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- If the enemy doesn't surrender, he shall be perished!
- Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
- Every new time will give its law.
- 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.
- In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere.
- Lenin and Trotsky don't have any idea about freedom or human rights. They are already corrupted by dirty poison of the power, this is visible by their shameful disrespect of freedom of speech and all other civil liberties for which the democracy was fighting.
- Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
- Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.
- There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
- When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
- When one loves somebody everything is clear— where to go, what to do— it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.
- You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
- What a sad people you must be!
- After being taken to Coney Island by friends and shown the concessions, the rides, the mazes, the museums of freaks, and the palaces of jugglers and living statues and dancers.