Capital punishment kills immediately, whereas lifetime imprisonment does so slowly. Which executioner is more humane? The one who kills you in a few minutes, or the one who wrests your life from you in the course of many years?
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
Man is what he believes.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Medvienko: Why do you always wear black? Masha: I am in mourning for my life. I am unhappy
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.