A Landed Proprietor; The Cossacks; Sevastopol (Classic Reprint) by Leo N. TolstoyA Landed Proprietor; The Cossacks; Sevastopol (Classic Reprint) by Leo N. Tolstoy

A Landed Proprietor; The Cossacks; Sevastopol (Classic Reprint)

byLeo N. Tolstoy

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Excerpt from A Landed Proprietor; The Cossacks; Sevastopol

You consider your re?ections incontrovertible, and even accept them as rules of conduct; but at my age, my dear, we do not believe in re?ections and rules, but only in experience and experience tells me that your plans are childish. I am not far from fifty, and I have known many worthy people, but I have never heard of a young man of good family and of ability burying himself in the country, for the sake of doing good. You always Wished to appear original, but your originality is nothing but super?uous self-love. And, my dear, you had better choose well-trodden paths! They lead more easily to success, and success, though you may not need it as suc cess, is necessary in order to have the possibility of doing the good which you wish.

The poverty of a few peasants is a necessary evil, or an evil which may be remedied without forgetting all your obligations to society, to your relatives, and to your self. With your intellect, with your heart and love of virtue, there is not a career in which you would not obtain success; but at least choose one which would be worthy of you and would do you honour.

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Title:A Landed Proprietor; The Cossacks; Sevastopol (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:566 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:August 4, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243170483

ISBN - 13:9780243170487

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