Nikolai Gogol — Russian Writer born on March 31, 1809, died on March 04, 1852

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective nationalities... (wikipedia)

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral... Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That's my idea.
Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.