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How strange it was to think that he, who such a short time ago dared not believe in the happiness of her loving him, now felt unhappy because she loved him too much!

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Darkness had fallen upon everything for him; but just because of this darkness he felt that the one guiding clue in the darkness was his work, and he clutched it and clung to it with all his strength.

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What is precious is not the reward but the work. And I wish you to understand that. If you work and study in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard to you; but when you work, if you love the work, you will find your reward in that.

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All is over…I have nothing but you, remember that.I can never forget what is my whole life.

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He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered , with difficulty recognizing the beauty for which he picked and ruined it.

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He felt himself, and did not want to be anyone else. All he wanted now was to be better than before.

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Stepan Arkadyevitch had not chosen his political opinions or his views; these political opinions and views had come to him of themselves, just as he did not choose the shapes of his hat and coat, but simply took those that were being worn.

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Many families remain for years in the same place, though both husband and wife are sick of it, simply because there is neither complete division nor agreement between them.

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In Varenka, she realized that one has but to forget oneself and love others, and one will be calm, happy, and noble.

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Anna had been preparing herself for this meeting, had thought what she would say to him, but she did not succeed in saying anything of it; his passion mastered her. She tried to calm him, to calm herself, but it was too late. His feeling infected her. Her lips trembled so that for a long while she could say nothing.

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But Levin was in love, and so it seemed to him that Kitty was so perfect in every respect that she was a creature far above everything earthly; and that he was a creature so low and so earthly that it could not even be conceived that other people and she herself could regard him as worthy of her.

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Love..." she repeated slowly, in a musing voice, and suddenly, while disentangling the lace, she added: "The reason I dislike this word because it means such a great deal to me, far more than you can understand.

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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?

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So he lived, not knowing and not seeing any chance of knowing what he was and for what purpose he had been placed in the word.

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He felt that all his hitherto dissipated and dispersed forces were gathered and directed with terrible energy towards one blissful goal.

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He walked down, for a long while avoiding looking at her as at the sun, but seeing her, as one does the sun, without looking.

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As often happens between men who have chosen different pursuits, each, while in argument justifying the other's activity, despised it in the depth of his heart.

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Count Vronsky: I love you! Anna Karenina: Why? Count Vronsky: You can't ask Why about love!

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One must do one of two tings: either admit that the existing order of society is just, and then stick up for one's rights in it;or acknowledge that you are enjoying unjust privileges, as i do, and then enjoy them and be satisfied.

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This child, with his naive outlook on life was the compass which showed them the degree of their departure from what they knew but did not want to know.

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No one is satisfied with his fortune,and everyone is satisfied with his wit.

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If there was a reason why he preferred the liberal tendency to the conservative one (also held to by many of his circle), it was not because he found the liberal tendency more sensible, but it more closely suited his manner of life.

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the children themselves repaid her griefs with small joys. These joys were so small that they could not be seen, like gold in the sand, and in her bad moments she saw only the griefs, only sand; but there were also good moments, when she saw only joys, only gold.

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