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