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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)

    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)

    We Russians have assigned ourselves no other task in life but the cultivation of our own personalities, and when we’re barely past childhood, we set to work to cultivate them, those unfortunate personalities.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    —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)