Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist and playwright. His novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
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“... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
“I share no man's opinions; I have my own”
“Belonging to oneself--the whole essence of life lies in that.”
“I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own.”
“Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.”
“Women... can't live with 'em... can't shoot 'em.”
“However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.”
“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 wheel”
“Whatever man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this—Great God, grant that twice two be not four.”
“To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice you feel in yourself”
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