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