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:
A champagne cork that pops up with so much noise and falls down just as instantly — that is a fair picture of love.
A philosopher would easily triumph over the future and past sorrows, but he is just as easily defeated by the present ones.
A sensitive man is like an ice-pick: be warm to him and he melts.
A specialist is like a gumboil: his plenitude is unilateral.
An egoist is like someone sitting in a well since long ago.
And once again: nobody will embrace the unembraceable!
Better say little, but well.
But, on the other hand, the Sun is better in that it shines and also warms, whereas the Moon only shines; and that only on moonlit evenings!
Buy a painting first, and then frame it.
Considering a possible undertaking, think about whether you'll really succeed in it.