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Losing mother quote

1 Dec

To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Making the most out of life

25 Nov

Things didn`t turn out the way they were supposed to, but what can you do ? You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel 

Making the best out of life

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Spark quote

8 Jul

In the soul of every man lies dormant the noble spark which at the proper time will make a hero of him; but this spark grows tired of shining always. Nevertheless, when the fatal moment comes, it will burst into a flame which will illumine grand deeds.

Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy 

 

Forgetfulness quote

3 Jul

The only consolation of a life the conditions of which freeze with horror the coldest imagination, of a life which has nothing human in it, to which all hope is interdicted, is forgetfulness, annihilation of the consciousness of the reality.

Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy 

Fear quote

3 Jul

Let fear once get possession of the soul, and it does not readily yield its place to another sentiment.

Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy 

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Quote about fear

 

 

Our body is a living-machine. It is organized for …

8 Feb

Our body is a living-machine. It is organized for that purpose, that is its nature; let the life in it be left to itself; let it defend itself; it will do more than 

if you paralyze it by loading it down with remedies. Our body is like a perfect watch which is meant to go a certain time; the watchmaker cannot open it; he can only regulate it by his sense of feeling and with his eyes shut. Our body is a living-machine, that is all it is.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

Body is a living machine.

Body is a living machine.

 

Credit for success in battle depends not on …

8 Feb

Credit for success in battle depends not on them but on that man in the ranks who cries, “They have fled !” or who shouts “Hurrah !” And only in these ranks can you serve with any assurance that you are of service.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

A good leader on the field of battle needs not genius or any of the …

5 Feb

A good leader on the field of battle needs not genius or any of the special qualities so much as he needs the exact opposite, or the lack of the highest human qualities- love, poetry, affection, a philosophical, investigating skepticism. He must be narrowminded, firmly convinced that what he is doing is absolutely essential (otherwise he will not have patience), and then only will he be a brave leader. God pity him if he is a man who has any love for any one, or any pity, or has any scruples about right or wrong.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

The French man is self-confident because he considers himself individually, both as regards mind and …

1 Feb

The French man is self-confident because he considers himself individually, both as regards mind and body, irresistibly captivating to either men or women. The Englishman is self-confident through his absolute conviction that he is a citizen of the most fortunately constituted kingdom in the world, and because, as an Englishman, he knows always and in all circumstances what it is requisite for him to do, and also knows that all that he does as an Englishman is correct beyond cavil. The Italian is self-confident because he is excitable, and easily forgets himself and others. The Russian is self-confident for the precise reason that he knows nothing, and wishes to know nothing, because he believes that it is impossible to know anything. But the German is self-confident in a worse way than all the rest above and beyond all the rest, because he imagines that he knows the truth, – the science which he has himself invented, but which for him is absolute truth ! 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

Forgiveness is a woman`s …

30 Jan

Forgiveness is a woman`s virtue. But a man has no right and no power to forgive and forget.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

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