Adages from Samian personalities
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
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.
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
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
The beginning is half of the case
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
When leaving, do not look back
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
United we stand, divided we fall.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Legislation should be the voice of reason
To understand the nation, learn its language
A character creates a life
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Please all, and you will please none.
Do great things without promises
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
First of all do not lose your self-respect
Plodding wins the race.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
It’s not enough to want, one should act
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Trust your life to mind only
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
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.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
A citizen without property has no fatherland
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Neither act nor, be quiet, or say something better than silence, in a state of anger.
Example is the best precept.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Slow but steady wins the race.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
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
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
The art of living happily is to live in present
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day