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
Please all, and you will please none.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The art of happy life is to live in the present
A joke, like salt, should be consumed with moderation
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Whatever people think about you, do what you think is fair. Be equally indifferent to censure and praise
Life is like a play, some people come to fight, others come to play and the happiest come to watch
All thoughts that have huge consequences are always simple
It’s not enough to want, one should act
The vagueness of the word is a sign of uncertainty of thoughts.
“Yes” and “No”, require the most serious decision
Life is never fair. For most of us, it’s perhaps better
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
The beginning is half of the case
Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad actions
United we stand, divided we fall.
Trust your life to mind only
Adventure is worthwhile.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Do not go for sleep until you have analyzed what you did during the day
A character creates a life
When leaving, do not look back
Example is the best precept.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Never do what you do not know. But learn everything you should know
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Slow but steady wins the race.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Knowledge and wisdom is not the same thing
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
To understand the nation, learn its language
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
A talented person feels happy when he puts his talent into practice
Appearances are often deceiving.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Well, they say that numbers rule the world. At least there’s no doubt that numbers show how it is ruled.
When waking up ask yourself, “What do I have to do today?” before going to sleep, ask “What I did today?
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination.
The more you know the world, the more you know yourself
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.
Choose a friend, you can not be happy alone, happiness needs to be shared
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Alcoholism is exercising in madness
Plodding wins the race.
A human, trapped in his passions, is no longer free
Friendship means equality. Friends share everything they have
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Even though life moves forward, youth has to start everything anew
Do great things without promises
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Be a friend of the truth to the martyrdom, but do not be its defender to intolerance
Familiarity breeds contempt.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
The art of living happily is to live in present
Do not cross the limit in eating and drinking
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Be content with your lot, one cannot be first in everything.
Do not seek for happiness, it is always within yourself
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
First of all do not lose your self-respect
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Try to be wise first,and be smart when you’ll have free time
Neither act nor, be quiet, or say something better than silence, in a state of anger.
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.
Do not let your imagination run wild. It will produce monsters
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Every truth has two sides, it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
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
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Legislation should be the voice of reason
A citizen without property has no fatherland
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.