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