135 Total Quotes

Russian Novelist Quotes

Maxim Gorky
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.
Maxim Gorky
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Leo Tolstoy
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy
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Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
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For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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Leo Tolstoy
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
Leo Tolstoy
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Leo Tolstoy
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy
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Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.
Boris Pasternak
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I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own.
Ivan Turgenev
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Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
Boris Pasternak
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Leo Tolstoy
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
Leo Tolstoy
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
Ivan Turgenev
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Leo Tolstoy
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy
If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy
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