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