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Ivan Turgenev Quotes and Sayings

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The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.
- Ivan Turgenev

Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether
it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished,
as long as death doesn't lose its rights.
- Ivan Turgenev

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism,
those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
- Ivan Turgenev

People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves;
that relieves them of the necessity of having their
own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
- Ivan Turgenev

 

Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another,
and then they punish us for it.
- Ivan Turgenev

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
- Ivan Turgenev

There are some moments in life, some feelings;
one can only point to them and pass by.
- Ivan Turgenev

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In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate,
you alone are my comfort and support,
oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!
- Ivan Turgenev

To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have
profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
- Ivan Turgenev

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail;
but a man is happiest when he does not even notice
whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
- Ivan Turgenev

We sit in the mud...
and reach for the stars.
- Ivan Turgenev

Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle.
Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God,
grant that two times two not equal four.
- Ivan Turgenev

Most people can't understand how others can blow their
noses differently than they do.
- Ivan Turgenev

I agree with no one's opinion.
I have some of my own.
- Ivan Turgenev

However much you knock at nature's door,
she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
- Ivan Turgenev

One may speak about anything on earth with fire,
with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks
about oneself with avidity.
- Ivan Turgenev

Women...
can't live with 'em...
can't shoot 'em.
- Ivan Turgenev

A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one:
he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but
present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
- Ivan Turgenev

Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird
and sometimes crawls like a worm,
but human beings are generally particularly happy when
they don't notice whether it's passing quickly or slowly.
- Ivan Turgenev

In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and,
sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it.
Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws,
it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom,
just as it doesn't know goodness.
- Ivan Turgenev

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only power you have is the word no.
- Frances McDormand

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain


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