A slave boy is blamed no matter what he does: If he does not wash his hands, he is accused of being dirty. If he washes his hands, he is accused of wasting water.
A slave does not choose his master.
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 slave has no choice.
A slave must be humble.
A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.
A slave yesterday, to-day a freedman.
A sleeping fox catches no hare or chicken.
A sleeping fox counts chicken in his dreams.
A sleeping fox finds no meat.
A sleeping head needs more than its neck to support it.
A sleeping man is not hungry.
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 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 slight suspicion may destroy a good repute.
A slip of the foot and you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.
A slip of the tongue is worse than a slip of foot.
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 slipshod man wastes away in the midst of plenty.
A sloathfull man is a beggers brother.
A slothful hand makes a slender estate.
A slothful man is a beggar's brother.
A slothful man never has time.
A slow fire makes sweet malt.
A slow fire maks sweet maut. Scotland
A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit. Hannah More
A sluggard claims the wisdom of forty viziers.
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 cat makes a big jump.
A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.
A sly rogue is often in good dress.
A sma leak will sink a great ship. Scotland
A small axe is not sufficient to cut down a large tree.
A small benefit obtained is better than a great one in expectation.
A small biter pumpkin made the others bitter, (one bad individual can spoil others)
A small bolt to the house is better than none at all.
A small bone you like could leave you toothless.
A small but excellent party, said the man, he was drinking alone.