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The weeping bride makes a laughing wife.

The will gives the work its name.

The will is the soul of the work.

The wind does not always blow from the same quarter.

The wind keeps not always in one quarter.

The wise drunkard is a sober fool.

The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.

The wood has ears, the field has eyes.

The work praises the workman.

The world likes to have night-owls, that it may have matter for wonder.

The worse the dun, the worst the paymaster.

There are many preachers who don't hear themselves.

There are more hands than heads.

There are more old tipplers than old doctors.

There are more threatened than struck.

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.

There are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter.

There are more ways of killing a dog than hanging it.

There are only two good women in the world; the one is dead, the other not to be found.

There come just as many calf-skins as cow-skins to market.

There is always a Pharaoh who does not know Joseph.

There is always room at the top.

There is an exception to every rule.

There is more disputing about the shell than the kernel.

There is no eel so small but it hopes to become a whale.