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War and Peace
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Quotes

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Power Quotes

[Anna Mikhailovna] woke up in the morning and told the Rostovs and all her acquaintances the details of Count Bezukhov's death. She said that the count had died as she would like to die, that his e...

Warfare Quotes

And the conversation turned again to the war, to Bonaparte, and to today's generals and statesmen.  The old prince [Bolkonsky] seemed to be convinced not only that all present-day men of actio...

Family Quotes

The count jumped up and, swaying, spread his arms wide around the running girl."Ah, here she is!" he shouted, laughing. "The name-day girl! Ma chère [My dear] name-day girl!'"Ma chère, il y a un...

Home Quotes

The domestics and servants standing behind each chair; the butler, a napkin over his arm, examined the place settings, winking to the lackeys and constantly shifting his anxious gaze from the wall...

Courage Quotes

The regimental commander, the moment he heard shooting and cries behind him, knew that something terrible had happened to his regiment, and the thought that he, an exemplary officer, with many year...

Ambition Quotes

"Consider my position, Pyotr Nikolaich: if I [Berg] were in the cavalry, I'd get no more than two hundred rubles every four months, even with the rank of sublieutenant; while now I get two hundred...

Men and Masculinity Quotes

Pierre considered Prince Andrei the model of all perfections, precisely because Prince Andrei united in the highest degree all those qualities which Pierre did not possess and which could be most n...

Women and Femininity Quotes

"No, do promise, do promise, Basile," Anna Mikhailovna said behind him, with the smile of a young coquette, which must have suited her very well once, but now did not go with her emaciated face.She...

Morality and Ethics Quotes

"But one must be indulgent towards little weaknesses—who doesn't have them, André! Don't forget that she grew up and was formed in society. And then, her position now isn't very rosy. One must e...

Society and Class Quotes

Pierre, having decided to obey his guide in all things, made for the little settee she had pointed out to him. As soon as Anna Mikhailovna disappeared, he noticed that the eyes of everyone in the r...

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