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