Lobachevsky is quoted in many places to have once written (said?) "There is no branch of mathematics, no matter how abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world." (In the original: Нет ни одной области математики, как бы абстрактна она ни была, которая когда-нибудь не окажется применимой к явлениям действительного мира.) My question is: where can this be found in his work? I am not interested in being told about a book from the 1980s that has this in a list of quotes, so please don't waste time telling me about sources other than Lobachevsky's.
I did find online a copy of some of his collected works, but the file wasn't in a form that allowed a text search by computer.