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    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)

    Love isn’t actually a feeling at all—it’s an illness, a certain condition of body and soul.... Usually it takes possession of someone without his permission, all of a sudden, against his will—just like cholera or a fever.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Belonging to oneself—the whole essence of life lies in that.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

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

    The only people who treasure systems are those whom the whole truth evades, who want to catch it by the tail. A system is just like truth’s tail, but the truth is like a lizard. It will leave the tail in your hand and escape; it knows that it will soon grow another tail.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)