Kozma Prutkov — a collective pseudonym for the group of Russian writers — Alexey Tolstoy and Zhemchuzhnikov brothers, who performed jointly in 50—60s of the 19th century.
Contents of Prutkov Kozma:
Zealous physician is similar to a pelican.
From the all of the fuits (products) the best is always brought by a good breeding.
Who prevents you from inventing waterproof gun-powder?
Every person's head is like a stomach: some digest the food, and some only get constipated.
Don't walk on the slope, to not wear down your boots on one side.
Of all the fruits, the best ones come from good education.
Shoe polish blackens for good — an evil person blackens for pleasure.
A philosopher would easily triumph over the future and past sorrows, but he is just as easily defeated by the present ones.
I will always compare the sky decorated with stars to the chest of a distinguished general.
Looking at this world, one cannot help wondering!