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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
Safire, William to Shooting
 
Safire, William (1929–  ), 1553
Said
  what I meant and meant what I s., 513
  what is s. against me, 110
Sail
  and not drift, not lie at anchor, 5
  For what avail the plough or s.,… if freedom fail?, 641
  never strike s. to fear, 597
  no connexion with any ship that does not s. fast, 848
  sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, 5
  with God the seas, 597
  Your constitution is all s. and no anchor, 334
Sailing
  farther than Ulysses even dreamed of, 129
  Fleet s. under Convoy, 44
Sailors
  fleetest S. must wait for the dullest and slowest, 44
Saint
  I am not a s., 1491
Saint Louis. See Louis IX, King of France.
Salad
  bowl, 49
  describing an Italian s., 1867
  preparation of a s., 1867
Salk, Jonas (1914–  ), 65
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) (86–34 B.C.), 1283
Salutation of the Dawn, 1106
Salvation
  for a race, nation, or class must come from within, 960
San Domingo, annexation, 1484
San Francisco
  some [men] are stationed in S.F., 1092
Sand
  magic of property turns s. to gold, 1550
  see a world in a grain of s., 196
  sketches in the s., 1248
  wrote my name upon the s., 1215
Sans
  teeth, s. eyes, s. taste, s. everything, 1158
Santa Claus, 1660
  Yes, Virginia, there is a S.C., 1660
  See also Christmas
Sappho (fl. c. 600 B.C.)
  though she was a woman [was honored], 1996
Sat
  long enough, 1035
  too long here for any good you have been doing lately, 1035
Satellites
  we [England] do not intend to be satellites, 531
Satire
  is this on government, 1789
Satirize
  the political gods, 1642
Satisfaction
  one great universal s., 1227
  think of your work with s., 2032
Saturday Evening Post, 917
Saturday’s
  child works hard for its living, 200
Saucer
  we pour legislation into the senatorial s. to cool it, 294
Sausages
  laws and s., 996
Savage
  chief of still more s. men, 1019
  lonely s., 839
Savageness
  tame the s. of man, 1864
Save
  he [God] need not exist in order to s. us, 702
Saved
  I s. my money, 2071
Savior
  of Europe, 534
Say
  Don’t s. things, 186
  having nothing to s., 1692
  I am not going to s. anything I do not think, 673
  I didn’t s. that I didn’t s. it, 232
  kindly of him what is, chiefly, true, 135
  need not fear to s. it, 169
  watch what we do instead of what we s., 9
  what the critics s., 110
Says
  speak and s. nothing, 266
Say’st
  Thou s. an undisputed thing / In such a solemn way, 631
Scalp
  ran his hand over Nick’s shiny s., 2008
Scandals
  corruption and injustice in our nation’s history, 1522
Scapegoats
  people are looking for s., 524
Scare
  land of slander and s., 62
Scarecrow
  impeachment is scarcely a s., 941
Scared
  be s. of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be, 354
Scenery
  Not one cent for s., 308
Schoolmaster
  and remain fit for anything else, 287
Schools
  and the means of education, 55
Science, 16611665
  and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, 1963
  lights of perverted s., 2055
  main objects of all s., 779
  Modern civilization depends on s., 1663
  of Government it is my Duty to study, 481
  our own cleverness in s., 125
  will have moved forward yet one more step, 505
  without humanity, 1697
  without religion is lame, 1662
Scientific
  and technological achievements, 1134
  triumph of s. annihilation, 1258
  truth, 1665
Scientist
  What is a s., 1664
Scorpions
  two s. in a bottle, 237
Scotland
  first rate land in … S., 554
Scoundrel
  refuge of a s., 1306
Scratch
  another’s back if he’ll s. mine, 656
Scriptures
  advise no one to send his child where the Holy S. are not supreme, 239
Sea, 16661667
  from which all heights and depths are measured, 1666
  Had washed my feeble lines away, 1215
  lashed into fury, 1666
  that salts all the waters that flow into it [China], 201
  thy s. is so great, 1479
  why the s. is boiling hot, 1811
  will wash away, 1248
Sealing-wax, 1811
Sea-shore
  three geographical miles from the s., 1809
Season
  duty neglected in its s., 1830
  it was the s. of light, it was the s. of darkness, 1818
  of suffering, 220
  To every thing there is a s., 1810
Second
  free man first and an American s., 1396
  front in Europe, 2067
  office of this government is honorable and easy, 1493
  What place does the possibility of a s. front occupy, 2068
Secrecy, 16681670
Secret
  Everything s. degenerates, 1668
  neither have I gained office by any s. promises, 1492
  of success, 1779
  you have not chosen me by s. ballot, 1492
Secrets
  no s. from government, 1529
Security, 16711672
  abandon altogether the search for s., 1127
  absolute economic and social s., 70
  against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty, 496
  Americans want is s., 1671
  Decency, s. and liberty alike demand, 793
  greatest s. of the people, 1052
  light … is the best s., 496
  live in all possible s., 785
  Nation’s s. is at stake, 1530
  no s. on this earth, 1672
  only s. which freemen desire, 1196
  politicians … swear eternal devotion to the ends of peace and s., 631
  prefer the illusion of s. to the excitement of danger, 2095
  seek opportunity—not s., 71
Seduction
  “temperate and moderate,” are words [of] s., 1199
See
  content to wait and s. what will happen, 1636
  the light, 1665
  to s., we have only to look, 1467
  what is right and not to do it, 1635
Seed
  faith as a grain of mustard s., 592
Seeds
  of despotism, 1069
Seeker
  this, s., is the promise of America, 68
Seen
  from the s. to the unseen, 1229
Self, 16731676
  to thine own s. be true, 1675
Self-confidence
  as young as your s., 2099
Self-deception, 1677
  nothing is easier than self-deceit, 1677
Self-esteem, 1680
Self-examination, 16781679
Self-forgetting, 845
Self-government
  art of s., 1425
  principles of s., 1975
  qualifications for s. in society are not innate, 725
Self-importance, 16801681
Self-interest
  predominant principle of s., 425
Self-pity, 1682
Self-preservation
  strikes its jarring gong, 854
Self-realization, 1674
Self-respect, 1683
  man can draw the breath of s., 350
Self-righteousness, 224
Self-sacrifice, 1674
Self-seeking, 845
Selfish license, 759
Selling
  Every one lives by s. something, 1123
Senate
  representation in our State S., 1592
  See also Congress—Senate
Senator
  and remain fit for anything else, 287
  it is more a real life than being a S., 295
  a man must learn to be a Representative or a S., 301
  value of the Representative or S. increases in proportion to his length of service, 301
  See also Congress; Congress—Senate; Congressman; Congressmen
Senatorial
  we pour legislation into the s. saucer to cool it, 294
Senators
  No, I look at the S. and pray for the country, 289
Send
  me none but Natives, 1629
Senior
  citizens, 22
Sense
  talk s. to the American people, 52, 85
  too much for simple honesty and plain s., 259
  warp of s. and his woof of nonsense, 625
  without hard practical s., 43
Sensible
  man, 3
Sentence
  first—verdict afterwards, 949
  under s. of life, 196
Separate
  powers the parts, 1867
Separation
  of church and state is absolute, 669
  of powers, 789
  See also Government—separation of powers
Serenity
  to accept things that cannot be changed, 1472
  to accept what cannot be changed, 1472
Serenity Prayer, 1472
Serf
  Russian s., 1698
Serious
  War is much too s. a matter to be entrusted to the military, 1954
Seriously
  take ourselves s., 1681
Sermon
  preach a better s., 1780
Servant
  in the House of the Lord, 699
  of man, 1613
  of the state, 1759
  public s. third, 1396
  serve my country as a faithful s., 766
  troublesome s. and a fearful master, 754
Servants
  public s., 1507
Serve
  the national interest, 1381
Serveto, Miguel (1511–1553), 957
Servetus, Michael. See Serveto, Miguel.
Service
  length of s., 285
  necessary for the public good, 1561
  of humanity, 1570
  to his Country, 30
Servitude
  is at once the consequence of his crime, 1054
  profusion and s., 381
Setting
  sun of a black night, 59
“The Seven Sins,” 1697
Sex, 16841685
  mystery of s. the subject of a coarse jest, 1684
  prejudice, 1483
  without discrimination because of s., 650
Sexual
  impurity, 167
  instinct is not all that he has, 1152
Shackles
  for the liberties of the people, 1455
Shade
  Friendship is precious, not only in the s., 687
Shadow
  you cannot see the s., 1435
Shadows
  flee away, 1467
  those who are in the s. of life, 724
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), 97, 1686
Shameless
  abject, squalid, s. avowal, 2089
She
  made life poetry for me, 2006
  ship is always referred to as “s.,” 1689
Sheep
  wolf how many the s. be, 1176
Shining
  golden opportunity, 68
  good men, not s., but honest, 279
  morning face, 1158
Ship
  Don’t give up the s., 990
  great s. swims as well as a small cork, 1744
  is always referred to as “she,” 1689
  is not sinking, 1688
  let him not steer the s. from on shore, 1928
Ships and shipping, 16871689
  See also Three-mile limit
Shoe
  abused because I had no s., 1682
  want of a s., 1240
Shoes
  not the means of obtaining s., 1682
Shoot
  Take them [ex-Presidents] out and s. them, 1488
Shooting
  war is over, 233
 
 
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