Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Collage 400

On these pages we have another of Tolstoy's philosophical musing...
A good commander not only does not need genius or any special qualities, but, on the contrary, he needs the absence of the best best and highest human qualities--love, poetry, tenderness, a searching philosophical doubt. He should be limited firmly convinced that what he is doing is very important... God forbid he should be a human being and come to love or pity someone, or start thinking about what is just and what isn't.

Lucy Arrington
from page 55-56, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 2/25/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 643-744

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