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Woo hoo ! Reached 100,000 views :)

12 May

I`m excited to announce that BookQuotesHub has reached 100,000 views. I would like to thank you all for your continuous support since October 28, 2012. Here is the screenshot :

100,000 views

Reached 100,000 views

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.

 

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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Sorrow is sent by Him, and comes not from …

28 Jan

Sorrow is sent by Him, and comes not from men.Men are His instruments; they are not accountable. If it seem to you that any one is culpable toward you, forget it and forgive.We have no right to punish.And you will find happiness in forgiving.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

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Those whom God wishes to …

23 Jan

Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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History, that is to say, the unconscious, universal life of …

18 Jan

History, that is to say, the unconscious, universal life of humanity, in the aggregate, every moment profits by the life of kings for itself, as an instrument for the accomplishment of its own ends.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

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Man consciously lives for himself; but, at the same time, he serves as an unconscious instrument for the …

14 Jan

Man consciously lives for himself; but, at the same time, he serves as an unconscious instrument for the accomplishment of historical and social ends. An action once accomplished is fixed; and when a man`s activity coincides with others, with the millions of actions of other men, it acquires historical significance. The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the more men he is connected with, the greater the influence he exerts over others, the more evident is the predestined and unavoidable necessity of his every action. 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

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Every man has a twofold life: on one side is his personal life, which is free in …

13 Jan

Every man has a twofold life: on one side is his personal life, which is free in proportion as its interests are abstract; the other is life as an element, as one bee in the swarm; and here a man has no chance of disregarding the laws imposed on him.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

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