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