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Safety lies in the middle course.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say. --Claudius I (10B.C.-A.D.54)
Say well or be still.
Saying and doing are two things.
Saying is one thing and doing another.
Scales fall from one's eyes. --Bible: Acts of the Apostles Chapter 9
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. --Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Scratch me [my back] and I'll scratch you [yours].
See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. --Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)
See Naples and then die.
Seeing is believing.
Seize the day. --Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8B.C.): Ars Poetica
Seldom sick sore sick.
Self do, self have.
Sense comes with age.
Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. --Sophia Loren (1934-)
A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. --Washington Irving (1783-1859)
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere, so I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair. --John Lennon(1940-80) "The Beatles": Norwegian Wood
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. --Stendhal (1783-1842)
A ship in harbor is safe--but that is not what ships are for. --John A. Shedd
The shortest answer is doing.
Show me a liar, and I will show you a thief.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. --Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
Sickness shows us what we are.
Silence gives consent.
Silence is golden.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. --Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Since love and fear can hardly coexist together, if we must choose between them, it is much [far] safer to be feared than (to be) loved. --Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli (1469-1527): Il Principe
A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller. --Paul Klee (1879-1940): The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918 entry for Jan 1908
Sink or swim.
(It is) Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
The sky is not going to fall. --Chicken Little
Slow and steady wins the race. --David Lloyd (1625-91): Fables
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. --Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900): Daybreak. Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
So many countries, so many customs.
So many men, so many minds.
Soft and fair goes far.
A soft answer turneth away wrath. --Bible: Prov. 15
A soft fire makes sweet malt.
Soft pace goes far.
Soft words are hard arguments.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. --Honoré de Balzac [Balsa] (1799-1850)
Some are wise and some are otherwise.
Some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. --Alyosha Karamazov --Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821-81): The Brothers Karamazov vol.2, "Epilogue" sec.3
Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are. --Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915)
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. --Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself. --Berenice Abbott (1898-1991)
Some people cannot see the wood [forest] for the trees.
Some people stay far away from the door. --Billy Joel (1949-): An Innocent Man
Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination. --Lily Tomlin (1939-)
Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life. --Wilma (Glodean) Rudolph (1940-94)
Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. --Charles Buxton (1823-71)
Something is better than nothing.
Soon learned soon forgotten.
Soon ripe, soon rotten.
A sound mind in a sound body. [Latin: Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.] --[Decimus Junius Juvenalis] Juvenal (c.60-140)
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Speech is silver; silence is golden.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. --Bible: Matthew Chapter 26
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
A standing army is itself a cause of war. --Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Still waters run deep.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A straw shows which way the wind blows.
Strike the iron while it is hot. / Strike while the iron is hot.
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. --David Bly
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. --William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
The stone you throw will fall on your own head.
The style is the man himself. --Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-88): Discourse on Style
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
Success depends on chance.
Success doesn't come to you--you go to it.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. --Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill (1874-1965)
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. --Sylvester Stallone (1946-)
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. --Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. --Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) <#Thank Ms Mihoko Tanaka for having indicated the source of this wise saw.>
The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. --Donald Riggs
Successful sin passes for virtue.
The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now. --Lech Walesa (1943-)
Suppose I try something in my life, I must not spoil myself. --George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
The sweaty players in the game of life always have more fun than the supercilious spectators. --William Feather