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