Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

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He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.
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Music is the shorthand of emotion.
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"Thou shalt not kill" does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai.
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 vegetarianism  

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The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
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The earth is the general and equal possession of all humanity and therefore cannot be the property of individuals.
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 property  humanity  

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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
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Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
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My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
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One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one's own flesh in the inkpot, each time one dips one's pen.
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