Mikhail Lermontov Quote

I was involuntarily struck by the aptitude which the Russian displays for accommodating himself to the customs of the people in whose midst he happens to be living. I know not whether this mental quality is deserving of censure or commendation, but it proves the incredible pliancy of his mind and the presence of that clear common sense which pardons evil wherever it sees that evil is inevitable or impossible of annihilation.


A Hero of Our Time (1839-1841)

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I was involuntarily struck by the aptitude which the Russian displays for accommodating himself to the customs of the people in whose midst he...

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I was involuntarily struck by the aptitude which the Russian displays for accommodating himself to the customs of the people in whose midst he...