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