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