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    I’ve become convinced that every person should treat himself strictly and even rudely and distrustfully; it’s difficult to tame the beast in oneself.
    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)

    The masses always end up wholeheartedly believing and following those individuals whom they themselves mock, individuals whom they curse and persecute, but individuals who, not fearing their curses or their persecution, continue steadily forward, having fastened a spiritual gaze on the only goal such individuals can see.
    —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)

    Oh youth, youth! You don’t worry about anything; you seem to possess all the treasures of the universe—even sorrow gives you pleasure, even grief suits you.... And perhaps the whole secret of your charm lies not in your ability to do everything, but in your ability to think that you will do everything.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)