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