Clear Words: Aphorisms

About the targeted acquisition of things

Many of the things that we own are no more than the tools we rent from the world to carry out the tasks of our lives and destinies. To pursue their constant and never-ending acquisition is to substitute the purpose of life with its means.

About space fireflies

Stars are distant suns. The star itself may disappear – but the light from it, traveling for millions of years through the vast expanses of space, one day will still reach and warm us. The same is true for some people – the warmth and light of their deeds can still warm the hearts and souls of unknown people a long time after the souls of these fireflies have gone into a better world of different values and opportunities.

About discontent with life

If you are angry with your life, what option are you left with – to praise death?

About small ones

The best people are few – they are a suppressed minority.

About selfish sowers

He who sows the seeds of selfishness eats the fruits of loneliness.

About age

Age is an acquirable business.

About business-in-love

There are loving ones in relations, there are no such ones as “partners”.

About the debt of those saved from fascism

The debt of the countries which were saved from fascism was so great that instead of paying it they chose to blaspheme their savior because there is no moral need to pay the debts to your enemy.

About Russian emigrants

Emigrants who have gone abroad start hating Russia not because it’s so bad, but because they feel bad in their new home place. It’s not the question of objectivity – it’s the question of psychology.

About talents

It’s wrong to believe that only exceptional people possess the so-called “God’s spark” and talents. Everyone had it, but so many have thrown their talents into the dirt in order to look as “normal”.