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