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date: 31 January 2023

Maxim Gorky 1868–1936
Russian writer and revolutionary 

  1. It always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
    on happiness
    The Zykous (1914) act 4
  2. The proletarian state must bring up thousands of excellent ‘mechanics of culture’, ‘engineers of the soul’.
    speech at the Writers' Congress 1934; see Kennedy, Stalin