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    Nature creates while destroying, and doesn’t care whether it creates or destroys—as long as life isn’t extinguished, as long as death doesn’t lose its rights.
    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)

    Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings—pity and remorse?
    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)

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