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Gratis
Leo Tolstoy

Childhood

  • rowannhar citeretfor 25 dage siden
    However vivid be one's recollection of the past, any attempt to recall the features of a beloved being shows them to one's vision as through a mist of tears—dim and blurred. Those tears are the tears of the imagination.
  • rowannhar citeretfor 25 dage siden
    However vivid be one's recollection of the past, any attempt to recall the features of a beloved being shows them to one's vision as through a mist of tears—dim and blurred. Those tears are the tears of the imagination.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    traces of the grief, aroused by our conversation disappeared on, the instant that she had duties to fulfil, for she looked upon those duties as of paramount importance.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    it has been God's will. He took her away because she was worthy to be taken, and because He has need of the good ones."
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    I took a delight in feeling that I was unhappy, and in trying to feel more so. Consequently this egotistic consciousness completely annulled any element of sincerity in my woe.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    The sufferings of shy people proceed only from the doubts which they feel concerning the opinions of their fellows.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    Where was the pitifulness which often made me burst into tears at the sight of a young bird fallen from its nest, or of a puppy being thrown over a wall, or of a chicken being killed by the cook for soup?
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    Although these words of hers confirmed in me my conviction that I was not handsome, they also confirmed in me an ambition to be just such a boy as she had indicated.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    I felt, too, that when she was embracing Papa she was embracing us all.
  • Bram Van Langenhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    is strange that I should still retain a perfect recollection of these servants' faces, and be able to draw them with the most minute accuracy in my mind, while Mamma's face and attitude escape me entirely. It may be that it is because at that moment I had not the heart to look at her closely.
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