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