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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Should auld  to  Smiles from reason
  Should auld acquaintance be forgot, / And never brought to mind? / Should auld acquaintance be forgot, / And days o’ lang syne?    Burns.  20252
  Should envious tongues some malice frame, / To soil and tarnish your good name, / Live it down.    Dr. Henry Rink.  20253
  Should not the ruler have regard to the voice of the people?    Schiller.  20254
  Should one suffer what is intolerable?    Schiller.  20255
  Show me one wicked man who has written poetry, and I will show you where his poetry is not poetry; or rather, I will show you in his poetry no poetry at all.    Eliz. S. Shephard.  20256
  Show me the man who would go to heaven alone, and I will show you one who will never be admitted.    Feltham.  20257
  Show me the man you honour; I know by that symptom, better than by any other, what kind of man you yourself are. For you show me there what your ideal of manhood is; what kind of man you long inexpressibly to be, and would thank the gods, with your whole soul, for being if you could.    Carlyle.  20258
  “Show some pity?” “I show it most of all when I show justice.”    Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.  20259
  Show the dullest clodpole, show the haughtiest featherhead, that a soul higher than himself is actually here; were his knees stiffened into brass, he must down and worship.    Carlyle.  20260
  Shrine of the mighty! can it be / That this is all remains of thee?    Byron.  20261
  Shrouded in baleful vapours, the genius of Burns was never seen in clear, azure splendour, enlightening the world; but some beams from it did, by fits, pierce through; and tinted those clouds with rainbow and orient colours into a glory and stern grandeur which men silently gazed on with wonder and tears.    Carlyle.  20262
  Shun drugs and drinks which work the wit abuse; clear minds, clean bodies, need no Sôma juice.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  20263
  Shut not thy purse-strings always against painted distress.    Lamb.  20264
  Si ad naturam vivas, nunquam eris pauper; si ad opinionem, nunquam dives—If you live according to the dictates of Nature, you will never be poor; if according to the notions of men, you never will be rich.    Seneca.  20265
  Si antiquitatem spectes, est vetustissima; si dignitatem, est honoratissima; si jurisdictionem, est capacissima—If you consider its antiquity, it is most ancient; if its dignity, it is most honourable; if its jurisdiction, it is most extensive.    Coke, of the English House of Commons.  20266
  Si bene commemini, causæ sunt quinque bibendi; / Hospitis adventus, præsens sitis, atque futura, / Aut vini bonitas, aut quælibet altera causa—If I remember right, there are five excuses for drinking: the visit of a guest, present thirst, thirst to come, the goodness of the wine, or any other excuse you choose.    Père Sermond.  20267
  Si cadere necesse est, occurrendum discrimini—If we must fall, let us manfully face the danger.    Tacitus.  20268
  Si caput dolet omnia membra languent—If the head aches, all the members of the body become languid.    Proverb.  20269
  Si ce n’est pas là Dieu, c’est du moins son cousin-german—If that is not God, it is at least His cousin-german.    Mirabeau, of the rising sun as he lay on his death-bed.  20270
  Si ce n’est toi, c’est ton frère—If you did not do it, it was your brother.    La Fontaine.  20271
  Si claudo cohabites, subclaudicare disces—If you live with a lame man you will learn to limp.    Proverb.  20272
  Si Dieu n’existait pas, il faudrait l’inventer—If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.    Voltaire.  20273
  Si fecisti, nega; or nega, quod fecisti—If you did it, deny it.    An old Jesuit maxim.  20274
  Si foret in terris, rideret Democritus—If Democritus were on earth now, he would laugh.    Horace.  20275
  Si fortuna juvat, caveto tolli; / Si fortuna tonat, caveto mergi—If fortune favours you, be not lifted up; if she fulminates, be not cast down.    Ausonius.  20276
  Si fractus illabatur orbis, / Impavidum ferient ruinæ—If the world should fall in wreck about him, the ruins would crush him undaunted.    Horace, of the upright man.  20277
  Si genus humanum, et mortalia temnitis arma; / At sperate Deos memores fandi atque nefandi—If you despise the human race and mortal arms, yet expect that the gods will not be forgetful of right and wrong.    Virgil.  20278
  Si gravis brevis, si longus levis—If severe, short; if long, light.    Proverb.  20279
  Si haces lo que estuviere de tu parte, / Pide al Cielo favor: ha de ayudarte—Hast thou done what was thy duty, trust Providence; He leaves thee not.    Samaniego.  20280
  Si j’avais la main pleine de vérités, je me garderais bien de l’ouvrir—If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.    Fontenelle.  20281
  Si j’avais le malheur d’être né prince—If I had had the misfortune of being born a prince.    Rousseau, in the commencement of a letter to the Duke of Würtemberg, who had asked his advice about the education of his son.  20282
  Si je puis—If I can.    Motto.  20283
  Si jeunesse savait! si vieillesse pouvait!—If youth knew; if age could!    Proverb.  20284
  Si judicas, cognosce; si regnas, jube—If you sit in judgment, investigate; if you possess supreme power, sit in command.    Seneca.  20285
  Si l’adversité te trouve toujours sur tes pieds, la prospérité ne te fait pas aller plus vite—If adversity finds you always on foot, prosperity will not make you go faster.    French Proverb.  20286
  Si la vie est misérable, elle est pénible à supporter; si elle est heureuse, il est horrible de la perdre. L’un revient à l’autre—If our life is unhappy, it is painful to bear, and if it is happy, it is horrible to lose it. Thus, the one is pretty equal to the other.    La Bruyère.  20287
  Si leonina pellis non satis est, assuenda vulpina—If the lion’s skin is not enough, we must sew on the fox’s.    Proverb.  20288
  Si monumentum requiris, circumspice—If you seek his monument, look around.    Inscription on St. Paul’s, London, of Sir Christopher Wren.  20289
  Si natura negat, facit indignatio versum—If nature denies the power, indignation makes verses.    Juvenal.  20290
  Si non errasset, fecerat ille minus—If he had not committed an error, his glory would have been less.    Martial.  20291
  Si nous n’avions point de défauts, nous ne prendrions pas tant de plaisir à en remarquer dans les autres—If we had no faults ourselves, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those of other people.    La Rochefoucauld.  20292
  Si nous ne nous flattions pas nous-mêmes, la flatterie des autres ne nous pourroit nuire—If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others would not harm us.    French.  20293
  Si parva licet componere magnis—If I may be allowed to compare small things with great.    Virgil.  20294
  Si possis suaviter, si non quocunque modo—Gently if you can; if not, by some means or other.  20295
  Si qua voles apte nubere, nube pari—If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.    Ovid.  20296
  Si quid novisti rectius istis, / Candidus imperti; si non, his utere mecum—If you know anything better than these maxims, frankly impart them to me; if not, use these like me.    Horace.  20297
  Si quis—If any one, i.e., has objections to offer.  20298
  Si, quoties homines peccant, sua fulmina mittat / Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis erit—If, as oft as men sin, Jove were to hurl his thunderbolts, he would soon be without weapons to hurl.    Ovid.  20299
  Si sit prudentia—If you are but guided by prudence.    Motto from Juvenal.  20300
  Si tibi deficiant medici, medici tibi fiant / Hæc tria; mens hilaris, requies, moderata diæta—If you stand in need of medical advice, let these three things be your physicians: a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.    Schola Salern.  20301
  Si tibi vis omnia subjicere, te subjice rationi—If you wish to subject everything to yourself, subject yourself first to reason.    Seneca.  20302
  Si trovano più ladri que forche—There are more thieves than gibbets.    Italian Proverb.  20303
  Si veut le roi, si veut la loi—So wills the king, so wills the law.    French Law.  20304
  Si vis amari, ama—If you wish to be loved, love.    Seneca.  20305
  Si vis me flere, dolendum est / Primum ipsi tibi—If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.    Horace.  20306
  Si vis pacem, para bellum—If you wish for peace, be ready for war.  20307
  Sic ait, et dicto citius tumida æquora placat—So speaks the god, and quicker than he speaks he smoothes the swelling seas.    Virgil.  20308
  Sic donec—Thus until.    Motto.  20309
  Sic erat la fatis—So stood it in the decrees of fate.    Ovid.  20310
  Sic fac omnia … tanquam spectet aliquis—Do everything as in the eye of another.    Seneca.  20311
  Sic itur ad astra—This is the way to the stars.    Virgil.  20312
  Sic leve, sic parvum est, animum quod laudis avarum / Subruit ac reficit—So light, so insignificant a thing is that which casts down or revives a soul that is greedy of praise.    Horace.  20313
  Sic me servavit Apollo—Thus was I served by Apollo.    Horace.  20314
  Sic omnia, fatis / In pejus ruere et retro sublapsa referri—Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.    Virgil.  20315
  Sic præsentibus utaris voluptatibus, ut futuris non noceas—So enjoy present pleasures as not to mar those to come.    Seneca.  20316
  Sic transit gloria mundi—It is so the glory of the world passes away.  20317
  Sic utere tuo ut alienum non lædas—So use what is your own as not to injure what is another’s.    Law.  20318
  Sic visum Veneri, cui placet impares / Formas, atque animos sub juga ahenea / Sævo mittere cum joco—Such is the will of Venus, whose pleasure it is in cruel sport to subject to her brazen yoke persons and tempers ill-matched.    Horace.  20319
  Sich mitzutheilen ist Natur; Mitgetheiltes aufnehmen, wie es gegeben wird, ist Bildung—It is characteristic to Nature to impart itself; to take up what is imparted as it is given is culture.    Goethe.  20320
  Sich selbst bekämpfen ist der allerschwerste Krieg; / Sich selbst besiegen ist der allerschönste Sieg—To maintain a conflict with one’s self is the hardest of all wars; to overcome one’s self is the noblest of all victories.    Logan.  20321
  Sich selbst hat niemand ausgelernt—No man ever yet completed his apprenticeship.    Goethe.  20322
  Sich über das Höherstehende alles Urtheils zu enthalten, ist eine zu edle Eigenschaft, als das häufig sein könnte—To refrain from all criticism of what ranks above us is too noble a virtue to be of every-day occurrence.    W. von Humboldt.  20323
  Sickness is catching; Oh, were favour so, / Yours would I catch, sweet Hernia, ere I go; / My ear would catch your voice, my eye your eye, / My tongue should catch your tongue’s sweet melody.    Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 1.  20324
  Sicut ante—As before.  20325
  Sicut columba—As a dove.    Motto.  20326
  Sicut lilium—As a lily.    Motto.  20327
  Sie glauben mit einander zu streiten, / Und fühlen das Unrecht von beiden Seiten—They think they are quarrelling with one another, and both sides feel they are in the wrong.    Goethe.  20328
  Sie scheinen mir aus einem edeln Haus, / Sie sehen stolz und zufrieden aus—They appear to me of a noble family; they look proud and discontented.    Goethe, Frosch in the witches’ cellar in “Faust.”  20329
  Sie sind voll Honig die Blumen; / Aber die Biene nur findet die Süssigkeit aus—The flowers are full of honey, but only the bee finds out the sweetness.    Goethe.  20330
  Sie streiten um ein Ei, und lassen die Henne fliegen—They dispute about an egg, and let the hens fly away.    German Proverb.  20331
  Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more! / Men were deceivers ever; / One foot in sea and one on shore, / To one thing constant never.    Percy.  20332
  Sight before hearsay.    Danish Proverb.  20333
  Sight must be reinforced by insight before souls can be discerned as well as manners, ideas as well as objects, realities and relations as well as appearances and accidental connections.    Whipple.  20334
  Silence and discretion are specially becoming in a woman, and to remain quietly at home.    Euripides.  20335
  Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.    Plutarch.  20336
  Silence gives (or implies) consent.    Proverb.  20337
  Silence is a friend that will never betray.    Confucius.  20338
  Silence is a solvent that destroys personality, and gives us leave to be great and universal.    Emerson.  20339
  Silence is better than unmeaning words.    Pythagoras.  20340
  Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.    Carlyle.  20341
  Silence is more eloquent than words.    Carlyle.  20342
  Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.    Cicero.  20343
  Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself.    La Rochefoucauld.  20344
  Silence is the chaste blossom of love.    Heine.  20345
  Silence is the consummate eloquence of sorrow.    W. Winter.  20346
  Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.    Carlyle.  20347
  Silence is the eternal duty of man. He won’t get to any real understanding of what is complex, and what is more than any other pertinent to his interests, without maintaining silence.    Carlyle.  20348
  Silence is the mother of truth.    Disraeli.  20349
  Silence is the perfectest herald of joy; I were but little happy, if I could say how much.    Much Ado, ii. 1.  20350
  Silence is the sanctuary of discretion (Klugheit). It not only conceals secrets but also faults.    Zachariae.  20351
  Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.    Bacon.  20352
  Silence is wisdom, when speaking is folly.    Proverb.  20353
  Silence often expresses more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.    Disraeli.  20354
  Silence, silence; and be distant, ye profane, with your jargonings and superficial babblements, when a man has anything to do.    Carlyle.  20355
  Silent leges inter arma—Laws are silent in time of war.    Cicero.  20356
  Silent men, like still waters, are deep and dangerous.    Proverb.  20357
  Silver from the living / Is gold in the giving: / Gold from the dying / Is but silver a-flying. / Gold and silver from the dead / Turn too often into lead.    Fuller.  20358
  Simel et simul—Once and together.  20359
  Simile gaudet simili—Like loves like.    Proverb.  20360
  Similia similibus curantur—Like things are cured by like.  20361
  Simpering is but a lay-hypocrisy: / Give it a corner and the clue undoes.    George Herbert.  20362
  Simple as it seems, it was a great discovery that the key of knowledge could turn both ways, that it could open, as well as lock, the door of power to the many.    Lowell.  20363
  Simple gratitude, untinctured with love, is all the return an ingenuous mind can bestow for former benefits. Love for love is all the reward we expect or desire.    Goldsmith.  20364
  Simplex sigillum veri—Simplicity is the seal of truth.    Motto of Boerhave.  20365
  Simplicity in character, in manners, in style: in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.    Longfellow.  20366
  Simplicity is in the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.    Thomas à Kempis.  20367
  Simplicity is Nature’s first step, and the last of art.    P. J. Bailey.  20368
  Simplicity is, of all things, the hardest to be copied.    Steele.  20369
  Simplicity is the straightforwardness of a soul which refuses to reflect on itself or its deeds. Many are sincere without being simple; they do not wish to be taken for other than they are, but they are always afraid of being taken for what they are not.    Fénelon.  20370
  Sin every day takes out a patent for some new invention.    Whipple.  20371
  Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.    Holmes.  20372
  Sin is like the bee, with honey in its mouth but a sting in its tail.    H. Ballou.  20373
  Sin is not a monster to be mused on, but an impotence to be got rid of.    Matthew Arnold.  20374
  Sin is too dull to see beyond himself.    Tennyson.  20375
  Sin seen from the thought is a diminution or loss; seen from the conscience or will, it is a pravity or bad.    Emerson.  20376
  Since every Jack became a gentleman, / There’s many a gentle person made a Jack.    Richard III., i. 3.  20377
  Since grief but aggravates thy loss, / Grieve not for what is past.    Percy.  20378
  Since not only judgments have their awards, but mercies their commissions, snatch not at every favour, nor think thyself passed by if they fall upon thy neighbour.    Sir Thomas Browne.  20379
  Since the invention of printing no state can now any longer be formed purely, slowly, and by degrees from itself.    Jean Paul.  20380
  Since time is not a person we can overtake when he is past, let us honour him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.    Goethe.  20381
  Since trifles make the sum of human things, / And half our misery from our foibles springs.    Hannah More.  20382
  Since we have a good loaf, let us not look for cheesecakes.    Cervantes.  20383
  Sincere wise speech (even) is but an imperfect corollary, and insignificant outer manifestation of sincere wise thought.    Carlyle.  20384
  Sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.    Carlyle.  20385
  Sincerity gives wings to power. (?)  20386
  Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being; and the pretence saps the very foundations of character.    Lowell.  20387
  Sincerity is the face of the soul, as dissimulation is the mask.    Daniel Dubay.  20388
  Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness, and by consequence of all heartfelt religion.    Kant.  20389
  Sincerity is the way to heaven. To think how to be sincere is the way of man.    Confucius.  20390
  Sincerity is true wisdom.    Tillotson.  20391
  Sincerity makes the least man to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.    Spurgeon.  20392
  Sine amicitia vitam esse nullam—There is no life without friendship.    Cicero.  20393
  Sine Cerere et Baccho, friget Venus—Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus will starve to death, i.e., without sustenance and good cheer, love can’t last.    Terence.  20394
  Sine cortica natare—To swim without bladders.  20395
  Sine cura—Without care, i.e., in receipt of a salary without a care or office.  20396
  Sine die—Without appointing a day.  20397
  Sine invidia—Without envy; from no invidious feeling.  20398
  Sine ira et studio—Without aversion and without preference.    Tacitus.  20399
  Sine nervis—Without force; weak.  20400
  Sine odio—Without hatred.  20401
  Sine prole—Without offspring.  20402
  Sine qua non—An indispensable condition, lit. without which not.  20403
  Sine virtute esse amicitia nullo pacto potest—There cannot possibly be friendship without virtue.    Sallust.  20404
  Singing should enchant.    Joubert.  20405
  Singula de nobis anni prædantur euntes—The years as they pass bereave us first of one thing and then another.    Horace.  20406
  Singula quid referam? nil non mortale tenemus, / Pectoris exceptis ingeniique bonis—Why go I into details? we have nothing that is not perishable, except what our hearts and our intellects endow us with.    Ovid.  20407
  Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.    Clarissa.  20408
  Sink not in spirit: who aimeth at the sky / Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.    George Herbert.  20409
  Sink the Bible to the bottom of the ocean, and man’s obligations to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard.    Ward Beecher.  20410
  Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, / While resignation gently slopes the way.    Goldsmith.  20411
  Sins and debts are aye mair than we think them.    Scotch Proverb.  20412
  Sint ut sunt, aut non sint—Let them be as they are, or not at all.  20413
  Sir, a well-placed dash makes half the wit of our writers of modern humour.    Goldsmith.  20414
  Sir Fine-face, Sir Fair-hands; but see thou to it / That thine own fineness, Lancelot, some fine day / Undo thee not.    Tennyson.  20415
  Sir, he hath fed of the dainties that are bred in a book.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 2.  20416
  Sire, je n’avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse—Your Majesty, I had no need of that hypothesis.    Laplace’s answer to Napoleon, who had asked why in his “Méchanique Céleste” he had made no mention of God.  20417
  Sirve a señor, y sabras que es dolor—Serve a great lord, and you will know what sorrow is.    Spanish Proverb.  20418
  Siste, viator—Stop, traveller.  20419
  Sit in your own place, and no man can make you rise.    Proverb.  20420
  Sit mihi quod nunc est, etiam minus; ut mihi vivam / Quod superest ævi, si quid superesse volunt Di—May I continue to possess what I have now, or even less; so I may live the remainder of my days after my own plan, if the gods will that any should remain.    Horace.  20421
  Sit piger ad pœnas princeps, ad præmia velox—A prince should be slow to punish, prompt to reward.    Ovid.  20422
  Sit sine labe decus—Let my honour be without stain.    Motto.  20423
  Sit tibi terra levis—May earth lie light upon thee.  20424
  Sit tua cura sequi; me duce tutus eris—Be it your care to follow; with me for your guide you will be safe.    Ovid.  20425
  Sit venia verbis—Pardon my words.  20426
  Sive pium vis hoc, sive hoc muliebre vocari; / Confiteor misero molle cor esse mihi—Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish, I confess that to my misfortune it is soft.    Ovid.  20427
  Six feet of earth make all men equal.    Proverb.  20428
  Six hours to sleep allot: to law be six addressed; / Pray four: feast two: the Muses claim the rest.    On the fly-leaf of an old law-book from Coke. See Sex horas, &c.  20429
  [Greek]—Men are the dream of a shadow.    Pindar.  20430
  Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.    Epicurus.  20431
  Skill is stronger than strength.    Proverb.  20432
  Skill is the united force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation on manual labour.    Ruskin.  20433
  Skill to do comes of doing; knowledge comes by eyes always open, and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.    Emerson.  20434
  Sky is the part of creation in which Nature has done more for the sake of pleasing man, more for the sole and evident purpose of talking to him and teaching him, than in any other of her works, and it is just the part in which we least attend to her.    Ruskin.  20435
  Slackness breeds worms; but the sure traveller, / Though he alight sometimes, still goeth on.    George Herbert.  20436
  Slander and detraction can have no influence, can make no impression, upon the righteous Judge above. None to thy prejudice, but a sad and fatal one to their own.    Thomas à Kempis.  20437
  Slander expires at a good woman’s door.    Danish Proverb.  20438
  Slander is a poison which extinguishes charity, both in the slanderer and the person who listens to it.    St. Bernard.  20439
  Slander lives upon succession; / For ever housed, where it once gets possession.    Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.  20440
  Slander, / Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue / Out-venoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath / Rides on the parting winds, and doth belie / All corners of the world.    Cymbeline, iii. 4.  20441
  Slander’s mark was ever yet the fair; / … A crow that flies in heaven’s sweetest air.    Shakespeare.  20442
  Slanderers do not hurt me, because they do not hit me.    Socrates.  20443
  Slave or free is settled in heaven for a man.    Carlyle.  20444
  Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, / But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.    Pope.  20445
  Slave to silver’s but a slave to smoke.    Quarles.  20446
  Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.    Burke.  20447
  Slavery is an inherent inheritance of a large portion of the human race, to whom the more you give of their own free will, the more slaves they will make themselves.    Ruskin.  20448
  Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free; / They touch our country, and their shackles fall.    Cowper.  20449
  Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, / Ease after war, death after life, doth greatly please.    Spenser.  20450
  Sleep and death, two twins of winged race, / Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace.    Pope’s Homer.  20451
  Sleep, gentle sleep, / Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, / That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, / And steep my senses in forgetfulness?    2 Henry IV., iii. 1.  20452
  Sleep hath its own world, / A boundary between the things misnamed / Death and Existence.    Byron.  20453
  Sleep is for the inhabitants of planets only; in another time men will sleep and wake continually at once. The great part of our body, of our humanity, yet sleeps a deep sleep. (?)  20454
  Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.    Cervantes.  20455
  Sleep is the sole reviver (Labsal) of the afflicted.    Platen.  20456
  Sleep is to a man what winding up is to a clock.    Schopenhauer.  20457
  Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.    Emerson.  20458
  Sleep no more, / Macbeth does murder sleep.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  20459
  Sleep seldom visits sorrow; when it doth, / It is a comforter.    Tempest, i. 1.  20460
  Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care, / The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, / Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, / Chief nourisher in life’s feast.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  20461
  Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye.    Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 2.  20462
  Sleep, the antechamber of the grave.    Jean Paul.  20463
  Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, / Morn of toil, nor night of waking.    Scott.  20464
  Slight not the smallest loss, whether it be / In love or honour; take account of all: / Shine like the sun in every corner: see / Whether thy stock of credit swell or fall.    George Herbert.  20465
  Slippery is the flagstone at the great house door.    Gaelic Proverb.  20466
  Sloth is the key to poverty.    Proverb.  20467
  Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright.    Ben. Franklin.  20468
  Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.    Ben. Franklin.  20469
  Sloth never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.    Cervantes.  20470
  Sloth turneth the edge of wit, study sharpeneth the mind; a thing, be it never so easy, is hard to the idle; a thing, be it never so hard, is easy to wit well employed.    John Lily.  20471
  Slovenly (a) and negligent manner of writing is a disobliging mark of want of respect.    Blair.  20472
  Slow and steady wins the race.    Lloyd.  20473
  Slow fire makes sweet malt.    Proverb.  20474
  Slow-footed counsel is most sure to gain; / Rashness still brings repentance in her train.    Lucian.  20475
  Slow help is no help.    Proverb.  20476
  Slow rises worth by poverty depressed.    Johnson.  20477
  Slow to resolve, but in performance quick.    Dryden.  20478
  Slowly and sadly we laid him down, / From the field of his fame fresh and gory: / We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone, / But we left him alone with his glory.    Wolfe.  20479
  Sma’ fish are better than nane.    Scotch Proverb.  20480
  Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.    Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.  20481
  Small curs are not regarded when they grin; / But great men tremble when the lion roars.    2 Henry VI., iii. 1.  20482
  Small curses upon great occasions are but so much waste of our strength and soul’s health to no manner of purpose; they are like sparrow-shot fired against a bastion.    Sterne.  20483
  Small debts are like small shot—they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound. Great debts are like cannon of loud noise, but of little danger.    Johnson.  20484
  Small draughts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger bring back to God.    Bacon.  20485
  Small faults indulged let in greater.    Proverb.  20486
  Small have continued plodders ever won / Save bare authority from others’ books.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  20487
  Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace.    Richard III., ii. 4.  20488
  Small is it that thou canst trample the earth with its injuries under thy foot, as old Greek Zeno trained thee: thou canst love the earth while it injures thee, and even because it injures thee; for this a Greater than Zeno was needed, and he too was sent.    Carlyle.  20489
  Small Latin and less Greek.    Ben Jonson of Shakespeare’s knowledge.  20490
  Small-pot-soon-hot style of eloquence is what our county conventions often exhibit.    Emerson.  20491
  Small profits and quick returns.    Proverb.  20492
  Small rain lays great dust.    Proverb.  20493
  Small service is true service while it lasts. / Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one: / The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, / Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.    Wordsworth, to a child.  20494
  Small thanks to the man for keeping his hands clean who would not touch the work but with gloves on.    Carlyle.  20495
  Smallest of mortals, when mounted aloft by circumstances, come to seem great, smallest of phenomena connected with them are treated as important, and must be sedulously scanned, and commented on with loud emphasis.    Carlyle.  20496
  Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon says, “’Tis nothing but a huge cockpit.”    Sterne.  20497
  Smile (Fortune), and we smile, the lords of many lands; / Frown, and we smile, the lords of our own hands; / For man is man and master of his fate.    Tennyson.  20498
  Smiles are the language of love.    Hare.  20499
  Smiles form the channel of a future tear.    Byron.  20500
  Smiles from reason flow, / To brute denied, and are of love the food.    Milton.  20501


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