Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol


Author Profession: Classics, Satire, Fantasy
Born: March 31, 1809
Died: March 04, 1852
Birth Sign: Aries


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Nikolai Gogol quotes

Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.

They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know.

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.

You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral... Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That's my idea.

Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views.

There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.

We ought to thank God for that. Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any.

It's the most righteous, which of course is not the same thing as the most profitable.

The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil.

Russia! Russia... Everything in you is open, desolate and level; your squat towns barely protrude in the midst of the plains like dots, like counters; there is nothing to tempt or enchant the onlooker's gaze. But what is this inscrutable, mysterious force that draws me to you?

Wise is the man who does not disdain any character and instead, examining him with a searching look, plumbs him to the very main-springs of his being.

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