A soul only needs to see a smile in a white-crape bonnet in order to enter the palace of dreams.
A soul which is conversant with virtue is like an ever flowing source, for it is pure and tranquil and potable and sweet and communicative (social) and rich and harmless and free from mischief.
A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
A soul, - a spark of the never-dying flame that separates man from all the other beings of earth.
James Fenimore Cooper
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
A source of cheerfulness to a good mind is the consideration of that Being on whom we have our dependence, and in whom, though we behold Him as yet but in the first faint discoveries of His perfections, we see everything that we can imagine as great, glorious, or amiable. We find ourselves everywhere upheld by His goodness and surrounded by an immensity of love and mercy.
A southerly wind and a cloudy sky
proclaim a hunting morning.
A sow to a fiddle.
A spaniel, a woman, and a walnut tree,
the more they're beaten the better they be.
A spark can start a great fire.
A spark is a molecule of matter, yet may it kindle the world; vast is the mighty ocean, but drops have made it vast. Despise not thou small things, either for evil or for good; for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth.
A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
A sparrow in hand is worth a pheasant that flieth by.
A sparrow in hand is worth more than a vulture flying.
A Spartan, being asked why his people drank so little, replied: 'That we may consult concerning others, and not others concerning us.
A speckled goat doesn't always give birth to a tasselled kid.
A speculative despair is unpardonable where it is our duty to act.
A spender gets the property of the hoarder.
A speranza grande il misero non crede.
A sperare e disperare non bisogna esagerare.
A spirit pure as hers,
Is always pure, even while it errs:
As sunshine, broken in the rill,
Though turned astray, is sunshine still.
A spirit superior to every weapon.
A Spirit, zealous, as he seemed, to know
More of the Almighty's works, and chiefly Man,
God's latest image.
A spitzt mächtig die Ohren.
A spizzichi (o a smozzichi) e bocconi.
A spoilt child never loves its mother.
Sir Henry Taylor, Notes Frorn Life, p.123
A spontaneous production is against matter of fact; a thing without example, not only in man, but the vilest of weeds.
A spoonful of vinegar will sour much sweet milk.
A spot is most seen on the finest cloth.
A spot is most seen upon the finest cloth.
A Sprichwort is lehawdil a Thojre.
lehawdil = mit Unterschied; Thojre = Lehre, Gesetz. ? Wird gebraucht, wenn man eine profane mit einer heiligen Sache vergleicht. Das Sprichwort gilt allgemein als Orakel.
A springt emm (einem) mit blankem Arsche ei's Gesicht.
Von jemandem, der unverschämt, grob und ungeschlacht ist.
A spron battuto.
modo di dire
A spur in the head is worth two in the heels.
A squat hen always remains a chicken.
A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.
A star for every state, and a state for every star.
Robert C. Winthrop
A star is beautiful; it affords pleasure, not from what it is to do, or to give, but simply by being what it is. It befits the heavens; it has congruity with the mighty space in which it dwells. It has repose; no force disturbs its eternal peace. It has freedom; no obstruction lies between it and infinity.
A starke G'wald (Gewalt) dauert nicht läng.
A State would be happy where philosophers were kings, or kings philosophers.
A state's anger should not take knowledge either of fools or women.
A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins, and guiding them.
A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero, - the wise, the good, or the great man, - very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light.
A steady hand in military affairs is more requisite than in peace, because an error committed in war may prove irremediable.
modo di dire
A Steirerstück'l mach'n.
So viel wie ein Schildbürgerstückchen. Steier eine Stadt in Oberösterreich.
A single step, that freed me from the skirts
Of the blind vapor, opened to my view
Glory beyond all glory ever seen
By waking sense or by the dreaming soul!
The appearance, instantaneously disclosed
Was of a mighty city,--boldly say
A wilderness of building, sinking far
And self-withdrawn into a boundless depth,
Far sinking into splendor,--without end!
Fabric it seemed of diamond and of gold,
With alabaster domes, and silver spires,
And blazing terrace upon terrace, high
Uplifted; here, serene pavilions bright,
In avenues disposed; there, towers begirt
With battlements that on their restless fronts
Bore stars,--illumination of all gems!
The Excursion, Bk. II, W. WORDSWORTH.
A stern chase is a long chase.
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.