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Proverbs Starting with letter W - part 8
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Who knows not how to pray let him go sail the sea.
Who knows not the game, let him not play.
Who knows nothing doubts nothing.

Who knows the language is at home everywhere.
Who knows the tongues is at home everywhere.
Who laughs at others' ills, has his own behind the door.
Who laughs at you also cries for you.
Who laughs last, laughs the best.
Who leaves a son isn't really dead.
Who leaves no traces in the field, will be put to shame at harvest.
Who leaves the old street for the new one, knows what he left but not what he'll find.
Who lends doesn't improve.
Who lends to a friend loses doubly.
Who lies down with dogs gets up with fleas.
Who lies for you will lie against you.
Who lies with the blind gets up cross-eyed.
Who listens hears about himself.
Who lives in a quiet house has plenty.
Who lives in exile finds that spring has no charm.
Who lives on the score has shame evermore.
Who lives well dies well.
Who lives will see.
Who looks for something will find it.
Who looks not before finds himself behind.
Who loses honor can lose nothing else.
Who loves a rose will endure its thorns.
Who loves cats has a beautiful wife.
Who loves me loves my dog.
Who loves the tree loves the branch.
Who loves the ugly finds it beautiful.
Who loves to roam may lose his home.
Who loves ugliness will not encounter beauty.
Who loves well chastises well.
Who loves well is slow to forget.
Who loves well, chastises well.
Who loves, believes.
Who loves, fears.
Who makes a promise owes something.
Who makes friends of all, keeps none.
Who makes himself a ewe, the wolf eats him.

Who makes his bed on the morrow; goes all day without sorrow.
Who makes no promises, has none to perform.
Who mocks his chains will not be free.
Who more busy than they who have least to do?.
Who most swears lies the most.
Who moves, picks up, who stands still, dries up.
Who never ate honey, when eating it, soils himself.
Who never built a house thinks that the walls grow out of the ground.
Who offends writes on sand, who is offended on marble.
Who offends writes on sand; who is offended, on marble.
Who often changes, damages.
Who owes nothing has nothing to fear.
Who owns the bank owns the fish.
Who paints me before blackens me behind.
Who pays a debt creates capital.
Who pays beforehand is served behindhand.
Who pays in advance is badly served.
Who pays soon borrows when he will.
Who pays the piper calls the tune.
Who plays with fire gets burnt.
Who preaches in the desert loses his sermon.
Who promises a lot, gives a little.
Who promises too much doesn't honor his promises.
Who proves too much proves nothing.
Who punishes one threatens a hundred.
Who reaches for the spruce, falls down onto the juniper.
Who readily borrows, readily lies.
Who receives, should thank; who gives, should be silent.
Who reckons without his host must reckon again.
Who refuses, muses.
Who remains silent agrees.'.
Who reminds old events,insults, will be deprived of his eye,(and who forgets it - of both).
Who rides a tiger cannot dismount.
Who rides slow, must saddle betimes.
Who rises late must trot all day.
Who runs for pleasure never gets tired.
Who runs is followed.
Who saves, saves for the cat.
Who says A must say B.
Who says little has little to answer for.
Who searches always finds; if not a nail, a tack.
Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.
Who seeks a quarrel will find it near at hand.
Who seeks adventures finds blows.
Who sees faces doesn't see hearts.
Who serves the public serves a fickle master.
Who serves the public, serves no one.
Who serves well and says nothing makes claim enough.
Who serves well asks enough.

Who sieves too much keeps the rubbish.
Who sits down is a cripple.
Who sits on your shoulders will try to climb on your head.
Who so deaf as he that will not hear.
Who sows barley cannot reap wheat.
Who sows ill reaps ill.
Who sows reaps.
Who sows thorns let him not walk bare-foot.
Who sows thorns should not go barefoot.
Who sows wheat with the devil will get its chaff.
Who sows wind will harvest storm. (Similar to 'As you sow, so you shall reap.').
Who speaks alone is always right.
Who speaks ill of others to you will speak ill of you to others.
Who speaks, sows; who listens, reaps.
Who spends more than they have, shows lack of wisdom.
Who spits against heaven, it falls on his head.
Who spits against the wind spits in his own face.
Who spits against the wind, fouls his beard.
Who spits against the wind, it falls in his face.
Who splits and distributes but doesn't keep the best share for himself is either dumb or has no craft.
Who stands bail for someone is being teased by the devil.
Who stands by the door of his house is not yet gone away.
Who steals a calf, steals a cow.
Who steals for others is hanged for himself.
Who stumbles without falling makes a bigger step.
Who suffers from diarrhea, is not afraid of the dark.
Who suffers from love, feels no pain.
Who swims doesn't drown.
Who takes a lion at a distance fears a mole present.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.
Who talks a lot at the table will leave it hungry.
Who talks a lot is seldom right.
Who talks a lot listens even worse.
Who talks a lot, talks about himself.
Who talks little hears better.
Who talks much, errs much.
Who teaches me for a day is my father for a lifetime.
Who the daughter would win, with mamma must begin.
Who thinks doesn't marry; who marries does not think.
Who threatens, warns.
Who throws a stone above him may have it fall on his own head.
Who throws a stone at the sky, it falls back on his head.
Who throws stones at night, kills his own brother.
Who timidly requests invites refusal.
Who to-day was a haughty knight, is to-morrow a pennyless wight.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Who troubles others has no rest himself.
Who undertakes many things at once seldom does anything well.

Who undertakes too much, succeeds but little.
Who ventures nothing has no luck.
Who ventures to lend, loses money and friend.
Who wagers nothing, he wins nothing.
Who waits for the shoes of a dead man will go barefoot all his life.
Who waits too long despairs.
Who waits, always achieves.
Who walks in the rain gets wet.
Who wants all, loses all.
Who wants fire, let him look for it in the ashes.
Who wants heat, must endure the smoke.
Who wants not, has already.
Who wants something does it himself, those who don't have it done.
Who wants to beat a dog, soon finds a stick.
Who wants to climb to the highest will fall to the lowest.
Who wants to go, goes; who wants to stay, stays.
Who wants to know it... wants to say it.
Who wants yoghurt in winter must carry a cow in his pocket.
Who was born to be a donkey never makes it to horse.
Who wasn't out in the sea, didn't pray to God.
Who watches not catches not.
Who went away fast comes back fast.
Who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.
Who will not feed the cats, must feed the mice and rats.
Who will not when he can, can't when he will.
Who will watch the watchers themselves?' or 'Who will guard the guardians themselves?.
Who wills the end, wills the means.
Who wings, drives away care.
Who wins first, loses last.
Who wishes to travel far spares his steed.
Who wishes war, may war be in his house.
Who wives for a dower, resigns his own power.
Who won't be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.
Who would avoid all strife, should be a bachelor.
Who would be young in age, must in youth be sage.
Who would have many friends let him test but few.
Who would make money must begin by spending it.
Who would not have feet set on his neck, let him not stoop.
Who would win, must learn to bear.
Who would wish to be valued must make himself scarce.
Who wouldn't lick his fingers when they have been dipped in honey?.
Who writes love letters grows thin; who carries them, fat.
Who writes, reads twice.
Who's born as donkey can't die as horse.
Who's the man that was never fooled by a woman.
Whoever I love is the most beautiful.
Whoever becomes lazy, s/he won't become green.
Whoever brings finds the door open for him.
Whoever buys a house must examine the beams; whoever wants a wife must look at her mother.

Whoever can walk on water is probably made of straw.
Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
Whoever crossed the river at the fordable point, knows how deep the river is.
Whoever depends on his wife's earnings will not succeed.
Whoever desires is always poor.
Whoever does not help himself cannot help others.
Whoever does not respect you, insults you.
Whoever does something is responsible for it.
Whoever drinks on credit gets drunk more quickly.
Whoever eats a pancake never counts the holes in it.
Whoever falls sick of folly, is long in getting cured.
Whoever feeds the wolf in the winter will be eaten by him in the spring.
Whoever gossips about his relatives has no luck and no blessing.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Whoever has a tail of straw should not hesitate near the fire.
Whoever has no children has no light in his eyes.
Whoever has only one garment does not wash it when it rains.
Whoever has the Seal, he is Solomon the prophet. (Solomon is he who has the seal).
Whoever has walked with truth generates life.
Whoever invented work must not have had anything to do.
Whoever is ashamed to sleep with his wife will never have children.
Whoever keeps his door locked all the time longs for it to be broken down.
Whoever knew you when you were small will not respect you when you're big.
Whoever knows how to use a pen never adds his own name to the 'guilty' list.
Whoever leans close to a good tree is blanketed by good shade.
Whoever leaves his home, loses his prestige.
Whoever lets himself be led by the heart will never lose his way.
Whoever lives within himself is burning with love.
Whoever marries for money will have unworthy children.
Whoever marries my mother, I'll call him uncle.
Whoever plows with a team of donkeys must have patience.
Whoever rubs himself with garlic will not smell of cloves.
Whoever stays awake longest must blow out the candle.
Whoever tastes from the head of a poppy will not expect any thing from love.
Whoever tears his clothes must mend them himself.
Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.
Whoever wants honey must breed bees.
Whoever wants to hurt never misses his target.
Whoever works, s/he will eat.
Whoever writes a book, should be ready to accept criticism.
Whom God loves, his female dog litters pigs.
Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Whom Jupiter wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Whom a serpent has bitten a lizard alarms.
Whom fortune favours, the world favours.
Whom sleepest with children, waketh with their piss.
Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.
Whom the gods hated, they made them pedagogues.
Whom the gods love die young.
Whom the gods love dies young' (, Bacchides, IV, 7, 18). In the comic play, a sarcastic servant says this to his aging master. The rest of the sentence reads: 'dum valet, sentit, sapit', 'while he is full of health, perception and judgement.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Whom thy care to tamper pots in an abandoned house.
Whom we love best, to them we can say least.
Whore or thief young or old, welcome so you've got the gold.
Whoredom and thieving are never long concealed.
Whores and thieves are always very pious.
Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.
Whose bread I eat, that's whose song I sing.
Whose bread I eat: his song I sing.
Whose bread you eat, his songs you'll sing.
Whose end of tongue is sharp, the edge of his head must be hard.

Whose life is as lightning, his words are as thunder.
Whose stick, his buffalo.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.

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