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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep; / And in his simple show he harbours treason. / The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.    2 Henry VI., iii. 1.  20502
  Smooth waters run deep.    Proverb.  20503
  Smooth words make smooth ways.    Proverb.  20504
  Smuler ere og Bröd—Even crumbs are bread.    Danish Proverb.  20505
  Snarl if you please, but you shall snarl without.    Dryden.  20506
  Snatch from the ashes of your sires / The embers of their former fires; / And he who in the strife expires / Will add to theirs a name of fear / That tyranny shall quake to hear, / And leave his sons a hope, a fame, / They too would rather die than shame.    Byron.  20507
  So behave that the odour of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.    Thoreau.  20508
  So careful of the type she seems, / So careless of the single life.    Tennyson.  20509
  So comes a reckoning when the banquet’s o’er,— / The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more.    Gay.  20510
  So dawning day has brought relief— / Fareweel our night o’ sorrow.    Burns.  20511
  So dress and so conduct yourself that persons who have been in your company will not recollect what you had on.    Rev. John Newton.  20512
  So far as a man thinks he is free.    Emerson.  20513
  So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.    Johnson.  20514
  So full of shapes is fancy, that it alone is high-fantastical.    Twelfth Night, i. 1.  20515
  So gieb mir auch die Zeiten wieder, / Da ich noch selbst im Werden war—Then give me back the time when I myself was still a-growing.    Goethe.  20516
  So, here hath been dawning / Another blue day; / Think wilt thou let it / Slip useless away. / Out of Eternity / This new day is born; / Into Eternity / At night doth return. / Behold it aforetime / No eye ever did: / So soon it for ever / From all eyes is hid. / Here hath been dawning, &c.    Carlyle on To-day.  20517
  So I do my part to others, let them think of me what they will or can…. If I should regard such things, it were in another’s power to defeat my charity, and evil should be stronger than good. But difficulties are so far from cooling Christians that they whet them.    George Herbert.  20518
  So lang man lebt, sei man lebendig—So long as you live, be living.    Goethe.  20519
  So live with men, as if God saw you; so speak to God, as if men heard you.    Seneca.  20520
  So lonely ’twas, that God himself / Scarce seeméd there to be.    Coleridge.  20521
  So long as a man is capable of self-renewal he is a living being.    Amiel.  20522
  So long as any Ideal (any soul of truth) does, in never so confused a manner, exist and work within the Actual, it is a tolerable business. Not so when the Ideal has wholly departed, and the Actual owns to no soul of truth any longer.    Carlyle.  20523
  So long as the “Holy Place” in their souls is left in possession of powerless opinions, men are practically without God in this world.    Froude.  20524
  So long as you live and work, you will not escape being misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once for all. Be silent.    Goethe.  20525
  So magnificent a thing is Will incarnated in a creature of like fashion with ourselves, that we run to witness all manifestations thereof.    Carlyle.  20526
  So many servants, so many enemies.    Proverb.  20527
  So many slaves, so many enemies.    Proverb.  20528
  So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him.    Henry VIII., iv. 2.  20529
  So much in the world depends upon getting what we want. Prosperity is to the human heart like a sunny south wall to a peach.    Holme Lee.  20530
  So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the pith of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours.    Emerson.  20531
  So much to do, / So little done, such things to be.    Tennyson.  20532
  So nigh is grandeur to our dust, / So near is God to man, / When Duty whispers low, “Thou must,” / The youth replies, “I can!”    Emerson.  20533
  So schaff’ ich am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit / Und wirke der Gottheit lebendiges Kleid—’Tis thus at the roaring loom of Time I ply, / And weave for God the garment thou seest him by (lit. the living garment of the Deity).    Goethe.  20534
  So soon as one’s heart is tender it is weak. When it is beating so warmly against the breast, and the throat is, as it were, tied tightly, and one strives to press the tears from one’s eyes and feels an incomprehensible joy as they begin to flow, then we are so weak that we are fettered by chains of flowers, not because they have become strong through any magic chain, but because we tremble lest we should tear them asunder.    Goethe.  20535
  So soon as people try honestly to see all they can of anything, they come to a point where a noble dimness begins. They see more than others; but the consequence of their seeing more is, that they feel they cannot see at all; and the more intense their perception, the more the crowd of things which they partly see will multiply upon them.    Ruskin.  20536
  So soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to man, I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.    Renan.  20537
  So spiritual (gristig) is our whole daily life; all that we do springs out of mystery, spirit, invisible force; only like a little cloud-image, or Armida’s palace, air-built, does the actual body itself forth from the great mystic deep.    Carlyle.  20538
  So stirbt ein Held, anbetungsvoll—So dies a hero to be worshipped.    Schiller.  20539
  So study evermore is overshot; / While it doth study to have what it would, / It doth forget to do the thing it should; / And when it hath the thing it hunteth most, / ’Tis won as towns with fire,—so won, so lost.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  20540
  So sweetly she bade me adieu, / I thought that she bade me return.    Shenstone.  20541
  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.    Bible.  20542
  So thou be above it, make the world serve thy purpose, but do not thou serve it.    Goethe.  20543
  So thou be good, slander doth but approve / Thy worth the greater.    Shakespeare.  20544
  So to living or dead let the solemn belt call; / Sleeping or waking, time passes with all.    Dr. Walter Smith.  20545
  So turns the faithful needle to the pole, / Though mountains rise between and oceans roll.    Darwin.  20546
  So we grew together, / Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, / But yet a union in partition; / Two lovely berries moulded on one stem. / So with two seeming bodies, but one heart.    Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 2.  20547
  So wise, so young, they say, do ne’er live long.    Richard III., iii. 1.  20548
  So wonderful is human nature, and its varied ties / Are so involved and complicate, that none / May hope to keep his inward spirit pure, / Ana walk without perplexity through life.    Goethe.  20549
  So work the honey bees; / Creatures that, by a rule in Nature, teach / The art of order to a peopled kingdom.    Henry V., i. 2.  20550
  Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to rise.    Fuller.  20551
  Sobald du dir vertraust, sobald weisst du zu leben—So soon as you feel confidence in yourself, you know the art of life.    Goethe’s Mephistopheles in “Faust.”  20552
  Sobriety, severity, and self-respect is the foundation of all true sociality.    Thoreau.  20553
  Social intercourse makes us the more able to bear with ourselves and others.    Goethe.  20554
  Social order without liberty makes of man only a product; liberty makes him the citizen of a better world.    Schiller.  20555
  Societatis vinculum est ratio et oratio—Reason and speech are the bond of society.    Cicero.  20556
  Society always consists, in greatest part, of young and foolish persons.    Emerson.  20557
  Society cannot do without cultivated men. As soon as the first wants are satisfied, the higher wants become imperative.    Emerson.  20558
  Society develops wit, but contemplation alone forms genius.    Madame de Staël.  20559
  Society does not in any age prevent a man from being what he can be.    Carlyle.  20560
  Society does not like to have any breath of question blown on the existing order.    Emerson.  20561
  Society does not love its unmaskers.    Emerson.  20562
  Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.    Emerson.  20563
  Society has always a destructive influence upon an artist:—by its sympathy with his meanest powers; secondly, by its chilling want of understanding of his greatest; and, thirdly, by its vain occupation of his time and thoughts.    Ruskin.  20564
  Society has always under one or the other figure two authentic revelations, of a God and of a devil.    Carlyle.  20565
  Society has only one law, and that is custom.    Hamerton.  20566
  Society is a long series of uprising ridges, which from the first to the last offer no valley of repose. Wherever you take your stand, you are looked down upon by those above you, and reviled and pelted by those below you.    Bulwer Lytton.  20567
  Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.    Emerson.  20568
  Society is a republic. When an individual endeavours to lift himself above his fellows, he is dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or calumny.    Victor Hugo.  20569
  Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places.    Emerson.  20570
  Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not…. Its unity is only phenomenal.    Emerson.  20571
  Society is, and must be, based upon appearances, and not upon the deepest realities.    Hamerton.  20572
  Society is barbarous, until every industrious man can get his living without dishonest customs.    Emerson.  20573
  Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.    Chamfort.  20574
  Society is divisible into two classes: shearers and shorn.    Talleyrand.  20575
  Society is ever under the imperious necessity of moving onward in legal forms, nor can such forms be evaded without the most serious disasters forthwith ensuing.    Draper.  20576
  Society is founded upon cloth.    Carlyle.  20577
  Society is full of infirm people, who incessantly summon others to serve them. They contrive everywhere to exhaust for their single comfort the entire means and appliances of that luxury to which our invention has yet attained.    Emerson.  20578
  Society is infected with rude, cynical, restless, and frivolous persons, who prey upon the rest, and whom no public opinion concentrated into good manners, forms accepted by the sense of all, can reach.    Emerson.  20579
  Society is like the echoing hills; it gives back to the speaker his words, groan for groan, song for song.    Dr. David Thomas.  20580
  Society is no comfort to one not sociable.    Cymbeline, iv. 2.  20581
  Society is servile from want of will, and therefore the world wants saviours and religions.    Emerson.  20582
  Society is the atmosphere of souls, and we necessarily imbibe from it something which is either infectious or hurtful.    Bp. Hall.  20583
  Society is the grandmother of humanity through her daughters the inventions.    C. J. Weber.  20584
  Society is the standing wonder of pur existence; a true region of the supernatural; as it were, a second all-embracing life, wherein our first individual life becomes doubly and trebly alive, and whatever of infinitude was in us bodies itself forth, and becomes visible and active.    Carlyle.  20585
  Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates the laws.    Solon.  20586
  Society lives by faith, and develops by science.    Amiel.  20587
  Society rests upon conscience, not upon science.    Amiel.  20588
  Society will pardon much to genius and special gifts; but, being in its nature conventional, it loves what is conventional.    Emerson.  20589
  Society wishes to be amused. I do not wish to be amused. I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred; the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.    Emerson.  20590
  Socius fidelis anchora tuta est—A faithful companion is a sure anchor.    Motto.  20591
  Socrates quidem quum rogaretur cujatem se esse diceret, Mundanum, inquit. Totius enim mundi se incolam et civem arbitrabatur—When Socrates was asked of what country he professed to be a citizen, he answered, “Of the world;” for he considered himself an inhabitant and citizen of the whole world.    Cicero.  20592
  Soft-heartedness, in times like these, / Shows softness in the upper storey.    Lowell.  20593
  Soft is the music that would charm for ever; / The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly.    Wordsworth.  20594
  Soft, or fair, words butter no parsnips.    Proverb.  20595
  Soft pity enters at an iron gate.    Shakespeare.  20596
  Soft words win hard hearts.    Proverb.  20597
  “Softly! softly!” caught the monkey.    Negro Proverb.  20598
  Sogno d’infermi—A sick man’s dream.    Petrarch.  20599
  Soi-disant—Self-styled.    French.  20600
  Sol crescentes decedens duplicat umbras—The setting sun doubles the increasing shadows.    Virgil.  20601
  Sol occubuit; nox nulla secuta est—The sun is set; no night has followed.  20602
  Sola Deo salus—Safety is from God alone.    Motto.  20603
  Sola juvat virtus—Virtue alone assists.    Motto.  20604
  Sola nobilitas virtus—Virtue is the only nobility.    Motto.  20605
  Sola salus servire Deo—The only safety is in serving God.  20606
  Sola virtus invicta—Virtue alone is invincible.    Motto.  20607
  Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris—It is some comfort to the wretched to have others to share in their woe.  20608
  Soldats! si les cornettes vous manquent, vous trouverez toujours mon panache blanc au chemin de l’honneur et de la gloire—Soldiers! if you don’t hear the bugle-call, you will always see my white plume in the path of honour and glory!    Henry IV. at Ivry.  20609
  Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.    Lord Burleigh.  20610
  Soldiers (there are) of the ploughshare as well as of the sword.    Ruskin.  20611
  Soldiers! what I have to offer you is fatigue, danger, struggle, and death; the chill of the cold night in the free air, and heat under the burning sun; no lodgings, no munitions, no provisions, but forced marches, dangerous watchposts, and the continual struggle with the bayonet against batteries. Those who love freedom and their country may follow me!    Garibaldi to his Roman soldiers. (That is the most glorious speech I ever heard in my life. Kossuth.)  20612
  “Solem præ jaculorum multitudine et sagittarum non videbis.” “In umbra igitur pugnabimus”—“You will not see the sun for the clouds of javelins and arrows.” “We shall fight in the shade then.”    Cicero, The Persian to Leonidas at Thermopylæ and Leonidas’ answer.  20613
  Solem quis dicere falsum audeat?—Who dares call the sun a liar?    Virgil.  20614
  Soli Deo gloria—To God alone be glory.    Motto.  20615
  Soli Deo honor et gloria—To God alone lie honour and glory.    Motto.  20616
  Solicitude about the future never profits; we feel no evil till it comes; and when we feel it, no counsel (Rath) helps us; wisdom is always too early or too late.    Rückert.  20617
  Solid pudding against empty praise.    Pope.  20618
  Solitude can be well applied and sit right upon but very few persons. They must have knowledge of the world to see the follies of it, and virtue enough to despise all the vanity.    Cowley.  20619
  Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.    Sydney Smith.  20620
  Solitude dulls the thought, too much company dissipates it. (?)  20621
  Solitude is a good school, but the world is the best theatre; the institution is best there, but the practice here; the wilderness hath the advantage of discipline, and society opportunities of perfection.    Jeremy Taylor.  20622
  Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.    Lowell.  20623
  Solitude is impracticable, and society fatal.    Emerson.  20624
  Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows. The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervish in the desert.    Thoreau.  20625
  Solitude is often the best society.    Proverb.  20626
  Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good. (?)  20627
  Solitude is the home of the strong; silence, their prayer.    Ravignan.  20628
  Solitude sometimes is best society, / And short retirement urges sweet return.    Milton.  20629
  Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend, the cold, obscure shelter where moult the wings that will bear it farther than suns and stars. He who would inspire and lead his race must be defended from travelling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily time-worn yoke of their opinions.    Emerson.  20630
  Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant—They make a solitude, and call it peace.  20631
  Sollen dich die Dohlen nicht umschrein, / Musst du nicht Knopf auf dem Kirchthurm sein—If jackdaws are not to scream around you, you must not be a ball on the church spire.    Goethe.  20632
  Sollicitæ mentes speque metuque pavent—Minds that are ill at ease are agitated both with hope and fear.    Ovid.  20633
  Sollicitant alii remis freta cæca, ruuntque / In ferrum: penetrant aulas, et limina regum—Some disturb unknown seas with oars, some rush upon the sword; some push their way into courts and the portals of kings.    Virgil.  20634
  Solo cedit, quicquid solo plantatur—Whatever is planted in the soil goes with it.    Law.  20635
  Solo Deo salus—Salvation from God alone.    Motto.  20636
  Solo e pensoso—Alone and pensive.    Petrarch.  20637
  Solvit ad diem—He paid to the day.    Law.  20638
  Solvitur ambulando—The problem is solved by walking, i.e., the theoretical puzzle by a practical test.  20639
  Solvuntur risu tabulæ—The case is dismissed amid laughter.    Horace.  20640
  [Greek]—To feed many mouths and build many houses is the directest road to poverty.    Greek.  20641
  Some are atheists only in fair weather. (?)  20642
  Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.    Twelfth Night, ii. 5.  20643
  Some are cursed with the fulness of satiety; and how can they bear the ills of life when its very pleasures fatigue them?    Colton.  20644
  Some are so intent upon acquiring the superfluities of life that they sacrifice its necessaries in this foolish pursuit.    Goldsmith.  20645
  Some books are drenched sands, on which a great soul’s wealth lies in heaps, like a wrecked argosy.    Alexander Smith.  20646
  Some books are edifices to stand as they are built; some are hewn stones ready to form a part of future edifices; some are quarries from which stones are to be split for shaping and after use.    Holmes.  20647
  Some books are lees frae end to end, / And some big lees were never penn’d; / E’en ministers they hae been kenn’d, / In holy rapture, / A rousing whid at times to vend, / And nail’t wi’ Scripture.    Burns.  20648
  Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.    Bacon.  20649
  Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.    Much Ado, iv. 1.  20650
  Some dire misfortune to portend, / No enemy can match a friend.    Swift.  20651
  Some drink because they’re wet, and some because they’re dry.    Saying.  20652
  Some evils are cured by contempt.    Proverb.  20653
  Some falls are means the happier to rise.    Shakespeare.  20654
  Some faults are so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.    Goldsmith.  20655
  Some folk’s tongues are like the clocks as run on strikin’, not to tell you the time o’ the day, but because there’s summat wrong i’ their inside.    George Eliot.  20656
  Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, / And think they grow immortal as they quote.    Young.  20657
  Some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.    Ecclesiasticus.  20658
  Some glances of real beauty may be seen in the faces of those who dwell in true meekness.    Thoreau.  20659
  Some grief shows much of love, / But much of grief shows still more want of wit.    Romeo and Juliet, iii. 5.  20660
  Some hae meat that canna eat, / And some would eat that want it; / But we hae meat and we can eat, / Sae let the Lord be thankit.    Burns.  20661
  Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.    Proverb.  20662
  Some men are born anvils, some are born hammers. (?)  20663
  Some men are like nails, easily drawn; others are like rivets, not drawable at all.    John Burroughs.  20664
  Some men are wise, and some are otherwise.    Proverb.  20665
  Some men, at the approach of a dispute, neigh like horses. Unless there be an argument going on, they think nothing is doing.    Emerson.  20666
  Some men demand rough treatment everywhere.    S. C. Hall.  20667
  Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.    Proverb.  20668
  Some men have just imagination enough to spoil their judgment. (?)  20669
  Some men, like spaniels, will only fawn the more when repulsed, but will pay little heed to a friendly caress.    Abd-el-Kader.  20670
  Some men weave their sophistry till their own reason is entangled.    Johnson.  20671
  Some men will believe nothing but what they can comprehend; and there are but few things that such are able to comprehend.    St. Evremond.  20672
  Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.    St. Paul.  20673
  Some modern zealots appear to have no better knowledge of truth, nor better manner of judging it, than by counting noses.    Swift.  20674
  Some must be great.    Cowper.  20675
  Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.    Goethe.  20676
  Some of the most famous books are least worth reading. Their fame was due to their doing something that needed in their day to be done. The work done, the virtue of the book expires.    John Morley.  20677
  Some of your griefs you have cured, / And the sharpest you still have survived; / But what torments of pain you endured / From evils that never arrived!    Emerson, from the French.  20678
  Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.    Pope.  20679
  Some people are all quality: you would think they were made up of nothing but title and genealogy. The stamp of dignity defaces in them the very character of humanity, and transports them to such a degree of haughtiness that they reckon it below themselves to exercise either good-nature or good manners.    L’Estrange.  20680
  Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half way to meet it.    D. Jerrold.  20681
  Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together.    Hare.  20682
  Some people obtain fame, and others deserve it.    Lessing.  20683
  Some people pass through life soberly and religiously enough, without knowing why, or reasoning about it, but, from force of habit merely, go to heaven like fools.    Sterne.  20684
  Some people will never learn anything, because they understand everything too soon. (?)  20685
  Some persons are so devotional they have not one bit of true religion in them.    B. R. Haydon.  20686
  Some persons, instead of making a religion for their God, are content to make a god of their religion.    Helps.  20687
  Some persons take reproof good-humouredly enough, unless you are so unlucky as to hit a sore place. Then they wince and writhe, and start up and knock you down for your impertinence, or wish you good morning.    Hare.  20688
  Some philosophers seek to exalt man by display of his greatness, others to debase him by pointing to his miseries.    Pascal.  20689
  Some prayers, indeed, have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with richer lading at last.    Gurnall.  20690
  Some read books only with a view to find fault, while others read only to be taught; the former are like venomous spiders, extracting a poisonous quality, where the latter, like the bees, sip out a sweet and profitable juice.    L’Estrange.  20691
  Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: / Some run from brakes of vice and answer none, / And some condemned for a fault alone.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 1.  20692
  Some slaves are scourged to their work by whips, others by restlessness and ambition.    Ruskin.  20693
  Some straw, a room, water, and in the fourth place, gentle words. These things are never to be refused in good men’s houses.    Hitopadesa.  20694
  Some talkers excel in the precision with which they formulate their thoughts, so that you get from them somewhat to remember; others lay criticism asleep by a charm.    Emerson.  20695
  Some tears belong to us because we are unfortunate; others, because we are humane; many, because we are mortal. But most are caused by our being unwise. It is these last only that of necessity produce more.    Leigh Hunt.  20696
  Some that speak no ill of any do no good to any.    Proverb.  20697
  Some there be that shadows kiss, / Such have but a shadow’s bliss.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 9.  20698
  Some to whom Heaven in wit has been profuse, / Want as much more to turn it to its use.    Pope.  20699
  Some treasures are heavy with human tears, as an ill-stored harvest with untimely rain; and some gold is brighter in sunshine than in substance.    Ruskin.  20700
  Some troops pursue the bloody-minded queen / That led calm Henry.    3 Henry VI., ii. 6.  20701
  Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast / The little tyrant of his fields withstood, / Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, / Some Cromwell guiltless of his country’s blood.    Gray.  20702
  Some virtues are only seen in affliction, and some in prosperity.    Addison.  20703
  Some wee short hours ayont the twal.    Burns.  20704
  Some work in the morning may trimly be done, / That all the day after may hardly be won.    Tusser.  20705
  Some would be thought to do great things who are but tools and instruments, like the fool who fancied he played upon the organ when he only blew the bellows. (?)  20706
  Something attempted, something done, / Has earned a night’s repose.    Longfellow.  20707
  Something between a hindrance and a help.    Wordsworth.  20708
  Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.    Hamlet, i. 4.  20709
  Something is wanting to science until it has been humanised.    Emerson.  20710
  Something of a person’s character may be discovered by observing when and how he smiles. Some people never smile. They only grin.    Bovee.  20711
  Sometimes from her eyes / I did receive fair speechless messages.    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  20712
  Sometimes ideas are made flesh; they breathe upon us with warm breath; they touch us with soft responsive hands; they look upon us with sad, sincere eyes, and speak to us in appealing tones.    George Eliot.  20713
  Sometimes the half is better than the whole, / And sometimes worse than none; the dubious soul / Suspects the secret there in what is hid, / And holds the rest but trash.    Dr. Walter Smith.  20714
  Sometimes / ’Tis well to be bereft of promised good, / That we may lift the soul, and contemplate / With lively joy the joys we cannot share.    Coleridge.  20715
  Somnus agrestium / Lenis virorum non humiles domos / Fastidit, umbrosamque ripam—The gentle sleep of rustic men disdains not humble dwellings and the shady bank.    Horace.  20716
  Somnus est imago mortis—Sleep is the image of death.    Cicero.  20717
  Son genre n’est pas le plus grand, mais elle est la plus grande dans son genre—Its kind is not the greatest, but it is the greatest of its kind. (?)  20718
  Sonder Falsch wie die Tauben! und ihr beleidiget keinen; / Aber klug wie die Schlangen und euch beleidiget keiner—Innocent as doves, you will harm no one; but wise as serpents, no one will harm you.    Haug.  20719
  Song is the heroic of speech.    Carlyle.  20720
  Song is the tone of feeling.    Hare.  20721
  Songs may exist unsung, but voices exist only when they sound.    Landor.  20722
  Soon enough, if well enough.    Proverb.  20723
  Soon hot, soon cold.    Proverb.  20724
  Soon or late the strong need the help of the weak.    French Proverb.  20725
  Soon ripe, soon rotten.    Proverb.  20726
  Sooner earth / Might go round heaven, and the strait girth of Time/ Inswathe the fulness of Eternity, / Than language grasp the infinite of Love.    Tennyson.  20727
  Sooner or later the truth comes to light.    Dutch Proverb.  20728
  Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain, / Fought all his battles o’er again; / And thrice he routed all his foes, / And thrice he slew the slain.    Dryden.  20729
  [Greek]—I hate a learned woman. Let no woman in my house know more than a woman should.    Euripides.  20730
  Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreadful of the evils that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts every heart and eradicates every virtue.    Fénelon.  20731
  Sorex suo perit indicio—The mouse perishes by betraying himself.    Proverb.  20732
  Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, / Makes the night morning and the noontide night.    Richard III., i. 4.  20733
  Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopped, / Doth burn the heart to cinders where it is.    Tit. Andron., ii. 5.  20734
  Sorrow has ever produced more melody than mirth.    C. Fitzhugh.  20735
  Sorrow has not been given us for sorrow’s sake, but always as a lesson from which we are to learn somewhat, which once learned, it ceases to be sorrow.    Carlyle.  20736
  Sorrow is always toward ourselves, not heaven; / Showing, we would not spare heaven, as we love it, / But as we stand in fear.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 3.  20737
  Sorrow is an enemy, but it carries a friend’s message within it too. All life is as death; and the tree Igdrasil, which reaches up to heaven, goes down to the kingdom of hell; and God, the Everlasting Good and Just, is in it all.    Carlyle.  20738
  Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.    Bible.  20739
  Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.    Proverb.  20740
  Sorrow is knowledge; they who know the most must mourn the deepest over the fatal truth, the tree of knowledge is not that of life.    Byron.  20741
  Sorrow is shadow to life, moving where life doth move.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  20742
  Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it.    Johnson.  20743
  Sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell, once set on ringing, with his own strength goes; then little strength rings out the doleful knell.    Shakespeare.  20744
  Sorrow like this / Draws parted lives in one, and knits anew / The rents which time has made.    Lewis Morris.  20745
  Sorrow of spirit (like Night among the Greeks) is the mother of gods.    Jean Paul.  20746
  Sorrow seems sent for our instruction, as we darken the cages of birds when we would teach them to sing.    Jean Paul.  20747
  Sorrow that is couched in seeming gladness / Is like that mirth fate turns to sudden sadness.    Troil. and Cress., i. 1.  20748
  Sorrow will pay no debt.    Proverb.  20749
  Sorrows are like thunder-clouds,—in the distance they look black, over our heads hardly gray.    Jean Paul.  20750
  Sorrows are often evolved from good fortune.    Goethe.  20751
  Sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.    Tennyson.  20752
  Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.    R. Pollok.  20753


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