Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not play at war. Our attitude towards the fearful necessity of war ought to be stern. It boils down to this: we should have done with humbug, and let war be war and not a game. Otherwise, war is a favourite pastime of the idle and frivolous...
To speak of it would be giving importance to something that has none.
To sin is a human business, but to justify sins is a devilish business.
There were no other eyes like those in the world. There was only one creature in the world that could concentrate for him all the brightness and meaning of life. It was she. It was Kitty.
It seemed to each of them that the life he led himself was the only real life, and the life led by his friend was a mere phantasm.