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Fools ask what's o'clock, but wise men know their time.

Fools build house and wise men live in them.

For a flying enemy make a silver bridge.

For a good appetite there is no hard bread.

For great evils strong remedies.

Forbear a quarrel with a friend to move: anger breeds hatred; concord sweetens love.

Forced love does not last.

Fortune and glass break soon, alas!

Fortune does not stand waiting at any one's door.

Fortune is round; it makes one a king, another a dunghill.

Fortune lost, nothing lost; courage lost, much lost; honour lost, more lost; soul lost, all lost.

From a spark the house is burnt.

From little things men go on to great.

From small beginning come great things.

From the boat we get to the ship.

From the cradle to the tomb, Not all gladness, not all gloom.

From the father comes honour, from the mother comfort.

From trivial things great contests oft arise.

Froth is no beer.

Full bottles and glasses make swearers and asses.

Full cup, steady hand.

Geese are plucked as long as they have any feathers.

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Gentility, sent to market, will not buy a peck of meal.

Give an ass oats and he runs after thistles.