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today’s birthday: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799)


Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799)

Among the giants of Russian literature, Pushkin was a poet and writer whose masterpieces include the poem The Bronze Horseman, the drama The Stone Guest, and his verse novel Eugene Onegin, which contains witty descriptions of 19th-century Russian society. Pushkin established the modern poetic language of Russia, using Russian history for the basis of many works, but his career was cut short when he died after a duel with a young Frenchman. How old was he when he died? More… Discuss

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today’s birthday: Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821) with/ some wonderful quotations


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821)

Dostoevsky was a literary giant whose works exhibit an uncanny grasp of human psychology and offer penetrating analyses of the political, social, and spiritual state of the Russia of his time. His best-known works include Crime and Punishment, a brilliant portrait of sin, remorse, and redemption, and The Brothers Karamazov, which tackles the issues of evil, freedom, and faith. Though granted a last-minute reprieve, Dostoevsky was sentenced to death in 1849 for what crime? More… Discuss

DOSTOEVSKY quotes

quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “One can know a man from his laugh…”


One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

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quotation: The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)


The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

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QUOTATION: Fyodor Dostoyevsky GREATNESS ANS SADNESS


Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.

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Quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky on expressing truth vs. flattery


Nothing in the world is harder than speaking the truth and nothing easier than flattery.

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Quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky on Happiness


A fool with a heart and no brains is just as unhappy as a fool with brains and no heart.

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