proverbs]

The first glass for thirst, the second for nourishment, the third for pleasure, and the fourth for madness.
      - [Proverbs]

The first half of the night, think of your own faults; the second half, the faults of others.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

The first hen that cackles is the one that laid the egg.
      - [Proverbs]

The first in the boat has the choice of oars.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

The first occasion offered quickly take, lest thou repine at what thou didst forsake.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

The first step binds one to the second.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

The first step is all the difficulty.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

The first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
      - [Proverbs]

The first wife is a broom, and the second a lady.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

The first wife is matrimony, the second company, the third heresy.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

The first year let your house to your enemy; the second to your friend; the third, live in it yourself.
      - [Proverbs]

The first [cup of vodka] goes as a stake, the second as a falcon, and the third as a little bird.
      - (Russian) [Proverbs]

The fish always stinks from the head downwards.
      - [Proverbs]

The fish lead a pleasant life, they drink when they like.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

The fish requires salt! [Derisively, the sea abounding with salt.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

The fisherman fishes in troubled water.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]


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