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