Ivan Turgenev

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Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev

... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.More Ivan Turgenev [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished, as long as death doesn't lose its rights.More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.More Ivan Turgenev [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheelMore Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Death is like a fisherman, who, having caught a fish in his net,
leaves it in the water for a time; the fish continues to swim
about, but all the while the net is round it, and the fishermen
will snatch it out in his own good time.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice ... you feel ... in yourself.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don't notice whether it's passing quickly or slowly.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bazarov drew himself up haughtily. "I don't adopt any one's ideas; I have my own.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great God, grant that twice two be not four.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve....More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Go forward while you can, but if your strength fails you, sit down near the road and gaze without anger or envy at those who pass by. They don't have far to go, either.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Death is like a fisherman, who, having caught a fish in his net, leaves it in the water for a time; the fish continues to swim about, but all the while the net is round it, and the fisherman will snatch it out in his own good time.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
However passionate, sinning, and rebellious the heart hidden in the tomb, the flowers growing over it peep serenely at us with their innocent eyes; they tell us not of eternal peace alone, of that great peace of "indifferent" nature: they tell us, too, of eternal reconciliation and of life without end.More Ivan Turgenev [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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