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    Tempered, gradual animation, the methodical restrain of sensations and energies, the equilibrium of sickness and health in each creature—this is nature’s essence, its immutable law, this is what it’s based on and what it adheres to.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Go forward while you can, but if your strength fails you, sit down near the road and gaze without anger or envy at those who pass by. They don’t have far to go, either.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    What’s terrible is that there’s nothing terrible, that the very essence of life is petty, uninteresting, and degradingly trite.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    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)

    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)