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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)

    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)

    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)

    A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves—in full bloom or as they fade away.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)