He returned by 6 am in the morning and went to the washroom as usual, but instead of undressing, he sat – fell into the chair, dropping his hands on his knees, and sat still in that position for five or ten minutes, or an hour, he did not remember. Continue reading By accident – by Lev Tolstoy→
A work of art can be good or bad depending on what says, how he says it, and how sincerely from his heart an artist speaks.
In order for the work of art to be perfect, it is necessary that what the artist says should be completely new and important for all people, that what is expressed should be beautiful enough, and that the artist should speak from his inner need and therefore speak quite truthfully. Continue reading About Art – by Lev Tolstoy→
One king built himself a palace and before the palace made a garden. But at the most entrance into the garden a hut stood, and a poor man lived in it. The king wanted to tear the hut down, for it not to spoil the garden, and sent his minister to the poor man to buy the hut. Continue reading A Hut and a Palace – by Lev Tolstoy→
I have lived until the age of fifty, thinking that that the life of a human, which occupies the time between his birth and death, is all his life; and that therefore the goal of a human is his happiness in this mortal life. So I tried to find this happiness. But the longer I lived, the more evident it became to me that this happiness does not and cannot exist. That happiness which I was looking for I could not reach, yet that one which I gained, immediately ceased to be happiness. Continue reading The Christian Teaching – by Lev Tolstoy→