A foolish judge passes brief sentence.
A foolish woman is known by her finery.
A friend is known in time of need.
A friend to my table and wine, is no good neighbour.
A friend's meat is soon ready.
A full belly counsels well.
A full belly sets a man jigging.
A galled horse does not care to be curried.
A galled horse will not endure the comb.
A gaunt brute bites sore.
A gentlemen of Beauce who stays in bed till his breeches are mended.
A giant among the pigmies.
A gilt bridle for an old mule.
A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.
A good beast heats with eating.
A good bone does not always come to a good dog.
A good cause needs help.
A good dog hunts by instinct.
A good dog never barks at fault.
A good dog never gets a good bone.
A good driver turns in a small space.
A good example is the best sermon.
A good fox does not eat his neighbour's fowls.
A good gaper makes two gapers.
A good hater,a good lover.
A good head does not want for hats.
A good man is a man of goods.
A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
A good name is better than a girdle of gold.
A good repast ought to begin with hunger.
A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.
A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.
A good tale is none the worse for being twice told.
A good thing can be twice, nay, even thrice spoken.
A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
A great talker is a great liar.
A guest and a fish after three days are poison.
A handful of good life is better than seven barrels of learning.
A handsome shoe often pinches the feet.
A hawk's marriage: the hen is the better bird.
A healthy man is a successful man.
A honeyed tongue with a heart of gall.
A hook's well lost to catch a salmon.
A house ready made and a wife to make.
A hundred years a banner, a hundred years a barrow.
A hundred years is not much, but never is a long while.
A hundred years of fretting will not pay a halfpenny of debt.
A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a postchaise.
A sack is best tied before it is full.
A short mass and a long dinner.
A short sword for a brave man.
A silver hammer breaks an iron door.
A sow is always dreaming of bran.
A sow prefers bran to roses.
A spark may raise An awful blaze.
A sparrow in hand is worth a pheasant that flieth by.
A sparrow in hand is worth more than a vulture flying.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a crane on the wing.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the wing.
A stick is a peacemaker.
A stingy man is always poor.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A Sunday's child never dies of the plague.
A table friend is changeable.
A thing too much seen is little prized.
A thorn comes into the world point foremost.
A vicious dog must be tied short.
A wicked dog must be tied short.
A wicked man's gift hath a touch of his master.
A wise man may learn of a fool.
A woman and a melon are hard to choose.
A woman and a ship ever want mending.
A woman conceals only what she does not know.
A woman laughs when she can, and weeps when she pleases.
A woman who accepts, sells herself; a woman who gives, surrenders.
A woman who looks much in the glass spins but little.
A woman's tongue is her sword, and she does not let it rust.
A word once out flies everywhere.
A young angel, an old devil.
According to the arm be the bleeding.
Adversity makes a man wise.
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
Advisers are not the payers.
After a feast a man scratches his head.
After a storm comes a calm.
After me the deluge.
After mischance every one is wise.
After one loss come many.
After rain fine weather.
After the act wishing is in vain.
After the daughter is married, then come sons-in-law in plenty.
All cats are alike grey at night.