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