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:
Hiding truth from the friends, whom will you trust?
Passionately loving one lady, he tolerates another only of convenience.
Nobody will embrace the unembraceable.
There is no great thing that would not be surmounted by a still greater thing. There is no thing so small that no smaller thing could fit into it.
Better say little, but well.
What other people can say about you if you can't say anything about yourself?
People's memory is like a piece of white paper: sometimes it writes well, and sometimes bad.
A champagne cork that pops up with so much noise and falls down just as instantly — that is a fair picture of love.
One cannot hatch the same egg twice.