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English Proverbs & Sayings

Alphabetical List - S


Save me from my friends. Friends can be more dangerous than enemies.
Saying is one thing, doing is another. People don't always do what they announce.
Short reckonings make long friends. Debts paid quickly encourage friendship.
Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind. Physical suffering can lead to sadness or depression.
Silence gives consent. If you don't object something, it is assumed that you agree with it.
(A) soft answer turneth away wrath. If your reply is polite and tactful you will avoid anger.
(A) smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. Overcoming adversity leads to competence.
Snug as a bug in a rug. Feeling very comfortable.
Spare the rod and spoil the child. If you don't punish a child when he does wrong, you will spoil his character.
Speech is silver, silence is golden. Speaking is good, but discretion can be better.
Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. Physical attacks may harm me, but cruel words will  not.
Still waters run deep. A quiet person with a calm outward appearance can have much knowledge or wisdom.
(A) stitch in time saves nine. It's better to deal with a problem at an early stage so as to prevent it from getting worse.
Stolen fruit is sweet / the sweetest
Stolen pleasures are the sweetest.
What is forbidden is the most tempting.
(A) stumble may prevent a fall. Correcting a small mistake may help you to avoid making a bigger one.
(A) swallow does not make the summer. One good event does not mean that everything is alright.
 

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