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Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist who is best known for his two epic novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. He was born in 1828 into an aristocratic family and grew up on their estate in Yasnaya Polyana. Tolstoy served in the army during the Crimean War and later became a writer and philosopher. He was a deeply religious man who believed in non-violence and social justice. Tolstoy died in 1910 at the age of 82.
Here are some of his most famous works:
* War and Peace (1869)
* Anna Karenina (1878)
* The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)
* Resurrection (1899)
* The Kingdom of God Is Within You (1894)
* A Confession (1882)
Tolstoy is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time and his works have been translated into many languages. He is also a major figure in the history of philosophy and his ideas have had a profound influence on many people.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning.
We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there's no altering that.
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