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