Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand. (Anna Karenina)
Every heart has its own skeletons.
It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.
Love those you hate you.
Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
I often think that men don’t understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
The only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless.
All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
Life did not stop, and one had to live.
There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won’t come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn.
I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that i am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible….except by getting off his back.
We are asleep until we fall in Love!
To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.
Music is the shorthand of emotion
I’m like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he’s cold, and his clothes are torn, and he’s ashamed, but he’s not unhappy.
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