A wool-seller knows a wool-buyer.
A word and a blow.
A word and a stone let go cannot be called back.
A word and a stone let go cannot be recalled.
A word before is worth two after.
A word before is worth two behind.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 11)
A word has no ears, but it hears far.
A word helps a good person; but even a stick can't help the bad.
Yiddish] A guten helft a vort; a shlechten helft afileh kain shteken oich nit.
A word hurts more than a wound.
A word ill taken obliterates ten years' merit.
Michel De Montaigne
A word in season spoken
May calm the troubled breast.
CHARLES JEFFERYS: A Word in Season.
A word is enough to the wise.
A word is like an arrow - both are in a hurry to strike.
Yiddish] A vort iz azoi vi a feil - baideh hobn groisseh eil.
A word less, as long as it's the truth.
Yiddish] Vainiker a vort, abi dem emess.
A word of kindness is better than a fat pie.
A word once out flies much about.
A word once spoken cannot be recalled.
A word once spoken is past recalling.
A word once vulgarized can never be rehabilitated.
A word spoken in due season, how good is it!
A word spoken in season, at the right moment, is the mother of ages.
A word spoken is an arrow let fly. / A word once out flies everywhere.
A word spoken is past recalling.
A word that has been said may be unsaid; it is but air. But when a deed is done, it cannot be undone, nor can our thoughts reach out to all the mischiefs that may follow.
A word to the wise is enough.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
A word to the wise will always suffice.
A word, a look, which at one time would make no impression, at another time wounds the heart; and like a shaft flying with the wind pierces deep, which, with its own natural force, would scarce have reached the object aimed at.
A work ill done must be done twice.
A work ill done must be twice done.
A work of art is said to be perfect in proportion as it does not remind the spectator of the process by which it was created.
A work well begun is half done.
A work well begun is half ended.
A world of little cares is continually arising, which busy or affluent life knows nothing of, to open the first door to distress. Hunger is not among the postponable wants; and a day, even a few hours, in such a condition is often the crisis of a life of ruin.
A world of woes despatched in little space.
A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.
A world-without-end bargain.
A worm is in the bud of youth,
And at the root of age.
Stanza subjoined to a Bill of Mortality, W. COWPER.
A Wort is asoj güt wie a Chsimes-Jad (Unterschrift).
Ein Wort (vor Zeugen) ist so gut wie eine Unterschrift.
A Wort ün a Forz känn män nicht zurücknehmen.
A worthless woman! mere cold clay
As all false things are! but so fair,
She takes the breath of men away
Who gaze upon her unaware:
I would not play her larcenous tricks
To have her looks!
Elizabeth B. Browning
A worthy man is a wortlry man even though he has no money, an ass is an ass though he has satin clothes.
A worthy man is still worthy even penniless, a donkey is a donkey even if he is finely saddled.
A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon,
A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon,
Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean,
And furbish falsehoods for a magazine.
A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from the sword; the latter affects only the body - the former, the spirit, the soul.
A wound in the friendship of young persons, as in the bark of young trees, may be so grown over as to leave no scar. The case is very different in regard to old persons and old timber. The reason of this may be accountable from the decline of the social passions, and the prevalence of spleen, suspicion, and rancor towards the latter part of life.
A wound inflicted by arrows heals, a wood cut down by an axe grows, but harsh words are hateful - a wound inflicted by them does not heal. Arrows of different sorts can be extracted from the body, but a word-dart cannot be drawn out, for it is seated in the heart.
A wound is not cured by the unbending of the bow.
A wounded conscience is able to un-paradise paradise itself.