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Fathers and Sons is not only the best of Turgenev's novels, it is one of the most brilliant novels of the nineteenth century. Turg ...
I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. I've fought two draws with Mr. ...
I do not like to "interest" the public with myself.
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a ...
No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
We Russians have assigned ourselves no other task in life but the cultivation of our own personalities, and when we're barely past ...
Life deceives everyone except the individual who doesn't contemplate it, the individual who demands nothing from it, the individua ...
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 ...
Love isn't actually a feeling at all--it's an illness, a certain condition of body and soul.... Usually it takes possession of som ...
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
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