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