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