Leo Tolstoy quote about enjoyment from Anna Karenina - Some mathematician has said that enjoyment lies in the search for truth, not in the finding it.
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Some mathematician has said that enjoyment lies in the search for truth, not in the finding it.
 Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877). copy citation

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Author Leo Tolstoy
Source Anna Karenina
Topic enjoyment search finding
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

“Well, these women are sometimes to be met in reality … and these women are terrible. Woman, don't you know, is such a subject that however much you study it, it's always perfectly new.»
«Well, then, it would be better not to study it.»
«No. Some mathematician has said that enjoyment lies in the search for truth, not in the finding it.»
Levin listened in silence, and in spite of all the efforts he made, he could not in the least enter into the feelings of his friend and understand his sentiments and the charm of studying such women.” source

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