When you're cold, don't expect sympathy from someone who's warm.
("One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich")
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A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.
Beat a dog once and you only have to show him the whip.
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
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The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.