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Did You Know...

Did You know…

1. Leo Tolstoy was born Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy on 09th September 1828, he was born in Russia to Count Nikolai Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstaya. 310 more words

Fate and Complaint

Whatever our fate is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it

Leo Tolstoy.

Or, as Kyle Morton simply and not so eloquently put it “

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Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

Quote Of The Week

Leo Tolstoy - "Childhood" (1852)

Childhood (Russian: Детство, Detstvo) is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal… 344 more words

Leo Tolstoy

the real happiness

This morning I am thinking about happiness. I spent some time looking for a good quote about happiness, and it left me feeling like people are very opinionated on the subject and I’m not sure most of them even know what they are talking about. 743 more words


100 Books by 40: Anna Karinina

I don’t know what Tolstoy was getting at. Or, I should say I don’t understand the point he seems to be reinforcing. He meticulously describes the inner live of a woman who falls in love, and leaves her loveless marriage. 277 more words


Summer Reading 2014

A quick post to talk about my reading list this Summer.

I have SO many books that I want to read right now but these are a few that I would recommend through recommendations. 431 more words

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