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