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Who wants fire, let him look for it in the ashes.

Who wants to beat a dog, soon finds a stick.

Who watches not catches not.

Who weds a sot to get his cot, will lose the cot and keep the sot.

Who would regard all things complacently must wick at a great many.

Whoso hunteth with cats will catch nothing but rats.

Whoso is tired of happy days, let him take a wife.

Wisdom in the man, patience in the wife, brings peace to the house, and a happy life.

Wisdom is a good purchase, though we pay dear for it.

Wise men sue for offices, and blockheads get them.

Wise rats run from a falling house.

Wishes are the echo of a lazy will.

With a good name one may easily sin.

With honour and store, what would you more.

With the good we become good.

Woods have ears and fields have eyes.

Worldly good is ebb and flood.

You never know how a cow catches a rabbit.

You never know what you can do till you try.

You've got to stare the cat down out of the tree.

Young cats will mouse, young apes will louse.

Young folk, silly folk; old folk, cold folk.

Young folks think old folks to be fools, but old folks know young folks to be fools.

Young fools think that the old are dotards, but the old have forgotten more than the young fools know.

Young twigs may be bent, but not old trees.