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Repentance costs very dear.

Repute hangs a man.

Rich garments weep on unworthy shoulders.

Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.

Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool.

Rust wastes more than use.

Sadness and gladness succeed each other.

Saint cannot if God will not.

Saving is getting.

Saying well causes a laugh; doing well produces silence.

Scratch people where they itch.

See a pin and let it lie, you'll want a pin before you die.

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you'll have all day.

Serve as a serf or fly like a deer.

Set your sail according to the wind.

Set your sail to the wind.

Setting out well is a quarter of the journey.

Shoemakers are always the worst shod.

Since the wine is drawn it must be drunk.

Six things have no business in the world: a fighting priest, a coward knight, a covetous judge, a stinking barber, a soft-hearted mother, and an itchy baker.

Skeptics are never deceived.

Slander! slander! some of it always sticks.

Slanderers are the devil's bellows, to blow up contention.

Smoke, floods, and a troublesome wife, are enough to drive a man out of his life.

Snarling curs never want sore ears.