A single profane expression betrays a man's low breeding. Joseph Cook
A single seed of fact will produce in a season or two a harvest of calumnies; but sensible men will pay no attention to them. Froude
A single soul is richer than all the worlds. Alexander Smith
A single star is rising in the east, and from afar sheds a most tremulous lustre; silent Night doth wear it like a jewel on her brow. Barry Cornwall
A single stroke won't fell an oak.
A single thought is that which it is from other thoughts as a wave of the sea takes its form and shape from the waves which precede and follow it. Coleridge
A single word often betrays a great design. Racine
A singular fact, that, when man is a brute, he is the most sensual and loathsome of all brutes. Hawthorne
A sip is the most that mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight. Alcott
A sît's an wî dî Kû a noi Tôr. Er sieht's an wie die Kuh ein neues Tor.
A sitt immer anne Kuh für a noi Scheun-Tor an.
A sitting hen gets no barley.
A situação de uma nação se reflete no lar. (provérbio chinês)
A sitzt dau (er sitzt da) wie a Häufel Unglicke. Sprottau
A six mois l'enfant doit se tenir assis sur sa nourrice.
A six weeks' bird.
A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait, Affected, peevish, prim and delicate; Fearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make, Lest brutal breezes should so roughly shake Its tender form, and savage motion spread O'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red. Churchill
A skeptical young man one day conversing with the celebrated Dr. Parr, observed that he would believe nothing which he could not understand. 'Then, young man, your creed will be the shortest of any man's I know. Helps
A skinny ox is safe from the butcher.
A sky full of silent suns. Richter
A slander is like a hornet; if you cannot kill it dead the first blow, better not strike at it. H. W. Shaw
A slanderer that is raised is evil to fell.
A slap heals but a harsh word is remembered. Yiddish] A patsh farhailt zikh un a vort gedenkt zikh.
A slave has but one master; the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortune. La Bruyère
A sleepless night is the worst punishment. Yiddish] A nacht on shlof iz di gresteh shtrof.
A sleepy master makes his servant a Lowt. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A sleeveless errand.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it. George Washington
A sleveless errand. John Heywood, (1497??1580?), Proverbes. Part i. Chap. vii.
A slice off a cut loaf isn't missed.
A slight answer to an intricate and useless question, is a fit cover to such a dish, - a cabbage-leaf is good enough to cover a dish of mushrooms. Jeremy Taylor
A slight gift, small thanks.
A slippe fanden, og tage ved hans olde-moêr; falde af asken i ilden, af skiers-ild i helvede flye for regnen og falde i bekken, for røgen og komme i ilden.
A slothful hand makes a slender estate.
A slow fire makes sweet malt.
A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit. Hannah More
A sluggard takes an hundred steps because he would not take one in due time.
A slut is good enough to make a sloven porridge.
A sly rogue is often in good dress.
A small cloud may hide the sun.
A small debt makes a debtor; a heavy one makes an enemy. Publius Syrus
A small degree of wit, accompanied by good sense, is less tiresome in the long run than a great amount of wit without it. La Rochefoucauld
A small family is soon provided for.
A small gift usually gets small thanks.
A small heart hath small desires. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum