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