You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
("War and Peace")
More Quotes from Leo Tolstoy:The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
It's not given to people to judge what's right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
But all these hints at foreseeing what actually did happen on the French as well as on the Russian side are only conspicuous now because the event has justified them. If the event had not come to pass, these hints would have been forgotten, as thousands and millions of suggestions and supposition are now forgotten that were current at the period, but have been shown by time to be unfounded and so have been consigned to oblivion.
There lay between them, separating them, that same terrible line of the unknown and of fear, like the line separating the living from the dead.
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