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.
Should envious tongues some malice frame, / To soil and tarnish your good name, / Live it down.Dr. Henry Rink.
Should not the ruler have regard to the voice of the people?Schiller.
Should one suffer what is intolerable?Schiller.
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.
Show me the man who would go to heaven alone, and I will show you one who will never be admitted.Feltham.
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.
“Show some pity?” “I show it most of all when I show justice.”Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.
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.
Shrine of the mighty! can it be / That this is all remains of thee?Byron.
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.
Shun drugs and drinks which work the wit abuse; clear minds, clean bodies, need no Sôma juice.Sir Edwin Arnold.
Shut not thy purse-strings always against painted distress.Lamb.
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.
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.
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.
Si cadere necesse est, occurrendum discrimini—If we must fall, let us manfully face the danger.Tacitus.
Si caput dolet omnia membra languent—If the head aches, all the members of the body become languid.Proverb.
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.
Si ce n’est toi, c’est ton frère—If you did not do it, it was your brother.La Fontaine.
Si claudo cohabites, subclaudicare disces—If you live with a lame man you will learn to limp.Proverb.
Si Dieu n’existait pas, il faudrait l’inventer—If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.Voltaire.
Si fecisti, nega; or nega, quod fecisti—If you did it, deny it.An old Jesuit maxim.
Si foret in terris, rideret Democritus—If Democritus were on earth now, he would laugh.Horace.
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.
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.
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.
Si gravis brevis, si longus levis—If severe, short; if long, light.Proverb.
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.
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.
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.
Si je puis—If I can.Motto.
Si jeunesse savait! si vieillesse pouvait!—If youth knew; if age could!Proverb.
Si judicas, cognosce; si regnas, jube—If you sit in judgment, investigate; if you possess supreme power, sit in command.Seneca.
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.
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.
Si leonina pellis non satis est, assuenda vulpina—If the lion’s skin is not enough, we must sew on the fox’s.Proverb.
Si monumentum requiris, circumspice—If you seek his monument, look around.Inscription on St. Paul’s, London, of Sir Christopher Wren.
Si natura negat, facit indignatio versum—If nature denies the power, indignation makes verses.Juvenal.
Si non errasset, fecerat ille minus—If he had not committed an error, his glory would have been less.Martial.
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.
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.
Si parva licet componere magnis—If I may be allowed to compare small things with great.Virgil.
Si possis suaviter, si non quocunque modo—Gently if you can; if not, by some means or other.
Si qua voles apte nubere, nube pari—If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.Ovid.
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.
Si quis—If any one, i.e., has objections to offer.
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.
Si sit prudentia—If you are but guided by prudence.Motto from Juvenal.
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.
Si tibi vis omnia subjicere, te subjice rationi—If you wish to subject everything to yourself, subject yourself first to reason.Seneca.
Si trovano più ladri que forche—There are more thieves than gibbets.Italian Proverb.
Si veut le roi, si veut la loi—So wills the king, so wills the law.French Law.
Si vis amari, ama—If you wish to be loved, love.Seneca.
Si vis me flere, dolendum est / Primum ipsi tibi—If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.Horace.
Si vis pacem, para bellum—If you wish for peace, be ready for war.
Sic ait, et dicto citius tumida æquora placat—So speaks the god, and quicker than he speaks he smoothes the swelling seas.Virgil.
Sic donec—Thus until.Motto.
Sic erat la fatis—So stood it in the decrees of fate.Ovid.
Sic fac omnia … tanquam spectet aliquis—Do everything as in the eye of another.Seneca.
Sic itur ad astra—This is the way to the stars.Virgil.
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.
Sic me servavit Apollo—Thus was I served by Apollo.Horace.
Sic omnia, fatis / In pejus ruere et retro sublapsa referri—Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.Virgil.
Sic præsentibus utaris voluptatibus, ut futuris non noceas—So enjoy present pleasures as not to mar those to come.Seneca.
Sic transit gloria mundi—It is so the glory of the world passes away.
Sic utere tuo ut alienum non lædas—So use what is your own as not to injure what is another’s.Law.
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.
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.
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.
Sich selbst hat niemand ausgelernt—No man ever yet completed his apprenticeship.Goethe.
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.
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.
Sicut ante—As before.
Sicut columba—As a dove.Motto.
Sicut lilium—As a lily.Motto.
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.
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.”
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.
Sie streiten um ein Ei, und lassen die Henne fliegen—They dispute about an egg, and let the hens fly away.German Proverb.
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.
Sight before hearsay.Danish Proverb.
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.
Silence and discretion are specially becoming in a woman, and to remain quietly at home.Euripides.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.Plutarch.
Silence gives (or implies) consent.Proverb.
Silence is a friend that will never betray.Confucius.
Silence is a solvent that destroys personality, and gives us leave to be great and universal.Emerson.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.Pythagoras.
Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.Carlyle.
Silence is more eloquent than words.Carlyle.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.Cicero.
Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself.La Rochefoucauld.
Silence is the chaste blossom of love.Heine.
Silence is the consummate eloquence of sorrow.W. Winter.
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.
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.
Silence is the mother of truth.Disraeli.
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy; I were but little happy, if I could say how much.Much Ado, ii. 1.
Silence is the sanctuary of discretion (Klugheit). It not only conceals secrets but also faults.Zachariae.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.Bacon.
Silence is wisdom, when speaking is folly.Proverb.
Silence often expresses more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.Disraeli.
Silence, silence; and be distant, ye profane, with your jargonings and superficial babblements, when a man has anything to do.Carlyle.
Silent leges inter arma—Laws are silent in time of war.Cicero.
Silent men, like still waters, are deep and dangerous.Proverb.
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.
Simel et simul—Once and together.
Simile gaudet simili—Like loves like.Proverb.
Similia similibus curantur—Like things are cured by like.
Simpering is but a lay-hypocrisy: / Give it a corner and the clue undoes.George Herbert.
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.
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.
Simplex sigillum veri—Simplicity is the seal of truth.Motto of Boerhave.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style: in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.Longfellow.
Simplicity is in the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.Thomas à Kempis.
Simplicity is Nature’s first step, and the last of art.P. J. Bailey.
Simplicity is, of all things, the hardest to be copied.Steele.
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.
Sin every day takes out a patent for some new invention.Whipple.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.Holmes.
Sin is like the bee, with honey in its mouth but a sting in its tail.H. Ballou.
Sin is not a monster to be mused on, but an impotence to be got rid of.Matthew Arnold.
Sin is too dull to see beyond himself.Tennyson.
Sin seen from the thought is a diminution or loss; seen from the conscience or will, it is a pravity or bad.Emerson.
Since every Jack became a gentleman, / There’s many a gentle person made a Jack.Richard III., i. 3.
Since grief but aggravates thy loss, / Grieve not for what is past.Percy.
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.
Since the invention of printing no state can now any longer be formed purely, slowly, and by degrees from itself.Jean Paul.
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.
Since trifles make the sum of human things, / And half our misery from our foibles springs.Hannah More.
Since we have a good loaf, let us not look for cheesecakes.Cervantes.
Sincere wise speech (even) is but an imperfect corollary, and insignificant outer manifestation of sincere wise thought.Carlyle.
Sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.Carlyle.
Sincerity gives wings to power. (?)
Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being; and the pretence saps the very foundations of character.Lowell.
Sincerity is the face of the soul, as dissimulation is the mask.Daniel Dubay.
Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness, and by consequence of all heartfelt religion.Kant.
Sincerity is the way to heaven. To think how to be sincere is the way of man.Confucius.
Sincerity is true wisdom.Tillotson.
Sincerity makes the least man to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.Spurgeon.
Sine amicitia vitam esse nullam—There is no life without friendship.Cicero.
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.
Sine cortica natare—To swim without bladders.
Sine cura—Without care, i.e., in receipt of a salary without a care or office.
Sine die—Without appointing a day.
Sine invidia—Without envy; from no invidious feeling.
Sine ira et studio—Without aversion and without preference.Tacitus.
Sine nervis—Without force; weak.
Sine odio—Without hatred.
Sine prole—Without offspring.
Sine qua non—An indispensable condition, lit. without which not.
Sine virtute esse amicitia nullo pacto potest—There cannot possibly be friendship without virtue.Sallust.
Singing should enchant.Joubert.
Singula de nobis anni prædantur euntes—The years as they pass bereave us first of one thing and then another.Horace.
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.
Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.Clarissa.
Sink not in spirit: who aimeth at the sky / Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.George Herbert.
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.
Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, / While resignation gently slopes the way.Goldsmith.
Sins and debts are aye mair than we think them.Scotch Proverb.
Sint ut sunt, aut non sint—Let them be as they are, or not at all.
Sir, a well-placed dash makes half the wit of our writers of modern humour.Goldsmith.
Sir Fine-face, Sir Fair-hands; but see thou to it / That thine own fineness, Lancelot, some fine day / Undo thee not.Tennyson.
Sir, he hath fed of the dainties that are bred in a book.Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 2.
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.
Sirve a señor, y sabras que es dolor—Serve a great lord, and you will know what sorrow is.Spanish Proverb.
Siste, viator—Stop, traveller.
Sit in your own place, and no man can make you rise.Proverb.
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.
Sit piger ad pœnas princeps, ad præmia velox—A prince should be slow to punish, prompt to reward.Ovid.
Sit sine labe decus—Let my honour be without stain.Motto.
Sit tibi terra levis—May earth lie light upon thee.
Sit tua cura sequi; me duce tutus eris—Be it your care to follow; with me for your guide you will be safe.Ovid.
Sit venia verbis—Pardon my words.
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.
Six feet of earth make all men equal.Proverb.
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.
[Greek]—Men are the dream of a shadow.Pindar.
Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.Epicurus.
Skill is stronger than strength.Proverb.
Skill is the united force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation on manual labour.Ruskin.
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.
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.
Slackness breeds worms; but the sure traveller, / Though he alight sometimes, still goeth on.George Herbert.
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.
Slander expires at a good woman’s door.Danish Proverb.
Slander is a poison which extinguishes charity, both in the slanderer and the person who listens to it.St. Bernard.
Slander lives upon succession; / For ever housed, where it once gets possession.Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.
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.
Slander’s mark was ever yet the fair; / … A crow that flies in heaven’s sweetest air.Shakespeare.
Slanderers do not hurt me, because they do not hit me.Socrates.
Slave or free is settled in heaven for a man.Carlyle.
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, / But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.Pope.
Slave to silver’s but a slave to smoke.Quarles.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.Burke.
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.
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.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, / Ease after war, death after life, doth greatly please.Spenser.
Sleep and death, two twins of winged race, / Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace.Pope’s Homer.
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.
Sleep hath its own world, / A boundary between the things misnamed / Death and Existence.Byron.
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. (?)
Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.Cervantes.
Sleep is the sole reviver (Labsal) of the afflicted.Platen.
Sleep is to a man what winding up is to a clock.Schopenhauer.
Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.Emerson.
Sleep no more, / Macbeth does murder sleep.Macbeth, ii. 2.
Sleep seldom visits sorrow; when it doth, / It is a comforter.Tempest, i. 1.
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.
Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye.Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 2.
Sleep, the antechamber of the grave.Jean Paul.
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, / Morn of toil, nor night of waking.Scott.
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.
Slippery is the flagstone at the great house door.Gaelic Proverb.
Sloth is the key to poverty.Proverb.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright.Ben. Franklin.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.Ben. Franklin.
Sloth never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.Cervantes.
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.
Slovenly (a) and negligent manner of writing is a disobliging mark of want of respect.Blair.
Slow and steady wins the race.Lloyd.
Slow fire makes sweet malt.Proverb.
Slow-footed counsel is most sure to gain; / Rashness still brings repentance in her train.Lucian.
Slow help is no help.Proverb.
Slow rises worth by poverty depressed.Johnson.
Slow to resolve, but in performance quick.Dryden.
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.
Sma’ fish are better than nane.Scotch Proverb.
Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.
Small curs are not regarded when they grin; / But great men tremble when the lion roars.2 Henry VI., iii. 1.
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.
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.
Small draughts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger bring back to God.Bacon.
Small faults indulged let in greater.Proverb.
Small have continued plodders ever won / Save bare authority from others’ books.Love’s L’s. Lost, i. 1.
Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace.Richard III., ii. 4.
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.
Small Latin and less Greek.Ben Jonson of Shakespeare’s knowledge.
Small-pot-soon-hot style of eloquence is what our county conventions often exhibit.Emerson.
Small profits and quick returns.Proverb.
Small rain lays great dust.Proverb.
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.
Small thanks to the man for keeping his hands clean who would not touch the work but with gloves on.Carlyle.
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.
Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon says, “’Tis nothing but a huge cockpit.”Sterne.
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.
Smiles are the language of love.Hare.
Smiles form the channel of a future tear.Byron.
Smiles from reason flow, / To brute denied, and are of love the food.Milton.