Mikhail Lermontov Quote

The history of a man's soul, even the pettiest soul, is hardly less interesting and useful than the history of a whole people; especially when the former is the result of the observations of a mature mind upon itself, and has been written without any egotistical desire of arousing sympathy or astonishment. Rousseau's Confessions has precisely this defect – he read it to his friends.


A Hero of Our Time (1839-1841)

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The history of a man's soul, even the pettiest soul, is hardly less interesting and useful than the history of a whole people; especially when the...

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The history of a man's soul, even the pettiest soul, is hardly less interesting and useful than the history of a whole people; especially when the...

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The history of a man's soul, even the pettiest soul, is hardly less interesting and useful than the history of a whole people; especially when the...

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The history of a man's soul, even the pettiest soul, is hardly less interesting and useful than the history of a whole people; especially when the...