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  • I want to understand you, I study your obscure language.

  • Cabbage soup and barley. They're Russia's national food. Both excellent in their way, but a shade monotonous.

  • There yet remains but one concluding tale, And then this chronicle of mine is ended - Fulfilled, the duty God ordained to me, A sinner. Not without purpose did the Lord, Put me to witness much for many years, And educate me in the love of books. One day some indefatigable monk, Will find my conscientious, unsigned work; Like me, he will light up his ikon-lamp, And, shaking from the scroll the age-old dust, He will transcribe these tales in all their truth.

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
  • A man who's active and incisive can yet keep nail-care much in mind: why fight what's known to be decisive? Custom is despot of mankind.

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
  • I have outlasted all desire, My dreams and I have grown apart; My grief alone is left entire, The gleamings of an empty heart. The storms of ruthless dispensation Have struck my flowery garland numb, I live in lonely desolation And wonder when my end will come. Thus on a naked tree-limb, blasted By tardy winter's whistling chill, A single leaf which has outlasted Its season will be trembling still.

  • It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all.

  • Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths.

  • Don't be sad, don't be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief - your time for joy will come, believe me.

  • The less we show our love to a woman, Or please her less, and neglect our duty, The more we trap and ruin her surely, In the flattering toils of philandery.

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
  • Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.

  • Moral maxims are surprisingly useful on occasions when we can invent little else to justify our actions.

  • Moscow... how many strains are fusing in that one sound, for Russian hearts! What store of riches it imparts!

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
  • It's a lucky man, a very lucky man, who is committed to what he believes, who has stifled intellectual detachment and can relax in the luxury of his emotions - like a tipsy traveller resting for the night at wayside inn.

  • Write for pleasure and publish for money.

  • I loved you; even now I may confess, Some embers of my love their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress, I do not want to sadden you again. Hopeless and tongue tied, yet I loved you dearly With pangs the jealous and the timid know; So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely, I pray God grant another love you so.

  • 'Tis time, my friend, 'tis time! For rest the heart is aching; Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking, Fragments of being, while together you and I, Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die.

    "'Tis Time, My Friend". Poem by Alexander Pushkin, 1834.
  • Then came a moment of renaissance, I looked up - you again are there, A fleeting vision, the quintessence Of all that`s beautiful and rare.

  • With womankind, the less we love them, the easier they become to charm.

  • Play interests me very much," said Hermann: "but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous.

    Alexander Pushkin (2012). “The Queen of Spades and Other Stories”, p.1, Courier Corporation
  • I was not born to amuse the Tsars.

  • Thus people--so it seems to me-- Become good friends from sheer ennui.

    Alexander Pushkin, James E. Falen (2009). “Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse”, p.41, Oxford University Press
  • Unrequited love is not an affront to man but raises him.

  • In this, our age of infamy Man's choice is but to be A tyrant, traitor, prisoner: No other choice has he.

  • Sad that our finest aspiration, Our freshest dreams and meditations, In swift succession should decay, Like Autumn leaves that rot away.

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
  • A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.

  • Thank you, darling, for learning to play chess. It is an absolute necessity for any well organized family. (in a letter to his wife)

  • But even friendship like our heroes' Exist no more; for we've outgrown All sentiments and deem men zeroes-- Except of course ourselves alone. We all take on Napoleon's features, And millions of our fellow creatures Are nothing more to us than tools... Since feelings are for freaks and fools. Eugene, of course, had keen perceptions And on the whole despised mankind, Yet wasn't, like so many, blind; And since each rule permits exceptions, He did respect a noble few, And, cold himself, gave warmth its due.

    Alexander Pushkin (1998). “Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse”, p.41, OUP Oxford
  • I am married and happy. My only wish is that nothing will change.

  • Try to be forgotten. Go live in the country. Stay in mourning for two years, then remarry, but choose somebody decent.

  • Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather of mind got clarity new-found; now free, I once more weave together emotion, thought, and magic sound.

    "Eugene Onegin". Book by Alexander Pushkin, 1833.
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