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