A storm-cloud lurid with lightning, And a cry of lamentation, Repeated and again repeated, Deep and loud As the reverberation Of cloud answering unto cloud, Swells and rolls away in the distance, As if the sheeted Lightning retreated, Baffled and thwarted by the wind's resistance. Longfellow
A story and a ball of snow Gather substance as they go.
A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.
A story never loses by carrying.
A story should, to please, at least seem true, Be apropos, well told, concise, and new: And whenso'er it deviates from these rules, The wise will sleep, and leave applause to fools. Stillingfleet
A story without a moral is like a meal without a sweet dish. Yiddish] A mayse on a moshl iz vi a moltsayt on a tsimes.
A story without an author is not worth listening to.
A story, in which native humor reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact enlisted on your side May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails. 'Tis the most asinine employ on earth, To hear them tell of parentage and birth, And echo conversations dull and dry, Embellish'd with, - He said, - and, So said I. Cowper
A stout bearded woman always bears something malicious.
A stout heart breaks ill fortune.
A stout heart crushes ill luck.
A stout heart crushes some ill luck.
A stout heart may be ruined in fortune but not in spirit. Victor Hugo
A stout heart overcomes ill fortune.
A stout heart tempers adversity.
A straight stick looks crooked in the water.
A straight stick seems/is crooked in the water.
A strange fool is laughable, but your own fool is shameful. Yiddish] A fremder nar iz a gelekhter, an eygener a shande.
A strange glass is emptied in one draught; your own glass not even in ten.
A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment! Douglas Jerrold
A stranger comes with a small sharp knife. (Sometimes visitors can be of help.)
A stranger dances - he does not sing.
A stranger does not share the monkey.
A stranger doesn't know a bad road. Africa
A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.
A stranger is like a white fowl.
A stranger nearby is better than a far-away relative.
A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger. Hitopadesa.
A stranger's soul is like a dark forest.
A stranger, if just, is not only to be preferred before a countryman, but a kinsman. Pythagoras
A stranger?s soul is like a dark forest.
A strawberry blossom will not moisten dry bread.
A strawberry blossom will not sweeten dry bread.
A strawberry preacher.
A stray hair, by its continued irritation, may give more annoyance than a smart blow. Lowell
A stream cannot rise about its source.
A strenuous soul hates cheap success. It is the ardor of the assailant that makes the vigor of the defendant. Emerson
A strenuous soul hates cheap success. Fielding
A stroke at every tree, without felling any.
A strong attack is half the battle won.
A strong bull is seen by it?s scars.
A strong chicken starts to crow the moment that it comes out of the shell.
A strong conceit is rich; so most men deem: If not to be, 'tis comfort yet to seem. Marston
A strong fire is easily put out.
A strong hand can use any weapon.
A strong man doesn't provoke arguments. Africa
A strong man is remembered on the day of the fight, and gluttony on the day pounded yam is surplus.
A strong man never stays long in the ground.
A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill! Hark! don't yet hear it roar now? Lord help 'em, how I pities them Unhappy folks on shore now! William Pitt