„It is remarkable that since Nekhludoff understood that he was disgusted with himself, others ceased to be repulsive to him.“

Source: Resurrection (1899), Ch. 33

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„The remarkable thing about Jesus was that, although he came from the middle class and had no appreciable disadvantages himself, he mixed socially with the lowest of the low and identified himself with them. He became an outcast by choice.“

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