In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere.
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.
You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better.
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!
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
The illness of a doctor is always worse than the illnesses of his patients.The patients only feel, but the doctor, as well as feeling, has a pretty good idea of the destructive effect of the disease on his constitution.This is a case in which knowledge brings death nearer.
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.
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.
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.
Writers build castles in the air, the reader lives inside, and the publisher inns the rent.
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.
Our most merciless enemy is our past.
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.
Remembrance of the past kills all present energy and deadens all hope for the future
When the life is monotonous , even grief is a welcome event...
Truth doesn't always heal a wounded soul.
In the carriages of the past, you can't go anywhere.
The poor are always rich in children, and in the dirt and ditches of this street there are groups of them from morning to night, hungry, naked and dirty. Children are the living flowers of the earth, but these had the appearance of flowers that have faded prematurely, because they grew in ground where there was no healthy nourishment.
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
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.
When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Two forces are succesfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.
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.
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.
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.
Keep reading books, but remember that a book's only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
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.
You will not drown the truth in seas of blood
Hunger can explain many acts. It can be said that all vile acts are done to satisfy hunger.
All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Laborer - Man.
Even a bad man is better than a good book.
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.
But I'm not to be caught with such poor bait! I'm a big fish, I am.
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.
This fear is what is the ruin of us all. And some dominate us; they take advantage of our fear and frighten us still more. Mark this: as long as people are afraid, they will rot like the birches in the marsh. We must grow bold; it is time!
One word of praise from a woman is dearer to me than a whole ode from a man . .
The more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life.
You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.