Quotation by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

In a period of a people's life that bears the designation "transitional," the task of a thinking individual, of a sincere citizen of his country, is to go forward, despite the dirt and difficulty of the path, to go forward without losing from view even for a moment those fundamental ideals on which the entire existence of the society to which he belongs is built.
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883), Russian author. Speech delivered in 1880 at the dedication of the monument to A.S. Pushkin in Moscow. The Essential Turgenev, ed. Elizabeth Cheresh Allen (1994).
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