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Water is the strongest drink; it drives mills.

We beat the sack and mean the miller.

We cannot all be Pope of Rome.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

We do in haste what we repent at leisure.

We give to the rich, and take from the poor.

We hang little thieves, and take off our hats to great ones.

We knock in jest, and it is opened in earnest.

We know what we have, but not what we shall get.

We must eat and drink though every tree were a gallows.

Weeds never die.

Weeds want no sowing.

Well-done outlives death.

Were a woman rules the house, the devil is serving-man.

Were he to throw a groat on the roof, it would come down a dollar.

Were I a hatter, men would come into the world without heads.

What belongs to the ravens is never drowned.

What bird so white as mine? says the crow.

What blossoms beautifully, withers fast.

What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.

What comes seldom, comes sharp.

What does the moon care if the dogs bay at her?

What God haith joined together, let no man put asunder.

What goes around, comes around.

What goes down usually comes up.