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Salt and bread make the cheeks red.

Samson was a strong man, but he could not pay money before he had it.

Satiety causes disgust.

Saving is a greater art than gaining.

Scratch a lover and find an enemy.

Scratch a Russian and you find a Tartar.

Scratching and borrowing do well enough, but not for long.

Security is nowhere safe.

Security is the first cause of misfortune.

Self is the man.

Self-done, is soon done.

Self-love is bad, and makes the eyes sad.

Self-praise stinks, friends praise hinks, the stranger's is sincere, and may last for a year.

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

Services unrequired go unrequited.

Set a beggar on a horse and he'll ride to the devil.

Set a beggar on horseback, and he'll outride the devil.

Set a beggar on horseback, and he'll ride to the Devil.

She is fond of him--on the side where the pocket hangs.

Short hair is soon brushed.

Sickly body, sickly mind.

Silence and reflection cause no dejection.

Silk and velvet put out the kitchen fire.

Silks and satins put out the kitchen fire.

Singed cats live long.