Alexander Pushkin quotes in English

  1. A deception that elevates
  2. Better the illusions
  3. Bound for your distant home
  4. But even friendship like our heroes
  5. But flaming youth in all it\'s madness
  6. But I was born for peaceful roaming
  7. But whom to love?
  8. Days when I came to flower serenely
  9. Dearer to me than a host
  10. Depression still kept guard on him
  11. Ecstasy is a glass full of tea
  12. Ever peaceful be you slumber
  13. God save us from seeing a Russian revolt
  14. He filled a shelf with a small army of books
  15. I have outlasted all desire
  16. I love a friendly chat...
  17. I loved you: and, it may be, from my soul
  18. I rode to meet you
  19. I want to understand you
  20. I was not born
  21. If you but knew the flames
  22. In alien lands I keep the body
  23. It\'s a lucky man
  24. I\'ve come to prefer the more steady Bordeaux
  25. I\'ve lived to bury my desires
  26. Moral commonplaces
  27. Moral maxims are surprisingly
  28. My dreams, my dreams!
  29. People are so like their first mother Eve
  30. Play interests me very much
  31. Such a beginning presaged nothing good
  32. The less we love her when we woo her
  33. The wondrous moment of our meeting...
  34. Thus heaven\'s gift to us is this
  35. Thus people--so it seems to me
  36. To love all ages yield surrender
  37. Two fixed ideas
  38. Want of courage is the last thing
  39. We still, alas, cannot forestall it
  40. We’ve got to have forbidden fruit...
  41. Young man!

But I was born for peaceful roaming

“55 But I was born for peaceful roaming, For country calm and lack of strife; My lyre sings! And in the gloaming My fertile fancies spring to life. I give myself to harmless pleasures And far niente rules my leisures: Each morning early I’m awake To wander by the lonely lake Or seek some other sweet employment: I read a little, often sleep, For fleeting fame I do not weep. And was it not in past enjoyment Of shaded, idle times like this, I spent my days of deepest bliss?”
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Such a beginning presaged nothing good

“Such a beginning presaged nothing good. However, I lost neither courage nor hope. I turned to the consolation of all those in distress, and for the first time tasted the sweetness of prayer, poured forth from a pure but riven heart. I fell asleep serenely, unworried as to what was to become of me.”
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I rode to meet you

“I rode to meet you: dreams
like living beings swarmed around me
and the moon on my right side
followed me, burning.

I rode back: everything changed.
My soul in love was sad
and the moon on my left side
trailed me without hope.

To such endless impressions
we poets give ourselves absolutely,
making, in silence, omen of mere event,
until the world reflects the deepest needs of the soul.”
Alexander Pushkin
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Young man!

“Young man! If my notes should fall into your hands, remember that the best and most enduring changes are those which stem from an improvement in moral behaviour, without any violent upheaval.”
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I've come to prefer the more steady Bordeaux

“.. and these days I've come to prefer the more steady Bordeaux. I am no longer up to champagne from Ay: it's like a mistress: sparkling, flighty, vivacious, wayward - and not to be trusted. But Bordeaux is like a friend who in time of trouble and misfortune stands by us always, anywhere, ready to give us help, or just to share our quiet leisure. So raise your glasses - to our friend Bordeaux!”
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