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.
The past,' he thought, 'is linked with the present by an unbroken chain of events flowing one out of another.' And it seemed to him that he had just seen both ends of that chain; that when he touched one end the other quivered.
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.
Life is difficult for those who have the daring to first set out on an unknown road. The avant-garde always has a bad time of it.
Dear, sweet, unforgettable childhood! Why does this irrevocable time, forever departed, seem brighter, more festive and richer than it actually was?
I was so drunk the whole time that I took bottles for girls and girls for bottles.
I don't know why one can't chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue.
There are no lower or higher or median moralities. There is only one morality, and it is precisely the one that was given to us during the time of Jesus Christ and that stops me, you and Barantsevich from stealing, offending others, lying etc.
It's worth living abroad to study up on genteel and delicate manners. The maid smiles continuously; she smiles like a duchess on a stage, while at the same time it is clear from her face that she is exhausted from overwork.
Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.
What seems to us serious, significant and important will, in future times, be forgotten or won't seem important at all.