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Great Russian quotes about language

May I bring some more Russian goodness from www.gramota.ru to your attention?  I love their collection of quotes from (mostly) Russian literary heavy-hitters such a Tolstoy (Толстой), Pushkin (Пушкин), and Chekhov (Чехов).

Here are a few good ones that I’ve quickly translated from Russian into English:

Tolstoy

Нравственность человека видна в его отношении к слову.

“One’s virtue is seen in how he treats words.”

Klyechevsky

Слово должно быть по росту мысли.

“The word must be as tall as the thought.”

Pushkin

Чтение – вот лучшее учение!

“Learning is better than reading!”

 

As always, any comments on the translations are welcome!  Thanks!