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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Sors tua mortalis; non est mortale quod optas—Thy lot is mortal, and thou wishest what no mortal may.    Ovid.  20754
  Sort thy heart to patience; / These few days’ wonder will be quickly worn.    2 Henry VI., ii. 4.  20755
  Sotto voce—In an undertone.    Italian.  20756
  Souffrir est la première chose qu’il doit apprendre, et celle qu’il aura le plus grand besoin de savoir—To be able to endure is the first lesson which a child ought to learn, and the one which it will have the most need to know.    Rousseau.  20757
  Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, with whom revenge is virtue.    Young.  20758
  Souls must become expanded by the contemplation of Nature’s grandeur before they can first comprehend the greatness of man.    Heine.  20759
  Sound and sufficient reason falls, after all, to the share of but few men, and those few men exert their influence in silence.    Goethe.  20760
  Sound maxims are the germs of good; strongly imprinted on the memory, they nourish the will.    Joubert.  20761
  Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! / To all the sensual world proclaim, / One crowded hour of glorious life / Is worth an age without a name.    Scott.  20762
  Sound the loud timbrel o’er Egypt’s dark sea! / Jehovah has triumph’d, His people are free.    Moore.  20763
  Sound trumpets!—let our bloody colours wave; / And either victory or else a grave.    3 Henry VI., ii. 2.  20764
  Soupçon est d’amitié poison—Suspicion is the poison of friendship.    French Proverb.  20765
  Sour woe delights in fellowship, / And needly will be rank’d with other griefs.    Romeo and Juliet, iii. 2.  20766
  Souvent la perfidie retourne sur son auteur—Treachery often recoils on the head of its author.    French.  20767
  Sow good works and you will reap gladness.    Proverb.  20768
  Soyez comme l’oiseau, posé pour un instant / Sur des rameaux trop frêles, / Qui sent ployer la branche et qui chante pourtant, / Sachant qu’il a des ailes—He as the bird perched for an instant on the too frail branch which she feels bending beneath, but sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.    Victor Hugo.  20769
  Soyez ferme—Be firm.    Motto.  20770
  Soyons doux, si nous voulons être regrettés. La hauteur du génie et les qualités supérieures ne sont pleurées que des anges—Let us be gentle if we would be regretted. The pride of genius and high talents are lamented only by angels.    Chateaubriand.  20771
  Space is the statue of God.    Joubert.  20772
  Spare but to spend, and only spend to spare.    Proverb.  20773
  Spare the rod and spoil the child.    Proverb.  20774
  Sparen ist grössere Kunst als erwerben—Saving is a greater art than gaining.    German Proverb.  20775
  Sparing or spending, be thy wisdom seen / In keeping ever to the golden mean.    Lucian.  20776
  Speak every man truth with his neighbour.    St. Paul.  20777
  Speak gently!—’tis a little thing, / Dropped in the heart’s deep well.    Anonymous.  20778
  Speak in such a manner between two enemies, that, should they afterwards become friends, you may not be put to the blush.    Saadi.  20779
  Speak little and to the purpose.    Proverb.  20780
  Speak little, but speak the truth.    Proverb.  20781
  Speak no evil of a man if you know it not of him for certain, and if you do know it, then ask yourself, “Why do I tell it?”    Lavater.  20782
  Speak not at all till you have somewhat to speak; and care simply and with undivided mind for the truth of your speaking.    Carlyle.  20783
  Speak not peace to thyself when beset on every side with numerous and restless enemies.    Thomas à Kempis.  20784
  Speak o’ the deil and he’ll appear.    Scotch Proverb.  20785
  Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, / Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak / Of one who loved not wisely but too well.    Othello, v. 2.  20786
  Speak that I may see thee.    Addison.  20787
  Speak the truth, and all nature and all spirits help you with unexpected furtherance; all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.    Emerson.  20788
  Speak the truth and shame the devil.    Proverb.  20789
  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.    Bible.  20790
  Speak well of the absent whenever you have a suitable opportunity.    Judge Hale.  20791
  Speak well of your friend; of your enemy say nothing.    Proverb.  20792
  Speak when you are spoken to, and come when you are called for.    Proverb.  20793
  Speak your sincerest, think your wisest; there is still a great gulf between you and the fact.    Carlyle.  20794
  Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.    German Proverb.  20795
  Speaking much is a sign of vanity; for he that is lavish in words is a niggard in deed.    Sir W. Raleigh.  20796
  Speaking without thinking is shooting without aim.    Proverb.  20797
  Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsæ—The ladies come to see, they come also to be seen.    Ovid.  20798
  Spectemur agendo—Let us be tried by our actions.    Motto.  20799
  Spectres exist for those only who wish to see them.    Holtei.  20800
  Speculation should have free course and look fearlessly towards all the thirty-two points of the compass, whithersoever and howsoever it listeth.    Carlyle.  20801
  Speech, even the commonest, has something of song in it.    Carlyle.  20802
  Speech has been given to man to disguise his thought.    Talleyrand.  20803
  Speech is a laggard and a sloth, but the eyes shoot forth an electric fluid that condenses all the elements of sentiment and passion in one single emanation.    Horace Smith.  20804
  Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.    Rivarol.  20805
  Speech is like tapestry unfolded, where the imagery appears distinct; but thoughts, like tapestry in the bale, where the figures are rolled up together.    Themistocles, quoted by Bacon.  20806
  Speech is morning to the mind; it spreads the beauteous images abroad, which else lie furled or clouded in the soul.    Nathaniel Lee.  20807
  Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.    Emerson.  20808
  Speech is the gift of all, but thought of few.    Cato.  20809
  Speech is too often, not the art of concealing thought, but of quite stifling or suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal.    Carlyle.  20810
  Speech of a man’s self ought to be seldom and well chosen.    Bacon.  20811
  Speech that leads not to action, still more that hinders it, is a nuisance on the earth.    Carlyle.  20812
  Speedy execution is the mother of good fortune.    Proverb.  20813
  Spem gregis—The hope of the flock.    Virgil.  20814
  Spem pretio non emo—I do not give money for mere hopes.    Terence.  20815
  Spend not on hopes.    George Herbert.  20816
  Sperat infestis, metuit secundis / Alteram sortem bene præparatum / Pectus—A heart well prepared in adversity hopes for, and in prosperity fears, a change of fortune.    Horace.  20817
  Sperate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis—Hope on, and reserve yourselves for prosperous times.    Virgil.  20818
  Speravi—I have hoped.    Motto.  20819
  Speravimus ista / Dum fortuna fuit—I hoped that once, while fortune was favourable.    Virgil.  20820
  Spero meliora—I hope for better things.    Motto.  20821
  Spes bona dat vires, animum quoque spes bona firmat; / Vivere spe vidi qui moriturus erat—Good hope gives strength, good hope also confirms resolution; him who was on the point of death, I have seen revive by hope.  20822
  Spes mea Christus—Christ is my hope.    Motto.  20823
  Spes mea in Deo—My hope is in God.    Motto.  20824
  Spes sibi quisque—Each man must hope in himself alone.    Virgil.  20825
  Spes tutissima cœlis—The safest hope is in heaven.    Motto.  20826
  Spesso chi troppo fa, poco fa—Often he who does too much does little.    Italian Proverb.  20827
  Spesso d’un gran male nasce un gran bene—Out of a great evil there springs a great good.    Italian Proverb.  20828
  Spesso i doni sono danni—Gifts are oftentimes losses.    Italian Proverb.  20829
  Spesso la tardità ti toglie l’occasione et la celerità le forze—Tardiness often robs us of opportunity, and too great despatch of our force.    Machiavelli.  20830
  Spill not the morning (the quintessence of the day) in recreation, for sleep itself is a recreation. Add not, therefore, sauce to sauce.    Fuller.  20831
  Spinner, spin softly, you disturb me. I am praying.    Portuguese Proverb.  20832
  Spinoza was a God-intoxicated man (Gott-getrunkener Mensch).    Novalis.  20833
  Spirit is the creator. Spirit hath life in itself. And man in all ages and countries embodies it in his language as the Father.    Emerson.  20834
  Spirit of Nature! / The pure diffusion of thy essence throbs / Alike in every human heart. / Thou aye erectest there / Thy throne of power unappealable; / Thou art the judge beneath whose nod / Man’s brief and frail authority / Is powerless as the wind / That passeth idly by. / Thine the tribunal which surpasseth / The show of human justice, / As God surpasseth man.    Schelling.  20835
  Spirit-power begins in directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.    Ruskin.  20836
  Spirits are not finely touch’d / But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends / The smallest scruple of her excellence / But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines / Herself the glory of a creditor, / Both thanks and use.    Meas. for Meas., i. 1.  20837
  Spirits, when they please, / Can either sex assume, or both.    Milton.  20838
  Spiritual music can only spring from discords set in unison; but for evil there were no good, as victory is only possible by battle.    Carlyle.  20839
  Spite of all the criticising elves, / Those who would make us feel must feel themselves.    Burke.  20840
  Spite of cormorant devouring Time, / The endeavour of this present breath may buy / That honour which will bate his scythe’s keen edge, / And make us heirs of all eternity.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  20841
  Splendida vitia—Splendid vices.    Tertullian, of Pagan virtues.  20842
  Splendide mendax—Nobly false or disloyal.    Horace.  20843
  Spolia opima—The richest of the spoil.  20844
  Sport is the bloom and glow of perfect health.    Emerson.  20845
  Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden—Speech is silvern, silence golden.    Swiss Motto.  20846
  Sprich nicht von Zeit, sprich nicht von Raum, / Denn Raum und Zeit sind nur ein Traum, / Ein schwerer Traum, den nur vergisst, / Wer durch die Liebe glücklich ist—Speak not of time, speak not of space, for space and time are but a dream, a heavy dream, which he who is happy in love only forgets.    Bodenstedt.  20847
  Sprich vom Geheimniss nicht geheimnissvoll—Speak not mysteriously of what is a mystery.    Goethe.  20848
  St. Theresa right well defines the devil as an unfortunate who knows not what it is to love.    C. J. Weber.  20849
  Stab at thee who will, / No stab the soul can kill.    Raleigh.  20850
  Stabat mater dolorosa / Juxta crucem lacrymosa / Qua pendebat Filius—She stood a sorrow-stricken mother, weeping by the Cross where her son hung dying.  20851
  Stabit quocunque jeceris—It will stand, whichever way you throw it.    Legend on the three-legged crest of the Isle of Man.  20852
  Stagnation is something more than death, it is corruption also.    Simms.  20853
  Stain (blemish) not thy innocence by too deep resentment, nor take off from the brightness of thy crown by anger and impatience and eagerness to right thyself.    Thomas à Kempis.  20854
  Stand fast! to stand or fall, / Free in thine own arbitrament it stands.    Milton.  20855
  Stand not upon the order of your going, / But go at once.    Macbeth, iii. 4.  20856
  “Stand out of the sun.”    Diogenes to Alexander the Great, and which made Alexander remark, “If I were not Alexander I would be Diogenes.”  20857
  Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.    Bible.  20858
  Stand up bravely to afflictions, and quit thyself like a man.    Thomas à Kempis.  20859
  Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein.    Bible.  20860
  Standing on what too long we bore / With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, / We may discern—unseen before— / A path to higher destinies.    Longfellow.  20861
  Stant cætera tigno—The rest stand on a beam.    Motto.  20862
  Stare super vias antiquas—To stand upon the old ways.  20863
  Stark est des Menschen Arm, wenn ihn Götter stützen—Strong is the arm of man if the gods uphold it.    Schiller.  20864
  Stars look down upon me with pity from their serene and silent places, like eyes glistening with tears over the little lot of man. Arcturus and Orion, Sirius and Pleiades, are still shining in their courses, clear and young, as when the shepherd first noted them in the plain of Shinar!    Carlyle.  20865
  Stat sua cuique dies; breve et irreparabile tempus / Omnibus est vitæ; sed famam extendere factis, / Hoc virtutis opus—Each man has his appointed day; short and irreparable is the brief life of all; but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is manhood’s work.    Virgil.  20866
  States are to be called happy and noble in so far as they settle rightly who is slave and who free.    Carlyle.  20867
  Statesmen that are wise / Shape a necessity, as sculptor clay, / To their own model.    Tennyson.  20868
  Statio bene fida carinis—A safe harbourage for ships.    Motto.  20869
  Status quo ante bellum—The state in which the belligerents stood before war began.  20870
  Status quo, or Statu quo, or In statu quo—The state in which a matter was.  20871
  Stay awhile to make an end the sooner.    Sir Amyas Paulet.  20872
  Steady, durable good cannot be derived from an external cause, by reason all derived from externals must fluctuate as they fluctuate. What then remains but the cause internal; in rectitude of conduct?    James Harris.  20873
  Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago, but it is put to better use.    Emerson.  20874
  Steckenpferde sind theurer als arabische Hengste—Hobby-horses are more expensive than Arab ones.    German Proverb.  20875
  Steep and craggy is the path of the gods.    Porphyry.  20876
  Steep regions cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.    Goethe.  20877
  Stemmata quid faciunt? Quid prodest, Pontice, longo / Sanguine censeri?—What do pedigrees avail? Of what advantage, Ponticus, is it to be rated by the antiquity of your race?    Juvenal.  20878
  Step by step one goes far.    Proverb.  20879
  Steps vary as much as the human face.    J. M. Barrie.  20880
  Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in expounding and filling up, these are the two pinions on which history soars—or flutters and wabbles.    Carlyle.  20881
  Stern daughter of the voice of God.    Wordsworth, of Duty.  20882
  Stern Ruin’s ploughshare drives elate / Full on thy bloom.    Burns.  20883
  Stet—Let it stand.  20884
  Stet fortuna domus—May the fortune of the house stand.    Motto.  20885
  Stets ist die Sprache kecker als die That—Speech is always bolder than action.    Schiller.  20886
  Stets liegt, wo das Banner der Wahrheit wallt, / Der Aberglaube im Hinterhalt—Where the banner of truth waves unfurled, there you will always find superstition lying in ambush.    Platen.  20887
  Stets zu spät kommt gute Kunde, / Schlechte Kunde zu frühe—Good news comes always too late; bad, always too soon.    Bodenstedt.  20888
  Steward or deputy may do well: but the lord himself is obliged to stir in the administration of justice.    Cervantes.  20889
  Stiff (a) and laboured manner is as bad in a letter as it is in conversation…. Sprightliness and wit are graceful in letters, just as they are in conversation.    Blair.  20890
  Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, / Was everything by starts, and nothing long; / But in the course of one revolving moon / Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon.    Dryden.  20891
  Still humanity grows dearer; / Being learned the more.    Jean Ingelow.  20892
  Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, / To silence envious tongues.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  20893
  Still people are dangerous.    La Fontaine.  20894
  Still raise for good the supplicating voice, / But leave to Heaven the measure and the choice.    Johnson.  20895
  Still seems it strange that thou shouldst live for ever? Is it less strange that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle; and that no more.    Young.  20896
  Still swine eat all the draff.    Proverb.  20897
  Still the sight of too great beauty blinds us, and we lose / The sense of earthly splendours, gaining heaven.    Lewis Morris.  20898
  Still the skies are opened as of old / To the entrancèd gaze, ay, nearer far / And brighter than of yore.    Lewis Morris.  20899
  Still they gazed, and still the wonder grew / That one small head could carry all he knew.    Goldsmith.  20900
  Still to the lowly soul / He doth Himself impart, / And for His cradle and His throne / Chooseth the pure in heart.    Keble.  20901
  Still und bewegt—Still and yet moved.    Motto of Rahel.  20902
  Still waters run deep.    Proverb.  20903
  Stillest streams oft water finest meadows, / And the bird that flutters least is longest on the wing.    Cowper.  20904
  Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can’t sit still, or at least they must work their limbs or features.    Holmes.  20905
  Stirb, Götz, du hast dich selbst überlebt—Die, Gotz; thou hast outlived thyself.    Goethe.  20906
  Stirb und werde! / Denn so lang du das nicht hast, / Bist du nur ein trüber Gast / Auf der dunkeln Erde—Die and learn to live, for so far as thou hast not accomplished this, thou art but a darkened guest in a darkened world.    Goethe.  20907
  Stirring spirits live alone: / Write on the others, “Here lies such a one.”    George Herbert.  20908
  Sto pro veritate—I stand in the defence of truth.    Motto.  20909
  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.    Bible.  20910
  Stone masons collected the dome of St. Paul’s, but Wren hung it in the air.    Willmott.  20911
  Stony limits cannot hold love out; / And what love can do, that dares love attempt.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.  20912
  Store of grain, O king! is the best of stores. A gem cast into the mouth will not support life.    Hitopadesa.  20913
  Store Ord giöre sielden from Gierning—Big words seldom accompany good deeds.    Danish Proverb.  20914
  Storms make oaks take deeper root.    Proverb.  20915
  Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life; and few there be that find it.    Jesus.  20916
  Strange cozenage! none would live past years again; / Yet all hope pleasure in what yet remain; / And from the dregs of life think to receive / What the first sprightly running could not give.    Dryden.  20917
  Strange is the life of man, and fatal or fated are moments, / Whereupon turn, as on hinges, the gates of the wall adamantine!    Longfellow.  20918
  Strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift, hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale; will either blow out a pestilent scoundrel’s brains, or the scoundrel’s salutary sheriff’s officer’s (in a sense), as you please to choose, for your guinea.    Carlyle.  20919
  Stranger or countryman to me / Welcome alike shall ever be. / To ask of any guest his name, / Or whose he is, or whence he came, / I hold can never be his part / Who owns a hospitable heart.    Macedonius.  20920
  Straws show which way the wind blows.    Proverb.  20921
  Strength alone knows conflict; weakness is below even defeat, and is born vanquished.    Mme. Swetchine.  20922
  Strength, instead of being the lusty child of passions, grows by grappling with and throwing them.    J. M. Barrie.  20923
  Strength needs support far more than weakness. A feather sustains itself long in the air.    Mme. Swetchine.  20924
  Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.    Pope.  20925
  Strength of mind rests in sobriety, for this keeps the reason unclouded by passion.    Pythagoras.  20926
  Strength was the virtue of Paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.    Hare.  20927
  Strenua nos exercet inertia; navibus atque / Quadrigis petimus bene vivere; quod petis hic est—Strenuous idleness gives us plenty to do; we seek to live aright by yachting and chariot-driving. What you are seeking for is here.    Horace.  20928
  Strict laws are like steel bodices, good for growing limbs; but when the joints are knit, they are not helps, but burdens.    Sir Francis Fane.  20929
  Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.    J. F. Boyes.  20930
  Strictly speaking, the imagination is never governed; it is always the ruling and divine power, and the rest of the man is to it only as an instrument which it sounds, or a tablet on which it writes; clearly and sublimely if the wax be smooth and the strings true, grotesquely and wildly if they are stained and broken.    Ruskin.  20931
  Strike, but hear me.    Themistocles to Eurybiades before battle of Salamis.  20932
  Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world! / Crack Nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once, / That make ungrateful man!    King Lear, iii. 2.  20933
  Strike those that hurt, and hurt not those that help.    1 Henry VI., iii. 3.  20934
  Strike while the iron is hot.    Proverb.  20935
  Striking manners are bad manners.    Robert Hall.  20936
  Strip the bishop of his apron, the counsellor of his gown, and the beadle of his cocked hat, what are they? Men, mere men. Dignity, and even holiness too sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.    Dickens.  20937
  Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.    Tam. of Shrew, i. 2.  20938
  Strive not against the stream.    Ecclesiasticus.  20939
  Strive to do thy duty; then shalt thou know what is in thee.    Goethe.  20940
  Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.    Proverb.  20941
  Strong character curdles itself out of the scum into its own place and power or impotence.    Ruskin.  20942
  Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, gentle ones by permanence.    Jean Paul.  20943
  Strong conceit, like a new principle, carries all easily with it, when yet above common-sense.    Locke.  20944
  Strong feeling must create poetry.    Moses Harvey.  20945
  Strong folks have strong maladies.    German Proverb.  20946
  Strong passions are the life of manly virtues. But they need not necessarily be evil because they are passions and because they are strong. The passions may be likened to blood horses, that need training and the curb only to enable them whom they carry to achieve the most glorious triumphs.    Simms.  20947
  Strong reasons make strong actions.    King John, iii. 4.  20948
  Strong Son of God, immortal Love, / Whom we that have not seen Thy face, / By faith, and faith alone, embrace, / Believing where we cannot prove.    Tennyson.  20949
  Stronger than steel / Is the sword of the spirit; / Swifter than arrows / The life of the truth is; / Greater than anger / Is love, and subdueth.    Longfellow.  20950
  Strongest minds / Are often those of whom the noisy world / Hears least.    Wordsworth.  20951
  Studies perfect nature, and are perfected by experience.    Bacon.  20952
  Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.    Bacon.  20953
  Studiis et rebus honestis—By honourable studies and occupations.    Motto.  20954
  Studiis florentem ignobilis oti—Indulging in the studies of inglorious leisure.    Virgil.  20955
  Studio minuente laborem—The enthusiasm lessening the fatigue.    Ovid.  20956
  Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace.    Temple.  20957
  Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun, / That will not be deep-searched with saucy looks.    Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.  20958
  Study is the bane of boyhood, the element of youth, the indulgence of manhood, and the restorative of age.    Landor.  20959
  Study of the Bible will keep any man from being vulgar in style.    Coleridge.  20960
  Study the best and highest things that are, / But of thyself an humble thought retain.    Sir J. Davis.  20961
  Study the past if you would divine the future.    Confucius.  20962
  Study thyself; what rank or what degree / The wise Creator hath ordained for thee.    Dryden.  20963
  Study to be quiet; contain yourself within your own business, and let the prying, censorious, the vain and intriguing world follow their own devices.    Thomas à Kempis.  20964
  Study to be what you wish to seem.    John Bate.  20965
  Stulta maritali jam porrigit ora capistro—He is now stretching out his foolish head to the matrimonial halter.    Juvenal.  20966
  Stultus nisi quod ipse facit, nil rectum putat—The fool thinks nothing well done except what he does himself.  20967
  Stulti sunt inumerabiles—Fools are without number.    Erasmus.  20968
  Stultitiam dissimulare non potes nisi taciturnitate—No concealing folly save by silence.  20969
  Stultitiam patiuntur opes—Riches allow one to be foolish.    Horace.  20970
  Stultitiam simulare loco, sapientia summa est—To affect folly on an occasion is consummate wisdom.  20971
  Stultorum incurata malus pudor ulcera celat—It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal uncured wounds.    Horace.  20972
  Stultum est timere quod vitari non potest—It is foolish to distress ourselves about what cannot be avoided.    Syrus.  20973
  Stultus es, rem actam agis—You are a fool; you do what has been done already.    Plautus.  20974
  Stultus labor est ineptiarum—The labour is foolish that is bestowed on trifles.    Martial.  20975
  Stultus, qui, patre occiso, liberos relinquat—He who kills the father and leaves the children is a fool.    Proverb.  20976
  Stultus semper incipit vivere—The fool is always beginning to live.    Proverb.  20977
  Stunden der Noth vergiss, doch was sie dich lehrten, vergiss nie—Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.    Gesser.  20978
  Stung by straitness of our life, made strait / On purpose to make sweet the life at large.    Browning.  20979
  Stupid people and uneducated people do not care for nice discriminations. They always have decided opinions.    William Black.  20980
  Stupid people move like lay-figures, while every joint of an intelligent man is eloquent.    Schopenhauer.  20981
  Stupidity has its sublime as well as genius.    Wieland.  20982
  Stupidity is without anxiety.    Goethe.  20983
  Sturm- und Drang-Periode—The storm-and-stress period. A literary period in Germany, the productions of which were inspired by a love of strong passion and violent action.  20984
  Style is the dress of thoughts.    Chesterfield.  20985
  Style is the physiognomy of the mind.    Schopenhauer.  20986
  Style is what gives value and currency to thought.    Amiel.  20987
  Style may be defined, proper words in proper places.    Swift.  20988
  Stylo inverse—With the back of the pen.  20989
  Stylum vertere—To change or correct the style.  20990
  Sua cuique Deus fit dira cupido—Each man makes his own dire passion a god.    Virgil.  20991
  Sua cuique quum sit animi cogitatio, / Colorque proprius—Since each man has a way of his own of thinking, and a peculiar temper.    Phædrus.  20992
  Sua cuique vita obscura est—Every man’s life is dark to himself.  20993
  Sua cuique voluptas—Every man has his own liking.  20994
  Sua quisque exempla debet æquo animo pati—Every one ought to bear patiently with what is after his own example.    Phædrus.  20995
  Suave, mari magno turbantibus acquora ventis / E terra magnum alterius spectare laborem!—How fascinating it is when on the great sea the winds have raised its waters into billows, to witness the perils of another from the land!  20996
  Suavis est laborum præteritorum memoria—Sweet is the memory of past trouble.    Cicero.  20997
  Suaviter et fortiter—Mildly and firmly.    Motto.  20998
  Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re—Gentle in manner, resolute in deed.    Motto.  20999
  “Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re,”—I do not know any one rule so unexceptionally useful and necessary in every part of life.    Chesterfield.  21000
  Sub cruce candida—Under the pure white cross.    Motto.  21001
  Sub cruce salus—Salvation under the cross.    Motto.  21002
  Sub fine—At the end.  21003
  Sub hoc signo vinces—Under this sign (the cross) thou shalt conquer.    Motto.  21004
  Sub initio—At the beginning.  21005
  Sub Jove—In the open air.  21006
  Sub judice lis est—The question is undecided.  21007
  Sub pœna—Under a penalty.    Law.  21008
  Sub reservatione Jacobæo—With St. James’s reservation; viz., if the Lord will.  21009
  Sub rosa—Under the rose; confidentially.  21010


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