Quiet Mumblings

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time

Leo Tolstoy, the Russian author most famous for writing Anna Karenina and War and Peace, was undoubtedly one of the most interesting and powerful minds of the 19th century. His books are still literary legends, and his quotes (like the one in the subject) are frequently recited. One of the finest quotes I've found comes from his deathbed and is reported to be his last words. His friends were trying to persuade him to finally embrace Orthodox Christianity before he passed away:

"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."

He obviously didn't agree...

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