A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
Topics: Loss, Losing, Losers
It is not the brains that matter most,
but that which guides them – the character,
the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
We’re always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that’s all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can’t help feeling that that’s what it is.
Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it which will give you fresh courage and you will understand that prayer is an education.
Topics: Prayer, Fresh
If the people around you are spiteful and callous and will not hear you, fall down before them and beg their forgiveness; for in truth you are to blame for their not wanting to hear you.
- Leo Tolstoy Russian Novelist
- Anton Chekhov Russian Short Story Writer
- Nikolai Berdyaev Russian Christian Philosopher
- Catherine II of Russia Russian Empress
- Maxim Gorky Russian Writer
- Anna Pavlova Russian Dancer
- Sophie Swetchine Russian Christian Mystic
- Constantin Stanislavski Russian Actor
- Nikita Khrushchev Russian Head of State
- Vladimir Nabokov Russian-born American Novelist