A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
W. R. Alger
A silence, the brief sabbath of an hour,
Reigns o'er the fields; the laborer sits within
His dwelling; he has left his steers awhile,
Unyoked, to bite the herbage, and his dog
Sleeps stretched beside the door-stone in the shade.
Now the gray marmot, with uplifted paws,
No more sits listening by his den, but steals
Abroad, in safety, to the clover-field,
And crops its juicy blossoms.
A silent address is the genuine eloquence of sincerity.
A silent mouth is melodious.
A silent mouth is musical.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
A silent mouth never did any harm.
A silent, great soul; he was one of those who cannot but be in earnest; whom Nature herself has appointed to be sincere.
A silva sempre pica.
A silver key can open an iron lock.
A silver line, that from the brew to the crown,
And in the middle, parts the braided hair,
Just serves to show how delicate a soil
The golden harvest grows in.
A silver new nothing to hang on your arm.
A silvery brook comes stealing
From the shadow of its trees,
Where slender herbs of the forest stoop
Before the entering breeze.
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT: The Unknown Way.
en] By similarity.
A simpatia dá amigos, e o interesse, companheiros.
A simpatia faz nascer a amizade, a complacência sustenta-a, a familiaridade mata-a.
A simple child,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death?
A simple garb is the proper costume of the vulgar; it is cut for them, and exactly suits their measure; but it is an ornament for those who have filled up their lives with great deeds. I liken them to beauty in dishabille, but more bewitching on that account.
A simple maiden in her flower is worth a hundred coats-of-arms.
A simplicidade não é a renúncia ao orgulho, mas a substituição de um orgulho por outro. (Eric Hoffer)
A sincere acquaintance with ourselves teaches us humility; and from humility springs that benevolence which compassionates the transgressors we condemn, and prevents the punishments we inflict from themselves partaking of crime, in being rather the wreakings of revenge than the chastisements of virtue.
A sinful heart makes a feeble hand.
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years' study of books.
A single fact is worth a shipsload of argument.
A single grateful thought towards heaven is the most perfect prayer.
A single kind word keeps one warm for three winters.
A single little word can strike him dead.
A single log doesn't warm the fireplace.
Yiddish] Ain sheitel holts macht nit varem dem oiven.
A single profane expression betrays a man's low breeding.
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.
A single soul is richer than all the worlds.
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.
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.
A single word often betrays a great design.
A singular fact, that, when man is a brute, he is the most sensual and loathsome of all brutes.
A sip is the most that mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight.
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.
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.
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.
A skinny ox is safe from the butcher.
A sky full of silent suns.