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Example of English Proverbs Starting with the Letter 'S'

Salt water and absence wash away love.
Saying and doing are two things.
Score twice before you cut once.
Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings.
Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
Seek and ye shall find.
Seize the moment.
Self done is soon done.
Self done is well done.
Self is a bad counsellor.
Self-praise is no recommendation.
Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
Set a thief to catch a thief.

Sex is like war, both are exciting but neither informative.
Shallow streams make most din.
Short debts (accounts) make long friends.
Silence gives consent.
Since Adam was a boy.
Sink or swim!
Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow but sure.
Small rain lays great dust.
Smile, and the world smiles with you. Cry, and you cry alone.
So many countries, so many customs.
So many men, so many minds.
Soft fire makes sweet malt.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark .
Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
Soon ripe, soon rotten.

Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear).
Speech is silver but silence is gold.
Standers-by see more than gamesters.
Starve a fever, feed a cold.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Still waters are the deepest.
Still waters run deep.
Stolen pleasures are sweetest.
Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.
Stretch your legs according to the coverlet.
Strike while the iron is hot.

Stuff today and starve tomorrow.
Success is never blamed.
Such carpenters, such chips.
Sweep before your own door.
Still waters run deep.