If everything that the Bolsheviks are doing to Russia is an experiment, then I wouldn't even have spared a frog for such an experiment.
I am addressing you with a request to terminate my membership in the “Free association for the development and spreading of positive sciences”The "Free Association for the Development and Dissemination of Positive Sciences", organized in May-June 1917, brought together leading representatives of Russian science. The association was created to raise money for research and education.. See more
I can not accept being involved in the same cause as M. Gorky, head of a printing works that is so passionately working to facilitate the demise of our country.
Horrors of the revolution are renewing inter-animal relations.
The truth is that I feel like I've lost the sense of my scientific work now that my homeland is dying. Who am I working for? See more
These are my true feelings. Now you'll understand why am I living with two thoughts. On the one hand, I'm thinking about physiology, on the other - what will happen to my country, what lies ahead for Russia. And I have no other thoughts. I am constantly consumed by these two.
On the subject of this rotten lawyer, this cockroach at the head of the state - he will ruin everything!
Behind the Great French Revolution there is a great sin - to execute Lavoisier and to tell him, that his request for a postponement as to compelete some important chemical experiments won’t be granted, as “the republic does not need scientists and experimenters”. But the last century created a decisive revolution in this respect in human minds, as now one shouldn’t be afraid of a democracy that would forget the ever regal role of science in human life.
We can not but wait, we must wait, under the new system of our life, to intensify the means of all kinds of scientific activity. And if so, then for us there is a new reason to strengthen our working energy to the highest degree.
My assistant came in late today. He tried to explain that the revolution has halted all street transport. I believe that a revolution is no excuse for being late!
How often and in how many ways does the impulse of slavery appear on Russian soil, and how useful it is to realise this!