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    However much you knock at nature’s door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
    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)

    Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Sternly, remorselessly, fate guides each of us; only at the beginning, when we’re absorbed in details, in all sorts of nonsense, in ourselves, are we unaware of its harsh hand.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)