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One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.

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Maxim Gorky

Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov (March 28 [O.S. March 16] 1868 - June 18, 1936), better known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist. From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time, although he was not permitted to leave the country

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  • Anatoly Dvornichenko
    Anatoly Dvornichenko
    I think that a correct translation for this quote in Russian is as follows: "Нужно быть в состоянии рассчитывать, если только так, чтобы в пятьдесят лет мужчина не женился на двадцатилетней девушке." 
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