Maxim Gorky

28 Mar 1868 // 18 Jun 1936


Next >>

You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better
You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery
When one loves somebody everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything
When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children
In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere
Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man - who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?
Every new time will give its law
A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains
Next >>


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."