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:
Never run to the extreme: who wants to dine too late today takes chances to instead breakfast tomorrow, early in the morning.
The reason death is put at the end of life is so we could prepare for it more comfortably.
The first step of a baby is the first step to his death.
If shadows of objects depended not on the sizes of such but had their own random height, then perhaps, soon there would not be a sunny spot left on Earth.
Wise words are like the lines printed in italics.
Genius is like a hill rising amidst a plain.
An egoist is like someone sitting in a well since long ago.
If you have a fountain, shut it up. Let even a fountain have a rest.
What is the best? — Having compared the past, link it to the present.
It's more useful to make way through one's life, rather than the Universe.