nikolai gogol Quotes

Wise is the man who does not disdain any character and instead, examining him with a searching look, plumbs him to the very main-springs of his being.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Russia! Russia... Everything in you is open, desolate and level; your squat towns barely protrude in the midst of the plains like dots, like counters; there is nothing to tempt or enchant the onlooker's gaze. But what is this inscrutable, mysterious force that draws me to you?
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— Nikolai Gogol
There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Countless as the sands of sea are human passions, and not all of them are alike, and all of them, base and noble alike, are at first obedient to man and only later on become his terrible masters.
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— Nikolai Gogol
It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
— Nikolai Gogol
They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
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— Nikolai Gogol
I shall laugh my bitter laugh.
— Nikolai Gogol
But wise is the man who disdains no character, but with searching glance explores him to the root and cause of all.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Everything resembles the truth, everything can happen to a man.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Go along, go along quickly, and set all you have on the table for us. We don't want doughnuts, honey buns, poppy cakes, and other dainties; bring us a whole sheep, serve a goat and forty-year old mead! And plenty of vodka, not vodka with all sorts of fancies, not with raisins and flavorings, but pure foaming vodka, that hisses and bubbles like mad.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.
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— Nikolai Gogol
In the end dreams became his life, and his whole life thereafter took a strange turn: one might say he slept while waking and watched while asleep.
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— Nikolai Gogol
The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral... Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That's my idea.
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— Nikolai Gogol
There are passions that it is not for man to choose.
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— Nikolai Gogol
However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.
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— Nikolai Gogol
But there is nothing enduring in the world, and therefore even joy in the second minute is already not as acute as in the first; in the third minute it becomes still weaker and finally merges unnoticeably with the usual condition of the soul, as a circle on the water, caused by the fall of a pebble, finally merges with the smooth surface.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all
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— Nikolai Gogol
There are people who exist in this world not like entities but like the speckles or spots on something.
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— Nikolai Gogol
I am who I am and that's who I am
— Nikolai Gogol
You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
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— Nikolai Gogol
...nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book... ...
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— Nikolai Gogol
A word aptly uttered or written cannot be cut away by an axe.
— Nikolai Gogol
The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.
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— Nikolai Gogol
There are occasions when a woman, no matter how weak and impotent in character she may be in comparison with a man, will yet suddenly become not only harder than any man, but even harder than anything and everything in the world.
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— Nikolai Gogol
The more destruction there is everywhere, the more it shows the activity of town authorities.
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— Nikolai Gogol
There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitching of a mean merrymaker.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Two turtle doves will show thee Where my cold ashes lie And sadly murmuring tell thee How in tears I did die
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— Nikolai Gogol
A time of famine and poverty will come and the people as a whole as well as every individual in it will suffer.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Keep not money, but keep good people's company.
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— Nikolai Gogol
It's the most righteous, which of course is not the same thing as the most profitable.
— Nikolai Gogol
The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil.
— Nikolai Gogol
We ought to thank God for that. Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Don't blame the mirror if your face is faulty.
— Nikolai Gogol
As you pass from the tender years of youth into harsh and embittered manhood, make sure you take with you on your journey all the human emotions! Don't leave them on the road, for you will not pick them up afterwards!
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— Nikolai Gogol
I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.
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— Nikolai Gogol
I saw that I'd get nowhere on the straight path, and that to go crookedly was straighter.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Man is such a wondrous being that it is never possible to count up all his merits at once. The more you study him, the more new particulars appear, and their description would be endless.
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— Nikolai Gogol
We have the marvelous gift of making everything insignificant.
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— Nikolai Gogol
Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.
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— Nikolai Gogol