russian Quotes

Quotes from russian authors

Leo Tolstoy 84 quotes
Ayn Rand 83 quotes
Marat Safin 52 quotes

Famous russian quotes
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Change

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand, writer
  • motivational

Happiness is that you have three things: something you do, something you love, and something you aspire to. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • happiness

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin, leader
  • politics

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Catherine II, statesman
  • forgiveness

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand, writer
  • happiness

Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution. Russian Proverbs,
  • solution

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. Nikita Khrushchev, politician
  • politics

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • powerful

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand, writer
  • creativity

We are asleep until we fall in love. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • love

Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live. Alexander Herzen, journalist
  • Life

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. Catherine II, statesman
  • beg

If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • war

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. Ayn Rand, writer
  • power

We kill everybody, my dear. Some with bullets, some with words, and everybody with our deeds. We drive people into their graves, and neither see it nor feel it. Maxim Gorky, novelist
  • Murder

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet
  • happy

To say I love you one must know first how to say the I. Ayn Rand, writer
  • self

Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Boredom

The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • Purpose

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. Ayn Rand, writer
  • Guilt

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • god

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven. Igor Stravinsky, composer
  • Sin

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Music

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • Work

Any idiot can face a crisis, it's the day to day living that wears you out. Anton Chekhov, dramatist
  • Health

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • Humanity

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • Happiness

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Love

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • Illness

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • DeceptionLying

There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Greatness

Don't draw your bow until your arrow is fixed. Russian Proverbs,
  • hurry

The question isn't 'who is going to let me'; it's 'who is going to stop me'. Ayn Rand, writer
  • Determination

I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Control

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • wisdom

The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Wisdom

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money? Ayn Rand, writer
  • Money

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. Ayn Rand, writer
  • claim

Death solves all problems - no man, no problem. Joseph Stalin, leader
  • death

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author
  • bag

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author
  • between

I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • inner

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it. Leon Trotsky, revolutionary
  • Talent

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Purpose

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Change

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. Nikita Khrushchev, politician
  • Survival

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Thought

... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. Ivan Turgenev, novelist
  • Procrastination

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. Boris Pasternak, novelist
  • Life

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