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