And so—if it's shame, let it be shame, if it's disgrace, let it be disgrace, if it's degradation, let it be degradation, and the worse, the better—that's what I chose.
Even if I be likened to a rat, I do not care, provided that that particular rat be wanted by you, and be of use in the world, and be retained in its position, and receive its reward. But what a rat it is!
The specialist looks inside your nose and announces: ‘Well, all right, I'll take care of your right nostril, but I really don't handle left nostrils.
Accept suffering and redeem yourself by it, that's what you must do.
Evidently it's true that the entire second half of a man's life is usually composed solely of the habits accumulated during the first half.
And even if we are occupied with most important things, if we attain to honor or fall into great misfortune- still let us remember how good it was once here, when we were all together, united by a good and kind feeling which made us...