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:
Sometimes, zeal overcomes even the common sense.
Taken aback by the fate, still don't despair.
It has been well established that the earth which strikesus with its diversity and magnitude would merely look as a smooth and meager ball to some observer from the sun.
Gold lovers! How miserable must be all of your gains if they, taken together, aren't even worth a single leaf from the laurel wreath of a poet!
Live and learn! — and eventually you will become able to say, following the wise, that you do not know anything.
The death and the sun cannot stare at each other.
Without colors, all the people would be dressed in monotone.
The harm or benefit of an act depend on the combination of circumstances.
Virtue is an award for itself. A man excels the virtue, if he serves never receiving an award.
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