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    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: character  men  searching  wise 
     
    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?
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: russia 
     
    There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  human  master  passion  noble 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  hell  thinking  learn 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: character  men  searching  wise 
     
    Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: joy  past  sorrow 
     
    Everything resembles the truth, everything can happen to a man.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: truth  men 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: honey 
     
    Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: soul  body 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: dreams 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  work  experience  age  morals  ideas 
     
    There are passions that it is not for man to choose.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  passion 
     
    However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  fools 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: joy  world  soul  water 
     
    Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: world 
     
    There are people who exist in this world not like entities but like the speckles or spots on something.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: people  world 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: world  imagine 
     
    ...nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book... ...
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: nature  live  solitude  book  read 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: funny  stories 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: character  men  women  world  occasion 
     
    The more destruction there is everywhere, the more it shows the activity of town authorities.
    — 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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: laughter  emotion  lyrics 
     
    Two turtle doves will show thee Where my cold ashes lie And sadly murmuring tell thee How in tears I did die
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: lies  tears  die 
     
    A time of famine and poverty will come and the people as a whole as well as every individual in it will suffer.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: time  people  poverty 
     
    Keep not money, but keep good people's company.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: money  company 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men  respect  god 
     
    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!
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: youth  journey  human  manhood  year 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: laughter  journey  tears  hero 
     
    I saw that I'd get nowhere on the straight path, and that to go crookedly was straighter.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: path 
     
    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.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: men 
     
    We have the marvelous gift of making everything insignificant.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: gift 
     
    Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.
    — Nikolai Gogol
    tags: beauty  beautiful 
     
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    nikolai gogol
    Birth    : March 31, 1809
    Death  : March 4, 1852
    Occupation  : Dramatist