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1  A man having no freedom cannot be conceived of except as deprived of life.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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2  Freedom not limited by anything is the essence of life, in man's consciousness.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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3  Everyone understands that this illogical reply is an irrefutable demonstration of freedom.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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4  The degree of freedom and inevitability governing the actions of these people is clearly defined for us.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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5  He could not live, because all man's efforts, all his impulses to life, are only efforts to increase freedom.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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6  The most usual generalizations adopted by almost all the historians are: freedom, equality, enlightenment, progress, civilization, and culture.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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7  He had taken her at her word when she wrote giving him his freedom and now behaved as if all that had passed between them had been long forgotten and could never in any case be renewed.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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8  He feels that however impossible it may be, it is so, for without this conception of freedom not only would he be unable to understand life, but he would be unable to live for a single moment.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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9  Each historian, according to his view of what constitutes a nation's progress, looks for these conditions in the greatness, wealth, freedom, or enlightenment of citizens of France or some other country.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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10  If the consciousness of freedom were not a separate and independent source of self-consciousness it would be subject to reasoning and to experience, but in fact such subjection does not exist and is inconceivable.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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11  To solve the question of how freedom and necessity are combined and what constitutes the essence of these two conceptions, the philosophy of history can and should follow a path contrary to that taken by other sciences.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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12  Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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13  Freedom, apart from necessity, that is, apart from the laws of reason that define it, differs in no way from gravitation, or heat, or the force that makes things grow; for reason, it is only a momentary undefinable sensation of life.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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14  Wealth and poverty, fame and obscurity, power and subordination, strength and weakness, health and disease, culture and ignorance, work and leisure, repletion and hunger, virtue and vice, are only greater or lesser degrees of freedom.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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15  If the conception of freedom appears to reason to be a senseless contradiction like the possibility of performing two actions at one and the same instant of time, or of an effect without a cause, that only proves that consciousness is not subject to reason.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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16  This unshakable, irrefutable consciousness of freedom, uncontrolled by experiment or argument, recognized by all thinkers and felt by everyone without exception, this consciousness without which no conception of man is possible constitutes the other side of the question.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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17  They say and write and print that the soul and freedom do not exist, for the life of man is expressed by muscular movements and muscular movements are conditioned by the activity of the nerves; the soul and free will do not exist because at an unknown period of time we sprang from the apes.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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18  There were then as now conversations and discussions about women's rights, the relations of husband and wife and their freedom and rights, though these themes were not yet termed questions as they are now; but these topics were not merely uninteresting to Natasha, she positively did not understand them.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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19  But the same series of experiments and arguments proves to him that the complete freedom of which he is conscious in himself is impossible, and that his every action depends on his organization, his character, and the motives acting upon him; yet man never submits to the deductions of these experiments and arguments.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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20  Instead of first defining the conceptions of freedom and inevitability in themselves, and then ranging the phenomena of life under those definitions, history should deduce a definition of the conception of freedom and inevitability themselves from the immense quantity of phenomena of which it is cognizant and that always appear dependent on these two elements.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
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