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:
There is a sore feeling in the deep of every heart.
Even turpentine is useful for something!
Starting something, pluck up your spirits.
Only reason on what your notions allow you to discuss. Thus, knowing nothing about the laws of the Iroquois language, can you pass a judgement on it that would not be ill-founded and stupid?
But, on the other hand, the Sun is better in that it shines and also warms, whereas the Moon only shines; and that only on moonlit evenings!
If ever asked: What's more useful, the sun or the moon, respond: The new moon. For the sun only shines during daytime, when it's light anuway, whereas the Moon shines at night.
Everybody says that health is more valuable than any other thing, but nobody keeps to it.
Nobody will embrace the unembraceable.
Explanatory sentences clarify obscure thoughts.