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