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FACE
   A fair face cannot have a crabbed heart. ⇒ 教訓 16
   A fair face is half a portion. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. ⇒ 教訓 69
   Fair face, foul heart. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   Good fame is better than a good face. ⇒ 教訓 28
   The face is the index of the heart (or mind). ⇒ 教訓 28・ ⇒ 教訓206
   The joy of the heart makes the face fair. ⇒ 教訓 28
   When the face is fair, the heart must be gentle. ⇒ 教訓 16
   Who spits against heaven (or the wind), it falls in his face. ⇒ 教訓222

FACT
   Fact (or Truth) is stranger than fiction. ⇒ 教訓 47

FAILURE
   Failure teaches success. ⇒ 教訓183

FAIR
   A fair face cannot have a crabbed heart. ⇒ 教訓 16
   A fair face is half a portion. ⇒ 教訓 18
   All is fair in love and war. ⇒ 教訓 80・ ⇒ 教訓253
   Faint heart never won fair lady. ⇒ 教訓96・ ⇒ 教訓254
   Fair face, foul heart. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   Fair is foul, and foul is fair.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓 3
   Fair without, foul within. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   Far fowls have fair feathers. ⇒ 教訓 11
   Give and take is fair play. ⇒教訓 57
   He who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon. ⇒ 教訓210
   Praises fill not the belly. ⇒ 教訓210
   Fair words fill not the belly. ⇒ 教訓210
   Speak fair and think what you like. ⇒ 教訓 77・ ⇒ 教訓199
   The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   There are many fair things full false. ⇒ 教訓 23

FAIRPLAY
   Turn about is a fairplay. ⇒ 教訓224

FAITH
   Faith will move mountains. ⇒ 教訓106

FALL
   A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall. ⇒ 教訓 38
   Between two stools you fall to the ground. ⇒ 教訓 84
   He that falls today may rise tomorrow. ⇒ 教訓119
   He that is down need fear no fall. ⇒ 教訓123
   Hew not too high lest the chips fall in thine eye. ⇒ 教訓 72
   If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. [Matthew] ⇒ 教訓143
   If the sky falls, we shall catch larks. ⇒ 教訓105
   Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm. ⇒ 教訓 38
   Pride goes before destruction (or fall). ⇒ 教訓230
   Pride will have a fall. ⇒ 教訓230
   The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ⇒ 教訓238
   The arrow shot upright falls on the shooter's head. ⇒ 教訓222
   The bigger they are, the harder they fall. ⇒ 教訓38
   The bread never falls but on its buttered side. ⇒ 教訓 51
   The higher the tree, the greater is its fall. ⇒ 教訓 38
   United we stand, divided we fall. ⇒ 教訓134
   When the sky (or heaven) falls, We shall have (or catch) larks. ⇒ 教訓105
   When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own. ⇒ 教訓134
   Who spits against heaven (or the wind), it falls in his face. ⇒ 教訓222

FALSE, FALSEHOOD
   Better be an open enemy than a false friend. ⇒ 教訓138
   There are many fair things full false. ⇒ 教訓 23
   There is falsehood in fellowship. ⇒ 教訓138

FAME
   Good fame is better than a good face. ⇒ 教訓 28
   He that sows virtue, reaps fame. ⇒ 教訓221

FAMILY,FAMILIARITY
   Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families. ⇒ 教訓 63
   Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard. ⇒ 教訓232
   Familiarity breeds contempt. ⇒ 教訓 6
   The family that prays together stays together. ⇒ 教訓135

FANCY
   Fancy may kill or cure. ⇒ 教訓259

FASHION
   He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.[Logan Pearsall Smith] ⇒ 教訓 3

FATHER
   Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother. ⇒ 教訓176
   Experience is the father of wisdom. ⇒ 教訓176
   It is a wise father that knows his own child. ⇒ 教訓 8・ ⇒ 教訓255
   Like father, like son. ⇒ 教訓238
   The child is father of the man.[William Wordsworth] ⇒ 教訓 3・ ⇒ 教訓238
   The wish is father to the thought. ⇒ 教訓 95

FAULT
   A bad workman finds fault with his tools. ⇒ 教訓 82
   A fault confessed is half redressed. ⇒ 教訓233
   Every man has his faults. ⇒ 教訓232
   Great men have great faults. ⇒ 教訓 38
   He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it. ⇒ 教訓231
   He that corrects not small faults, will not control great ones. ⇒ 教訓 35
   Know your own faults before blaming others for theirs. ⇒ 教訓223
   Love sees no faults. ⇒ 教訓253
   The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them. ⇒ 教訓224

FEAR
   Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓173
   He that fears drowning comes near no wells. ⇒教訓121
   He that hopes not for good, fears not evil. ⇒ 教訓 66
   He that is down need fear no fall. ⇒ 教訓123
   He who takes a lion when he is absent, fears a mouse present. ⇒ 教訓264

FEAST
   A contented mind is a perpetual feast. ⇒ 教訓 71
   Enough is as good as a feast. ⇒ 教訓 71

FEATHER
   Birds of a feather flock together. ⇒ 教訓128
   Far fowls have fair feathers. ⇒ 教訓 11
   Fine feathers make fine birds. ⇒ 教訓 26
   The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17

FEMALE
   Deeds are males, and words are females. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   The female of the species is more deadly than the male.[Kipling] ⇒コトワザこぼれ話(6)

FENCE
   A fence between makes love more keen. ⇒ 教訓 12
   Good fences make good neighbors. ⇒ 教訓 9
   Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your fence. ⇒ 教訓 9
   The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. ⇒ 教訓 12


FEVER
   Feed a cold and starve a fever. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)

FIDDLE
   It needs more skill than I can tell to play the second fiddle well.[Charles H. Spurgeon] ⇒ 教訓147
   There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle. 教訓82・ ⇒ 教訓181・ ⇒ 教訓228
   They that dance must pay the fiddle. ⇒ 教訓214

FIELD
   A bad bush is better than the open field. ⇒ 教訓 74
   Fields have eyes, and woods have ears. ⇒ 教訓199

FIFTEEN
   A man at five may be a fool at fifteen. ⇒ 教訓68・ ⇒ 教訓98・ ⇒ 教訓180

FIGHT
   Fight fire with fire. ⇒ 教訓167
   He that (or who) fights and runs away may live to fight another day. ⇒ 教訓 97
   Two dogs fight for a bone and a (or the) third runs away with it. ⇒ 教訓 8
   While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it. ⇒ 教訓 8

FINISH
   Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.[Winston Churchill] ⇒ 教訓 78
   He who begins many things, finishes but few. ⇒ 教訓 84

FIRE
   A (or The) burnt child dreads the fire. ⇒ 教訓183
   If you play with fire you get burned. ⇒ 教訓122
   (Leap) Out of the frying pan into the fire. ⇒ 教訓 51
   A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire. ⇒ 教訓 68
   Don't have too many irons in the fire. ⇒ 教訓 84
   Fight fire with fire. ⇒ 教訓167
   Fire is a good servant but a bad master. ⇒ 教訓122
   Kindle not a fire that you can not extinguish. ⇒ 教訓 76
   No smoke without fire. ⇒ 教訓217
   Pouring oil on the fire is not the way to quench it. ⇒ 教訓 81
   The (or A) burnt child dreads the fire. ⇒ 教訓183
   The fire which lights us at a distance will burn us when near. ⇒ 教訓 68
   There is no smoke without fire. ⇒ 教訓217
   Three removes (or removals) are as bad as a fire. ⇒ 教訓 98
   Where there's smoke, there's fire. ⇒ 教訓217

FIRST
   Better be first in the village than second at Rome. ⇒ 教訓145
   Cast not the first stone.[John] ⇒ 教訓223
   Discontent is the first step in progress. ⇒ 教訓 90
   First catch your hare. ⇒ 教訓 65
   First come, first served. ⇒ 教訓115
   First impressions are most lasting. ⇒ 教訓 87
   First thrive and then wive. ⇒ 教訓154
   He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself. ⇒教訓25
   He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin. ⇒ 教訓99
   If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. ⇒ 教訓103
   It is the first step that is difficult. ⇒ 教訓 87
   Safety first. ⇒ 教訓121
   Self-preservation is the first law of nature. ⇒ 教訓127
   The cow that's first up, gets the first of the dew. ⇒ 教訓115
   The first blow is half the battle. ⇒ 教訓 87
   The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them. ⇒ 教訓224
   The first step is always the hardest. ⇒ 教訓 87
   There is a first time for everything. ⇒ 教訓87
   There is always a first time. ⇒ 教訓87
   Think first and speak afterwards. ⇒ 教訓 97
   Win at first and lose at last. ⇒ 教訓 88

FISH
   A fish stinks from the head. ⇒ 教訓144
   All is fish that comes to the net. ⇒ 教訓157
   Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond. ⇒ 教訓145
   Better are small fish than an empty dish. ⇒ 教訓 74
   Don't teach fishes to swim. ⇒教訓 177
   Don't cry stinking fish. ⇒ 教訓234
   Fish and guests stink after three days. ⇒ 教訓 6
   Fish where the fish are. ⇒ 教訓81
   Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ⇒ 教訓172
   Little fish are sweet. ⇒ 教訓 29
   The best fish swim near the bottom. ⇒ 教訓 11
   The fish always stinks from the head downwards. ⇒ 教訓144
   The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait. ⇒ 教訓121
   There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it. ⇒ 教訓119
   There are plenty more fish in the sea. ⇒ 教訓119

FIVE
   A man at five may be a fool at fifteen. ⇒ 教訓68・ ⇒ 教訓98・ ⇒ 教訓180

FLATTERY,FLATTERER
   Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ⇒ 教訓 22
   Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ⇒ 教訓214

FLEA
   If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. ⇒ 教訓130
   Nothing should be done in haste but gripping a flea. ⇒ 教訓 98

FLESH
   The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.[Matthew] ⇒ 教訓 93
   What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh. ⇒ 教訓238

FLOG
   It is useless to flog a dead horse. ⇒ 教訓110

FLOW
   Every flow must have its ebb. ⇒ 教訓 2
   Flow of words is not always flow of wisdom. ⇒ 教訓209
   If red the sun begins his race, expect that rain will flow apace. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)

FLOWER
   April showers bring forth May flowers. ⇒ 教訓 58
   Beauty fades like a flower. ⇒ 教訓 17
   Flowers leave fragrance in the hand that bestows them. ⇒ 教訓221
   Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ⇒ 教訓256
   March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. ⇒ 教訓 58
   The fairest flowers soonest fade. ⇒ 教訓 17
   To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower.[William Blake] ⇒ 教訓 29

FLY
   Eagles catch no flies. ⇒ 教訓 36
   Eagles don't catch flies. ⇒ 教訓 36
   Honey catches more flies than vinegar. ⇒ 教訓 99
   Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you. ⇒ 教訓234
   Time flies. ⇒ 教訓107
   When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. ⇒ 教訓154
   You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. ⇒ 教訓 99
   You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ⇒ 教訓 31

FOLLOW
   Counsel must be followed, not praised. ⇒ 教訓214
   If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow. ⇒ 教訓143
   It is as hard to follow good advice as to give it. ⇒ 教訓204
   One shrewd turn follows another. ⇒ 教訓222
   Trade follows the flag. ⇒ 教訓  1

FOLLY
   Beauty and folly go often in company. ⇒ 教訓 18
   It is a great point of wisdom to find out one's own folly. ⇒ 教訓172
   Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.[Thomas Gray] ⇒ 教訓168

FOOD
   More die by food than famine. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)

FOOL,FOOLISH
   A fool and his money are soon parted. ⇒ 教訓157
   A fool and wealth cannot possess each other. ⇒ 教訓157
   A fool at forty is a fool indeed. ⇒ 教訓182
   A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat. ⇒ 教訓198
   A man at five may be a fool at fifteen. ⇒ 教訓68・ ⇒ 教訓98・ ⇒ 教訓180
   A wise man changes his mind, a fool never. ⇒ 教訓 77
   A wise man commonly has foolish children. ⇒ 教訓241
   A woman's advice is no great thing, but he who won't take it is a fool. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   Children and fools cannot lie. ⇒ 教訓170・ ⇒ 教訓248
   Children and fools tell the truth. ⇒ 教訓170・ ⇒ 教訓248
   Experience is the teacher of fools. ⇒ 教訓184
   Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. ⇒ 教訓233
   Fools ask questions that wise men cannot answer. ⇒ 教訓 71
   Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓173
   Fortune favors fools. ⇒ 教訓 52
   He is not a wise man who cannot play the fool on occasion. ⇒ 教訓 1
   Hope often deludes the foolish man. ⇒ 教訓 66
   It is a foolish bird that soils its own nest. ⇒ 教訓 4
   It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor. ⇒ 教訓235
   Many words to a fool, half a word to the wise. ⇒ 教訓174
   More people know Tom Fool than Tom Fool knows. ⇒ 教訓 43
   Penny wise and pound foolish. ⇒ 教訓 45
   Send a fool to France, and he'll come back a fool. ⇒ 教訓184
   There's no fool like an old fool. ⇒ 教訓182
   Travel makes a wise man better, but a fool worse. ⇒ 教訓184
   Wise men learn by other men's mistakes; fools by their own. ⇒ 教訓184
   Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so. ⇒ 教訓178

FOOTPRINT
   Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.[Longfellow] ⇒ 教訓106

FOOT,FEET
   Birds are entangled by their feet, and men by their tongues. ⇒ 教訓198
   Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.[Longfellow] ⇒ 教訓106
   It is not spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies. ⇒ 教訓 44
   Misfortune arrives on horseback but departs on foot. ⇒ 教訓 51
   Never tell your enemy that your foot aches. ⇒ 教訓235
   One foot is better than two crutches. ⇒ 教訓 74
   Steal a pig and give the feet for alms. ⇒ 教訓 161
   The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot. ⇒ 教訓157
   Where your will is ready, your feet are light. ⇒ 教訓 89

FORBID
   Forbid a thing, and that women will do. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   Forbidden fruit is sweetest. ⇒ 教訓 12

FORCE
   A forced kindness deserves no thanks. ⇒ 教訓 91
   There is great force hidden in a sweet command. ⇒ 教訓 99
   Wisdom is better than strength (or force). ⇒ 教訓172

FORELOCK
   Take time by the forelock(,for she is bald behind). ⇒ 教訓114

FOREWARN
   Forewarned is forearmed. ⇒ 教訓 64

FORGIVE
   Forgive and forget. ⇒ 教訓225
   The noblest vengeance is to forgive. ⇒ 教訓226
   To err is human, to forgive divine.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓232
   To know all is to forgive all. ⇒ 教訓 172

FORTUNE
   An ill-marriage is a spring of ill fortune. ⇒ 教訓257
   Every man is the architect of his own fortune. ⇒ 教訓 54 ⇒ 教訓249
   Fortune favors fools. ⇒ 教訓 52
   Fortune favors the bold. ⇒ 教訓 96
   Fortune knocks at least once at every man's gate. ⇒ 教訓 58
   He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.[Francis Bacon] ⇒ 教訓258
   Misery (or Misfortune, or Adversity, or Poverty) makes strange bedfellows. ⇒ 教訓139
   Misfortune arrives on horseback but departs on foot. ⇒ 教訓 51
   Misfortunes never come singly. ⇒ 教訓 51
   Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. ⇒ 教訓 62
   When fortune smiles, embrace her. ⇒ 教訓114

FORTY
   A fool at forty is a fool indeed. ⇒ 教訓182
   Life begins at forty. ⇒ 教訓 56・ ⇒ 教訓177

FOUL
   Fair face, foul heart. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   Fair is foul, and foul is fair.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓 3
   Fair without, foul within. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17
   It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. ⇒ 教訓 4
   The fairer paper, the fouler the blot. ⇒ 教訓 17
   The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. ⇒ 教訓 1・ ⇒ 教訓 17

FOWL
   Far fowls have fair feathers. ⇒ 教訓 11

FOX
   Better be the tail of lions than the head of foxes. ⇒ 教訓146
   He sets the fox to keep the geese. ⇒ 教訓 81

FRAGRANCE
   Flowers leave fragrance in the hand that bestows them. ⇒ 教訓221

FRANCE
   Send a fool to France, and he'll come back a fool. ⇒ 教訓184

FRIEND,FRIENDSHIP
   A friend in need is a friend indeed. ⇒ 教訓140
   A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. ⇒ 教訓138
   A friend who shares is a friend who cares. ⇒ 教訓140
   A hedge between keeps friendship green. ⇒ 教訓 9
   A man is known by his friends. ⇒ 教訓129
   At the need the friend is known. ⇒ 教訓140
   Better be an open enemy than a false friend. ⇒ 教訓138
   Books and friends should be few but good. ⇒ 教訓140
   Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ⇒ 教訓 22
   Friends agree best at a distance. ⇒ 教訓 9
   He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend. ⇒ 教訓136 ・ ⇒ 教訓150
   In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; in time of adversity, not one amongst twenty. ⇒ 教訓136
   Lend your money and lose your friend. ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158
   Love your friend, but look to yourself. ⇒ 教訓138
   Old friends and old wine are best. ⇒ 教訓140
   Poverty parts friendship. ⇒ 教訓136
   Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ⇒ 教訓140
   Short reckonings make long friends. ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158
   Success has many friends. ⇒ 教訓136・ ⇒ 教訓150
   The best of friends must part. ⇒ 教訓 10・ ⇒ 教訓 63
   They are rich who have true friends. ⇒ 教訓140
   When I lent I had a friend; when I asked he was unkind. ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158

FRUIT
   A tree is known by its fruit. ⇒ 教訓219
   Forbidden fruit is sweetest. ⇒ 教訓 12
   Knowledge has bitter roots but sweet fruits. ⇒ 教訓172
   Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ⇒ 教訓256
   Stolen fruit is sweet. ⇒ 教訓 12

FUNNY
   A rich man's joke is always funny. ⇒ 教訓150


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