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    The word “tomorrow” was invented for indecisive people and for children.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

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

    Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don’t notice whether it’s passing quickly or slowly.
    —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)

    There’s only one way for an individual to remain upright, not to fall to pieces, not to sink into the mire of self-oblivion ... or self-contempt. That’s calmly to turn away from everything, to say, “Enough!” and, folding one’s useless arms across one’s empty breast, to retain the ultimate, the sole attainable virtue, the virtue of recognizing one’s own insignificance.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)