From Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer, to Valeria Arsenev, his fianc - November 2, 1856
"I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious - your heart, your soul.
"Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know. Believe me, nothing on earth is given without labour, even love, the most beautiful and natural of feelings."
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