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