A vulgar man is captious and jealous; eager and impetuous about trifles. He suspects himself to be slighted, and thinks everything that is said meant at him. Chesterfield
A vulgar man, in any ill that happens to him, blames others; a novice in philosophy blames himself; and a philosopher blames neither the one nor the other. Epictetus
A wager is a fool's argument.
A wailing, rushing sound, which shook the walls as though a giant's hand were on them; then a hoarse roar, as if the sea had risen; then such a whirl and tumult, that the air seemed mad; and then, with a lengthened howl, the waves of wind swept on. Dickens
A waiting appetite kindles many a spite.
A waking dog barks from afar at a sleeping lion.
A wall between baith, best preserves friendship. Scotland
A wall between increases love.
A wall between, preserves love.
A Walsall whoffler.
A wamefou 's a wamefou, were 't but o' bear-caff. Scotland
A wamefu 's a wamefu, were 't but o' cauld kail. Scotland
A want of pence stops all your marketing.
A wanton eye is a messenger of an unchaste heart. St. Augustine
A wanton eye is the messenger of a lusting heart.
A wanton wife and a back door soon will make a rich man poor.
A wär' gut weg ze schenken, a roit's nich sîr. Schlesien Er taugte allerdings gut zum wegschenken, er würde niemanden reuen. fr] Enlevé comme un courcin.
A ward bei guder Zeit wiederkumma. Schlesien
A ward doch missen Haare lassen, wenn's derzu kommt. Schlesien
A warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man. Cecil
A warm Christmas means a cold Easter.
A warm fire is better than any delicious food.
A warm fire is better than delicious cooked rice.
A warm January; a cold May.
A warmed-up dinner was never worth much. Boileau
A warning to the wise is a blessing, to the fool an insult.
A warrior dies in battle; a mountain climber on the rocks, but a farmer dies of old age.
A warrior does not complain about physical discomfort.
A warrior does not let a friend face danger alone.
A warrior fights to the death.
A warrior is not a wrestler, he?s killed the moment his spear and shield are over powered.
A warrior?s blood boils before the fire is hot.
A wart a Hasen. Böhmisch-Friedland Er wartet auf den Hasen. Von jm, der die Arme auf der Brust übereinanderlegt, also die Zeit im Nichtstun verbringt.
A wasp can be more dangerous than a tiger.
A watched arrow does not take time to pierce the eyes. (If you notice a problem coming, you should quickly take precautionary measures to avoid it.)
A watched clock never tells the time.
A watched flower never blooms, while a carelessly planted willow grows into shade.
A watched kettle never boils.
A watched pan is long in boiling.
A watched pot never boils.
A way to success is to serve.
A wayward woman is like the weaver bird. She uses her perch on one tree to scout other trees.
A weak foundation destroys the work.
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones. Chesterfield
A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep one has two highest tides, - when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon. Hare
A weak person goes where he is smiled at.
A weakness natural to superior and to little men, when they have committed a fault, is to wish to make it pass as a work of genius, a vast combination which the vulgar cannot comprehend. Pride says these things and folly credits them. Chateaubriand
A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.