Friday, February 24, 2006

Nikolai Ostrovsky

An excerpt from Nikolai Ostrovsky's 'How the Steel Was Tempered'
"The most valuable thing to man is his life. Life belongs to him only once and should be spent this way: when he recalls his past, he will not regret having wasted any time or feel ashamed of having accomplished nothing. Thus he can say on his deathbed: I have devoted my whole life and every bit of my energy to the most magnificent cause of humanity - the struggle for the liberation of mankind."

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