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Common Sayings & Proverbs

The following is a compilation of common wisdom passed down throughout the ages. Currently the database has over 2,300 entries, with new items being added daily. If you would like to see a proverb added, please contact us.

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"Facts are stubborn things."

"Failing to plan is planning to fail."

"Failure is the stepping stone for success."

"Failure teaches success."

"Faint heart never won fair lady."

"Fair exchange is no robbery."

"Fair without, false within."

"Fair words never fed a friar."

"Faith can move mountains."

"Faith will move mountains."

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."

"Falling down does not signify failure but staying there does."

"Familiarity breeds contempt."

"Far from court, far from care."

"Fat is not to be had without labour."

"Fate leads the willing but drives the stubborn."

"Fear is stronger than love."

"Fear lends wings."

"Fear of death is worse than death itself."

"Feed a cold starve a fever."

"Feeding boys without teaching them: we raise asses. Feeding girls without teaching them: we raise pigs."

"Fences (ditches) have ears."

"Fight fire with fire."

"Finders keepers, losers weepers."

"Fine feathers make fine birds."

"Fine words butter no parsnips."

"Fingers were invented before knives and forks."

"Fire is a good servant but a bad master."

"Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you wont see the dust on the floor."

"First come, first served ."

"First come, first served."

"First deserve, then desire."

"First Impressions are the Most Lasting."

"First in the queue."

"First things first."

"First think, and then speak."

"Fish and guests smell after three days."

"Fish and guests smell in three days."

"Fish are no respectors of human boredom, so why go angling."

"Flattery will get you nowhere."

"Flies Come to Feasts Unasked."

"Flies never visit an egg that has no crack."

"Fogiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the foot that crushed it."

"Folly grows without watering."

"Food is no more important than wisdom, The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God."

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

"Fools and madmen speak the truth."

"Fools build houses, and wise men live in them."

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."

"Fools seldom differ."

"Football is a game of two halves."

"For better, for worse."

"For fleeing enemies, a silver bridge."

"For want of a nail the horseshoe was lost, for want of a horseshoe the horse was lost."

"For want of a nail the horseshoe was lost."

"For what cannot be cured, patience is best"

"Forbidden fruits create many jams."

"Forewarned is forearmed."

"Forgive and forget."

"Fortune favours the brave."

"Fortune knocks once at every man's door."

"Four things drive a man out of his house: too much smoke, a dripping roof, filthy air and a scolding wife."

"Fretting cares make grey hairs."

"Friends are made by many acts - and lost by only one."

"Friendship is like money,easier made than kept."

"From clogs to clogs in only three generations."

"From small beginnings come great things."

"From the sweetest wine the tartest vinegar."

"From those to whom much is given, much is expected."

"Fruit out of season, sorrow out of reason."

"Full of hope."

Total Proverbs: 71

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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