So long, unwashed Russia,
The land of slaves and overlords,
And you, blue uniforms,
And you, devoted to them folk.


Russia, folk, slave, overlord

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.


Wilde

How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!


Twain

All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.


Baudelaire

Extract the eternal from the ephemeral.


Baudelaire

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.


Baudelaire

The beautiful is always bizarre.


Baudelaire

Art is a spirit seeking flesh but finding words.


Brodsky

The moment you follow someone you cease to follow truth.


Krishnamurti

What your foes do derives its significance or consequence from the way you react.


Brodsky
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