"that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present to which one is particularly susceptible on a bright, hot day in town."
"A cricket was chirping in a crack as if to celebrate his victory over all the world."
"The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one’s needs, and the consequent freedom of choice of one’s occupation, that is, one’s way of life, now seemed to Pierre to be unquestionably man’s highest happiness."
"With his sixty years’ experience he knew how much weight to attach to rumors, knew how apt men are, when they want something, to manipulate all the evidence so that it appears to confirm what they desire, and knew how readily they overlook whatever speaks against it."
War And Peace