Proverbs that start with S | Famous Proverbs beginning with the letter ‘S’

Important Proverbs which start with the letter ‘S’

Sailor’s fingers must be all fish hooks.
Sailor has to be a perfect sea-man.

Salt seasons all things.
Salt makes tasty all things.

Salt water never gives cold.
It hath of healing nature against cold.

Samson was a strong man, but he could not pay money before he had it.
It does not matter that how strong you are because you want to pay but you have not, then you cannot pay though you are as strong as samson was.

Sap and heart are the best of wood.
The vital juice which circulating in plants and heart are the best sources.

Satan reproves sin.
Devil chide offence against moral rules (sin).

Saturday servants never stay, Sunday servants run away.
It is so, because they had come for short timed service. (Saturdays and Sundays are holidays and servants come for those two days so, that may earn additional gain.)

Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
He feels that saver may be dangerous in future because saver knows his secret.

Save something for the man that rides on the white horse. For white haired old age.
Save your breath to cool your porridge.
Keep your advice to your own use.

Say as men say, but think to yourself.
Wise thinks in his own way but opposes not the public opinion.

Saying is one thing, and doing another.
Doing is always tougher than advising.

Say no ill of the year till it be past.
Because time is also a strong factor and every tail hath a sting which may cause harm.

Say nothing, when you are dead.
When your saying keeps no worth for people you are a dead person.

Say to pleasure, Gentle Eve, I will none of your apple.
The story of Adam, Eve and Apple. Apple was a sign of sin and the pleasure too.

Say well is good but Do well is better.
Good work is better than advice because people are more admired by work.

Say well or be still.
Speak, if that may better than quietness.

Scatter with one hand, gather with two.
Spare less and gain more.

Science teaches us to know.
We know the facts through the science.

Score twice before you cut once.
Plan carefully before taking an irrevocable step.

Scorn at first makes after-love the more.
When hated persons are loved, loved more. Rectified error teaches more.

Scorn comes commonly with scathe.
Normally the cause of derision (scorn) always be a expectation of damage.

Scorning is catching.
Without (attraction or understanding) reason nobody scorns, so that is why scorning is a cause of catching.

Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings.
Discarded person lives in scarcity or Discarded person lose the good things.

Scratch a Russian and you’ll find a Tartar.
If you scratch a Russian then you will find a strong enemy who harms you more.

Scratch me and I will scratch you.
When both can be helpful to each other.

Sculpture is music in stone.
Sculpture is music which felt by eyes (music in stone).

Search not to curiously lest you find trouble.
Curiosity (Inquisitiveness) is good, when you are in trouble. Normally the habit of curiosity causeth troubles.

Second thoughts are best.
Second thoughts are the wise and correct thinking.

Proverbs that start with S 1

See all, hold the content.
See all but select the correct. Correct selection requires wholesome watch.

Seeing is believing.
Because you believe that which you see.

See Napless and than die.
See your child (child always napless) before death or see yourself as a napless (old persons are usually napless too) before death means aged person’s death.

Seek till you find, and you’ll not lose your labour.
Work till the end and you will not lose your work at all.

Seek your salve where you get your sore.
Find the exact solution for your problem.

Seldom seen, soon forgotten.
Out of sight, out of mind.

Self do, self have.
Doing for himself and having for himself.

Self-love is a mote in every man’s eye.
One’s selfishness mote in other’s eyes. Your selfishness never be a praisable thing for others.

Serve a great man, and you will know what sorrow is.
Every great person hath deepest sorrows because no one can become great without facing the sorrows.

Service is no inheritance.
Service needs merit that cannot be ancestral.

Service without reward is punishment.
It you serve some one and he gives you nothing then your serving is a punishment and slavery too.

Set a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil.
If you give a useful thing to a wasteful person, then it is sure, that he will misuse that thing.

Set a thief to catch a thief.
As one nail drives out another.

Set good against evil.
Good becomes evil or Evil becomes good.

Set sage in May and it will grow always.
May is good for aromatic herb. Well timed opportunity makes wise man.

Set the saddle on the right horse, therefore may be won.
Selection should be on merit.

She spins well that breeds her children.
Well bom and well bred is a sign of well doing woman.

She lives by love, and lumps in corners.
Who needs only love, loses many.

She that is bom a beauty is half married.
She will be easily get married.

Shear sheep that have them.
Success belongs to a hard work.

Ships fear fire more than water.
Ships are good for water but fire is a cause of danger.

Shallow streams make most din.
Stupid makes much noise. Unable tries more to prove himself by noise and ill actions.

Short acquaintance brings repentance.
Short timed release from debt.
The person who released from debt in short time, he feels sorrow that he could keep the money long. Who received the money, he also feels sorrow for the lose of interest due to quick acquaintance.

Short and sweet.
Where shortness praised and preferred.

Short pleasure, long lament.
Short time delightness causes long time sorrow. We feel sorrow that delightness could stay a long.

Short reckonings are soon cleared.
Quick calculations are shortly cleared.

Short reckonings make long friends.
Because they are unknown to each others faults.

Short rede (counsel), good rede.
Short advice is good advice because you easily can understand and without any confusion too.

Short shooting loseth the game.
Short shooting loses the game because of the lesser chances.

Show me a liar and I will show you a thief.
A liar is a thief too.

Show me not the meat, but show me the man.
I will decide the meat but according to man so that’s why show me the man. I will decide the solution but show me the problem.

Show me the man, and I’ll show you the law.
Different is the person different is the law.

Showing teeth is manners, grind them is not.
Laughing is among manners but angemess is not.

If you want peace, prepare for war.
If you are capable of war nobody will fight, so one must prepare for the war for the sake of peace.

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
Fault is felt but perfection not at all.

Proverbs that start with S 2

Sickness was never written down.
Only good and delightful things are written down and sickness is not one of them. Sickness is a worst feeling – which cannot be written down.

Sickness tells us what we are.
Adversity shows us what steal we have.

Sift him grain by grain and he payeth but chaff.
Worthless stuff as payment for hard work.

Silence is eloquence.
Silence is also a part of powerful delivering speech.

Silence gives consent.
Quietness is a sign of willingness.

Silence is golden.
Somewhere silence is golden too.

Silence is the best ornament of a woman.
Silence show the woman’s blush and blush is the best ornament of a woman.

Silence seldom doth harm
Silence rarely caused harm.

Silks and satins put out the kitchen fire.
If lady put on silk and satin wearing then she must put out the fire of kitchen.

Sink or swim.
When third option is not available, do and die situation.

Sit in your place, and none can make you rise.
Be right and do right, no body will criticize you.

Six feet of earth make all men equal.
Sleeping hours of different person. More sleeping hours are good for a fool.

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
Grave (death) makes all people equal.

Six of one ahd half a dozen of the other.
Both are the same, but saying are different or different sayings cannot change the figure (truth).

Skill and confidence are unconquered army.
Art of skill and confidence never be defeated.

Slander is a shipwreck by a dry tempest.
Defaming is just like a destruction of ship caused by violent storm.

Slander leaves a scar behind it.
Act of defame left frightening.

Sleep without supping and wake without owing.
Who sleeps without supping wakes up without reason but on account of supperless sleeping.

Sloth is the key to poverty.
Sluggishness is a main cause of poverty.

Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow and steady just like a speed.

Slow and (or but) sure.
Surety is not slowness if surety is there slowness is better.

Slow at meat, slow at work.
Who is slow at ease never be fast at harder work.

Slow riseth worth by poverty depressed.
The person who makes rich with steady pace he shames the poverty.

Small birds must have meat.
Children must be feed.

Small profits and quick returns.
If profits are low you should not wait long for money.

Small rain small pleasure.
Small gain, small pleasure.

Small rain lays great dust.
Small rain sets great dust or small gain clears all the doubts.

Small sorrows speak; great ones are silent.
You can speak small sorrow but great stunned you.

Small riches hath most rest.
You can’t invest small capital because of possible loss so that’s why small capital should be intact.

Sneeze on a Monday, you sneeze for danger;
Sneeze on a Tuesday, you kiss a stranger;
Sneeze on a Wednesday, you sneeze for a letter;
Sneeze on a Thursday, for something better;
Sneeze on a Friday, you sneeze for sorrow;
Sneeze on Saturday, see your sweetheart tomorrow;
Sneeze on a Sunday, your safety seek, The Devil will have you the whole of the week.
Sneeze impacts on different days.

Sickness soaks the purse.
You must pay a large amount on your sickness.

So many countries, so many customs.
Every country hath his own customs.

So many men in court and so many strangers.
Crowded court hath many surprising things.

So many servants, so many enemies.
Servants disclose your secrets so more the servants more the enemies.

Soft life is hard life.
Simple and plain living (without troubles) is very good i thing, but very hard to get such life.

Soft pace goes far.
Soft pace which hath no different speed goes far.

Something must be left to chance.
Some course of events depends on destiny, you can’t change them.

Soft words and hard arguments.
While arguing one must use soft words, although logics may be hard.

Some are wise and some are otherwise.
Some are clever and some are fool.

Some evils are cured by contempt.
Fear of scorn improved a many.

Some have hap (luck), some stick in the gap.
There is a very little difference between (hap) luck and badluck.

Some rain, some rest.
Both are delightful. Little rain is good cause for rest.

Something hath some savour.
So many things are enjoyable.

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Sometimes backwardness is better them forwardness.

Some time to work, some time to play.
All time working or all time playing is bad thing. One should work as well as play.

Somewhat is better than nothing.
One eye is better than blind situation.

Soon enough if well enough.
Good enough is quick enough.

Soon got, soon spent.
Easy money, easily spend.

Soon hot, soon cold.
Soon angry, soon polite.

Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
Which are easy to learn we soon forget too.

Soon ripe, soon rotten.
Which ripe quick ruin quick too.

Soon up, soon down.
Who develops quickly, falls quickly.

Sorrow and an evil life maketh soon an old wife.
Sorrow and wickedness steals the freshness of young age at very quick pace.

Sorrow comes unsent for.
Nobody sends sorrow, comes itself.

Sorrow is dry.
Sorrow never be saucy (useful).

Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.
Sorrow is good for sin only.

Sorrow will pay no debt.
Debt creates sorrow but regretness pays no debt.

Sound love is not soon forgotten.
Sound love always remember.

Sow with the hand, and not with the whole sack.
Invest carefully but not all which you have.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.
A child who is not punished and showed the error of his ways will become unruly.

Spare to speak and spare to speed.
You will not ask, speed will not grow.

Spare well and spend well.
Enough savings makes good spending.

Spare when you’re young, and spend when you’re old.
You can save more in young age because you hath limited responsibilities and capable enough to earn. In old age you cannot earn so your early savings help you in old age.

Sparing is the first gaining.
Earning is that which you save, not that which you spend,

Sparing is a great revenue.
Savings is the best earning.

Speak and speed, ask and have.
Without asking no having.

Speak fair and think what you will,
One should speak fair to a person, which you think of unfair.

Speak for yourself.
One should speak for his right.

Speak fitly or be silent wisely.
It is better to keep quite than ill speech.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
Do not comment on anybody’s problem unless you mean to solve that.

Speak to the nature and it will teach thee.
Be with nature and nature will teach how to be.

Speak well of the dead.
A mannerful act.

Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.
Friend deserves good speak and enemy nothing.

Speak when you’re spoken to; come when you’re called,
Speaking and coming should not be without asking.

Speech is silver, silence is gold.
Talk may be beneficial but sometimes acquiescene may be the best option.

Spectacles are death’s arquebus.
Sign of a coming death.

Speech is the picture of the mind.
Man says that which he imagine his mind.

Speed the plough!
One should quick at work.

Spend and be free, but make no waste.
Watchful while spending.

Spend and God will send.
Positive thinking while spending.

Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.
Be watchful while saving and spending.

Spent breath is soon recovered spent time never.
Spent time never be recalled.

Spice is black, but it has sweet smack.
Merit matters more than looks.

Sport is sweetest when there be no spectators.
You can concentrate more.

Spread the table, and contention will cease.
Then disputes come to an end because of belly.

Spring is virgin, summer a mother.
Flowering in spring and flowers bloom in spring and flowers become fruit in summer.

Standing pools gather filth.
Standing pound collects dirt or Empty minds collect wasteful ideas.

Stay a little, and news will find you.
Because news spreads at quick pace.

Steal everything, not my reputation.
Because reputation make you again. Reputation loss is a total loss.

Still waters run deep.
One who is usually silent and goes about his business quietly, may be a very wise person.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Because my words are gentle enough.

Steal the dog and give the feed for alms.
You feed him as a charity because dog will not obey you.

Stolen pleasures are sweetest.
Stolen pleasures are like a bonus.

Straws show which way the wind blows.
Poverty indicates the impact of economic changes or straws bend towards winds direction.

Stretching and yawing leadeth to bed.
Opening of the mouth and straighten body are the indications of want of sleep.

Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.
Do your work no further then your capacity.

Stretch your legs according to your coverlet.
Spend according to your pocket.

Strike while the iron is hot.
Seize a good opportunity as quickly as possible.

Success is never blamed.
Faults hide under success.

Success is sweetest when won.
Which you won after fight are always sweetest.

Success makes a fool seem wise.
When a fool gets the success he includes among wise.

Such beginning, such end.
As the beginning thus the end. Normally beginning decides the end.

Such mistress, such Nan; Such master, such man.
As the daughter thus the mother and as the master thus the servant.

Sue a beggar and get a louse.
Pray a begger and he will depend you just like a parasitic insect.

Sudden friendship, sure repentance.
Hasty friendship breeds sorrow and grief very shortly and surely.

Suffer and expect.
When you suffer something (loss or punishment) then you expect too that suffering will not be long lasting.

Suffer to make the mind strong.
When you undergo, improves your toleration power.

Summer is seemly a time.
Summer is a decent time.

Suspicion has double eyes.
Under suspicion you are more careful.

Suspicion in the child of the weak mind.
Want of confidence (Partial belief) is a causes of weak mind or Weak mind causeth lack of confidence.

Sunday’s child is full of grace,
Monday’s child is full in the face,
Tuesday’s child is solemn and sad,
Wednesday’s child is merry and glad,
Thursday’s child is inclined to thieving,
Friday’s child is free in giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for its living.
Specialities of different days of birth.

Sunday schools make subtle clerks.
Make ingenious artful and clever.

Sweep before your own door.
First prepare yourself and then others.

Sweet are the uses of adversity.
Make you happy in adverse situation or sweet is a need of adversity.

Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.
Sweet talks makes short days and nights because at the time of delightness day and night passes very quickly.

Sweet things are bad for the teeth.
Sweets things make cavity.

Sweetest wine makes sharpest vinegar.
You felt bitter sour after drinking.

Sweet without sweet.
The person and thing which you like the most.

Sweetheart and Honeybird keeps no house.
Both lives in other’s house.

Swine, women and bees cannot be turned.
All three never be reverse. Swine goes straight and straight, woman always depends on you and bees follow you to sting.

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