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:
Drive love away through the door — it will fly in through the window.
Every tailor has his own views on art!
Work like an ant, to be assimilated with a bee.
Wisdom is like turtle soup in that not everybody can get it.
Know, my reader, that wisdom reduces complaints but not the suffering.
Considering a possible undertaking, think about whether you'll really succeed in it.
The quotient of one's happiness is in an inverse relation to one's merits.
People could not stop living together, even if they walked far away from each other.
It's easier to hold a horse by the reins than to hold the reins of government.
Love people, but do not let them fool you.