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When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
We kill everybody, my dear. Some with bullets, some with words, and everybody with our deeds. We drive people into their graves, and neither see it nor feel it.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
Two forces are succesfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.
In the carriages of the past, you can't go anywhere.
Truth doesn't always heal a wounded soul.
Remembrance of the past kills all present energy and deadens all hope for the future
When a woman gets married it is like jumping into a hole in the ice in the middle of winter: you do it once and you remember it the rest of your days.
You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
The good qualities in our soul are most successfully and forcefully awakened by the power of art. Just as science is the intellect of the world, art is its soul.
Writers build castles in the air, the reader lives inside, and the publisher inns the rent.
When the life is monotonous , even grief is a welcome event.
The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society. I believe for sure that this is also a truth.
Our most merciless enemy is our past.
Silence is terrible and painful only to those who have said all and have nothing more to speak of; but to those who never had anything to say— to them silence is simple and easy.
What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.
All of us are pilgrims on this earth. I've even heard people say that the earth itself is a pilgrim in the heavens.
Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man - Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?
Jail doesn't teach anyone to do good, nor Siberia, but a man-yes! A man can teach another man to do good-believe me!
All human beings have gray little souls-and they all want to rouge them up.
Lies are the religion of slaves and masters. Truth is the god of the free man.
You will not drown the truth in seas of blood
You must write for children the same way you write for adults, only better.
The more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life.
Politics is something similar to the lower physiological functions, with the unpleasant difference that political functions are unavoidably carried out in public.
One word of praise from a woman is dearer to me than a whole ode from a man . .
Every new time will give its law.
An artist is a man who digests his own subjective impressions and knows how to find a general objective meaning in them, and how to express them in a convincing form.
Our salvation is in work, but let us also take delight in that work.
There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
When one loves somebody, everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.
An honest man is all right even if he's an idiot...but a crook must have brains.
What I'd like is to meet a man I could take off my hat to and say: "Thank you for having got born, and the longer you live the better.
Talent I say is what an actor needs. And talent is faith in oneself, one's own powers.
Let us not search for the guilty ones only among others, let us speak the bitter truth: we are all guilty ... each and every one of us.
But I'm not to be caught with such poor bait! I'm a big fish, I am.
One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
It is quiet and peaceful here, the air is good, there are numerous gardens, and in them nightingales sing and spies lurk under the bushes.
Processing the human raw material is naturally more complicated than processing lumber.
Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
To an old man any place that's warm is homeland.
With his own money a person can live as he likes-a ruble that's your own is dearer than a brother.
God is a complex of ideas formed by the tribe, the nation, and humanity, which awake and organize social feelings and aim to link the individual to society and to bridle the zoological individualism.
Hunger can explain many acts. It can be said that all vile acts are done to satisfy hunger.