Leo Tolstoy quote about love from War and Peace - It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
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It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
 Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (1869). copy citation

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Author Leo Tolstoy
Source War and Peace
Topic love God enemy
Date 1869
Language English
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Note Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2600/2600-h/2600-h.htm

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“I experienced that feeling of love which is the very essence of the soul and does not require an object. Now again I feel that bliss. To love one's neighbors, to love one's enemies, to love everything, to love God in all His manifestations. It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love. That is why I experienced such joy when I felt that I loved that man. What has become of him? Is he alive?…
«When loving with human love one may pass from love to hatred, but divine love cannot change.” source

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