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1  All knowledge is merely a bringing of this essence of life under the laws of reason.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER X
2  It would take a dozen pages to enumerate all the reproaches the historians address to him, based on their knowledge of what is good for humanity.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER I
3  His position was the more difficult because with his salary of twelve hundred rubles he had not only to keep himself, his mother, and Sonya, but had to shield his mother from knowledge of their poverty.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
4  If the realm of human knowledge were confined to abstract reasoning, then having subjected to criticism the explanation of "power" that juridical science gives us, humanity would conclude that power is merely a word and has no real existence.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
5  And so to imagine the action of a man entirely subject to the law of inevitability without any freedom, we must assume the knowledge of an infinite number of space relations, an infinitely long period of time, and an infinite series of causes.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER X
6  For the solution of the question of free will or inevitability, history has this advantage over other branches of knowledge in which the question is dealt with, that for history this question does not refer to the essence of man's free will but its manifestation in the past and under certain conditions.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
7  The responsibility appears greater or less according to our greater or lesser knowledge of the circumstances in which the man was placed whose action is being judged, and according to the greater or lesser interval of time between the commission of the action and its investigation, and according to the greater or lesser understanding of the causes that led to the action.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
8  By discarding a claim to knowledge of the ultimate purpose, we shall clearly perceive that just as one cannot imagine a blossom or seed for any single plant better suited to it than those it produces, so it is impossible to imagine any two people more completely adapted down to the smallest detail for the purpose they had to fulfill, than Napoleon and Alexander with all their antecedents.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER II