Adages from Samian personalities
It’s not enough to want, one should act
When leaving, do not look back
Please all, and you will please none.
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
The art of living happily is to live in present
Adventure is worthwhile.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
To understand the nation, learn its language
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Do great things without promises
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
A character creates a life
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The beginning is half of the case
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
A citizen without property has no fatherland
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Neither act nor, be quiet, or say something better than silence, in a state of anger.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
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.
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
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.
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
Appearances are often deceiving.
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
The art of happy life is to live in the present
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
Familiarity breeds contempt.
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.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Example is the best precept.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
First of all do not lose your self-respect
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Trust your life to mind only
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Plodding wins the race.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
Legislation should be the voice of reason
United we stand, divided we fall.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.