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Adages from Samian personalities
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Legislation should be the voice of reason
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Do great things without promises
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
To understand the nation, learn its language
Example is the best precept.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
When leaving, do not look back
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
Neither act nor, be quiet, or say something better than silence, in a state of anger.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Do not force children to cry too often, otherwise they will have nothing to cry over your grave
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
A citizen without property has no fatherland
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Appearances are often deceiving.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
The art of living happily is to live in present
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
Please all, and you will please none.
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
It’s not enough to want, one should act
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The beginning is half of the case
A character creates a life
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
First of all do not lose your self-respect
Plodding wins the race.
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Trust your life to mind only
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice