Leo Tolstoy Quotes About Period

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"Ella si sentiva talmente criminosa e colpevole, che non le rimaneva se non umiliarsi e domandar perdono; e nella vita adesso, all'infuori di lui, ella non aveva nessuno, così che rivolgeva appunto a lui la sua preghiera d'esser perdonata. Ella, guardandolo, sentiva fisicamente la propria umiliazione e non poteva più dir nulla. Egli invece sentiva quel che deve sentire un assassino quando vede il corpo privato della vita da lui. Questo coro privato della vita da lui era il loro amore, il primo periodo del loro amore. C'era qualcosa di orribile e di ripugnante nei ricordi di quello per cui era stato pagato questo orribile prezzo di vergogna. La vergogna dinanzi alla propria nudità spirituale la soffocava e si comunicava a lui. Ma, malgrado tutto l'orrore dell'assassino dinanzi al corpo dell'assassinato, bisogna tagliare a pezzi, nascondere questo corpo, bisogna approfittare di quel che l'assassino ha acquistato con l'assassinio." ~ Leo Tolstoy
"[from Some words about 'War and Peace']In those days also people loved, envied, sought truth and virtue, and where carried away by passions; and there was the same complex mental and moral life among the upper classes, where were in some instances even more refined than now. If we have come to believe in the perversity and coarse violence of that period, that is only because the traditions, memoirs, stories, and novels that have been handed to us, record for the most part exceptional cases of violence and brutality. To suppose that the predominant characteristic of that period was turbulence, is as unjust as it would before a man, seeing nothing but the tops of trees beyond a hill, to conclude that there was nothing to be found in that locality but trees." ~ Leo Tolstoy
"Let them judge me as they like, I could deceive them, but myself I cannot deceive...and strange to say, in this acknowledgement of his baseness there was something painful yet joyful and quieting. More than once in Nekhlyudov's life there had been what he called, 'a cleansing of the soul.' A state of mind in which, after a long period of sluggish inner life...he began to clear out all the rubbish that had accumulated in his soul and caused the cessation of true life. After such an awakening, Nekhlyudov always made some rules for himself...wrote in his diary, began afresh..." ~ Leo Tolstoy
"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." ~ Leo Tolstoy
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O young girl, throw yourself again into the water so that I might have a second time the chance to save the two of us!" A second time, eh, what imprudence! Suppose, dear sir, someone actually took our word for it? It would have to be fulfilled. Brr...! the water is so cold! But let's reassure ourselves. It's too late now, it will always be too late. Fortunately!"
Author: Albert Camus

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