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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Walls have ears, bottles have mouths.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

Walls have ears, paper sliding doors have eyes.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

Walls have ears.
      - Proverb,
        (Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese)

Walls have mice and mice have ears.
      - Proverb, (Persian)

Walls sink and dunghills rise.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese, Spanish)

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.
      - Proverb

Want a thing long enough, and you don't.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Want all lose all.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Want and necessity break faith and oaths.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Want is the mother of industry.
      - Proverb

Want makes strife 'twixt man and strife.
      - Proverb

Want of variety leads to satiety.
      - Proverb

Want of wit is worse than want of wealth.
      - Proverb

Want will be your master.
      - Proverb

Wanton kittens make sober cats.
      - Proverb

Wanton kittens may make sober cats.
      - Proverb

War appears pleasant to those who have never experienced it.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

War begun, hell unchained.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

War brings scars.
      - Proverb

War ends nothing.
      - Proverb, (Zaire)

War gives no opportunity for repeating a mistake.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

War is death's feast.
      - Proverb

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
      - Proverb, (French)

War is pleasant to those who have not tried it.
  [Lat., Dulce bellum inexpertis.]
      - Proverb, (Latin, German)

War is sweet to him who does not go to it.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

War makes robbers, and peace hangs them.
      - Proverb, (French, Italian)

War makes thieves, and peace hangs them.
      - Proverb

War with all the world, and peace with England.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

War, hunting and law are as full of trouble as pleasure.
      - Proverb

Was, flax, and tin; much in and little in.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Wash a dog, comb a dog, still a dog remains a dog.
      - Proverb, (Danish, French)

Wash your hands in the flowing Ganges.
      - Proverb, (Hindu)

Wash your hands often, your feet seldom, and your head never.
      - Proverb

Waste makes want.
      - Proverb

Waste not want not.
      - Proverb

Watch out for the unexpected mushroom.
      - Proverb, (Sicilian)

Watch the faces of those who bow low.
      - Proverb, (Polish)

Watching women is labour in vain.
      - Proverb, (German)

Water after does not quench a fire at hand.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Water and words are easy to pour but impossible to recover.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Water can float a boat or sink it.
      - Proverb, (Darkovan)

Water does not run under a lying stone.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

Water for oxen, wine for kings.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Water is the strongest drink; it drives mills.
      - Proverb, (German)

Water past will not turn the mill.
      - Proverb, (Italian, Spanish)

Water that has reached its level does not flow.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Water washes everything.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Water, smoke, and a vicious woman, drive men out of the house.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Waves will rise on silent water.
      - Proverb, (Gaelic)

We all like lamb; each has a different way of cooking it.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)


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