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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Sects of men  to  Short swallow-flights
  Sects of men are apt to be shut up in sectarian ideas of their own, and to be less open to new general ideas than the main body of men.    Matthew Arnold.  20000
  Secundis dubiisque rectus—Uptight, whether in prosperous or in critical circumstances.    Motto.  20001
  Secundo a amne defluit—He floats with the stream.  20002
  Secundum artem—According to the rules of art.  20003
  Secundum genera—According to classes.  20004
  Secundum usum—According to usage or use.  20005
  Security, / Is mortals’ chiefest enemy.    Macbeth, iii. 5.  20006
  Security will produce danger.    Johnson.  20007
  Securus judicat orbis terrarum—The world’s judgment is unswayed by fear.    St. Augustine.  20008
  Sed de me ut sileam—But to say nothing of myself.    Ovid.  20009
  Sed nisi peccassem, quid tu concedere posses? / Materiam veniæ sors tibi nostra dedit—Had I not sinned, what had there been for thee to pardon? My fate has given thee the matter for mercy.    Ovid.  20010
  Sed notat hunc omnis domus et vicinia tota, / Introrsum turpem, speciosum pelle decora—But all his family and the entire neighbourhood regard him as inwardly base, and only showy outside.    Horace.  20011
  Sed quum res hominum tanta caligine volvi / Adspicerem, lætosque diu florere nocentes, / Vexarique pios: rursus labefacta cadebat / Religio—When I beheld human affairs involved in such dense darkness, the guilty exulting in their prosperity, and pious men suffering wrong, what religion I had began to reel backward and fall.    Claudian.  20012
  Sed tu / Ingenio verbis concipe plura meis?—But do you of your own ingenuity take up more than my words?    Ovid.  20013
  Sed vatem egregium cui non sit publica vena, / Qui nihil expositum soleat deducere, nec qui / Communi feriat carmen triviale moneta, / Hunc qualem nequeo monstrare, et sentio tantum, / Anxietate carens animus facit—A poet of superior merit, whose vein is of no vulgar kind, who never winds off anything trite, nor coins a trivial poem at the public mint, I cannot describe, but only recognise as a man whose soul is free from all anxiety.    Juvenal.  20014
  See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.    Carlyle.  20015
  See how many things there are which a man cannot do himself; and then it will appear that it was a sparing speech of the ancients to say, “that a friend is another himself;” for that a friend is far more than himself.    Bacon.  20016
  See Naples, and then die.    Italian Proverb.  20017
  See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.    Socrates.  20018
  See that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in his brother’s way.    St. Paul.  20019
  See that you come not to woo honour, but to wed it.    All’s Well, ii. 1.  20020
  See the conquering hero comes! / Sound the trumpet, beat the drums!    Dr. Thomas Morell.  20021
  See this last and this hammer (said the poor cobbler); that last and this hammer are the two best friends I have in this world; nobody else will be my friend, because I want a friend.    Goldsmith.  20022
  See thou explain the infinite through the finite, and the unintelligible only through the intelligible, and not inversely.    Bodenstedt.  20023
  See to it that each hour’s feelings, and thoughts, and actions are pure and true; then will your life be such.    Ward Beecher.  20024
  See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, / That Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.    Romeo and Juliet, v. 3.  20025
  See, what is good lies by thy side.    Goethe.  20026
  Seein’s believin’, but feelin’s the naked truth.    Scotch Proverb.  20027
  Seeing the root of the matter is found in me.    Bible.  20028
  Seek, and ye shall find.    Jesus.  20029
  Seek but provision of bread and wine, / … Fools to flatter, and raiment fine, / … And nothing of God shall e’er be thine.    Dr. Walter Smith.  20030
  Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.    Bible.  20031
  Seek not thyself without thyself to find.    Dryden.  20032
  Seek not to know what must not be reveal’d; / Joys only flow where fate is most conceal’d; / Too busy man would find his sorrows more, / If future fortunes he should know before; / For by that knowledge of his destiny / He would not live at all, but always die.    Dryden.  20033
  Seek not to reform every one’s dial by your own watch.    Proverb.  20034
  Seek one good, one end, so zealously, that nothing else may come into competition or partnership with it.    Thomas à Kempis.  20035
  Seek the good of other men, but be not in bondage to their faces or fancies; for that is but facility or softness, which taketh an honest mind prisoner.    Bacon.  20036
  Seek till you find, and you’ll not lose your labour.    Proverb.  20037
  Seek to be good, but aim not to be great; / A woman’s noblest station is retreat.    Lyttelton.  20038
  Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.    Bacon.  20039
  Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.    Bible.  20040
  Seek your salve where you got your sore.    Proverb.  20041
  Seekest thou great things? seek them not.    Jeremiah.  20042
  Seeking for a God there, and not here; everywhere outwardly in physical nature, and not inwardly in our own soul, where He alone is to be found by us, begins to get wearisome.    Carlyle.  20043
  Seeking nothing, he gains all; foregoing self, the universe grows “I.”    Sir Edwin Arnold.  20044
  Seeking the bubble reputation, / Even in the cannon’s mouth.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  20045
  Seele des Menschen, / Wie gleichst du dem Wasser! / Schicksal des Menschen, / Wie gleichst du dem Wind!—Soul of man, how like art thou to water! Lot of man, how like art thou to wind!    Goethe.  20046
  Seelenstärke ohne Seelengrösse bildet die bösartigen Charakters—Strength of soul without greatness of soul goes but to form evil-disposed characters.    Weber.  20047
  Seem I not as tender to him / As any mother? / Ay, but such a one / As all day long hath rated at her child, / And vext his day, but blesses him asleep.    Tennyson.  20048
  Seeming triumph o’er God’s saints / Lasts but a little hour.    Winkworth.  20049
  Seems, madam! nay, it is; I know not “seems.” / ’Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / Nor customary suits of solemn black, / Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, / No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, / Nor the dejected ’haviour of the visage, / Together with all forms, modes, shows of grief, / That can denote truly; these, indeed, seem, / For they are actions that a man can play: / But I have that within, which passeth show; / These but the trappings and the suits of woe.    Hamlet, i. 2.  20050
  Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.    Bible.  20051
  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.    Bible.  20052
  Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.    Bible.  20053
  Seest thou not, I say, what a deformed thief this fashion is? how giddily he turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five-and-thirty.    Much Ado, iii. 3.  20054
  Segnius homines bona quam mala sentiunt—Men are not so readily sensible of benefits as of injuries.  20055
  Segnius irritant animos demissa per aurem, / Quam quæ sunt oculis subjecta fidelibus—What we learn merely through the ear makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.    Horace.  20056
  Sehr leicht zerstreut der Zufall was er sammelt; / Ein edler Mensch zieht edle Menschen an / Und weiss sie festzuhalten—What chance gathers she very easily scatters. A noble man attracts noble men, and knows how to hold them fast.    Goethe.  20057
  Sei gefühllos! / Ein leichtbewegtes Herz / Ist ein elend Gut / Auf der wankenden Erde—Do not give way to feeling (lit. be unfeeling). A quickly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.    Goethe.  20058
  Sei gut, und lass von dir die Menschen Böses sagen; / Wer eigne Schuld nicht trägt, kann leichter fremde tragen—Be good, and let men say ill of thee; he who has no sin to bear of his own can more easily bear that of others.    Rückert.  20059
  Sei im Besitze, und du wohnst im Recht / Und heilig wird’s die Menge dir bewahren—Be in possession and thou hast the right, and the many will preserve it for thee as sacred.    Schiller.  20060
  Sei was du sein willst—Be what you would be.    German Proverb.  20061
  Sein Glaube ist so gross; dass, wenn er fällt, / Glaubt er: gefallen sei die ganze Welt—His faith is so great that if it falls, he believes the whole world has fallen.    Bodenstedt.  20062
  Sei hochbeseligt oder leide! / Das Herz bedarf ein zweites Herz. / Geteilte Freud’ ist doppelt Freude, / Geteilter Schmerz ist halber Schmerz.—Be joyful or sorrowful, the heart needs a second heart. Joy shared is joy doubled; pain shared is pain divided.    Rückert.  20063
  Selbst erfinden ist schön; doch glücklich von andern Gefundnes, / Fröhlich erkannt und geschätzt, nennst du das weniger dein?—It is glorious to find out one’s self, but call you that less yours which has been happily found out by others, and is with joy recognised and valued by you?    Goethe.  20064
  Selbst gethan ist halb gethan—What you do yourself is half done.    German Proverb.  20065
  Seldom contented, often in the wrong, / Hard to be pleased at all, and never long.    Dryden.  20066
  Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.    Bp. Hall.  20067
  Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort, / As if he mock’d himself, and scorn’d his spirit, / That could be moved to smile at anything.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  20068
  Seldom, in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.    Goethe.  20069
  Seldom is a life wholly wrecked but the cause lies in some internal mal-arrangement, some want less of good fortune than of good guidance.    Carlyle.  20070
  Self-complacence over the concealed destroys its concealment.    Goethe.  20071
  Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness or a realisation of our duty and privilege as God’s children.    Phillips Brooks.  20072
  Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.    Johnson.  20073
  Self-deception is one of the most deadly of all dangers.    Saying.  20074
  Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the loftiest kind thereof comes only of a religious stock.    Theo. Parker.  20075
  Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.    Jane Taylor.  20076
  Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.    Bovee.  20077
  Self-interest, that leprosy of the age, attacks us from infancy, and we are startled to observe little heads calculate before knowing how to reflect.    Mme. de Girardin.  20078
  Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.    Goethe.  20079
  Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.    Goethe.  20080
  Self-love is a balloon inflated with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.    Voltaire.  20081
  Self love is not so vile a sin / As self-neglecting.    Henry V., ii. 4.  20082
  Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.    Voltaire.  20083
  Self-love may be, and as a fact often is, the first impulse that drives a man to seek to become morally and religiously better.    J. C. Sharp.  20084
  Self loves itself best.    Proverb.  20085
  Self-murder! name it not; our island’s shame!    Blair.  20086
  Self-respect, the corner-stone of all virtue.    Sir John Herschel.  20087
  Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, / These three alone lead life to sovereign power. / Yet not for power (power of herself / Would come uncall’d for), but to live by law, / Acting the law we live by without fear; / And, because right is right, to follow right, / Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.    Tennyson.  20088
  Self-trust is the essence of heroism.    Emerson.  20089
  Self-trust is the first secret of success.    Emerson.  20090
  Self-will is so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.    Cecil.  20091
  Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.    Ward Beecher.  20092
  Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.    Mme. Roland.  20093
  Selig der, den er im Siegesglanze findet—Happy he whom he (Death) finds in battle’s splendour.    Goethe.  20094
  Selig wer sich vor der Welt, / Ohne Hass verschliesst, / Einen Freund am Busen hält / Und mit dem geniesst—Happy he who without hatred shuts himself off from the world, holds a friend to his bosom, and enjoys life with him.    Goethe.  20095
  Sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor, and follow me.    Jesus.  20096
  Semel insanivimus omnes—We have all been at some time mad.  20097
  Semel malus, semper præsumitur esse malus—Once bad is to be presumed always bad.    Law.  20098
  Semen est sanguis Christianorum—The blood of us Christians is seed.    Tertullian.  20099
  Semper ad eventum festinat—He always hastens to the goal, or issue.    Motto.  20100
  Semper Augustus—Always an enlarger of the empire.    Symmachus.  20101
  Semper avarus eget; certum voto pete finem—The avaricious man is ever in want; let your desire aim at a fixed limit.    Horace.  20102
  Semper bonus homo tiro—A good man is always green.    Martial.  20103
  Semper eadem—Always the same.    Motto.  20104
  Semper eris pauper, si pauper es, Æmiliane—If you are poor, Emilian, you will always be poor.    Martial.  20105
  Semper fidelis—Always faithful.    Motto.  20106
  Semper habet lit es alternaque jurgia lectus, / In quo nupta jacet; minimum dormitur in illo—The bed in which a wife lies is always the scene of quarrels and mutual recriminations; there is very little chance of sleep there.    Juvenal.  20107
  Semper honos, nomenque tuum, laudesque manebunt—Thy honour, thy renown, and thy praises shall live for ever.    Virgil.  20108
  Semper idem—Always the same.    Motto.  20109
  Semper inops, quicunque cupit—He who desires more is always poor.    Claudian.  20110
  Semper paratus—Always ready.    Motto.  20111
  Semper tibi pendeat hamus; / Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit—Have your hook always baited; in the pool where you least think it there will be a fish.    Ovid.  20112
  Sempre il mal non vien per nuocere—Misfortune does not always result in harm.    Italian Proverb.  20113
  Send a fool to France, and he’ll come a fool back.    Scotch Proverb.  20114
  Send a fool to the market, and a fool he’ll return.    Proverb.  20115
  Send a wise man of an errand, and say nothing to him.    Proverb.  20116
  Send your charity abroad wrapt in blankets.    Proverb.  20117
  Send your son to Ayr; if he did weel here, he’ll do weel there.    Scotch Proverb.  20118
  Senilis stultitia, quæ deliratio appellari solet, senum levium est, non omnium—The foolishness of old age, which is termed dotage, does not characterise all who are old, but only those who are frivolous.    Cicero.  20119
  Seniores priores—The elder men first.  20120
  Sense can support herself handsomely, in most countries, for some eighteenpence a day; but for fantasy planets and solar systems will not suffice.    Carlyle.  20121
  Sense hides shame.    Gaelic Proverb.  20122
  Sense, shortness, and salt are the ingredients of a good proverb.    Howell.  20123
  Sensibility would be a good portress if she had but one hand; with her right she opens the door to pleasure, but with her left to pain.    Colton.  20124
  Sensitive ears are good signs of health in girls as in horses.    Jean Paul.  20125
  Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of ourselves.    Bovee.  20126
  Sensuality is the grave of the soul.    Channing.  20127
  Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memory.    Diderot.  20128
  Sentiment has a kind of divine alchemy, rendering grief itself the source of tenderest thoughts and far-reaching desires, which the sufferer cherishes as sacred treasures.    Talfourd.  20129
  Sentiment is intellectualised emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.    Lowell.  20130
  Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.    Mme. Deluzy.  20131
  Sentimental literature, concerned with the analysis and description of emotion, headed by the poetry of Byron, is altogether of lower rank than the literature which merely describes what it saw.    Ruskin.  20132
  Sentimentalism is that state in which a man speaks deep and true, not because he feels things strongly, but because he perceives that they are beautiful, and touching and fine to say them—things that he fain would feel, and fancies that he does feel.    F. W. Robertson.  20133
  Senza Cerere e Bacco, Venere e di ghiaccio—Without bread and wine love is cold (lit. without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus is of ice).    Italian Proverb.  20134
  Septem convivium, novem convitium—Seven is a banquet, nine a brawl.    Proverb.  20135
  Septem horas dormisse sat est juvenique, senique—Seven hours of sleep is enough both for old and young.    Proverb.  20136
  Sepulchri / Mitte supervacuos honores—Discard the superfluous honours at the grave.    Horace.  20137
  Sequiturque patrem non passibus æquis—And he follows his father with unequal steps.    Virgil.  20138
  Sequor nec inferior—I follow, but am not inferior.    Motto.  20139
  Sera in fundo parsimonia—Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.    Seneca.  20140
  Serenity, health, and affluence attend the desire of rising by labour.    Goldsmith.  20141
  Seriatim—In order; according to rank; in due course.  20142
  Series implexa causarum—The complicated series of causes; fate.    Seneca.  20143
  Serit arbores quæ alteri sæculo prosint—He plants trees for the benefit of a future generation.    From Statius.  20144
  Sermons in stones.    As You Like It, ii. 1.  20145
  Sero clypeum post vulnera sumo—I am too late in taking my shield after being wounded.    Proverb.  20146
  Sero sapiunt Phryges—The Trojans became wise when too late.    Proverb.  20147
  Sero sed serio—Late, but seriously.    Motto.  20148
  Sero venientibus ossa—The bones for those who come late.    Proverb.  20149
  Serpens ni edat serpentem, draco non fiet—Unless a serpent devour a serpent, it will not become a dragon, i.e., unless one power absorb another, it will not become great.    Proverb.  20150
  Serpentum major concordia; parcit / Cognatis maculis similis fera. Quando leoni / Fortior eripuit vitam leo?—There is greater concord among serpents than among men; a wild beast of a like kind spares kindred spots. When did a stronger lion deprive another of life?    Juvenal.  20151
  Serum auxilium post prælium—Help comes too late when the fight is over.    Proverb.  20152
  Serus in cœlum redeas diuque / Lætus intersis populo—May it be long before you return to the sky, and may you long move up and down gladly among your people.    Horace, to Augustus.  20153
  Serva jugum—Preserve the yoke.    Motto.  20154
  Servabo fidem—I will keep faith.    Motto.  20155
  Servant of God, well done; well hast thou fought / The better fight.    Milton.  20156
  Servants and houses should be suited to the situation. A gem should not be placed at the feet. The same is to be understood of an able man.    Hitopadesa.  20157
  Servata fides cineri—Faithful to the memory of my ancestors.    Motto.  20158
  Serve the great; stick at no humiliation; grudge no office thou canst render; be the limb of their body, the breath of their mouth; compromise thy egotism.    Emerson.  20159
  Servetur ad imum / Qualis ab incepto processerit, et sibi constet—Let the character be kept up to the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.    Horace.  20160
  Service is no inheritance.    French and Italian Proverb.  20161
  Serviet æternum, quia parvo nescit uti—He will be always a slave, because he knows not how to live upon little.    Horace.  20162
  Servility and abjectness of humour is implicitly involved in the charge of lying.    Government of the Tongue.  20163
  Serving one’s own passions is the greatest slavery.    Proverb.  20164
  Servitude seizes on few, but many seize on servitude.    Seneca.  20165
  Ses rides sur son front ont gravé ses exploits—His furrows on his forehead testify to his exploits.    Corneille.  20166
  Sesquipedalia verba—Words a cubit long.    Horace.  20167
  Set a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil.    Proverb.  20168
  Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride a gallop.    Burton.  20169
  Set a stout heart to a stey (steep) brae.    Scotch Proverb.  20170
  Set a thief to catch a thief.    Proverb.  20171
  Set it down to thyself as well to create good precedents as to follow them.    Bacon.  20172
  Set not your loaf in till the oven’s hot.    Proverb.  20173
  Set out so / As all the day thou mayst hold out to go.    George Herbert.  20174
  Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.    St. Paul.  20175
  Setz’ dir Perrücken auf von Millionen Locken, / Setz’ deinen Fuss auf ellenhohe Socken, / Du bleibst doch immer, was du bist—Clap on thee wigs with curls without number, set thy foot in ell-high socks, thou remainest notwithstanding ever what thou art.    Goethe.  20176
  Seven cities warred for Homer being dead, / Who living had no roof to shroud his head.    Heywood.  20177
  Seven Grecian cities vied for Homer dead, / Through which the living Homer begged his bread.    Leonidas.  20178
  Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven, ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.    Sir William Jones.  20179
  Seven times tried that judgment is / That did never choose amiss.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 9.  20180
  Severæ Musa tragœdiæ—The Muse of solemn tragedy.    Horace.  20181
  Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate.    Bacon.  20182
  Sewing at once a double thread, / A shroud as well as a shirt.    Hood.  20183
  Sex horas somno, totidem des legibus æquis: / Quatuor orabis, des epulisque duas. / Quod superest ultra, sacris largire Camenis—Give six hours to sleep, as many to the study of law; four hours you shall pray, and two give to meals: what is over devote to the sacred Muses.    Coke.  20184
  Sexu fœmina, ingenio vir—In sex a woman, in natural ability a man.    Epitaph of Maria Theresa.  20185
  Shadow owes its birth to light.    Gay.  20186
  Shadows fall on brightest hours.    Procter.  20187
  Shadows to-night / Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard / Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers.    Richard III., v. 3.  20188
  Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit, / And look on death itself.    Macbeth, ii. 3.  20189
  Shakespeare carries us to such a lofty strain of intelligent activity as to suggest a wealth that beggars his own; and we then feel that the splendid works which he has created, and which in other hours we extol as a sort of self-existent poetry, have no stronger hold of real nature than the shadow of a passing traveller on the rock.    Emerson.  20190
  Shakespeare does not look at a thing merely, but into it, through it, so that he constructively comprehends it, can take it asunder and put it together again; the thing melts, as it were, into light under his eye, and anew creates itself before him.    Carlyle.  20191
  Shakespeare is dangerous to young poets; they cannot but reproduce him, while they imagine they are producing themselves.    Goethe.  20192
  Shakespeare is no sectarian; to all he deals with equity and mercy; because he knows all, and his heart is wide enough for all. In his mind the world is a whole; he figures it as Providence governs it; and to him it is not strange that the sun should be caused to shine on the evil and the good, and the rain to fall on the just and the unjust.    Carlyle.  20193
  Shakespeare is the greatest intellect who, in our recorded world, has left record of himself in the way of literature. I know not such power of vision, such faculty of thought in any other man, such calmness of depth; placid joyous strength; all things imaged in that great soul of his so true and clear, as in a tranquil unfathomable sea. A perfectly level mirror, that is to say withal, a man justly related to all things and men, a good man.    Carlyle.  20194
  Shakespeare made his Hamlet as a bird weaves its nest.    Emerson.  20195
  Shakespeare must have seemed a dull man at times, he was so flashingly brilliant at others.    Bovee.  20196
  Shakespeare never permits a spirit to show itself but to men of the highest intellectual power.    Ruskin.  20197
  Shakespeare says we are creatures that look before and after; the more surprising that we do not look round a little and see what is passing under our very eyes.    Carlyle.  20198
  Shakespeare stands alone. His want of erudition was a most happy and productive ignorance; it forced him back upon his own resources, which were exhaustless.    Colton.  20199
  Shakespeare, the finest human figure, as I apprehend, that Nature has hitherto seen fit to make out of our widely-diffused Teutonic clay. I find no human soul so beautiful, these fifteen hundred known years—our supreme modern European man.    Carlyle.  20200
  Shakespeare, the sage and seer of the human heart.    H. Giles.  20201
  Shakespeare was forbidden of heaven to have any plans…. Not for him the founding of institutions, the preaching of doctrines, or the repression of abuses. Neither he, nor the sun, did on any morning that they rose together, receive charge from their Maker concerning such things. They were both of them to shine on the evil and good; both to behold unoffendingly all that was upon the earth, to burn unappalled upon the spears of kings, and undisdaining upon the reeds of the river.    Ruskin.  20202
  Shakespeare (it is true) wrote perfect historical plays on subjects belonging to the preceding centuries, (but) they are perfect plays just because there is no care about centuries in them, but a life which all men recognise for the human life of all time;… a rogue in the fifteenth century being, at heart, what a rogue is in the nineteenth and was in the twelfth; and an honest or a knightly man being, in like manner, very similar to other such at any other time.    Ruskin.  20203
  Shall horses run upon the rock? Will one plough there with oxen?    Bible.  20204
  Shall we receive good at the hands of the Lord, and shall we not receive evil?    Bible.  20205
  Shall we repine at a little misplaced charity, when an all-knowing, all-wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?    Atterbury.  20206
  Shall workmen just repeat the sin of kings and conquerors? / As the nations cease from battle, shall the classes rouse the fray, / And scatter wanton sorrow for a shilling more a day?    Dr. Walter Smith.  20207
  Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances…. Strong men believe in cause and effect.    Emerson.  20208
  Shallow streams make most din.    Proverb.  20209
  Sallow wits censure everything that is beyond their depth.    Proverb.  20210
  “Shalls” and “wills.” Never trust a Scotch man or woman who does not come to grief among them.    J. M. Barrie.  20211
  Shame is a feeling of profanation.    Novalis.  20212
  Shame is like the weaver’s thread; if it breaks in the web, it is wholly imperfect.    Bulwer Lytton.  20213
  Shame is worse than death.    Russian Proverb.  20214
  Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.    Seneca.  20215
  Shame of poverty is almost as bad as pride of wealth.    Proverb.  20216
  Shapes that come not at an earthly call / Will not depart when mortal voices bid.    Wordsworth.  20217
  Sharpness cuts slight things best; solid, nothing cuts through but weight and strength; the same in the use of intellectuals.    Sir W. Temple.  20218
  She bears a duke’s revenues on her back.    2 Henry VI., i. 3.  20219
  She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.    Bible.  20220
  She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.    Hitopadesa.  20221
  She is a woman, therefore may be wooed; she is a woman, therefore may be won.    Tit. Andron., ii. 1.  20222
  She is a woman who can command herself.    Hitopadesa.  20223
  She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness.    Sir P. Sidney.  20224
  She lived unknown, and few could know / When Lucy ceased to be; / But she is in her grave, and oh / The difference to me!    Wordsworth.  20225
  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.    Bible.  20226
  She looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth.    Swift.  20227
  She loved me for the dangers I had passed, / And I loved her that she did pity them. / This only is the witchcraft I have used.    Othello, i. 3.  20228
  She never told her love, / But let concealment, like a worm i’ the bud, / Feed on her damask cheek.    Twelfth Night, ii. 4.  20229
  She (i.e., Nature) only knows / How justly to proportion to the fault the punishment it merits.    Shelley.  20230
  She pined in thought, / And with a green and yellow melancholy. / She sat like patience on a monument, / Smiling at grief.    Twelfth Night, ii. 4.  20231
  She should be humble who would please, / And she must suffer who can love.    Prior.  20232
  She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living with her; she would infect to the north star.    Much Ado, ii. 1.  20233
  She that is ashamed to eat at table eats in private.    Proverb.  20234
  She that is born handsome is born married.    Proverb.  20235
  She that rails ye into trembling / Only shows her fine dissembling; / But the fawner to abuse ye, / Thinks ye fools, and so will use ye.    Dufrey.  20236
  She that takes gifts herself she sells, / And she that gives them does nothing else.    Proverb.  20237
  She that will not when she may, / When she will, she shall have nay.    Murphy.  20238
  She watches him as a cat would watch a mouse.    Swift.  20239
  She wept to feel her life so desolate, / And wept still more because the world had made it / So desolate: yet was the world her all; / She loathed it, but she knew it was her all.    Dr. Walter Smith.  20240
  She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.    Goldsmith.  20241
  She’s all my fancy painted her; / She’s lovely, she’s divine.    William Mee.  20242
  She’s beautiful, and therefore to be woo’d; / She’s a woman, and therefore to be won.    1 Henry VI., v. 3.  20243
  Sheathe thy impatience; throw cold water on thy choler.    Merry Wives, ii. 3.  20244
  Short allowance of victual, and plenty of nothing but Gospel!    Longfellow.  20245
  Short boughs, long vintage.    Proverb.  20246
  Short lived is all rule but the rule of God.    Gaelic Proverb.  20247
  Short-lived wits do wither as they grow.    Love’s L’s. Lost, ii. 1.  20248
  Short prayers reach heaven.    Proverb.  20249
  Short reckonings make long friends.    Proverb.  20250
  Short swallow-flights of song, that dip / Their wings in tears and skim away.    Tennyson.  20251


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