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:
Don't despair in sorrows; dejection itself attracts griefs.
Not any tickling is pleasant.
Buy a painting first, and then frame it.
Piety and superstition are two different things.
For many, the moments of meeting and separation are the greatest moments in their life.
Is there anybody in the world who could embrace the unembraceable?
Trace everything back to the beginning and you will understand a lot.
When the nations brawl, this is called war.
Man's head was put on the top of the body, so that he would not walk head over heels.