Writers build castles in the air, the reader lives inside, and the publisher inns the rent.
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
Remembrance of the past kills all present energy and deadens all hope for the future
In the carriages of the past, you can't go anywhere.
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
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.
Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Politics is the soil in which the nettle of poisonous enmity, evil suspicions, shameless lies, slander, morbid ambitions, and disrespect for the individual grows rapidly and luxuriantly. Name anything bad in man and it is precisely in the soil of political struggle that it grows with particular liveliness and abundance.
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Last Update: 6 February 2023
View the rest 70 Maxim Gorky sayings