Ivan Ilych's life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.
(The Death of Ivan Ilych, 1886)

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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)
If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.
Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina, 1877)
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