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Ivan Turgenev
(1818-1883) born on
Nov 09
Russian novelist, short-story writer. He attacked serfdom in simple but powerful style in his masterpiece "Fathers and Sons," 1862; wrote a popular comedy, "A Month in the Country," 1850.
         
   
F
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.

R
Whatever man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this -- Great God, grant that twice two be not four.
A
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
N
Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it.
K
Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Shubin, in "On the Eve," ch. 1, 1860.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "The Virgin Soil."
N: "Fathers and Sons."
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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