Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

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If you can’t distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn’t undertake philanthropic work. - The Princess (1886)

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The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them. - Enemies

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Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs. - Ivanov, Act III, sc. vi (1887)

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You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile! - The Bear, sc. viii (1888)

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The sea has neither meaning nor pity. - Gusev (1890)

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Everyone has the same God; only people differ. - The Duel (1891)

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It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it. - A Journey to Sakhalin (1891)

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No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith. - A Journey to Sakhalin

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To regard one’s immortality as an exchange of matter is as strange as predicting the future of a violin case once the expensive violin it held has broken and lost its worth. - Ward No. 6 (1892)

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