Russian Quotes

β€œThere is no shame in not k...

β€œThere is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out.” – Russian Proverb
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"How do you defeat an enemy who looks into ...

"How do you defeat an enemy who looks into the barrel of a gun and sees paradise?" β€”Anonymous Russian Commander, Fighting the Mujahideen
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"The marvel is not that the be...

"The marvel is not that the bear dances well, but that the bear dances at all." -- Russian proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 06
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"Laws catch flies ...

"Laws catch flies but let hornets go free." --Russian proverb
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β€œIf you have ever had a boring job, a mind-numbing boring job - boring to...

β€œIf you have ever had a boring job, a mind-numbing boring job - boring to the point of contemplating paper clip design for an entire afternoon, you understand why Russians drink so damned much.” - Asimov Gildenthorpuscularyable
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 24
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β€œTrust but...

β€œTrust but verify” - Russian proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 04
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"Everything the Soviets told us about Communi...

"Everything the Soviets told us about Communism was a lie. Unfortunately, everything they told us about Capitalism was true." -- Russian joke
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 27
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'We love just once in our lifetime an...

'We love just once in our lifetime and spend the rest of our lives looking for something similar' - old Russian saying
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 21
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[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Te...

[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Tetris has been played by an estimated one billion people because β€œit takes advantage of the mind’s basic pleasure in tidying upβ€”and uses it against us.” - Dr. Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 18
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β€œWhen I was a carpenter, I once worked with this Russian lady architect. I would...

β€œWhen I was a carpenter, I once worked with this Russian lady architect. I would tell her, β€˜Look, I’m terribly sorry, but I want to change that half an inch,’ and she would say β€˜No limit for better.’ I think that is a worthy credo.” - Harrison Ford
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 05
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"Better to be slapped wi...

"Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie." - Russian proverb.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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"If Donald Trump is not a Russian intelligence and polit...

"If Donald Trump is not a Russian intelligence and political asset, how can you tell the difference? ~ Rick Wilson, author of NYT #1 bestseller 'Everything Trump Touches Dies'
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
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"The rich would have to ea...

"The rich would have to eat money, if the poor did not provide food." -Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 14
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"A telephone suddenly rang. One of the Russian soldiers answered it. Th...

"A telephone suddenly rang. One of the Russian soldiers answered it. The caller was evidently a senior German officer asking what was happening, 'Ivan is here'. The officer replied in Russian, and told him to go to hell."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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"A true Russian does ...

"A true Russian does not farm potatoes. He us a potato." -TotallyNot Me
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 30
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"How do you defeat an enemy who looks into ...

"How do you defeat an enemy who looks into the barrel of a gun and sees paradise?" - Anonymous Russian Commander, Fighting the Mujahideen
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 15
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"There is no shame in not k...

"There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out." - Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 02
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"If everyone gave one thr...

"If everyone gave one thread, the poor man would have a shirt." - Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 28
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'We love just once in our lifetime an...

'We love just once in our lifetime and spend the rest of our lives looking for something similar' - old Russian saying
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 15
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Trotsky to the mensheviks and SRs leaving the all russian congress of soviets pos...

Trotsky to the mensheviks and SRs leaving the all russian congress of soviets post october revolution ""You are pitiful, isolated individuals! You are bankrupts. Your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on – into the dustbin of history!"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 20
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My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as ...

My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as I criticize my own. But each of us are given a limited number of days to make a difference. Life is a choice to live for something, or to die for nothing. -- Edward Snowden
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 19
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"Let not the fear of t...

"Let not the fear of the wolf keep you from the forest." - Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 19
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β€œIf we don’t surrender, we die. But if we surrend...

β€œIf we don’t surrender, we die. But if we surrender, we will never see each other again,” - Russian teens before committing suicide during police standoff
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 20
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β€œA Russian soldier who chooses to fight in Ukraine on his summer break is sti...

β€œA Russian soldier who chooses to fight in Ukraine on his summer break is still a Russian soldier. And the armored Russian military vehicle he drives there is not his personal car.” -- Samantha Power, US ambassador the the United Nations.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 02
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"When the rich make w...

"When the rich make war, it's the poor who suffer." - Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 19
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"Nothing is more perma...

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution." old russian proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 21
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If your wife has cheated on you, rejoi...

If your wife has cheated on you, rejoice that she has cheated on you and not on your Fatherland. ~ XIX c Russian aphorism
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 21
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Music is not something artificial that comes wi...

Music is not something artificial that comes with education, but exists like a cell in the spirit's body.β€”Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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"The rich would have to ea...

"The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food." - Russian proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 05
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β€œIn chess rules are fixed and outcomes...

β€œIn chess rules are fixed and outcomes are unpredictable. In Russian politics it’s the other way around” - Garry Kasparov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 14
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"The hammer shatter...

"The hammer shatters glass but forges steel." - Russian Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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If you wish to run with the ...

If you wish to run with the wolves, you must learn to howl like the wolves - russian proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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"If that condition of mind and soul which we call inspiration lasted long with...

"If that condition of mind and soul which we call inspiration lasted long without intermission, no artist could survive it. The strings would break and the instrument be shattered into fragments." - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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