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Adages from Samian personalities
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
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.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
Legislation should be the voice of reason
The art of living happily is to live in present
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
First of all do not lose your self-respect
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Do great things without promises
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
Plodding wins the race.
The beginning is half of the case
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.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
When leaving, do not look back
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Please all, and you will please none.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
It’s not enough to want, one should act
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
To understand the nation, learn its language
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
Trust your life to mind only
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Adventure is worthwhile.
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Slow but steady wins the race.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Do not force children to cry too often, otherwise they will have nothing to cry over your grave
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
Example is the best precept.
A citizen without property has no fatherland
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
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.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
A character creates a life