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And while you re searching, ponder this:;¡¡¡¡All at once the Thenardier's coarse voice recalled her to reality: "What, you silly jade! you have not gone?,¡¡¡¡"Daniel!" Nicholas said timidly, conscious at the sight of the weather, the hounds, and the huntsman that he was being carried away by that irresistible passion for sport which makes a man forget all his previous resolutions, as a lover forgets in the presence of his mistress.,¡¡¡¡"Are you coming to General Lamarque's funeral?";¡¡¡¡Wellington felt that he was yielding.;¡¡¡¡Without understanding her sensations, Cosette was conscious that she was seized upon by that black enormity of nature; it was no longer terror alone which was gaining possession of her; it was something more terrible even than terror; she shivered. There are no words to express the strangeness of that shiver which chilled her to the very bottom of her heart; her eye grew wild; she thought she felt that she should not be able to refrain from returning there at the same hour on the morrow.,;
,¡¡¡¡Blind is he who will not see!...¡¡¡¡And he picked up something that was rolling about the floor. It was a pebble.,, ,¡¡¡¡You have a barbarian, the monk, and a savage, the lazzarone....¡¡¡¡"No, I am used to this," said Petya. "I say, aren't the flints in your pistols worn out? I brought some with me. Don't you want any? You can have some.";¡¡¡¡Pierre exchanged glances with Countess Mary and Nicholas (Natasha he never lost sight of) and smiled happily.;
...be too perfect in compliments; for be they never so sufficient otherwise, their ,¡¡¡¡"Well!,¡¡¡¡It would take a dozen pages to enumerate all the reproaches the historians address to him, based on their knowledge of what is good for humanity.... ;¡¡¡¡THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815!¡¡¡¡In the first case it was necessary to renounce the consciousness of an unreal immobility in space and to recognize a motion we did not feel; in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist, and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious.,¡¡¡¡"Old ladies," said he, "what do you mean by talking politics?",¡¡¡¡This joy lasted about a quarter of an hour.!
¡¡¡¡  Walter Scott, Lamartine, Vaulabelle, Charras, Quinet, Thiers.,¡¡¡¡It was still quite dark outside. The rain was over, but drops were still falling from the trees. Near the watchman's hut the black shapes of the Cossacks' shanties and of horses tethered together could be seen. Behind the hut the dark shapes of the two wagons with their horses beside them were discernible, and in the hollow the dying campfire gleamed red. Not all the Cossacks and hussars were asleep; here and there, amid the sounds of falling drops and the munching of the horses near by, could be heard low voices which seemed to be whispering..¡¡¡¡Algebra is applied to the clouds; the radiation of the star profits the rose; no thinker would venture to affirm that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations.,¡¡¡¡"Hougomont," said the peasant woman.;LastIndexNext,When factions are carried too high, and too violently, it is a sign of weakness in princes; and much to the prejudice, both of their authority, and business. The motions of factions, under kings, ought to be like the motions (as the astronomers speak) of the inferior orbs; which may have their proper motions, but yet still, are quietly carried by the higher motion of primum mobile.;
¡¡¡¡After which he opened the grating, made the man go out with his embarrassment on his back, closed the grating again, and ran off, not caring to be mixed up with the remainder of the adventure and above all, not wishing to be present when the assassin threw the assassinated man into the river.!¡¡¡¡He put his pocketbook back in his pocket, then he called Gavroche.,? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡Then ask logic of passion if you will. There is no more absolute logical sequence in the human heart than there is a perfect geometrical figure in the celestial mechanism. For Cosette and Marius nothing existed except Marius and Cosette. The universe around them had fallen into a hole.;¡¡¡¡It seemed to her, at intervals, that she was entering the land of chimaeras; she said to herself:,Still no answer. Glaring, Haig stalks down the tier, clipboard in hand. His men fall in behind....
¡¡¡¡Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home. In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss....The mermaid in the painting in the prefects¡¯ bathroom was laughing. Harry was bobbing like a cork in bubbly water next to her rock, while she held his Firebolt over his head. ,may seem rather to be above the injury, than below it: which is a thing easily done, .¡¡¡¡The rumor spread through the troop that he was a former member of the Convention,-- an old regicide....,You've had worse from shaving. What'd you do to set him off?,¡¡¡¡Her ailing brain comprehended nothing, but the only thing which she did not doubt was that he had come to get her. She could not endure that terrible face; she felt her life quitting her; she hid her face in both hands, and shrieked in her anguish:--!
...? Leo Tolstoy!¡¡¡¡I have only a little lead sword, no longer than that.",, ,¡¡¡¡"Qui s'excuse s'accuse,"* said Julie, smiling and waving the lint triumphantly, and to have the last word she promptly changed the subject. "Do you know what I heard today? Poor Mary Bolkonskaya arrived in Moscow yesterday. Do you know that she has lost her father?" , J.K. Rowling.¡¡¡¡This man, in his attire, as in all his person, realized the type of what may be called the well-bred mendicant,--extreme wretchedness combined with extreme cleanliness.....CHAPTER III ;
? Victor Hugo,,¡¡¡¡With a merry, smiling face Pierre was sorting his purchases..¡¡¡¡That done, Cosette, under the pretext of an obstinate sick headache, had bade Jean Valjean good night and had shut herself up in her chamber. Jean Valjean had eaten a wing of the chicken with a good appetite, and with his elbows on the table, having gradually recovered his serenity, had regained possession of his sense of security.,¡¡¡¡He tore out a leaf and wrote on it a few lines in pencil:--...¡¡¡¡The fragmentary lane was prolonged between buildings which were either sheds or barns, then ended at a blind alley....They scattered. Harry darted forward and began to hack at the ropes binding the small girl to the statue, and at last she was free. He seized the little girl around the waist, grabbed the neck of Ron's robes, and kicked off from the bottom. ,...
¡¡¡¡Cosette turned towards the wardrobe where her cast-off schoolgirl's clothes were hanging.,¡¡¡¡A light-haired young man, without a cravat, went from barricade to barricade, carrying pass-words. Another, with a naked sword, a blue police cap on his head, placed sentinels. In the interior, beyond the barricades, the wine-shops and porters' lodges were converted into guard-houses. Otherwise the riot was conducted after the most scientific military tactics. The narrow, uneven, sinuous streets, full of angles and turns, were admirably chosen; the neighborhood of the Halles, in particular, a network of streets more intricate than a forest.!¡¡¡¡"But the person has been waiting your return for over an hour," said the portress....,¡¡¡¡The triangle included in the top of the A, between the two limbs and the tie, is the plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean. The dispute over this plateau constituted the whole battle.;,,¡¡¡¡From that time forth, was it chance? she saw him pass nearly every day.;¡¡¡¡The officer's comrades perceived that there was, in that "badly kept" garden, behind that malicious rococo fence, a very pretty creature, who was almost always there when the handsome lieutenant,--who is not unknown to the reader, and whose name was Theodule Gillenormand,-- passed by..
BOOK SEVENTH.--THE CHAMPMATHIEU AFFAIR,¡°Well -¡± said Harry. He would have told her about Dobby, but he had just noticed Karkaroff watching him. He was the only judge who had not left the table; the only judge not showing signs of pleasure and relief that Harry, Ron, and Fleur's sister had got back safely. ¡°Yeah, that's right,¡± said Harry, raising his voice slightly so that Karkaroff could hear him. ,¡¡¡¡Gavroche raised his face, astonished at the size of this sou; he stared at it in the darkness, and the whiteness of the big sou dazzled him.,than for counsel; and fitter for new projects, man for settled business. For the ,¡¡¡¡Bahorel dashed upon the first municipal guard who was entering, and killed him on the spot with a blow from his gun; the second killed Bahorel with a blow from his bayonet.,¡¡¡¡"How was it I noticed nothing? How could it go so far? Can she have left off loving Prince Andrew? And how could she let Kuragin go to such lengths? He is a deceiver and a villain, that's plain! What will Nicholas, dear noble Nicholas, do when he hears of it? So this is the meaning of her excited, resolute, unnatural look the day before yesterday, yesterday, and today," thought Sonya. "But it can't be that she loves him! She probably opened the letter without knowing who it was from. Probably she is offended by it. She could not do such a thing!"...;,¡¡¡¡Receive him if you choose. I don't know but I prefer slashers to fellows that drag their swords. The clash of blades in battle is less dismal, after all, than the clank of the scabbard on the pavement..
¡¡¡¡The next morning, on waking, she thought of that strange young man, so long indifferent and icy, who now seemed to pay attention to her, and it did not appear to her that this attention was the least in the world agreeable to her. She was, on the contrary, somewhat incensed at this handsome and disdainful individual.;,¡¡¡¡In reply Boris wrote these lines: ,http://eshu.yeah.net/ ,¡¡¡¡"I have just been to see the countess, your wife. Unfortunately she could not grant my request, but I hope, Count, I shall be more fortunate with you," he said with a smile.!¡¡¡¡Petya clenched his teeth and looked around, throwing back his head and flourishing his arms....¡¡¡¡"Yes."...
,,,¡¡¡¡The doctor came every day, felt her pulse, looked at her tongue, and regardless of her grief-stricken face joked with her. But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but... And the countess, trying to conceal the action from herself and from him, slipped a gold coin into his hand and always returned to the patient with a more tranquil mind....He couldn't quite forget that the last time Dobby had tried to ¡°help¡± him, he had ended up with no bones in his right arm. ,,¡¡¡¡I do not like to see folks accused unjustly.!
trifler: whereof the one would make a personage by geometrical proportions: the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent. Such personages, I think, would please nobody but the painter that made them. Not but I think a painter may make a better face, than ever was; but he must do it, by a kind of felicity (as a musician that maketh an excellent air in music) and not by rule. ;¡¡¡¡"You see, I took him first thing at dawn," Tikhon continued, spreading out his flat feet with outturned toes in their bast shoes. "I took him into the forest. Then I see he's no good and think I'll go and fetch a likelier one.",¡¡¡¡"Neither five nor one....¡¡¡¡To all appearance he was one of those whom we have just described,--neither English nor French, neither peasant nor soldier, less a man than a ghoul attracted by the scent of the dead bodies having theft for his victory, and come to rifle Waterloo.,¡¡¡¡All this is of the past, the future is another thing. Universal suffrage has this admirable property, that it dissolves riot in its inception, and, by giving the vote to insurrection, it deprives it of its arms.,¡¡¡¡Three or four times a year, Jean Valjean donned his uniform and mounted guard; he did this willingly, however; it was a correct disguise which mixed him with every one, and yet left him solitary. Jean Valjean had just attained his sixtieth birthday, the age of legal exemption; but he did not appear to be over fifty; moreover, he had no desire to escape his sergeant-major nor to quibble with Comte de Lobau; he possessed no civil status, he was concealing his name, he was concealing his identity, so he concealed his age, he concealed everything; and, as we have just said, he willingly did his duty as a national guard; the sum of his ambition lay in resembling any other man who paid his taxes. This man had for his ideal, within, the angel, without, the bourgeois.,¡¡¡¡Mitya was naughty at table. Papa said he was to have no pudding. He had none, but looked so unhappily and greedily at the others while they were eating! I think that punishment by depriving children of sweets only develops their greediness. Must tell Nicholas this. ;
¡¡¡¡The cry "Treachery!" was followed by a cry of "Save yourselves who can!",,,,;¡¡¡¡*"He is charming; he has no sex." ,36 EXT -- EXERCISE YARD -- DAY (1947) 36;¡¡¡¡He pulled himself together, looked round, screwing up his eyes, glanced at Prince Andrew, and, evidently not recognizing him, moved with his waddling gait to the porch. "Whew... whew... whew!" he whistled, and again glanced at Prince Andrew. As often occurs with old men, it was only after some seconds that the impression produced by Prince Andrew's face linked itself up with Kutuzov's remembrance of his personality....
¡¡¡¡The sea of history was not driven spasmodically from shore to shore as previously. It was seething in its depths. Historic figures were not borne by the waves from one shore to another as before. They now seemed to rotate on one spot. The historical figures at the head of armies, who formerly reflected the movement of the masses by ordering wars, campaigns, and battles, now reflected the restless movement by political and diplomatic combinations, laws, and treaties.!;¡¡¡¡"Excuse my coming to you, cousin," she said in a reproachful and agitated voice. "You know some decision must be come to. What is going to happen? Everyone has left Moscow and the people are rioting. How is it that we are staying on?",¡¡¡¡He gazed with some intentness at the English barricades of the two highways,--two large abatis of trees, that on the road to Genappe above La Haie-Sainte, armed with two cannon, the only ones out of all the English artillery which commanded the extremity of the field of battle, and that on the road to Nivelles where gleamed the Dutch bayonets of Chasse's brigade.,¡¡¡¡Marius left the horses behind him.,¡¡¡¡"Say nothing.,BOOK THIRD.--ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE PROMISE MADE TO THE DEAD WOMAN,¡¡¡¡After he had thoroughly verified the fact that this young man was at the bottom of this situation, and that everything proceeded from that quarter, he, Jean Valjean, the regenerated man, the man who had so labored over his soul, the man who had made so many efforts to resolve all life, all misery, and all unhappiness into love, looked into his own breast and there beheld a spectre, Hate.,...
,LastIndexNext,,¡¡¡¡Yes!,¡¡¡¡"But what did you want?" cried Marya Dmitrievna, growing angry again. "Were you kept under lock and key? Who hindered his coming to the house? Why carry you off as if you were some gypsy singing girl?... Well, if he had carried you off... do you think they wouldn't have found him? Your father, or brother, or your betrothed? And he's a scoundrel, a wretch- that's a fact!",¡°You can't Disapparate on the Hogwarts grounds, haven't I told you enough times?¡± said Hermione. !¡¡¡¡All were silent. On this fact relating to the Emperor personally, it was impossible to pass any judgment.,¡¡¡¡Police agents, making their way suddenly and unexpectedly at five o'clock in the morning, into the dwelling of a certain Pardon, who was afterwards a member of the Barricade-Merry section and got himself killed in the insurrection of April, 1834, found him standing near his bed, and holding in his hand some cartridges which he was in the act of preparing....
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¡¡¡¡"No, he is a Freemason, I have found out. He is fine, dark-blue and red.... How can I explain it to you?",¡¡¡¡When shall we go to the forest? Charlot asked Charlotte..SOUS UN CHARIOT, ...¡¡¡¡Then, although it was still broad daylight,--it was summer,-- he lighted them....,¡¡¡¡Often in afterlife Pierre recalled this period of blissful insanity. All the views he formed of men and circumstances at this time remained true for him always. He not only did not renounce them subsequently, but when he was in doubt or inwardly at variance, he referred to the views he had held at this time of his madness and they always proved correct.....,!¡¡¡¡One of the insurgents was missing.!
¡¡¡¡Mary Hendrikhovna was the wife of the regimental doctor, a pretty young German woman he had married in Poland. The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.... ,LastIndexNext, ;¡¡¡¡"By the way!,¡¡¡¡The inspector contented himself with the remark:--,There followeth, for the latter part of January, and February, the mezereon tree, .
¡¡¡¡"Why are there none?" asked the princess..¡¡¡¡"Of course not!",¡°Yes, there was, there was Ludo Bagman,¡± Hermione reminded him. ,¡¡¡¡He laboriously dragged a table and the old arm-chair to the fireside, and placed upon the table a pen, some ink and some paper.!¡¡¡¡This war contained many events in one, and a quantity of peculiarities. A grand family affair for the house of Bourbon; the branch of France succoring and protecting the branch of Madrid, that is to say, performing an act devolving on the elder; an apparent return to our national traditions, complicated by servitude and by subjection to the cabinets of the North; M. le Duc d'Angouleme, surnamed by the liberal sheets the hero of Andujar, compressing in a triumphal attitude that was somewhat contradicted by his peaceable air, the ancient and very powerful terrorism of the Holy Office at variance with the chimerical terrorism of the liberals; the sansculottes resuscitated, to the great terror of dowagers, under the name of descamisados; monarchy opposing an obstacle to progress described as anarchy; the theories of '89 roughly interrupted in the sap; a European halt, called to the French idea, which was making the tour of the world; beside the son of France as generalissimo, the Prince de Carignan, afterwards Charles Albert, enrolling himself in that crusade of kings against people as a volunteer, with grenadier epaulets of red worsted; the soldiers of the Empire setting out on a fresh campaign, but aged, saddened, after eight years of repose, and under the white cockade; the tricolored standard waved abroad by a heroic handful of Frenchmen, as the white standard had been thirty years earlier at Coblentz; monks mingled with our troops; the spirit of liberty and of novelty brought to its senses by bayonets; principles slaughtered by cannonades; France undoing by her arms that which she had done by her mind; in addition to this, hostile leaders sold, soldiers hesitating, cities besieged by millions; no military perils, and yet possible explosions, as in every mine which is surprised and invaded; but little bloodshed, little honor won, shame for some, glory for no one. Such was this war, made by the princes descended from Louis XIV., and conducted by generals who had been under Napoleon.,¡¡¡¡Natasha raised her head and, kissing her friend on the lips, pressed her wet face against her.,¡¡¡¡On the part of the selfish, the prejudices, shadows of costly education, appetite increasing through intoxication, a giddiness of prosperity which dulls, a fear of suffering which, in some, goes as far as an aversion for the suffering, an implacable satisfaction, the I so swollen that it bars the soul; on the side of the wretched covetousness, envy, hatred of seeing others enjoy, the profound impulses of the human beast towards assuaging its desires, hearts full of mist, sadness, need, fatality, impure and simple ignorance.,¡¡¡¡He was evidently suffering both physically and mentally. There was no hope of recovery. It was impossible for him to travel, it would not do to let him die on the road. "Would it not be better if the end did come, the very end?" Princess Mary sometimes thought. Night and day, hardly sleeping at all, she watched him and, terrible to say, often watched him not with hope of finding signs of improvement but wishing to find symptoms of the approach of the end.,¡¡¡¡"Did he have fine horses?...
CHAPTER XVIII ,¡¡¡¡The most terrible thing for the prisoner within the four walls in which he is buried, is a sort of glacial chastity, and he calls the dungeon the castus.,¡¡¡¡Rostov was particularly struck by the beauty of a small, pure-bred, red-spotted bitch on Ilagin's leash, slender but with muscles like steel, a delicate muzzle, and prominent black eyes. He had heard of the swiftness of Ilagin's borzois, and in that beautiful bitch saw a rival to his own Milka.,¡¡¡¡There lay in the inflection of voice which accompanied these words something indescribably fierce and frenzied.;¡°He's okay,¡± said Harry. ¡°He keeps offering to help me with the Triwizard Tournament.¡± ,.¡¡¡¡Venice, as a people, will live again; England, the aristocracy, will fall, but England, the nation, is immortal..¡¡¡¡Strange to say, she did not get lost. A remnant of instinct guided her vaguely....
¡¡¡¡Have I done anything to you?"...¡¡¡¡Now go, and ponder on what I have said to you.,¡¡¡¡"But a large number of monasteries and churches is always a sign of the backwardness of a people," said Napoleon, turning to Caulaincourt for appreciation of this remark.,Okay.!¡¡¡¡"When will her mother come? She has worried me to death! Now mind, don't tell her everything!" said she to Pierre. "One hasn't the heart to scold her, she is so much to be pitied, so much to be pitied."..¡¡¡¡Since that time, two powerful romancers, one of whom is a profound observer of the human heart, the other an intrepid friend of the people, Balzac and Eugene Sue, having represented their ruffians as talking their natural language, as the author of The Last Day of a Condemned Man did in 1828, the same objections have been raised. People repeated:;¡¡¡¡"He'll make them get a move on, those fellows!" said another, laughing.,¡¡¡¡The eight of clubs, for instance, represented a huge tree bearing eight enormous trefoil leaves, a sort of fantastic personification of the forest. At the foot of this tree a fire was burning, over which three hares were roasting a huntsman on a spit, and behind him, on another fire, hung a steaming pot, whence emerged the head of a dog..
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¡¡¡¡*"Don't see it that way, that's the trouble.",¡¡¡¡He was not afraid, but he could not think without a shudder of what was about to take place. As is the case with all those who are suddenly assailed by an unforeseen adventure, the entire day produced upon him the effect of a dream, and in order to persuade himself that he was not the prey of a nightmare, he had to feel the cold barrels of the steel pistols in his trousers pockets..Wherein the remedy is, that a man should have, as Consalvo was wont to say, tekan bomnscmsaarem. But in all refrainings of anger, it is the best remedy to win time; and to make a man\'s self believe, that the opportunity of his revenge is not yet come: but that he foresees a time for it; and so to still himself in the mean time, and reserve it To continue anger from mischief, though it take hold of a man, there be two things whereof you must have special caution. The one, of extreme bitterness of words; especially, if they be accurate, and proper: for communiamalaScta are nothing so much: and again, that in anger, a man reveal no secrets: for that makes him not fit for society. !¡¡¡¡"Each one in his own fashion, Enjolras," retorted Bahorel. "This bishop's prose shocks me; I want to eat eggs without being permitted.,¡¡¡¡"He doesn't obey... I said it twice... and he doesn't obey! She is the first person in this house; she's my best friend," cried the prince. "And if you allow yourself," he screamed in a fury, addressing Princess Mary for the first time, "to forget yourself again before her as you dared to do yesterday, I will show you who is master in this house. Go! Don't let me set eyes on you; beg her pardon!"! ,¡¡¡¡This is more witty, but less grand, something like Racine after Corneille, like Euripides after AEschylus.;
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¡¡¡¡Had Napoleon lost the direct sense of victory?,,¡¡¡¡The remainder of the troops were confined to their barracks, without reckoning the regiments of the environs of Paris..¡¡¡¡"You're a clever fellow! From the cold indeed! Why, it was hot. If it had been from the cold, ours would not have rotted either. 'But,' he says, 'go up to ours and they are all rotten and maggoty. So,' he says, 'we tie our faces up with kerchiefs and turn our heads away as we drag them off: we can hardly do it. But theirs,' he says, 'are white as paper and not so much smell as a whiff of gunpowder.'",¡¡¡¡At our own risk and peril, let us violate this injunction....¡¡¡¡"Are you sure that there is no one in our neighbor's room?",¡¡¡¡It seemed as though it might be possible to pierce this worm-eaten barrier.,¡¡¡¡It would be merely a laughing matter for Montparnasse. Gavroche did not shut his eyes to the fact that the old man, in the first place, and the child in the second, would make but two mouthfuls for that redoubtable ruffian eighteen years of age.!
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.? Leo Tolstoy,,¡¡¡¡"If we don't take it tomowwow, he'll snatch it fwom under our noses," he added.;!!¡¡¡¡This noise retreated at times, and again drew near, with melancholy undulations.,.
¡¡¡¡The Emperor, with the agitation of one who has been personally affronted, was finishing with these words:! !¡¡¡¡He had never been father, lover, husband, friend. In the prison he had been vicious, gloomy, chaste, ignorant, and shy.,¡¡¡¡Do not the very actions for which the historians praise Alexander I (the liberal attempts at the beginning of his reign, his struggle with Napoleon, the firmness he displayed in 1812 and the campaign of 1813) flow from the same sources- the circumstances of his birth, education, and life- that made his personality what it was and from which the actions for which they blame him (the Holy Alliance, the restoration of Poland, and the reaction of 1820 and later) also flowed?,¡¡¡¡"It's like this," he said thoughtfully, "if there's a battle soon, yours will win. That's right. But if three days pass, then after that, well, then that same battle will not soon be over.";Looks that way. You gonna open it or stick your thumb up your butt?!
¡¡¡¡In the past he had never been able to find that great inscrutable infinite something. He had only felt that it must exist somewhere and had looked for it. In everything near and comprehensible he had only what was limited, petty, commonplace, and senseless. He had equipped himself with a mental telescope and looked into remote space, where petty worldliness hiding itself in misty distance had seemed to him great and infinite merely because it was not clearly seen. And such had European life, politics, Freemasonry, philosophy, and philanthropy seemed to him. But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness. Now, however, he had learned to see the great, eternal, and infinite in everything, and therefore- to see it and enjoy its contemplation- he naturally threw away the telescope through which he had till now gazed over men's heads, and gladly regarded the ever-changing, eternally great, unfathomable, and infinite life around him. And the closer he looked the more tranquil and happy he became. That dreadful question, "What for?" which had formerly destroyed all his mental edifices, no longer existed for him. To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head.",¡¡¡¡"How can people be dissatisfied with anything?" thought Natasha. "Especially such a capital fellow as Bezukhov!" In Natasha's eyes all the people at the ball alike were good, kind, and splendid people, loving one another; none of them capable of injuring another- and so they ought all to be happy. ,¡¡¡¡Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"- and there would have been no war.,¡¡¡¡They pinioned the ruffians., ,¡¡¡¡But, in short, you did not shout, and it is better so.,...