All human beings have gray little souls- and they all want to rouge them up.
An honest man is all right even if he's an idiot... but a crook must have brains.
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.
If it is true that only misfortune can awaken a man's soul, it is a bitter truth, one that is hard to hear and accept, and it is only natural that many people deny it and say it is better for a man to live on in a trance than to wake up to torture.
Lies are the religion of slaves and masters. Truth is the god of the free man.
Only mothers can think of the future- because they give birth to it in their children.
Our most merciless enemy is our past.
Politics is something similar to the lower physiological functions, with the unpleasant difference that political functions are unavoidably carried out in public.
Politics is the soil in which the nettle of poisonous enmity, evil suspicions, shameless lies, slander, morbid ambitions, and disrespect for the individual grows rapidly and luxuriantly. Name anything bad in man and it is precisely in the soil of political struggle that it grows with particular liveliness and abundance.
Remembrance of the past kills all present energy and deadens all hope for the future.
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.
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.
The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society.
The more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life.
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty.'
Truth doesn't always heal a wounded soul.
Two forces are succesfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.
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.
When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
When the life is monotonous, even grief is a welcome event...
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
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