You say that all should be as it is. I understand what that means. But listen: we’re the same age, you’ve known a greater number of women perhaps than I have.” Cat reflection shirt. Serpohovskoy’s smile and gestures told Vronsky that he mustn’t be afraid, that he would be tender and careful in touching the sore place. “But I’m married, and believe me, in getting to know thoroughly one’s wife, if one loves her, as someone has said, one gets to know all women better than if one knew thousands of them.”
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“We’re coming directly!” Vronsky shouted to an officer, who looked into the room and called them to the colonel. Cat reflection shirt. Vronsky was longing now to hear to the end and know what Serpuhovskey would say to him. “And here’s my opinion for you. Women are the chief stumbling block in a man’s career. It’s hard to love a woman and do anything. There’s only one way of having love conveniently without its being a hindrance–that’s marriage. How, how am I to tell you what I mean?” said Serpuhovskoy, who liked similes. “Wait a minute, wait a minute! Yes, just as you can only carry a fardeau and do something with your hands, when the fardeau is tied on your back, and that’s marriage. And that’s what I felt when I was married. My hands were suddenly set free.
But to drag that fardeau about with you without marriage, your hands will always be so full that you can do nothing. Look at Mazankov, at Krupov. They’ve ruined their careers for the sake of women.” “What women!” said Vronsky, recalling the Frenchwoman and the actress with whom the two men he had mentioned were connected. “The firmer the woman’s footing in society, the worse it is. That’s much the same as–not merely carrying the fardeau in your arms–but tearing it away from someone else.” “You have never loved,” Vronsky said softly, looking straight before him and thinking of Anna.