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