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

We have no son, and yet are giving him a name.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

We have not inherited this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children.
      - Proverb, (Kenyan)

We have not saddled and yet we are riding.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

We have not yet saddled, and are already mounted.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

We judge of the present from the past. [The boy and the wolf.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We keep an eye on the scorpion and the serpent, but we do not watch out for the millipede.
      - Proverb, (Sicilian)

We knock in jest, and it is opened in earnest.
      - Proverb, (German)

We know the worth of a thing when we have lost it.
      - Proverb, (French)

We know what we have, but not what we shall get.
      - Proverb, (German)

We learn by teaching.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

We learn little from victory, much from defeat.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

We learn the value of things more in their loss than in their enjoyment.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We leave more to do when we die, than we have done.
      - Proverb

We lessen our wants by lessening our desires.
      - Proverb

We live more by fashion than common sense.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We lose the certain things, while we seek the uncertain ones.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
      - Proverb, (American)

We must bear our cross with patience, said the man when he took his wife on his back.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

We must eat a peck of dirt before we die.
      - Proverb

We must eat and drink though every tree were a gallows.
      - Proverb, (German)

We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.
      - Proverb, (French)

We must learn to walk before we can run.
      - Proverb

We must live as we can, not as we would wish.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We must live by the quick, not by the dead.
      - Proverb

We must not expect everything, everywhere, and from everybody.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We must not lie down and cry, God help us.
      - Proverb

We must sow even after a bad harvest.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

We must suffer much, or die young.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

We need not friends if Providence smiles on us.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We never find that a fox dies in the dirt of his own ditch.
      - Proverb

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
      - Proverb, (French)

We never miss the water till the well runs dry.
      - Proverb

We never profit by the gifts of the wicked.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We pardon faults in youth.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
      - Proverb

We perish by permitted things.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We receive nothing with so much reluctance as advice.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We see not what sits on our shoulder.
      - Proverb

We shall lie all alike in our graves.
      - Proverb

We shall never be younger.
      - Proverb

We shall see what we shall see.
      - Proverb

We shall see, as the blind man said.
      - Proverb, (French)

We should eat to live, not live to eat.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We should trust more to our eyesight than to our ears.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We soon believe what we desire.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We start as fools and become wise through experience.
      - Proverb, (African)

We traded in shrouds; people stopped dying.
      - Proverb, (Lebanese)

We trust what we see rather than what we hear.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

We were born to die anyhow.
      - Proverb, (Mexican)


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