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Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

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Leon Trotsky

Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army; he was ousted from the Communist Party by Stalin and eventually assassinated in Mexico (1879-1940)

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жизнь не легкое дело. Вы не можете пережить это, не впадая в разочарование и цинизм, если у вас нет прекрасной идеи, которая поднимает вас над личными страданиями, над слабостью, над всеми видами коварства и подлости.

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