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a franc for your thoughts..?

one can be completely honest with whoever we may choose…. it is up the receiver to respond in an honest way as well..
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Starting July With A Bang

How’s this for a first post this month?

When I started this reading challenge this January, I was not even sure if I could finish 50 books in a year because sometimes, lulls in reading are more frequent than the number of times I  hold a book in my  hand. 257 more words


Anna Karenina


Author: Leo Tolstoy

Published: (First installments) 1875

My Edition: 2003, Barnes & Noble Classics

Key Players

Anna Karenina, Alexei Karenin, Alexei Vronsky, Konstantin Levin, Ekaterina Shcherbatskaya, Stepan Oblonsky… 901 more words


A Thursday Quote For Thought, #21, 2015

She wanted to fall under the first carriage, the midpoint of which had drawn even with her.  But the red bag, which she started taking off her arm, delayed her, and it was too late: the midpoint went by.  

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What is Art?

Every work of art causes the receiver to enter into a certain kind of relationship both with him who produced, or is producing, the art, and with all those who, simultaneously, previously, or subsequently, receive the same artistic impression. – Leo Tolstoy


Day 182 - A book quote a day. Tolstoy: All we can know is that we know nothing...

All we can know is that we know nothing. And that’s the height of human wisdom.

graf Leo Tolstoy from War and Peace


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Quote of the Day

One is ashamed to say how little is needed for all men to be delivered from those calamities which now oppress them; it is only needful not to lie.

—Leo Tolstoy