Great Russian writer
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself"
If vicious people are interconnected and constitute a force, then honest people need only do the same.
People are like rivers: the water is the same in all and the same everywhere, but each river is sometimes narrow, sometimes fast, sometimes wide, sometimes quiet. So are people. Each person bears in himself the germs of all human qualities and sometimes manifests one, sometimes another, and is often completely different from himself, remaining one and himself.
If we assume that human life can be controlled by reason, then the possibility of life will be destroyed.
We have a lot of rules, but no truth.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
What is fair and unfair is not given to people to judge. People have always been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider just and unjust.
War is not a courtesy, but the most disgusting thing in life, and one must understand this and not play war.
Every person, in order to act, must consider his activity important and good. And therefore, whatever the position of a person, he will certainly form for himself such a view of human life in general, in which his activity will seem to him important and good.
One of the most common and widespread superstitions is that each person has one of his own specific properties, that there is a person who is kind, evil, smart, stupid, energetic, apathetic, etc. People are not like that. We can say about a person that he is more often kind than evil, more often smart than stupid, more often energetic than apathetic, and vice versa; but it will not be true if we say about one person that he is kind or smart, and about another that he is evil or stupid. And we always divide people like that. And this is not true.
If you are already proud of the breed, then you should not stop at Rurik and renounce the first ancestor – the monkey.