Fathers and Sons
"Natural science is his main subject. But he knows everything. Next year he wants to take a degree in medicine." (3.15)
"But you haven't seen so much of the world for nothing: you understand people. You see through them with the eye of an eagle." (8.1)
"The present condition of the people requires it," added Arkady pompously. "We are bound to carry out these requirements, we have no right to indulge in the gratification of our personal egoism."
This last sentence obviously did not please Bazarov: it smacked of philosophy, that is, of romanticism, for Bazarov considered philosophy synonymous with romanticism; but he did not judge it necessary to contradict his young disciple. (10.66-67)