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Quote Left I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness does not await us all. One needn't be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why w... Quote Right
Quote Left He is no longer a city dweller who has even once in his life caught a ruff or seen how, on clear and cool autumn days, flocks of migrating thr... Quote Right
Quote Left A fiancé is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other. Quote Right
Quote Left All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart st... Quote Right
Quote Left An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket. Quote Right
Quote Left Death can only be profitable: there's no need to eat, drink, pay taxes, offend people, and since a person lies in a grave for hundreds or thou... Quote Right
Quote Left He who constantly swims in the ocean loves dry land. Quote Right
Quote Left Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another. Quote Right
Quote Left If you cry 'Forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite Quote Right
Quote Left When you live on cash, you understand the limits of the world around which you navigate each day. Credit leads into a desert with invisible bo... Quote Right
Quote Left Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, and the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day. Quote Right
Quote Left For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or some... Quote Right
Quote Left If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation... Quote Right
Quote Left When in a serious mood, it seems to me that those people are illogical who feel an aversion toward death. As far as I can see, life consists e... Quote Right
Quote Left When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured. Quote Right
Quote Left We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Quote Right
Quote Left Tell mother that however dogs and samovars might behave themselves, winter comes after summer, old age after youth, and misfortune follows hap... Quote Right
Quote Left Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die. Quote Right
Quote Left When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, you'll eat ... Quote Right
Quote Left Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external s... Quote Right
Quote Left It is uncomfortable to ask condemned people about their sentences just as it is awkward to ask wealthy people why they need so much money, why... Quote Right
Quote Left I'm in mourning for my life. Quote Right
Quote Left The more cultured a man, the less fortunate he is. Quote Right
Quote Left He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist. Quote Right
Quote Left Tsars and slaves, the intelligent and the obtuse, publicans and pharisees all have an identical legal and moral right to honor the memory of t... Quote Right
Quote Left After us they'll fly in hot air balloons, coat styles will change, perhaps they'll discover a sixth sense and cultivate it, but life will rema... Quote Right
Quote Left You ask 'What is life?' That is the same as asking 'What is a carrot?' A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. Quote Right
Quote Left It has become customary to say that a man needs only six feet of land. But a corpse needs six feet, not a person. Quote Right
Quote Left We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well. Quote Right