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The Kreutzer Sonata (1889)
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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
I wanted to run after him, but remembered that it is ridiculous to run after one's wife's lover in one's socks; and I did not wish to be ridiculous but terrible.
I love her not with my mind or my imagination, but with my whole being. Loving her I feel myself to be an integral part of all God's joyous world.
If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living.
He was right in saying that the only certain happiness in life is to live for others.
I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.
To say that you can love one person all your life is just like saying that one candle will continue burning as long as you live.
Meanwhile spring arrived. My old dejection passed away and gave place to the unrest which spring brings with it, full of dreams and vague hopes and desires.
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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
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