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
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Legislation should be the voice of reason
The beginning is half of the case
United we stand, divided we fall.
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 injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Example is the best precept.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
When leaving, do not look back
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Do great things without promises
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Please all, and you will please none.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
To understand the nation, learn its language
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Do not force children to cry too often, otherwise they will have nothing to cry over your grave
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
A character creates a life
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
First of all do not lose your self-respect
It’s not enough to want, one should act
The art of living happily is to live in present
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
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.
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
Trust your life to mind only
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
A citizen without property has no fatherland
The art of living a happy life is in living in the present
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
Appearances are often deceiving.
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.
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Adventure is worthwhile.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
Familiarity breeds contempt.
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
Plodding wins the race.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.