Quotes by Nikolai Gogol

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

Nikolai Gogol

Other Great Authors

Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.

Harper Lee, spoken by character Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird

Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly nothing in this world can be long enjoyed.


When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely-- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.

J. Krishnamutri

Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman

Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards.

Vernon Suanders Law, Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul: Tough Stuff

Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about.

Trey and Matt Stone Parker »

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.

Seneca »

You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.

Lois McMaster Bujold »