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