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. Tuckerman
A work well begun is half done.
A work well begun is half ended.
A working hand is worth a gowpen o' gowd. Scotland
A working rnither maks a daw dochter. Scotland
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. Thomas Paine
A world of woes despatched in little space. Dryden
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. Beecher
A world-without-end bargain. Shakespeare
A worm cannot kill a fly.
A worm is in the bud of youth, And at the root of age. Stanza subjoined to a Bill of Mortality, W. COWPER.
A worm-infested turnip is sweet, but bitter the one that a mouse has bitten.
A Wort is asoj güt wie a Chsimes-Jad (Unterschrift). Jüdisch-deutsch Ein Wort (vor Zeugen) ist so gut wie eine Unterschrift.
A Wort ün a Forz känn män nicht zurücknehmen. Jüdisch-deutsch
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 cause is worth pursuing to the end.
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 worthy woman is the crown of her husband.
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. Byron
A wound foreseen paint the less.
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. Pythagoras
A wound given by a word is many times harder to cure than that which is given by the sword.
A wound heals but the scar remains.
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. Shenstone
A wound inflicted by a friend does not heal.
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. Mah?bh?rata.
A wound is not cured by the unbending of the bow.
A wound never heals so well that a scar cannot be seen.
A wound never heals so well that the scar cannot be seen.
A wound will heal. Talk won?t.
A wounded conscience is able to un-paradise paradise itself. Thomas Fuller
A wounded conscience is often inflicted as a punishment for lack of true repentance; great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for his sins. Thomas Fuller
A wounded head can be treated and heals, but a wounded heart never heals.
A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured. Goethe
A wounded reputation is seldom cured.
A wounded soul is difficult to heal.
A wreath of dewy roses, fresh and sweet, just brought from out the garden's cool retreat. Julia C. R. Dorr
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
A wren in the hand is better than a crane to be caught.
A wrestler who is beaten can never get his fill of wrestling.
A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry; But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain. Shakespeare: Com. of Errors, Act ii., Sc. 1.
A wretched woman is more unfortunate than a wretched man. Victor Hugo
A wretched year has twenty-four months.
A writer who attempts to live on the manufacture of his imagination is continually coquetting with starvation. Whipple
A writer who builds his arguments upon facts is not easily to be confuted. He is not to be answered by general assertions or general reproaches. He may want eloquence to amuse and persuade; but, speaking truth, he must always convince. Junius
A wrong step by the leader is a warning for those following.
A Wugen is a Seiger (Uhr), a Schlitten is a Peiger (toter Körper). Jüdisch-deutsch Eine Fuhrmannsregel, welche dem Wagen einen Vorzug vor dem Schlitten gibt. Jener besitzt ein Räderwerk wie eine Uhr, während dieser gleich einem Cadaver geschleift werden muss.