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