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    To desire and expect nothing for oneself—and to have profound sympathy for others—is genuine holiness.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    The word “tomorrow” was invented for indecisive people and for children.
    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)

    Life deceives everyone except the individual who doesn’t contemplate it, the individual who demands nothing from it, the individual who serenely accepts its few gifts and serenely makes the most of them.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    All human beings hang by a thread, an abyss may open under their feet at any moment, and yet they have to go and invent all sorts of difficulties for themselves and spoil their lives.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)