Maxim Gorky
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"Alexei Maximovich Peshkov", primarily known as "Maxim" ("Maksim") "Gorky" (; or ), was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

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What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.

A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.

Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.

When one loves somebody everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.

Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.

When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.

The most beautiful words in the English langauge are 'not guilty'.

Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man--Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?