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.
Secundis dubiisque rectus—Uptight, whether in prosperous or in critical circumstances.Motto.
Secundo a amne defluit—He floats with the stream.
Secundum artem—According to the rules of art.
Secundum genera—According to classes.
Secundum usum—According to usage or use.
Security, / Is mortals’ chiefest enemy.Macbeth, iii. 5.
Security will produce danger.Johnson.
Securus judicat orbis terrarum—The world’s judgment is unswayed by fear.St. Augustine.
Sed de me ut sileam—But to say nothing of myself.Ovid.
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.
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.
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.
Sed tu / Ingenio verbis concipe plura meis?—But do you of your own ingenuity take up more than my words?Ovid.
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.
See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.Carlyle.
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.
See Naples, and then die.Italian Proverb.
See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.Socrates.
See that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in his brother’s way.St. Paul.
See that you come not to woo honour, but to wed it.All’s Well, ii. 1.
See the conquering hero comes! / Sound the trumpet, beat the drums!Dr. Thomas Morell.
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.
See thou explain the infinite through the finite, and the unintelligible only through the intelligible, and not inversely.Bodenstedt.
See to it that each hour’s feelings, and thoughts, and actions are pure and true; then will your life be such.Ward Beecher.
See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, / That Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.Romeo and Juliet, v. 3.
See, what is good lies by thy side.Goethe.
Seein’s believin’, but feelin’s the naked truth.Scotch Proverb.
Seeing the root of the matter is found in me.Bible.
Seek, and ye shall find.Jesus.
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.
Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.Bible.
Seek not thyself without thyself to find.Dryden.
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.
Seek not to reform every one’s dial by your own watch.Proverb.
Seek one good, one end, so zealously, that nothing else may come into competition or partnership with it.Thomas à Kempis.
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.
Seek till you find, and you’ll not lose your labour.Proverb.
Seek to be good, but aim not to be great; / A woman’s noblest station is retreat.Lyttelton.
Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.Bacon.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.Bible.
Seek your salve where you got your sore.Proverb.
Seekest thou great things? seek them not.Jeremiah.
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.
Seeking nothing, he gains all; foregoing self, the universe grows “I.”Sir Edwin Arnold.
Seeking the bubble reputation, / Even in the cannon’s mouth.As You Like It, ii. 7.
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.
Seelenstärke ohne Seelengrösse bildet die bösartigen Charakters—Strength of soul without greatness of soul goes but to form evil-disposed characters.Weber.
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.
Seeming triumph o’er God’s saints / Lasts but a little hour.Winkworth.
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.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.Bible.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.Bible.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.Bible.
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.
Segnius homines bona quam mala sentiunt—Men are not so readily sensible of benefits as of injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sei was du sein willst—Be what you would be.German Proverb.
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.
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.
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.
Selbst gethan ist halb gethan—What you do yourself is half done.German Proverb.
Seldom contented, often in the wrong, / Hard to be pleased at all, and never long.Dryden.
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.Bp. Hall.
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.
Seldom, in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.Goethe.
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.
Self-complacence over the concealed destroys its concealment.Goethe.
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.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.Johnson.
Self-deception is one of the most deadly of all dangers.Saying.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the loftiest kind thereof comes only of a religious stock.Theo. Parker.
Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.Jane Taylor.
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.
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.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.Goethe.
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.Goethe.
Self-love is a balloon inflated with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.Voltaire.
Self love is not so vile a sin / As self-neglecting.Henry V., ii. 4.
Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.Voltaire.
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.
Self loves itself best.Proverb.
Self-murder! name it not; our island’s shame!Blair.
Self-respect, the corner-stone of all virtue.Sir John Herschel.
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.
Self-trust is the essence of heroism.Emerson.
Self-trust is the first secret of success.Emerson.
Self-will is so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.Cecil.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.Ward Beecher.
Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.Mme. Roland.
Selig der, den er im Siegesglanze findet—Happy he whom he (Death) finds in battle’s splendour.Goethe.
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.
Sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor, and follow me.Jesus.
Semel insanivimus omnes—We have all been at some time mad.
Semel malus, semper præsumitur esse malus—Once bad is to be presumed always bad.Law.
Semen est sanguis Christianorum—The blood of us Christians is seed.Tertullian.
Semper ad eventum festinat—He always hastens to the goal, or issue.Motto.
Semper Augustus—Always an enlarger of the empire.Symmachus.
Semper avarus eget; certum voto pete finem—The avaricious man is ever in want; let your desire aim at a fixed limit.Horace.
Semper bonus homo tiro—A good man is always green.Martial.
Semper eadem—Always the same.Motto.
Semper eris pauper, si pauper es, Æmiliane—If you are poor, Emilian, you will always be poor.Martial.
Semper fidelis—Always faithful.Motto.
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.
Semper honos, nomenque tuum, laudesque manebunt—Thy honour, thy renown, and thy praises shall live for ever.Virgil.
Semper idem—Always the same.Motto.
Semper inops, quicunque cupit—He who desires more is always poor.Claudian.
Semper paratus—Always ready.Motto.
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.
Sempre il mal non vien per nuocere—Misfortune does not always result in harm.Italian Proverb.
Send a fool to France, and he’ll come a fool back.Scotch Proverb.
Send a fool to the market, and a fool he’ll return.Proverb.
Send a wise man of an errand, and say nothing to him.Proverb.
Send your charity abroad wrapt in blankets.Proverb.
Send your son to Ayr; if he did weel here, he’ll do weel there.Scotch Proverb.
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.
Seniores priores—The elder men first.
Sense can support herself handsomely, in most countries, for some eighteenpence a day; but for fantasy planets and solar systems will not suffice.Carlyle.
Sense hides shame.Gaelic Proverb.
Sense, shortness, and salt are the ingredients of a good proverb.Howell.
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.
Sensitive ears are good signs of health in girls as in horses.Jean Paul.
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.
Sensuality is the grave of the soul.Channing.
Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memory.Diderot.
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.
Sentiment is intellectualised emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.Lowell.
Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.Mme. Deluzy.
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.
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.
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.
Septem convivium, novem convitium—Seven is a banquet, nine a brawl.Proverb.
Septem horas dormisse sat est juvenique, senique—Seven hours of sleep is enough both for old and young.Proverb.
Sepulchri / Mitte supervacuos honores—Discard the superfluous honours at the grave.Horace.
Sequiturque patrem non passibus æquis—And he follows his father with unequal steps.Virgil.
Sequor nec inferior—I follow, but am not inferior.Motto.
Sera in fundo parsimonia—Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.Seneca.
Serenity, health, and affluence attend the desire of rising by labour.Goldsmith.
Seriatim—In order; according to rank; in due course.
Series implexa causarum—The complicated series of causes; fate.Seneca.
Serit arbores quæ alteri sæculo prosint—He plants trees for the benefit of a future generation.From Statius.
Sermons in stones.As You Like It, ii. 1.
Sero clypeum post vulnera sumo—I am too late in taking my shield after being wounded.Proverb.
Sero sapiunt Phryges—The Trojans became wise when too late.Proverb.
Sero sed serio—Late, but seriously.Motto.
Sero venientibus ossa—The bones for those who come late.Proverb.
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.
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.
Serum auxilium post prælium—Help comes too late when the fight is over.Proverb.
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.
Serva jugum—Preserve the yoke.Motto.
Servabo fidem—I will keep faith.Motto.
Servant of God, well done; well hast thou fought / The better fight.Milton.
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.
Servata fides cineri—Faithful to the memory of my ancestors.Motto.
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.
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.
Service is no inheritance.French and Italian Proverb.
Serviet æternum, quia parvo nescit uti—He will be always a slave, because he knows not how to live upon little.Horace.
Servility and abjectness of humour is implicitly involved in the charge of lying.Government of the Tongue.
Serving one’s own passions is the greatest slavery.Proverb.
Servitude seizes on few, but many seize on servitude.Seneca.
Ses rides sur son front ont gravé ses exploits—His furrows on his forehead testify to his exploits.Corneille.
Sesquipedalia verba—Words a cubit long.Horace.
Set a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil.Proverb.
Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride a gallop.Burton.
Set a stout heart to a stey (steep) brae.Scotch Proverb.
Set a thief to catch a thief.Proverb.
Set it down to thyself as well to create good precedents as to follow them.Bacon.
Set not your loaf in till the oven’s hot.Proverb.
Set out so / As all the day thou mayst hold out to go.George Herbert.
Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.St. Paul.
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.
Seven cities warred for Homer being dead, / Who living had no roof to shroud his head.Heywood.
Seven Grecian cities vied for Homer dead, / Through which the living Homer begged his bread.Leonidas.
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven, ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.Sir William Jones.
Seven times tried that judgment is / That did never choose amiss.Mer. of Ven., ii. 9.
Severæ Musa tragœdiæ—The Muse of solemn tragedy.Horace.
Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate.Bacon.
Sewing at once a double thread, / A shroud as well as a shirt.Hood.
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.
Sexu fœmina, ingenio vir—In sex a woman, in natural ability a man.Epitaph of Maria Theresa.
Shadow owes its birth to light.Gay.
Shadows fall on brightest hours.Procter.
Shadows to-night / Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard / Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers.Richard III., v. 3.
Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit, / And look on death itself.Macbeth, ii. 3.
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.
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.
Shakespeare is dangerous to young poets; they cannot but reproduce him, while they imagine they are producing themselves.Goethe.
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.
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.
Shakespeare made his Hamlet as a bird weaves its nest.Emerson.
Shakespeare must have seemed a dull man at times, he was so flashingly brilliant at others.Bovee.
Shakespeare never permits a spirit to show itself but to men of the highest intellectual power.Ruskin.
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.
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.
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.
Shakespeare, the sage and seer of the human heart.H. Giles.
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.
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.
Shall horses run upon the rock? Will one plough there with oxen?Bible.
Shall we receive good at the hands of the Lord, and shall we not receive evil?Bible.
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.
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.
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances…. Strong men believe in cause and effect.Emerson.
Shallow streams make most din.Proverb.
Sallow wits censure everything that is beyond their depth.Proverb.
“Shalls” and “wills.” Never trust a Scotch man or woman who does not come to grief among them.J. M. Barrie.
Shame is a feeling of profanation.Novalis.
Shame is like the weaver’s thread; if it breaks in the web, it is wholly imperfect.Bulwer Lytton.
Shame is worse than death.Russian Proverb.
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.Seneca.
Shame of poverty is almost as bad as pride of wealth.Proverb.
Shapes that come not at an earthly call / Will not depart when mortal voices bid.Wordsworth.
Sharpness cuts slight things best; solid, nothing cuts through but weight and strength; the same in the use of intellectuals.Sir W. Temple.
She bears a duke’s revenues on her back.2 Henry VI., i. 3.
She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.Bible.
She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.Hitopadesa.
She is a woman, therefore may be wooed; she is a woman, therefore may be won.Tit. Andron., ii. 1.
She is a woman who can command herself.Hitopadesa.
She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness.Sir P. Sidney.
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.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.Bible.
She looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth.Swift.
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.
She never told her love, / But let concealment, like a worm i’ the bud, / Feed on her damask cheek.Twelfth Night, ii. 4.
She (i.e., Nature) only knows / How justly to proportion to the fault the punishment it merits.Shelley.
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.
She should be humble who would please, / And she must suffer who can love.Prior.
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.
She that is ashamed to eat at table eats in private.Proverb.
She that is born handsome is born married.Proverb.
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.
She that takes gifts herself she sells, / And she that gives them does nothing else.Proverb.
She that will not when she may, / When she will, she shall have nay.Murphy.
She watches him as a cat would watch a mouse.Swift.
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.
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.
She’s all my fancy painted her; / She’s lovely, she’s divine.William Mee.
She’s beautiful, and therefore to be woo’d; / She’s a woman, and therefore to be won.1 Henry VI., v. 3.
Sheathe thy impatience; throw cold water on thy choler.Merry Wives, ii. 3.
Short allowance of victual, and plenty of nothing but Gospel!Longfellow.
Short boughs, long vintage.Proverb.
Short lived is all rule but the rule of God.Gaelic Proverb.
Short-lived wits do wither as they grow.Love’s L’s. Lost, ii. 1.
Short prayers reach heaven.Proverb.
Short reckonings make long friends.Proverb.
Short swallow-flights of song, that dip / Their wings in tears and skim away.Tennyson.