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