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she’d spent the day devising conversation trees in her head so she could minimize the need for social improvising, which often ended badly for her. If she was asked what she did, she had a quick explanation and follow-up questions ready. If ...more
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Leo Tolstoy
“According to the biblical tradition the absence of work -- idleness -- was a condition of the first man's state of blessedness before the Fall. The love of idleness has been preserved in fallen man, but now a heavy curse lies upon him, not only because we have to earn our bread by the sweat of our brow, but also because our sense of morality will not allow us to be both idle and at ease. Whenever we are idle a secret voice keeps telling us to feel guilty. If man could discover a state in which he could be idle and still feel useful and on the path of duty, he would have regained one aspect of that primitive state of blessedness. And there is one such state of enforced and irreproachable idleness enjoyed by an entire class of men -- the military class. It is this state of enforced and irreproachable idleness that forms the chief attraction of military service, and it always will.”
Leo Tolstoy, Война и мир

Albert Einstein
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
Albert Einstein

Leo Tolstoy
“But our idea is that the wolves should be fed and the sheep kept safe. ”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Paulo Coelho
“It's only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.”
Paulo Coehlo

Oscar Wilde
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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