Ivan Turgenev Quotes

Ivan Turgenev Quotes

A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn't it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures?

We’re young, we’re not monsters, no fools: we’ll conquer happiness for ourselves.

Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.

It seemed to us that all people to a greater or lesser degree belong to one of these two types, that almost every one of us resembles either Don Quixote or Hamlet.

The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.

That's what children are for - that their parents may not be bored.

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