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    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.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    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!
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Each individual is more or less dimly aware of his significance, is aware that he’s something innately superior, something eternal—and lives, is obligated to live, in the moment and for the moment.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)