The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy

ISBN: 9780217382731

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The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy  by  Leo Tolstoy

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE DIARY OF LEO NIKOLAYEVIGH TOLSTOY 1846 orMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE DIARY OF LEO NIKOLAYEVIGH TOLSTOY 1846 or 18471 March xjth, Kazan.--It is six days since I entered the hospital, and six days since I became almost contented. Les petiies causes produisent les grands effects.2 20]]. Yes, I have mounted the step on which I long ago set foot, but on to which I had hitherto failed to wriggle my body (probably because, thoughtlessly, I had kept putting my left foot before my right). Here I am entirely alone, and have no one to disturb me.

Here I have no servant, no one helps me. Consequently nothing extraneous is able to influence my judgment and recollection, and my mental activity cannot but develop. The chief advantage is the fact that I have come to see clearly that the irregular life which the majority of fashionable people take to be an outcome of youth is, really, an outcome of early spiritual corruption. The man living in society3 finds solitude as beneficial as the man not living in society finds social intercourse.

Let a man but withdraw from society, and retire into himself, and his reason will strip off the spectacles through which he has hitherto seen everything in a corrupt light, and cause his view of things to undergo such a clarification that he will be at a loss to understand how he had failed to perceive things as they are.

Only let reason do its work, and it will point out to you your destiny, and furnish you with rules with which to enter boldly into society. Everything conformable with mans prime faculty, reason, will be conformable with everything else existent. For the reason of the individual human being is a portion of everything else existent: and a portion cannot disorganize the whole. Yet the whole can annul a portion: wherefore fashion your reason so as to conform with the whole, the source of al...



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