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ĦĦĦĦPierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them. ,,ĦĦĦĦBenefit performances, poor pictures, statues, benevolent societies, gypsy choirs, schools, subscription dinners, sprees, Freemasons, churches, and books- no one and nothing met with a refusal from him, and had it not been for two friends who had borrowed large sums from him and taken him under their protection, he would have given everything away. There was never a dinner or soiree at the Club without him. As soon as he sank into his place on the sofa after two bottles of Margaux he was surrounded, and talking, disputing, and joking began. When there were quarrels, his kindly smile and well-timed jests reconciled the antagonists. The Masonic dinners were dull and dreary when he was not there....ĦĦĦĦ"Our sovereign the Emperor will be here in a moment," said Rostopchin. "I am straight from the palace. Seeing the position we are in, I think there is little need for discussion. The Emperor has deigned to summon us and the merchants. Millions will pour forth from there"- he pointed to the merchants' hall- "but our business is to supply men and not spare ourselves... That is the least we can do!",ĦĦĦĦ If the realm of human knowledge were confined to abstract reasoning, then having subjected to criticism the explanation of "power" that juridical science gives us, humanity would conclude that power is merely a word and has no real existence. But to understand phenomena man has, besides abstract reasoning, experience by which he verifies his reflections. And experience tells us that power is not merely a word but an actually existing phenomenon., ;,ĦĦĦĦ"What do you want?",;Find out more.  

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ĦĦĦĦPierre dined with them and would have spent the whole evening there, but Princess Mary was going to vespers and Pierre left the house with her.,ĦĦĦĦ"Milashka, dear!" rose Nicholas' triumphant cry. It looked as if Milka would immediately pounce on the hare, but she overtook him and flew past. The hare had squatted. Again the beautiful Erza reached him, but when close to the hare's scut paused as if measuring the distance, so as not to make a mistake this time but seize his hind leg.,ĦĦĦĦFor about three minutes all were silent....ĦĦĦĦIf the aim of the European wars at the beginning of the nineteenth century had been the aggrandizement of Russia, that aim might have been accomplished without all the preceding wars and without the invasion. If the aim wag the aggrandizement of France, that might have been attained without the Revolution and without the Empire. If the aim was the dissemination of ideas, the printing press could have accomplished that much better than warfare. If the aim was the progress of civilization, it is easy to see that there are other ways of diffusing civilization more expedient than by the destruction of wealth and of human lives.!Upon the breaking and shivering of a great state and empire, you may be sure to have wars. For great empires, while they stand, do enervate and destroy the forces of the natives, which they have subdued, resting upon their own protecting forces: and then when they fail also, all goes to ruin, and they become a prey. So was it, in the decay of the Roman empire; and likewise, in the empire of Almaigne, after Charles the Great, every bird taking a feather, and were not unlike to befall to Spain, if it should break. The great accessions and unions of kingdoms do likewise stir up quarrel. ,ĦĦĦĦIt must be carried up.,? Leo Tolstoy.
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Supporting our industry

ĦĦĦĦMany streets were empty at four o'clock in the morning....ĦĦĦĦWhat was the meaning of this?,? Leo Tolstoy,,ĦĦĦĦ"Yes, yes!" some voices answered, laughing.!ĦĦĦĦThe insurgents' sentinel, who was guarding the other end, did not see him.!
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Changing lives and communities

ĦĦĦĦ"Just see the eyes he is making!" said Courfeyrac.!ĦĦĦĦHad Claquesous melted into the shadows like a snow-flake in water?,There is an honour likewise, which may be ranked amongst the greatest, which happeneth rarely: that is, of such as sacrifice themselves, to death or danger, for the good of their country: as was M. Regulus, and the two Decii....ĦĦĦĦWaterloo bears divine right on its crupper..ĦĦĦĦ"There, how that devil hits out! He's made my face all bloody," said he in a frightened whisper when the sergeant major had passed on..ĦĦĦĦWell, is she pretty? Ah, friend- my pink one is delicious; her name is Dunyasha....",Ħ°My apologies, Poppy, but I need a word with Mr. Potter and Miss Granger,Ħħ said Dumbledore calmly. Ħ°I have just been talking to Sirius Black ĦŞĦħ ,;
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Stretching budgets further

ĦĦĦĦAn army could not retreat thither without dissolving; the regiments would have broken up immediately there. The artillery would have been lost among the morasses..ĦĦĦĦThe merchant, who was pacing back and forth in front of his shop, produced on her somewhat the effect of being the Eternal Father.,,Don't make me come down there now! I'll thump your skull for you!,ĦĦĦĦCosette was no longer sad. However, though this was so, she did not account for it to herself. In the morning, about ten o'clock, after breakfast, when she had succeeded in enticing her father into the garden for a quarter of an hour, and when she was pacing up and down in the sunlight in front of the steps, supporting his left arm for him, she did not perceive that she laughed every moment and that she was happy.,ĦĦĦĦTo beat in squares, to pulverize regiments, to break lines, to crush and disperse masses,--for him everything lay in this, to strike, strike, strike incessantly,-- and he intrusted this task to the cannon-ball. A redoubtable method, and one which, united with genius, rendered this gloomy athlete of the pugilism of war invincible for the space of fifteen years.;
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