tolstoy

A Quote by Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge on law, love, violence, and tolstoy

Everything Tolstoy wrote is precious, but I found this final statement of the truth about life as he had come to understand it particularly beautiful and moving.  'That is what I have wanted to say to you, my brothers.  Before I died.'  So he concludes, giving one a vivid sense of the old man, pen in hand and bent over the paper, his forehead wrinkled into a look of puzzlement very characteristic of him, as though he were perpetually wondering how others could fail to see what was to him so clear - that the law of love explained all mysteries and invalidated all other laws.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903 - 1990)

Source: Unpublished

Contributed by: Jeff.Mowatt

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