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We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.

We must learn to walk before we can run.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

We shall see, as the blind man said.

Weather, wind, women, and fortune change like the moon.

Wedlock rides in the saddle and repentance on the crupper.

Well fed but ill taught.

Well-regulated charity begins with one's self.

Went in one ear and out the other.

Were if not for "if" and "but," we should all be rich for ever.

Were it a wolf it would spring at your throat.

Were the devil to come from hell to fight, there would forthwith be a Frenchman to accept the challenge.

What a monk thinks he dares to do.

What a neighbor gets is not lost.

What comes from the fife goes back to the drum.

What is bad for one is good for another.

What is enough was never little.

What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.

What is new is always fine.

What is true is not always probable.

What is worth receiving is worth returning.

What the child hears at the fireside is soon known at the parish church.

What the colt learns in youth his continues in old age.

What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

What the gauntlet wins the gorget consumes.