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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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