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A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

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Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

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The only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless.

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I do not live when I loose belief in the existence of God. I should long ago have killed myself had I not had a dim hope of finding Him. I live really live only when I feel him and seek Him.

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I did not myself know what I wanted: I feared life, desired to escape from it, yet still hoped something of it.

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The assertion that you are in falsehood and I am in truth ist the most cruel thing one man can say to another.

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Am­bi­tion, love of power, cov­et­ous­ness, las­ci­vi­ous­ness, pride, an­ger, and re­venge—were all re­spec­ted.

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Nowadays, as before, the public declaration and confession of Orthodoxy is usually encountered among dull-witted, cruel and immoral people who tend to consider themselves very important. Whereas intelligence, honesty, straightforwardness, good-naturedness and morality are qualities usually found among people who claim to be non-believers.

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I only dimly suspected this, and like all lunatics, simply called all men lunatics except myself.

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For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.

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All this was clear to me, and I was glad and at peace. Then it is as if someone is saying to me, "See that you remember." And I awoke.

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