Who is Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev?

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    Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings—pity and remorse?
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Love isn’t actually a feeling at all—it’s an illness, a certain condition of body and soul.... Usually it takes possession of someone without his permission, all of a sudden, against his will—just like cholera or a fever.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Belonging to oneself—the whole essence of life lies in that.
    —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)

    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)