Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
Any idiot can face a crisis, it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
It's a long time since I drank champagne.
Only entropy comes easy.
We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Medvienko Why do you always wear black Masha I am in mourning for my life. I am unhappy.
It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
To advise is not to compel.
If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
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