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  • As the sun and each atom of ether is a shphere complete in itself, yet at the same time only a part of a whole too vast for man to comprehend, so each individual bears within himself his own purpose, yet bears it ot serve a general purpose unfathomable to man.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • For a few seconds they looked silently into each other's eyes, and the distant and impossible suddenly became near, possible, and inevitable.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • I think that when you remember, remember, remember everything like that, you could go on until you remember what was there before you were in the world.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west slaying their fellows.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the greater the number of people he is connected with, the more power he has over other people, the more obvious is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")


  • Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • At moments of departure and a change of life, people capable of reflecting on their actions usually get into a serious state of mind. At these moments they usually take stock of the past and make plans for the future.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • For if we allow that human life is always guided by reason, we destroy the premise that life is possible at all.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • Napoleon, the man of genius, did this! But to say that he destroyed his army because he wished to, or because he was very stupid, would be as unjust as to say that he had brought his troops to Moscow because he wished to and because he was very clever and a genius
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • The latter part of her stay in Voronezh had been the happiest period in Princess Marya's life. Her love for Rostov was not then a source of torment or agitation to her. That love had by then filled her whole soul and become an inseparable part of herself, and she no longer struggled against it. Of late Princess Marya was convinced- though she never clearly in so many words admitted it to herself- that she loved and was beloved.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • To us, it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg was wronged. We cannot grasp what connection such circumstances have the with the actual fact of slaughter and violence: why because the Duke was wronged, thousands of men from the other side of Europe killed and ruined the people of Smolensk and Moscow and were killed by them.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • He had learned that, as there is no situation in the world in which a man can be happy and perfectly free, so there is no situation in which he can be perfectly unhappy and unfree.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")

  • I'm getting old, that's the thing! What's in me now won't be there anymore.
    (Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace")


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