Leo Tolstoy quote about death from Anna Karenina - And do you know, there's less charm in life, when one thinks of death, but there's more peace.
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And do you know, there's less charm in life, when one thinks of death, but there's more peace.
 Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877). copy citation

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Author Leo Tolstoy
Source Anna Karenina
Topic death life peace charm
Date 1877
Language English
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Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1399/1399-h/1399-h.htm

Context

“Do you remember you attacked me for seeking enjoyment in life? Don't be so severe, O moralist!»
«No; all the same, what's fine in life is….» Levin hesitated—«oh, I don't know. All I know is that we shall soon be dead.»
«Why so soon?»
«And do you know, there's less charm in life, when one thinks of death, but there's more peace.»
«On the contrary, the finish is always the best. But I must be going,» said Stepan Arkadyevitch, getting up for the tenth time.
«Oh, no, stay a bit!» said Levin, keeping him. «Now, when shall we see each other again?” source

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