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  • Wake not a sleeping lion.
  • Walls have ears.
  • Waste not, want not.
  • Water is a boon in the desert, but the drowning man curses it.
  • A watched pot never boils.
  • We live in deeds, not in years.
  • Wedlock is a padlock.
  • Well begun is half done.
  • What can't be cured must be endured.
  • What's done cannot be undone.
  • What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  • What is the good of a sundial in the shade?
  • What is worth doing is worth doing well.
  • What will Mrs Grundy say?
  • Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
  • When all men speak, no man hears.
  • When children stand still, they have done some ill.
  • When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.
  • When I lent, I had a friend; when I asked, he was unkind.
  • When in doubt, leave out.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
  • When one door shuts, another opens.
  • When the cat is away, the mice will play.
  • Where there is a will, there is a way.
  • Where there is smoke, there is fire.
  • While there is life, there is hope.
  • Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.
  • Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
  • A wonder lasts but nine days.
  • A word is enough to the wise.
  • A word spoken is past recalling.
  • Words cut more than swords.
  • Work is worship.
  • The worst wheel of the cart creaks most.
  • You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
  • You cannot catch old birds with chaff.
  • You cannot have it both ways.
  • You cannot have the cake and eat it too.
  • You cannot make a crab walk straight.
  • You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.
  • You cannot put an old head on young shoulders.
  • You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk.
  • You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
  • You may lead a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
  • You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
  • You never know what you can do till you try.
  • Want is the mother of industry.
  • The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
  • We are all slaves of opinion.
  • We get what we deserve not what we desire.
  • We soon believe what we desire.
  • The weakest goes to the wall.
  • What can you expect from a hog but a grunt?
  • What costs little is little esteemed.
  • What is a workman without his tools?
  • What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.
  • What's yours is mine, and what's mine is my own.
  • What man has done, man can do.
  • What may be done at any time is done at no time.
  • What must be must be.
  • What one loses on the swings, one makes up on the roundabouts.
  • What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.
  • What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.
  • When in doubt, do nowt.
  • When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
  • When the word is out, it belongs to another.
  • When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own.
  • Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise.
  • Where there's muck, there's brass.
  • Whether the pitcher strikes the stone, or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the pitcher.
  • Who chatters to you will chatter of you.
  • Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife?
  • Who repairs not his gutters repairs his whole house.
  • Win at first and lose at last.
  • A wise man is never less alone than when alone.
  • Wise men learn by other's mistakes; fools by their own.
  • The wish is father to the thought.
  • The worse luck now, the better another time.
  • Worse things happen at sea.
  • The worth of a thing is best known by the want of it.
  • You cannot get a quart into a pint pot.
  • You cannot get blood out of a stone.
  • You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
  • You cannot make bricks without straw.
  • You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
  • You cannot serve God and Mammon.
  • You may know by a handful the whole sack.
  • You must grin and bear it.
  • You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
  • The young will sow their wild oats.
  • Youth will be served.
  • Young blood must have its course.
  • Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.

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