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