When a person in a Russian prison decides to start speaking, to start speaking the truth – they start to reject oppression.
The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain.
One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar’s health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue.
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.
It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is.
I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.
Our suspicions are being confirmed that Nashi will serve as a cover for storm brigades that will use violence against democratic organisations.