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

    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)

    All human beings hang by a thread, an abyss may open under their feet at any moment, and yet they have to go and invent all sorts of difficulties for themselves and spoil their lives.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

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