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"He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist."

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"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"

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"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."

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"We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."

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"When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured."

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"A fiancé is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other."

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"All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart st..."

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"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..."

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"An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket."

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"Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die."

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"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..."

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"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..."

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"Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another."

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"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..."

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"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..."

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"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..."

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"He who constantly swims in the ocean loves dry land."

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"I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky."

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"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..."

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"I'm in mourning for my life."

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"If you fear loneliness, then don't get married."

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"In two or three hundred years life on earth will be unimaginably beautiful, astounding. Man needs such a life and if it hasn't yet appeared, h..."

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"In order to cultivate yourself and to drop no lower than the level of the milieu in which you have landed, it is not enough to read Pickwick a..."

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"It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest."

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"It has become customary to say that a man needs only six feet of land. But a corpse needs six feet, not a person."

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"It doesn't matter that your painting is small. Kopecks are also small, but when a lot are put together they make a ruble. Each painting displa..."

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"Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all."

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"I've noticed that people who get married cease to be curious."

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"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..."

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"Just as I shall lie alone in the grave, so, in essence, do I live alone."

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"I've thought about how, were we to suddenly receive the freedom about which we talk so much when we spar with one another, we would not know w..."

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"Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is."

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"Once you've married, be strict but just with your wife, don't allow her to forget herself, and when a misunderstanding arises, say: 'Don't for..."

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"Of course politics is an interesting and engrossing thing. It offers no immutable laws, nearly always prevaricates, but as far as blather and ..."

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"Pharisaism, obtuseness and tyranny reign not only in the homes of merchants and in jails; I see it in science, in literature, and among youth...."

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"Tell mother that however dogs and samovars might behave themselves, winter comes after summer, old age after youth, and misfortune follows hap..."

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"The more cultured a man, the less fortunate he is."

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"The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist."

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"The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well."

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"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..."

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"We go to great pains to alter life for the happiness of our descendants and our descendants will say as usual: things used to be so much bette..."

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"We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well."

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"What seems to us serious, significant and important will, in future times, be forgotten or won't seem important at all."

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"When performing an autopsy, even the most inveterate spiritualist would have to question where the soul is."

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"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..."

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"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 ..."

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"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..."

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"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."

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