Adages from Samian personalities
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
The beginning is half of the case
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
The art of living happily is to live in present
First of all do not lose your self-respect
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 vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
Trust your life to mind only
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Plodding wins the race.
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Example is the best precept.
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Please all, and you will please none.
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
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.
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
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.
Slow but steady wins the race.
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
Appearances are often deceiving.
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
To understand the nation, learn its language
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
When leaving, do not look back
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
A citizen without property has no fatherland
Legislation should be the voice of reason
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
A character creates a life
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
Adventure is worthwhile.
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Do great things without promises
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.