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If you love me as you say you do, make it so that I am at peace.
-Why are you so sad? - Because you speak to me in words and I look at you with feelings.
All happy families resemble one another every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
If you want to be happy, be.
Anything is better than lies and deceit!
Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
To love life is to love God.
Happiness is pleasure without regret
Spring, love, happiness! Are you not weary of that stupid, meaningless, constantly repeated fraud? Always the same and always a fraud! There is no spring, no sun, no happiness!
If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
Men never understand what honor is, though they're always talking about it
It is pride that makes error and discord among men.
He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it.
I felt how much better and more dignified it was for me to show off the finer side of my soul than of my body.
Wealth and power and life, all that men build up and guard with such effort, is only worth anything through the joy with which it can all be cast away.
Natasha, in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked, as women can walk, with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Love does not exist. There exists the physical need for intercourse, and the rational need for a mate in life.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Everything ends in death, everything. Death is terrible.
He disliked contradiction, and still more, arguments that were continually skipping from one thing to another, introducing new and disconnected points, so that there was no knowing to which to reply.
Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
It's bad to be unable to stand solitude.
He is not apprehended by reason, but by life.
He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
The best stories don't come from "good vs. bad" but "good vs. good.
Este incredibil cât de completă este iluzia care ne face să credem că frumuseţea este în genere bunătate.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
God forgive me everything!’ she said, feeling the impossibility of struggling...
Just think! This whole world of ours is only a speck of mildew sprung up on a tiny planet, yet we think we can have something great - thoughts, , actions! They are all but grains of sand
Love them that hate you, but you can't love those you hate.
She had no need to ask why he had come. She knew as certainly as if he had told her that he was here to be where she was.
Those are the men, ' added Bolkonsky with a sigh which he could not suppress, as they went out of the palace, 'those are the men who decide the fate of nations.
Everyone had something disparaging to say about the unfortunate Maltyshcheva, and the conversation began crackling merrily like a kindling bonfire.
Just when the question of how to live had become clearer to him, a new insoluble problem presented itself - Death.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
You say: I am not free. But I have raised and lowered my arm. Everyone understands that this illogical answer is an irrefutable proof of freedom.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life - becoming a better person.
Are we not all flung into the world for no other purpose than to hate each other, and so to torture ourselves and one another?
In the midst of winter, I find within me the invisible summer...
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.
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
It's hard to love a woman and do anything.
The antagonism between life and conscience may be removed in two ways: by a change of life or by a change of conscience.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
it's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.