The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy

“In a city unhappy people breathe much more freely than in the country. A man may live a hundred years in a city without the fact ever once dawning upon him that he has been dead and rotten for ever so long.”

“I wanted to run after him, but remembered that it is ridiculous to run after one’s wife’s lover in one’s socks”

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

“But I say unto you, that every one that looked on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”